Having been on Twitter for almost 7 months now, I am still amazed at the professional development I experience on a daily basis from people on Twitter. Some days, I only spend 10 minutes on Twitter in the morning, but even in that time, I still learn a great deal! There are always gems that people are posting including, links of blog posts or articles, and positive messages to retweet (RT).
In the last few months, since the beginning of our Engaging the Digital Learner Dinner series the Information Technology Helping Teachers have been hosting, people have been expressing more interest in technology and Twitter as a learning tool. I am also involved with a wonderful group of administrators in a study group we call, “21st Century Learning”. We have been talking a little about Twitter in that group as well. I have posted many links and ideas to our private wiki about Twitter, but I thought I should maybe get the links out to a wider audience.
A resource explaining and discussing Social Media
This is a great introduction to Social Media.
Twitter (for beginners)
Twitter is one of the best professional development tools out there!
Take a look at some of the videos and links below to help you in your Twitter Exploration.
Getting Started Video (Tweetdeck explained):Twitter for Beginners
You can also browse Commoncraft to see other very simple videos you might use for your own professional development.
Twitter (the next level)
If you are new to Twitter, I hope you find the information on this page useful and informative.
Twitter really is an amazing place to learn professionally. There are amazing educators and leaders to learn from each and every day. It doesn’t matter how little time you have to explore Twitter. You will find something interesting, useful, exciting, or intriguing each and every time you log in.
If you have any questions, please let me know and, while I am pretty new myself, I will try to help. If not, there are many people we can ask.