Twitter as Professional Development
Here we go again! John and I are going to give this blog thing a try again. Hopefully with the two of us we can keep things updated! Wish us luck as we once again go on an Ed Tech Journey.
I tried Twitter three years ago and never saw the benefit of it. I followed a few people, mostly sports stars and celebrities, tweeted what I had done that day, and then...nothing! I didn't understand Twitter, nor did I see the benefit of it, until....I followed the correct people. I found the "gurus", followed them, and then followed people they were following. It was as if a light bulb went off above my head. Learn from my mistake/blindness. Twitter has been THE best professional development I have ever gotten, and the best part is that it is ongoing and on my own time. If you want to join Twitter, here is how it works.
- Go to Twitter.com and create an account.
- Skip through the suggested people for you to follow.
- Search for @braymo22 and @gitsul and follow us.
- Look through who we are following, find the "gurus" from the people we follow.
- Watch the tweets for a couple weeks before contributing.
Twitter is a conversation. Like all conversations there are talkers and listeners. Since you are new to the community, just listen for awhile to see what people are Tweeting. Look for a more detailed post on the specifics of Twitter at a later date. Just signup, login, and listen for now. If you just cant wait watch Twitter 102 from Josh Stumpenhorst and then follow him @stumpteacher. He is a great ed tech and social studies resource!