Twitter has become a popular replacement for traditional professional learning for teachers. Teachers can reach out to like-minded colleagues in real time for help and advice on multiple aspects of teaching and learning like currriculum design and plannng classroom programs.
You can be connected through social networking sites and find the information you need at the point in time when you need it. The simple and concise ‘140 characters’ approach means it doesn’t become a huge task to stay connected and to be involved in the ‘give and take’ of the social networking world.
On the Edudemic site, 25 ways to use Twitter to improve your professional development provides some key points that many busy teachers will find extremely useful.
Here’s another point of view that really captures the essence of how social networking can be leveraged to connect with educators and colleagues.