For the sake of readability...this topic will be broken up into five posts, with a new post appearing each day this week. Today's post will be about why educators have turned to Twitter.
In it's simplest form, Twitter is a user sharing a thought (up to 140 characters) with the world. In the classroom you can use Twitter to do much more, such as...
- send out reminders to your students and/or parents
- follow other users and learn from them
- tweet questions to the universe looking for feedback
- use hashtags to join a conversation
- share updates such as pictures, links and more with your followers
The list goes on and on. If you would like to read more about how teachers are using Twitter in their classroom you can check out this Teach HUB post which has "50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom". If you are somewhat intrigued by this social phenomenon, check out tomorrow's post which will review setting up and account and things you should consider as an educator.