Do you Twitter?
I keep seeing a lot of tweets from educators new to Twitter that say something like, “I don’t get it.”
I’ve been twittering for a while and consider it the most important feature of my professional learning network (PLN). Twitter is the primary tool that I use to stay on top of things in the world of educational technology and media. It is where my PLN grows. I thought it might help if I included a few tips for those of you who are brand new to Twittering.
1. Some people use Twitter as a journal. I am frequently guilty of this. Although I want to use Twitter as a way to look back when I am older, this isn’t really how it is best used in education.
2. Some people use Twitter to share what they have learned or found. This is where Twitter becomes an amazing part of your own professional development.
You have to follow those #2 kinds people to get good info. Here are some users you should follow:
These folks often times post links to blogs or just random cool tools.
The best thing about Twitter is that you don’t have to read everything. It’s not like email. Browse through and keep going if you’re too busy.
Do you have a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? Has anybody else found anyone cool to follow? I’ve been looking for folks who Twitter about assessment. If you find any, please share!
Your Friendly Assessment Nerd,