Pamela DeLoatch of the popular edtech resource website, Edudemic, describes in her post 30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom. She lists creative ways for teachers and students to converse in a ‘private classroom’ group on Twitter. Pamela goes on to describe how students can use Twitter on field trips by tweeting experiences and media. Finally, you can use Twitter to follower other educators to build community personally and professionally.
Community of Practice
Social media offers literally tons of information from experts in our fields. How do we sort through all of this? Keeping to our discussion of Twitter, there are hashtags used to refine searches for specific topics to follow, review or offer dialogue. So take some time and follow creative teachers who offer regular excerpts of their classroom experiences and best practices.
Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
Moving Through Other Social Networks
We will progress through many other popular social networks like Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Edmodo and Pinterest to name a few. Subscribe to our RSS feed to receive upcoming posts.