This semester, I’m experiencing how educational Twitter can be. In the past, I had used twitter as a way to communicate with friends, and catch up on all my celebrity gossip. However, I’m now finding new resources and interesting educational tools through the people I follow on twitter.
The five people or organizations I decided to follow on Twitter this week are:
Sir Ken Robinson (@SirKenRobinson): Through my education classes at the University of Regina, many professors have discussed Sir Ken Robinson and played some of his TedTalk videos for us. I always really enjoy his videos, and I always find myself questioning the way of schools more and more after watching his videos. Therefore, as a way to keep an open mind in this profession, I think Sir Ken Robinson would be a valuable person to follow.
Lisa Neilsen (@InnovativeEdu): I heard about The Innovative Educator from a family friend who is a teacher. The Innovative Educator tweets some interesting points regarding how education is changing in the world.
Will Richardson (willrick45): I heard about Will Richardson through another blog. He seems to tweet interesting articles and discusses relevant topics.
Teachers Tech (@TeachersTech): I saw one of their tweets re-tweeted by someone else I follow, so I looked at their profile. I think this twitter account will have numerous ideas on how to incorporate technology into the classroom.
Reach Out Volunteers (@rovolunteers): I heard about this organization through the University, and I really admire the work that these people do. This is definitely an organization that I would love to volunteer for in the future.