Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tweet This!

A couple of months ago I started using Twitter and have recently found it to be an invaluable tool in my growth as a teacher. Through Twitter I have become acquainted with dozens of teachers from across the globe. One of the things I love most about the members of my profession is their willingness to share ideas, collaborate on projects, and encourage all others that we meet on this journey.

Every day on Twitter, teachers share dozens of articles that they come across in their research. Articles that I would probably never have found on my own just doing a Google search (I just don't have the patience to scroll through thousands of entries to find one paragraph of useful information). They also share information from conferences they attend...while they're attending the conference! [I can't wait to hear from all the teachers attending the CUE Conference in Palm Springs this week! hint, hint]

By now some of you may be wondering just what the heck is Twitter? Excellent question, class. Here is the answer you'll find on the Twitter homepage: "Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?"

But if you would like an answer that is geared toward we visual learners, check out the latest video from The Common Craft Show. Then sign up at Twitter and you can choose to follow me if you'd like!


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Anonymous said...

I can't remember what I wrote on my original comment, but here's what I think NOW :-) I already follow you and love to do so! Twitter is useful for so many things and in spite of the massive time suck it can also be, right now the value outweighs the drawbacks. Thanks for your insight on why you love twitter!

Unknown said...

Hi Kate! Thanks for your comment! And for the record, I've learned so much from following you on Twitter. You truly are a fountain of knowledge, technological and otherwise.