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Principal Presses Teachers to Create, Use Twitter Accounts in Classroom

Principal Presses Teachers to Create, Use Twitter Accounts in Classroom

With the help of social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter, teachers can connect positively with other educators and parents, and even use social media in the classroom. 

So says George Couros, division principal of Innovating Teaching and Learning in Canada, who highlighted the uses of Twitter in his article on ConnectedPrincipals.com. 

Couros said when he is doing workshops on social media in education, he finds that more teachers have Twitter accounts or have ended up creating Twitter accounts throughout the day. 

"I think a lot of it has to do with the beginning of the day and seeing how many other educators are using Twitter and raising their hands," he said. "Those hands create both a pressure and curiosity in educators that they want to check it out for themselves. As I discussed this yesterday in my workshop, one of the participants summarized it up in a single tweet:

 

Couros said that the tweet was "so simple yet so powerful."

"The more we start showing what is happening in classrooms, and the more visible it becomes, the more I hope it sparks that feeling of both pressure and curiosity in educators to keep pushing themselves to embrace improving their practice," he said.

Read the full story and comment below. If you're using Twitter in the classroom, let us know what works!

Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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