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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Twitter for Professional Development



My professional development changed after I created a Twitter account and started following educational bloggers and leaders. I love reading the resources that are shared by the people and organizations I follow. (I also get a lot of my news from Twitter!) I have found so many good educational articles, resources, tools, tips, and positive thoughts from the people I follow on Twitter.

There are also chats you can be a part of. There are several educational threads (#edchat, #edtech, #spedchat) and a Foreign Language thread (#langchat) that I drop in on from time to time. An alphabetical list of hashtags can be found here.

Here are some tweeters that share lots of educational resources and tech tools.


@ShellTerrell
@gregkulowiec
@eschoolnews
@edudemic
@web20classroom
@wfryer
@rmbyrne


One of the accounts listed above, @web20classroom by Steven W. Anderson, has a detailed Twitter "how-to" that can be found here. There are three parts to this Twitter series--be sure to check them out!

@edudemic has a visual how-to guide here, with a neat infographic.

As I said above, I use Twitter mostly professionally, so when I tweet, I send out resources, articles or blog posts and I don't tweet personal information. All of your tweets are public by default, so if that concerns you, I suggest reading up on public versus protected tweets.

If you'd like to follow me, I can be found @maragust. Happy tweeting!



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