28 fev 2014 Try TWITTER Before Ignoring It
So many times I´ve heard teachers saying that Twitter is not for them, they don´t get it, it is a waste of time. Before you make up your mind, just give it a try. Start using it in very simple ways.
My first suggestion is searching for resources educators are already sharing in their timelines. In my case, for example, I´m interested in the use of mobile devices in the classroom, so I´ll look up “mlearning”, using the Twitter search feature. Give it a try. Add “mlearning” in the search box and you will be directed to this page with no need to login: https://twitter.com/search?q=mlearning
Wow! I´ve already found many interesting tweets to help me deepen my knowledge on the topic:
— Class Tech Tips (@ClassTechTips) 28 fevereiro 2014
— Unlimited elearning (@elearningpros) 28 fevereiro 2014
— Scott Newcomb (@SNewco) 21 fevereiro 2014
I could go on and on in my Twitter search only about #mlearning, but let´s move on to another topic that I want to explore, formative assessment:
Love these compiled discussion tweets and post about Formative assessment https://t.co/pedzVo6vML
— amy meyer (@mrsamymeyer) 28 fevereiro 2014
— TeachThought (@TeachThought) 25 fevereiro 2014
Now, imagine you get so excited about your search that Yes! you´ve decided to sign up for an account in Twitter. What now?
Start following like-minded educators. Everytime you scroll through your timeline, you´ll find their findings and sharing. It´s resource-mining at its best!
So, where to start?
How about this list? Just start following the tweets from educators you think have a powerful voice:
And if you want to move beyond and really use the connective power of Twitter?
Here´s a collection of resources I´ve been mining over the past years: https://twittering.wikispaces.com
Next month, more on Twitter. Before you ignore it, try it.