The Twittersphere is all abuzz (a-tweet?) with ideas for educators. But do the majority of teachers realize this? I didn’t, until last summer. I’d never even considered it until a coworker suggested it. I assumed Twitter was for Hollywood-types, and people who followed the Kardashians (for whatever reason). Twitter for teachers? Huh.
This same co-worker not only clued me in to Twitter, he told the entire staff. Guess how many teachers signed up….5. I’m not sure why more people didn’t sign up. Admittedly, I’m a nerd and love techie stuff, especially Internet related. Maybe it’s because my fellow educators don’t understand the whole Twitter thing, or the wealth of information out there.
Honestly, I’m not even sure I love Twitter. I like it. I use it. I wish I used it more, but I forget it’s there for long stretches of time. There are so many social/Web2.0/PLN options out there for us that I can’t always keep up with all of the information available.
Part of me is excited to have one more source of (geeky Internet) information. On the flip side, I have one more thing that I need to take care of and handle. Teachers always seem to have that One More Thing.
So is it Twitter Love? Not yet. I’ll call it a Twitter Crush.