You tweet and you Twitter but what's it all for?
It seems like a hassle and almost a bore.
Well, little spider, it really is fun,
I use it every day to get work done.
I must admit that I was skeptical about beginning to use Twitter, as I thought it was just about celebrities writing about what they had for breakfast and other mundane bits of trivia from their daily lives. I quickly discovered how useful Twitter is though, in establishing a PLN or personal learning network of like minded professionals. I use it daily to find the latest research on education and libraries as well as new and exciting teaching strategies and resources.
In Twimpact: Twitter's impact on my week, Noah Geisel describes the things he has used Twitter for in the past week, including:
- reading dozens of articles
- attending a TED talk
- learning about new apps
- conversed with 16 other educators, most whom he didn't know
This cute xtranormal video very simply points out some of the uses for Twitter in education.