Originally, I was a twitter sceptic. Facebook was my social media of choice and you can use more than 140 characters! What possible benefit could I get out of twitter? However, I pride myself on being open to new ideas and after hearing the praises of twitter sung by John Sutton (@HGJohn) during a trip to ISM, I decided to give it a go. Three years later, I have changed from the original Twitter heretic to a full on, hand-clapping disciple who is himself, trying to preach the gospel of twitter for teachers!
My first sermon at King’s took place last Monday, 3rd February. I ran a session at school in which I extolled the virtues of Twitter to a group of our staff using a combination of my Twitter for Teachers Prezi & my live Twitter Feed. In preparation for the session I sent this during my daily, muddy walk to school through Watts Meadow in Rochester.
Help! I’m sharing the power of twitter with staff at my new school. Please can you RT & see how far this MSG reaches!
— John Jones (@mrjonesICT) February 3, 2014
The reverberations from that one, single tweet were quite incredible and were a microcosm of the wonders of twitter. Thank you to everybody who contributed in any way, shape or form.
A Truly Global Community:
— bill carrera (@bcarrera) February 4, 2014
— Shawn Wyble (@wyble) February 5, 2014
A Forum for Discussion & Debate:
A Place to Make New Contacts:
— Carl Jeffrey (@fellowcreative) February 9, 2014
A Mutual Support Network For Sharing & Obtaining Ideas
@mrjonesICT Rather than going for reach, perhaps reach out to solve a genuine problem. I suspect teachers value problem-solving over fame.
— Mark O’Meara (@MarkOMeara) February 4, 2014
Getting Your Voice Heard
@mrjonesICT how is t going. We’d like to skype with you if you’re interested.
— Roger Petersen (@rogerfpetersen) February 5, 2014
I can happily say that @Kings_Rochester is now building an exciting new twitter team. Along with our main school account, we have a @Kings_Prep account and @KSR_Classics account. Even more exciting are the teachers have also jumped on board the twitter bus: @PaulMedhurst @gcaroline47 @RogerOverend @Andypb2010 @KatjaNeubauer2 @ATWolverine341 and will, without any doubt, have a fantastic and game-changing, never-ending journey of learning enlightenment.