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Tweeting about Twitter – #edutweet

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How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable? – Seth Godin

Just for fun, I decided to create a blog post about the benefits of Twitter for educators using passages that do not exceed 140 characters. 

  • Twitter is not about “being an expert”, it is about networking,  discussing and sharing .  It is about modeling a process of collaboration.
  • Twitter diminishes the “island effect” of education.  It moves us away from a sense of isolation by showing us there are others in the boat.
  • Twitter is professional development, 140 characters at a time.  Do not underestimate what you can learn, or the connections you can build.
  • Twitter can be an echo chamber when we need encouragement, or a source of inspiration when we need to be challenged.   Effective for both.
  • Twitter is a remedy for those who say “we can’t” – it is an endless stream of people who say “we can” and here is how we do it.   Ideas.
  • Twitter requires us to reflect – about what we read, about what we share, about what we write and about how we educate.   Be concise.
  • Twitter provides an authentic audience – a chance to share ideas, challenges and questions with others who are passionate about education.
  • In addition to the educational benefits, Twitter gives us a glimpse of individual personalities without subjecting us to Farmville.

Your turn.  Share your own ideas on Twitter and tag them with #edutweet .  I’ll compile a list and share it later in the week.  Have fun!

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About azjd

Junior high principal by day, aspiring difference maker, and Jedi in my own mind. Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly.

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Jeff Delp

Junior high principal by day, sports enthusiast, technology fanatic and jedi in my own mind. Striving to be a difference maker!
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