Twitter works as a serendipitous and unpredictable search engine. You don’t even need to be a member. Just pop on over there and put your search term in the box. Try it with gifted, if you are in gifted education. Also, try it with #gifted, because that picks up posts that users have tagged as relevant to “gifted”. Other great terms for teachers to enter:


Search for a few of these, and you will immediately notice other hashtags that interest you. Click on those for more information.

The information the teaching community within Twitter link to tweets is often of high quality and is far more diverse than the information you will find in a carefully structured search on a major search engine. This can be refreshing by bringing in alternative ideas and points of view.

The chat tags do generally relate to synchronous chats, which generate masses of fascinating links to peruse later at leisure.

Then there are daily papers compiled of tweets around one or two hashtags, and some of the linked information. Try these:

All that, and you don’t even need to join Twitter, although you may be someone with an awesome contribution to make, in which case don’t hold back!


About Mary St George

I teach in gifted education, both online and face-to-face.
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