Professional development: more than 40 “hashtags” to follow on Twitter

You have certainly heard of Twitter, this microblogging platform that allows you to post in 280 characters including interesting resources, classroom experiences and learning related to professional development events.

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You might already be a fan and you've certainly heard of it: Twitter. This microblogging platform which, in 280 characters, allows you to publish ideas, share interesting resources or experiences in the classroom, express opinions, bring your learning to light during professional development events, etc.

Why Twitter?

Proud of its tags, Twitter allows anyone with an account to find news by searching using tags or hashtags. Thus, it is possible to discover the Pandora's box when you dwell on it a little. It is possible to feel helpless in front of the myriad of information in front of which one finds oneself. Besides, Education hub offers a complete file intended for the use of Twitter.

Once familiar with the tool, you can find a host of ideas and references on subjects such as educational innovation, evaluation otherwise, the use of creative laboratories, fleets of mobile devices or the educational robotics, alternative education and more. In addition, Twitter will broaden your horizons by deploying your professional network around the world!

Who to follow?

Here is a list, still relevant although created in 2016, of people and organizations to follow. We could add several more, but the beauty of it is that you can discover them for yourself!

Beacons in the spotlight

When we start on Twitter, we observe, we follow people who inspire us and quite quickly, we want to participate in the conversation. But where to start? There are so many cool tags that it's hard to include them all. Here is a non-exhaustive list of guidelines to explore in education according to your interests.

Activities to do with your class

There are several activities going on on Twitter. These are all the classes of the Francophonie who come together and live experiences that go beyond their classroom. Here are some examples :

* These lists have been enhanced thanks to a collaboration with the Idéllo digital learning team.

For a brief overview of each of these activities, check out this directory of educational activities to be carried out using Twitter.

And more!

To keep abreast of news and discuss the possibilities of Twitter, the TwittEdu Facebook group can be very interesting!

If you don't have a Twitter account yet, it's never too late to join the tribe. It is without a doubt that everyone is welcome. Do not forget :

Alone we go faster, together we go further!

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Julie R.-Bordeleau
Julie R.-Bordeleau
Former teacher and mother of a military family of 4 boys, Julie R-Bordeleau is an alternative learning guide and author. She loves discovering new educational and holistic resources and approaches that allow her clients to learn and develop in different ways, depending on their needs. Its website, its newsletter and its services are dedicated to adults who are changing the world in their own way, whether they are parents-educators, parents or professionals.

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