Twitter is a social media platform that allows people from around the world to connect with 140 characters.  Some use Twitter to have a direct link to the celebrities of the day.  Others use Twitter to send out “anonymous” comments about various “injustices” in their lives.  Then there are educators.  Educators are a different bird all together.

Educators have come to discover Twitter for an entirely different reason — the connection to other educators.  Through the use of the hashtag (#) teachers from around the world can connect and discuss topics ranging from the simple to the complex.  Teachers from all levels meet on a common platform.  New teachers blend in with veterans.  Ideas are shared, discussed and saved for future reference.

Chats take place around the clock and around the world. If you can think of a topic, there is a chat for it.  Thanks to Jerry Blumengarten (@cybraryman1) and others there is a calendar of the chats.  You can find it here.


Platform(s):  iOS, Android, and others.  (Here)

Cost:  Free