Important Article from EdWeek online...
"Teachers Turn to Twitter for Solutions, Connection
Educators say the social media platform offers immediacy and practicality lacking from school PD programs
There are now dozens of Twitter communities for teachers, featuring weekly scheduled chats as well as continuous, ongoing discussions. Most every kind of K-12 niche is represented, often many times over: Science, English, leadership, professional associations, and state-based educator connections are all represented.
But even as so many online Twitter communities flourish—as old ones get bigger, new ones sprout up, and even school PD coordinators start to jump on the bandwagon—the value of Twitter as a source for professional learning remains anecdotal.
Still, many teachers maintain the professional development they get from Twitter is better than what they get through their schools..."
Read the full article at its source: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/30/teachers-turn-to-twitter-for-solutions-connection.html?cmp=eml-enl-tu-news2-RM