I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. Since it’s inception, I think I have ‘tried’ it half a dozen times but never really stuck with it. Increasingly, I have found that conferences for educators are running Twitter feeds live as the presentation proceeds. At first I found this quite odd. I mean – aren’t you supposed to be paying attention to the speaker? Taking notes? But as I have become more used to it, I have reopened my account @katecutts and joined in. What drew me in was the sharing between the silent. Being at one with a group of other people. Being in the moment with them and learning from their observations. It’s like a multiplier of my learning.
Then today I read this blogpost from George Couros: What should a networked educational leader tweet about? It gives a great snapshot of the kinds of learning and professional networking that comes from tweeting.
Love to hear your thoughts on Twitter.