This week, in Reflect and Connect, we’ve been taking a look at the interactive web and it’s implications for our teaching practice and professional development.
Twitter has been the subject of evaluation by my group this week. It’s a tool that takes time understand and appreciate the value of, particularly when used in the context of education. It’s now my top web tool for professional development.
Here’s what you can do on twitter:
- Have great conversations with educators from around the world.
- Develop a Personal Learning Network (PLN).
- Chat to educators from all sectors.
- Conduct a poll or quiz for research.
- Find reviews of the latest web tools.
- Find and share links
- Support and advise each other.
- Discuss employment.
- Exchange ideas and share tips.
- Promote your blog.
- Follow a hash tag for thought provoking discussions e.g #edchat
- Inform yourself about disasters such as the earthquake in Japan. e.g #japan
These are the uses that I’ve discovered so far, but there are many others.
I’m about to “tweet” this blog post to ask for some more bright ideas about how to use twitter for teaching and learning.
Please leave your tips, even if it’s only a dot point to add to my list.