You may have heard of Twitter being touted as a great place to find teaching resources, ideas, and other professional development opportunities, as well as a place to grow your Personal Learning Network (PLN.) You may also have signed up for Twitter at some point, only to be confronted with suggested follows consisting of comedians, musicians, actors, athletes, and politicians, but not necessarily educators. Perhaps your Twitter timeline currently consists of updates on what your uncle watched on TV last night. So where is this promised land of professional resources for educators on Twitter? [Read more…] about Exploring Educational Hashtags on Twitter
These educator-created videos illustrate the tremendous value of Twitter as a tool for professional development, as well as some its possible applications in the classroom.
Why Tweet: A Personal Journey Through the Twitterverse
Educator Skip Via relates his journey to discovering Twitter as a tool for professional learning and his experiences in introducing it to his fellow faculty members and students in higher education.
How To Use Twitter in the Classroom
Dani K. Sloan, one of Granite Ed. Tech’s own school technology specialists, shares ways educators can use Twitter to grow a professional learning network, share and promote positive images and messages from the classroom, and provide students with hands-on practice in digital citizenship.
Re-Imagine Your Professional Development Experience… with Twitter!
Educator Victoria Olson introduces Twitter and describes three stages of utilizing social media for professional development: lurking, participating, and authoring.
In “Obvious to You — Amazing to Others,” author Derek Sivers gives a simple, inspiring reason for all teachers to share their ideas and practices via social media.