Project 252


Contributed by Mags Amond (@magsamond)
EdTech Tool Name:Twitter
Bref Description:A social media / microblogging site / tool
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • Chrome OS App
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
  • Windows 8 (pc/phone/tablet) App
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:news, CPD, collaboration, showcase, connecting
EdTech Tool Uses:I have been using Twitter for 6 years. It has become my "go to" tools for news, for 'on the run' hashtag-driven CPD, for making links with other educators. I have watched colleagues use it with students of all ages to great effect.
Education Level(s):
  • Primary (Junior)
  • Primary (Senior)
  • Primary (SEN)
  • Post-Primary (Junior)
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Post-Primary (SEN)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
  • Other: Informal education, community education.
Academic Subjects:All
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
Comment:I cannot emphasise enough the positive effect Twitter links are having on the education community. The global cross-platform connections are invaluable. Twitter clients for use on PC eg Tweetdeck, can be easier to use in classrooms (no ads)