Twitter for Educators: Higher Education Edition
In this post by Dr. Will Deyamport, he discusses how to begin using Twitter and the importance of using it. He mentioned beginning by building your own PLN. Look for people that teach and research in the same areas as you. Then you may want to ask yourself if their is a topic or interest you would like to develop. You will want to let that be a guide to look for people to add to your PLN. Next, what are your interests or some things you are passionate about. Let that guide you to find more sources to add to your resources.
Dr. Will also mentions having a picture and bio that lets readers know the real you. Always remember that you are a professional and therefore you need to act like one. Be considerate in the pictures and information you post.
Finally, share the information that you find with others.
Development with Sabba N. Quidwai
Dr. Will talked to Sabba Quidwai, a teacher at Fairmont Private Schools in Orange County, Ca. She loves to create innovative learning experiences as she leads the Technology-enhanced Curriculum Initiative. She provides a plan for iPad technology for Fairmont Schools. She has also been a Social Science teacher for the last eight years and teaches World History. She has a Master’s in Education/History, Social Science Teaching Credentials, and a B.A. in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Technology Leadership at George Washington University.
Her passion is integrating technology into curriculum. One of her first things she did as a teacher was have a class website as an outlet for students. Technology enables students and teachers to bring projects to life. In her school, they have focus groups that are able to help teachers with things that have been successful in their classrooms. The most successful aspect of this is that it brought teachers together to learn and explore from each other. They have one day a month designated for teachers to learn. This encourages teachers to learn and grow.Ms. Quidwai, believes that you should not limit yourself to one tool or device. Each tool can benefit different skills. One of her favorite tools is Twitter because you have access to so much valuable information, speakers, and conferences.