Twitter for educators

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.

 

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2 thoughts on “Twitter for educators

  1. I understand your trepidation about twitter, especially when much of our work is about cyber safety and having sound digital profiles. Well like some of our colleagues I too joined twitter last Saturday. I’m a little nervous about sending my tweets out there but hopefully I’ll take a calculated risk and see what happens!

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