I hear so many people say "What's the big deal about Twitter?" I personally have grown to love Twitter in the past year and a half. I like to think of Twitter as professional development on the fly. It's a great way to develop a professional learning community or PLC. Like Facebook, there are some tweets that really don't benefit my teaching but if you follow the right people you will be amazed and the resources and ideas they will share. Below is a short video that explains why Teachers should use Twitter.
What about students? How can students use Twitter for learning? Teachers can create accounts to send out messages about homework, picture day, etc. Teachers can also send out a question for students to answer based on the content that is being taught in class. Twitter can be used an a bellringer activity as well. Students can also connect with other students in other states or countries to share their learning.
I'm a 7th grade Reading teacher and a technology lover. During the 2011-2012 school year we implemented a BYOD initiative. I hope that you will find some helpful information here.