How do teachers use Twitter?

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Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to find myself leading a session at the Macmillan Secondary Teacher’s Day event in Barcelona, Spain.

My session was entitled Using ICT to enhance teaching and Learning and in it I used real-life classroom practice to demonstrate how the effective use of ICT can raise achievement by increasing both motivation and engagement. One of my aims was to extoll the virtues of Twitter as a virtual staff room, a tool for teachers to communicate and share practice across nations and cultures.

When early Saturday I tweetedcould you say hello, where you’re from and why you think twitter is useful to teachers?‘, the response I obtained was nothing short of amazing. So, if you’re a teacher who is still looking for a reason to use twitter, read on:

José Picardo

José is Assistant Principal at Surbiton High School and a Fellow of the RSA and Naace. He is interested in improving education and the way technology can be used to enhance and transform teaching and learning. José has been curating Box of Tricks since 2007 and holds a MA in ICT and Education.

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