One view may be that Twitter has contributed to our shorter attention spans. If things, like emails, aren't short, we often use the TLDR approach - Too Long, Didn't Read. Twitter's 140 character messages have contributed to changing the landscape of social media. On the other hand, I've seen the use
Twitter has indeed changed the landscape in education, and definitely for this Math and STEAM Coach. I've been on Twitter as an educator for the past few years and I definitely wish I was on sooner. The learning, sharing, encouragements, and connections I've made have impacted my career in countless ways. Social media is career-changing.
Here is a list of some of the amazing things I've learned as a result of being a connected educator on Twitter.
MysterySkype and MysteryHangout
Digital Citizenship Resources
Online Buddies and Peer Editors using Google Apps for Education
Countless Twitter chats including #tlap, #caedchat, #dojochat, #Schoologychat, #digcit, #fitnessedu, #Read4Fun, #edtechchat, #1stchat, #2ndchat, #5thchat, #personalizedPD, #educoach, #elemmathchat, and more.
Last and certainly not least is #TOSAchat. TOSAchat has changed my life. There are countless professionals in that community who support, share, collaborate, encourage, inspire, and enhance each other's personal growth. I had the pleasure of partnering with Ben Cogswell, Karly Moura, and Kelly Martin to create TOSAchat.
The TOSAchat community has a chat every Monday at 8:00PM PST - tosachat.org for more information.
Twitter. Social Media. = Game changer for connected educators.