Twitter resources (Links)
Sue Water's Wiki about Twitter
The Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter In Education
Cure What Ails You: A Dose of Twitter for Every Day
100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty
Twitter for Teachers Scoop.it
Interesting ways to use Twitter in the classroom
Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education
Twitter Help Centre - Safety for teachers
Using Twitter in Education
Twitter has become a popular tool for educators to connect with one another or get advice or information quickly. Teaching students how to condense information into a succinct statement (tweet) is one of the key skills developed by using twitter.
Here are nine reasons to use Twitter"
1. Twitter can be used as a virtual staffroom.
2. Teachers, by following key educators around the world, can keep up to date with trends and innovations and compare education initiatives around the globe.
3. Twitter provided a mechanism for self reflection as teachers can share their, knowledge and insights and points of view.
4. Twitter is a great platform for sharing idea and getting instant feedback.
5. Twitter helps you to stay up-to-date with news, current affairs and trends in areas of interest to you.
6. Twitter can be used in a professional development capacity. It is often used in conferences to track opinions etc while the conference is occurring.
7. By following 'trusted' sources you can get the latest information about your chosen topic without you having to synthesise the information yourself. You receive the benefit of others' hard work.
8. The 140 character limit helps you develop the capacity to be succinct and clear in your language.
9. Using twitter gives you access to a world's wealth of information in ways that you manage - you choose who you follow - you can be discerning and selective so that only what you are interested in comes through your Twitter feed.
Adapted from: Walker, L. (2009) Nine great reasons why teachers should use Twitter [Blog post] Retrieved from http://mrswalker.com
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