Twitter is one of the most powerful social media tools to help teachers with their professional development. The video below explains why.
Tags: PLN, Twitter, Web2.0
What a great video. Love the fishing analogy. Having just started tweeting I am already seeing the benefit of having resources and articles ‘pushed’ to me. One thing I find difficult is keeping on top of everything coming through; you say in your video that if you do miss something it will appear again but does this actually happen? I do feel a compulsion to check twitter regularly so I don’t feel paranoid about missing something important. If I leave it for longer than a day I don’t have the time to catch up with everything I missed. I’m currently plucking up the courage to tweet more regularly…. it can be quite intimidating as a newcomer! I think you have to be quite selective as to who you follow as well….
Keep up the good work on your blog
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I ran across your site after viewing “Thoughts on using Prezi as a teacher.” I love your site; in fact, I put it on my google reader list right away!
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Thanks for a great site!
Great video, Paul. I just found it. May I quote you in an article that I am writing? The quote: “Twitter is a way of having open dialogue about learning with people we respect at a time that we choose in a way that doesn’t take us away from the classroom.” Brilliant!
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