In our most recent PD sessions and department meetings, we’ve really begun to push the notion that Twitter is one the most powerful tools to build learning networks. It also allows you to share, store and aggregate ideas to push your practice to the next level.
If you’ve yet to join Twitter, I’d encourage you to do so, and I’d like to offer you a few quick tips to help you along the way.
- Create an account that includes your full name. Don’t be cryptic or crafty. We want to find you, connect with you and learn with you. As an example, my twitter handle is @iAMTrevorHammer.
- Start by following some professionals that you know and trust. Members of the program department, NGL team, and like-minded individuals in your family of schools make a great start!
- Dip your toes in the Twitter pool by simply ‘liking’ and ‘retweeting’ posts that match your mindset and professional goals. Sharing those tweets with your network will amplify your practice and philosophy.
- Use and follow the hashtag #amdsblearns. As a team, we use this hashtag to make it easier to remain connected, and share a conversation around teaching and learning.
- Reach out and ask for guidance. I’d be happy to meet with you and walk you through the use and benefits of Twitter. And I’d love to expand the conversation to things like TweetDeck, Hootsuite, and Paper.Li.
Let’s push the conversation, get connected and share! Follow us to get the conversation rolling!
@iAMTrevorHammer @iAMRickSaunders @iAMJoeyJackson @iAMKCarr @LeighCassell