I have always had a Twitter account from 2015, but I had never used it or learnt how to use it properly. At the beginning of this course when I found out we would have to have a Twitter account I tried logging into my old one, but unfortunately, I had forgotten the username and password. With this my Twitter experience was little to none. Although I knew about Twitter because my entire family of teachers use it for their education, I never thought about it myself as a professional platform until now.
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Twitter in the classroom setting. When I think of using Twitter in a classroom, I think of high school kids using it in classes like history and law, etc. I think it could be used in a high school if the students were willing to put in the extra time of if it were made into some sort of assignment. Now using it in an elementary school would be harder with students because they have less access to technology and social media platforms due to age restrictions. But there are also many other ways to use technology in a school setting, for example, using it to connect with parents and guardians about upcoming school event, sharing pictures of the students working together, a way for parents to share field-trip pictures or activities with the teachers and allows teachers to share educational resources for students and parents to work on at home. Using Twitter in the classroom can have its benefits, but we have to make sure that everyone is using it with respect and not posting inappropriate stuff for everyone to see. There is a way around this to use a privacy setting but as teachers we can not control what everyone posts and shares with the school community. I believe by using inline resources it will allow students to participate in a world full of exciting and new resources and it can also help students learn the importance of online responsibility.