First, this is not one of those “Twitter will save education” posts. That said, Twitter can be useful for finding resources that can help you as a teacher. The first step in using Twitter is to develop a nice network of people that you interact with, commonly referred to as a personal learning network or PLN. Here are eight ways to develop a PLN. Once you develop a PLN you have a great place to ask questions and share resources. But even then sometimes you won’t get quite what you’re seeking. In those cases you can turn to Twitter Advanced Search to see what people outside of your PLN have to offer.
Mashable recently produced a video demonstrating how to use Twitter Advanced Search. This three minute video covers what you need to know in order to take advantage of all the information shared on Twitter.