I’m giving a presentation on Twitter for Teachers at our school this afternoon as part of our “Tech Tuesday” professional development. I’ve really gotten into Twitter as a way to connect with other teachers who are into using tech in their classrooms. I’ve also gotten some good ideas about homework and grading philosophy.
In putting together my presentation, I found one resource that introduces teachers to Twitter better than anything I could put together myself. It’s a blog post from Alice Keeler, “Using Tech and You Are Not on Twitter? You Better Rethink That.”
One highlight is a link to a Google Doc that gives you directions to set up an account. It’s educator-specific and has many great tips. Another highlight in the post is a list of educators on Twitter and what subjects they can help you with.
One final resource for teachers new to Twitter is from the Education Chats website. It’s a list of regularly scheduled Twitter chats, moderated discussions on specific topics.