Many of the members of our team here at Athena are starting to leverage the power of Twitter. This incredible tool can be used to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents and the world. It can also be used to learn from other incredible educators from around the world.
Here are a few recent tweets by Athena Teachers to give you an small glimpse at a few ways to use Twitter as an educator!
Mr. Frisa shares websites and articles with his students in these tweets!
Mrs. Rounding gives a shout out to Mr. Scott for helping with the Poetry Slam in one tweet and send out the weblink to the summer reading list in the next one!
Mr. Scott shares a Haiku with his followers in this tweet.
Mister_Scott “Gardening Haiku: Hardened dirt gloms to/newly unearthed, shallow roots–/to begin, let go.”
Mr. Bruner share a thought of celebration and encouragement with the graduating seniors in this tweet.
The_Bruner “Another Graduation in the book. Good Luck 2011! Go and take on the world, it will challenge you, it must never defeat you!
Click on any of the highlighted names about to see more tweets by these teachers. Also, the links mentioned in the tweets are live and will take you to the websites.
Want to learn more? Here are a few websites to help you get started:
- 10 Steps for Teachers New to Twitter – Simple, step by step blog that will help you get started!
- Twitter for Teachers – examples of classroom projects using Twitter, and much more.
- Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers – a great resources hosted by the Edudemic website. Scroll to bottom of the page for lots of great links to learn more
- Twitter Guide for Non-Techies – 5 simple steps to get you tweeting… 3 more steps to hone your tweeting skills.
- Twitter in Plain English – a great video (not YouTube) that explains to value of twitter. This is a non educational perspective.