Twitter shouldn’t be scary!

I wanted to share with you all how I use Twitter for PD.  I know many are reluctant to get on, but I also know that many of you are using it.  If you don’t know, there is a monthly chat that happens called #edchathi where educators from Hawaii chat about best practices, tech integration, etc.  Below you will find the link of ways you can get involved, learn, and participate.

Some of you have noticed that I’ve been curating things on twitter using #kshawaii #kshes and some of you have been asking about Twitter Lists.  I’m inspired by so much of the work that is happening at my school.*

A twitter list is just a group that you create in order to view only tweets from people in that list, rather than viewing tweets from every single person you follow.  The list that I created is for me so that I can view tweets from certain groups I am connected with.  You can subscribe to lists if you would like to see tweets from those same people or you can create your own list.

Five ways I use Twitter to learn is…

  1. Ask questions!  You’ll never know if you don’t ask.
  2. Read! Read blogs from educators you follow.  Read articles.  Read topics on certain hashtags.
  3. Share! Sharing is caring.  Share your work, get feedback, etc.
  4. Collaborate! Connect with other classrooms and teachers around the world and tweet back and forth.
  5. *Take note!  I tweet, retweet, and favorite things that I like as I am learning.  Twitter is almost my way of taking notes.

Do I tweet everyday? No.
Do I read twitter everyday? No.
Do I live and breathe twitter? No.
Do I use twitter when I’m curious? Yes.

More Free PD! (I found out about on twitter 😉 )—> Google Edu On Air May 8th & 9th (I put this in the Google Group too)


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