A few years back, some of my colleagues regarded Twitter as something quirky that I was just really into on a personal level. The truth is that using social media for education is one of the top trends today. There isn’t a conference around which does not host tweet chats during an event. There are loads of Twitter chats for education every night of the week. Alternatively, you can find lists of chats on everything from A to Z on Twubs.
What I’ve discovered however, is that here in Northeastern North Carolina, the issue is tougher than what one tech facilitator can handle alone. While we’re all learning to implement the Common Core and Essential Standards (still), there are cultural and generational divides between technology and traditional education. The reason for this is summed up best in the following quote:
“People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.”
― Andrew Smith
Well fear no more! Below is a screencast to simply help teachers, principals, and district personnel learn what Twitter is, how it can be best used in education, and mostly…how to get started, and get the most out of tweeting to grow your PLN!
I hope this helps. The next screencast will focus on hashtags, tweet chats, and dashboards (Tweetdeck). Stay tuned! Meanwhile, share this and subscribe to the Social Juggernaut.