Firmly cemented into the psyche and language of the 21st-Century student, Twitter offers a powerful and transparent platform for tracking information, engaging with ideas and conversing at all levels. Teachers have not ignored Twitter. Thousands of teachers across the UK spend time each week chatting about their subject area, sharing best practices, asking important questions and interacting with their students.
Along with being a strong facilitator of educator’s Personal Learning Networks (PLN) with sources like Facebook, Twitter also serves as the primary newsfeed for an increasing percentage of this generation of students. With hundreds of millions of tweets being posted each day, “to tweet” becomes as natural as breathing.
Whether you’re a prolific tweeter like members of our team– Rachel Jones and Mark Anderson – or just dipping your fingers into the 140 character-limited world, we’ve compiled a list of the best resources and guides for getting you up to speed. This will be a collaboration so make sure to follow the Education Foundation and feel free to email us any suggestions or additions to this list.