I have been actively using Twitter for several months now and I am starting to appreciate it for what its worth. After going to the Iblog8 summit last weekend and hear edtechguro lament on the lack of local educators on twitter and having their own blogs, I want to encourage more teachers to tweet and blog.
Initially I had a headache using it, as the feed was fast and furious. It was hard to keep up. I barely could understand hastags. Random people or should I say bots come and follow you and send you some stupid links. I have learned to discern authentic accounts and I follow selectively.
So why Twitter?
- Great links to education news and resources
- Connect and Network with Teachers all over the world
- Share ideas on teaching and education
- Drive traffic to your blog/website
- Inspiring quotes on education
- Build a professional learning network
- Challenge your creativity (you can only post 140 characters for each tweet)
- Share information easily to your network
- Join Twitter Chats related to Education
So there, plenty of benefits to using Twitter.
Here are 10 International Educators to Follow on Twitter.
My criteria for choosing them include:
1) They are influential, i.e. a lot of followers
2) They provide relevant and useful content
3) They engage their followers.
I know there are plenty of great educators online and I have only scratched the surface of Twitter world, but here are 10 International Educators to follow as a start
Inner-city High School teacher — ESL & Mainstream
Sacramento, CA · http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
Principal of New Milford HS (NJ): NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Google Certified Teacher, ASCD Conference Scholar, Author, Speaker
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