Monday, February 1, 2010
Why Teachers (& Districts) Should Try Twitter
In his article in this month's Educational Leadership, educator Bill Ferriter confesses that, until recently, he wasn't convinced that differentiating learning opportunities for students really mattered. What changed his mind? His professional use of Twitter, believe it or not, where he has easy access to a stream of customized information and ideas that motivate him. Ferriter describes how the information and resources he's learned though Twitter have helped refine his practice and convinced him that digital tools can differentiate learning for students, too. Read a related blog post here. Education Week's Digital Directions also chimes in with this story about teachers using Twitter. In a related story, District Administration reports that districts are using social networking Web sites like Twitter and Facebook to tout their accomplishments and communicate with the public.