Todays society is consumed by the need for social media and anything that involves it. Technology is ever evolving, and you, your dad, your great grandmother and even your PETS have some sort of a social media account, as that is just what society has become these days, in 2018, in the 21st century, - and we as future educators have to learn to roll with it, and let our knowledge expand, as technology itself expands.
Twitter is a great social media platform for teachers as it allows you to communicate to other educators, which is important as you can exchange knowledge and ideas, whilst keeping updated with the crazy outside world.
The article, "Why teachers are turning to twitter" (Brendon Hyndman, 2018) shows that it helps teachers become a community and share not only their passion in common, but help enlighten each other and bring new, different ways of educating and knowledge into their classroom, expressed from educators all around the world.
Erin Miller (The Teachers Network, 2017) confesses that joining twitter has "already been one of the best career decision she has ever made!", expressing that is gives teachers a fresh perspective, though also opens many doors to new opportunities which could broaden your path as a future educator.
I created my own twitter account for university, and I intent to keep it further into my career as a primary educator as it has shown me already that there is so much to learn and experience from other educators through this modern information platform.
DeLoatch, Pamela. Edudemic; connecting education and technology: The Teachers Guide to Twitter. April 19, 2015.
Hyndman, Brendon. (Senior Lecturer in Education, Charles Sturt University). "Why Teachers are Turning to Twitter". The Conversation. April 12, 2018.
Miller, Erin. The Guardian: The Teachers Network. April 20, 2017.
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