Are you using twitter yet? Thousands of teachers up and down the country are apparently now using twitter as a channel to share ideas and have discussions with other teachers. It’s now also being used for regular training sessions on particular (voted for) topics.
This is an interesting article about UKEdChat, a weekly congregation of teachers on Twitter, started by Colin Hill, a year 2 teacher at Birkdale Primary School in Southport, who had seen it working for US teachers.
From the article, Glen Gilchrist, Head of Science at Newport high school says: “I have Twitter running on my laptop all the time. When faced with a question about pedagogy during an ‘out of specialism lesson’, like maths, I tweet the question and within minutes have the answer. Whether you need inspirational classroom management techniques or want to discuss Bloom’s Taxonomy, there’s always an audience at UKEdChat.”
Collins Education blog