Teaching with Twitter
How can you use Twitter to shape your learning?
In the classroom
- Have students conduct interviews with experts and thought leaders during Twitter chats
- Find creative lesson plans, education websites and classroom resources from Twitter accounts across the globe. Follow @NYTimesLearning, @TpTdotcom and members of the #Teach100.
Develop students’ thinking
- Teaching math? Have students analyze the statistics of viral tweets using Twitter Analytics.
- Have students tweet their thesis statements during the writing process so they can share and improve them in small groups.
Engage your professional learning network
- Connect with like-minded thought leaders in your area. Organize meet-ups and attend conferences.
- Strive for 25 percent of your followers to be people who have unique perspectives.
Monitor emerging trends
- Follow hashtags and Twitter chats to monitor emerging trends.
For professional development
- Follow Twitter accounts of education thought leaders. Good places to start are @Edutopia, @teachdotcom, @USCRossier, @tomwhitby, @TeachThought and @thenerdyteacher
- Use Twitter's search bar. Type in keywords of things you’re interested in to see what (and who) people are talking about. If you’re interested in online education, try searching for “online learning” or “flipped classroom”
- Know your hashtags. They’re a valuable tool to use to follow and participate in conversations on certain topics and themed Twitter chats. Look into #edchat, #MotivationMonday and #stuvoice.
- Engage with your colleagues by retweeting important or useful resources, starring interesting tweets, asking follow-up questions and sharing resources on other social media channels.
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