One of the reasons I’m hooked on Twitter as a professional learning tool is because of the conversations that take place there. Another reason that I’m hooked on Twitter is because of the great resources that people share on Twitter. What my affection for Twitter really can be attributed to is the people.
Applications for Education
If you’re a writing instructor, particularly a fiction writing instructor, following Writing_Prompts on Twitter could be a good source of writing prompts to use in your classroom.
By the way, if you would like to follow me on Twitter, my user name is rmbyrne.
If you haven’t tried Twitter yet, I encourage you to do so. If you have tried it once and didn’t like it or get it, give it another shot. It took me a few tries before I started to understand the value of Twitter. And if you don’t have any idea what Twitter is or how it works, watch this short video explanation from Common Craft.