Ways that teachers can use Twitter for professional development

Teachers increasingly are using Twitter for professional development and collaboration, according to this blog post. There are several scheduled educational chats on Twitter in which teachers interested in a certain topic meet online at a specific time. Others are searching for hashtags related to a topic of interest, such as #Edchat, which includes information that would appeal to all educators; #SSchat for social-studies teachers; and #Engchat for English teachers. This blog post also features an interview with the founders of those Twitter streams, who talk about the power of the medium.

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