Twitter could be one of the most valuable learning tools you can use to link with, share and your class and your learning with others.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Very importantly you need to add a photo to your profile- and a sentence about yourself saying what you are interested in and preferably a wiki, blog, podcast or online web space to share what you are interested in. Write a couple of practice tweets and then start following people. Engage in conversation, reflect on links and add some of your own.
DK gives us a five step video guide to Learning at School Twitter newbies.
Below are some of the people that I follow who can help guide you on Twitter and who tweet interesting links. These people are part of my PLN.
Sue Waters has written this useful guide to beginning with Twitter.
Remember what you tweet reflects on you as a person and your role as a professional teacher. You are doing this to learn with other teachers.
If I have missed you on the list I am very sorry- it is my oversight and not my intention to leave anyone out.
Kiwi educational types who are active tweeters-
Here is a more comprehensive list on this Google Doc.
Kiwis who Tweet and Blog
Overseas people of note who tweet
Other interesting Twitter Accounts
Here are a couple of my Twitter lists that you may like to find useful
- Schools who tweet- http://twitter.com/Allanahk/school-twitter-accounts
- Apple Distinguished Educators- http://twitter.com/Allanahk/ade-people
- Google Certified Teachers- https://twitter.com/Allanahk/lists/google-people