Having just helped to introduce a number of our faculty to Twitter and its educational uses, this post sums up the beginnings of twitter use for teachers quite nicely.
Sign up to twitter following persuasion/pestering by colleagues. Follow Stephen Fry, a famous sportsman/popstar and a news channel. Read a few tweets, don’t understand what the fuss is about and mock anyone who uses twitter.
Overhear colleagues chatting about twitter and a great article they found. Promise to give it a go again and follow two or three recommendations. Find articles interesting and wonder how to get more. Nervously ask colleagues for help/who to follow and start to visit timeline a couple of times a week.
Think about posting first tweet. In an act of tremendous bravery write: ‘My first tweet, wondering what this twitter thing is all about?’ Sit waiting for a response – feel unloved.
Upon realising you have no followers ask colleagues how to get them? Watch ‘how to’ video on youtube and receive follows from a few…
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