Twitter- A Geographer’s tool?


There’s been much media hype about Twitter of late, I have to say that I’ve become a bit of an addict, the opportunity it offers for professional networking is particularly impressive, many notable online contributors are currently sharing ideas and practice via the tool,to me this is its strength, rather than as an opportunity to see what people are having for breakfast. Quick, easy to use and you can dip in and out as you wish.

There is a debate about how useful it will be in the classroom, particularly with the blocking policies of LEAs towards certain social networking tools; some individuals though have already made good use of the application, see Ollie Bray and his recent work with Google Maps and weather. Tom Barrett has also been collating a set of ideas for the use of Twitter within the classroom.

Of course, any curriculum innovations or sharing of practice depend on the network of individuals, so basically this is a call to join up and have a play, let’s develop a group of geographers that can provide mutual support. I’m surprisingly Tony Cassidy. One of the aspects I enjoy about the social networking revolution is the opportunity to hear about the work of a range of individuals, new and experienced.

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