TWIT 1000: Tweeting in Teacher Education
Joanna Zimmerle, Austin Peay State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Washington, D.C., United States ISBN 978-1-939797-32-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
At a time when teachers’ stress is on the rise and about one in five new teachers leaves the profession within five years of teaching (Gray, Taie, & Rear, 2015), one way to support teachers may be through the social media website Twitter This paper explores the limited research surrounding the utilization of Twitter in teacher education programs, highlighting benefits such as opportunities for resource sharing, professional development, and emotional support The author of this paper also provides a sample Twitter guide for instructors in teacher education programs based on the findings of previous studies
Zimmerle, J. (2018). TWIT 1000: Tweeting in Teacher Education. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2339-2344). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 18, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/182847/.
© 2018 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
- Aud, S., Hussar, W., Kena, G., Bianco, K., Frolich, L., Kemp, J., & Tahan, K. (2011). The Condition of Education 2011. U.S. Department of Education. Washington DC: National Centre for Education Statistics.
- Benko, S.L., Guise, M., Earl, C.E., & Gill, W. (2016). More than social media: Using Twitter with preservice teachers as a means of reflection and engagement in communities of practice. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 16(1), 1-21.
- Blazer, C. (2012). Social networking in schools: Benefits and risks; review of the research; policy considerations; and current practices. Information Capsule, 1109, 1-23.
- Cao, Y., Ajjan, H., & Hong, P. (2013). Using social media applications for educational outcomes in college teaching: A structural equation analysis. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(4):581-593.
- Carpenter, J.P., & Krutka, D.G. (2014). How and why educators use Twitter: A survey of the field. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(4), 414-434.
- Dabbagh, N., & Reo, R. (2010). Impact of Web 2.0 on higher education. In D.W. Surry, R.M. Gray Jr, & J.R. Stefurak (Eds.), Technology integration in higher education: Social and organizational aspects (pp. 174187).
- Dahlstrom, E., & Bichsel, J. (2014). ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology (Research report). Louisville, CO: ECAR.
- Gammon, M.A., & White, J. (2011). Social media literacy: Challenges and opportunities for higher education. In C. Wankel (Ed.), Cutting-edge technologies in higher education (pp. 329-345). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group
- Gülbahar, Y., Rapp, C., Kilis, S., & Sitnikova. A. (2017). Enriching higher education with social media: Development and evaluation of a social media toolkit. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(1).
- Ingersoll, R., Merrill, L., & Stuckey, D. (2014). Seven trends: The transformation of the teaching force. Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania.
- Johnson, K. (2016). Professional Twitter for preservice teachers: Getting started with a professional presence on social media. In Proceedings of EdMedia 2016--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 761-763). Vancouver, BC, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in
- Johnson, L., Adams-Becker, S., Cummins, M., Estrada, V., Freeman, A., & Ludgate, H. (2013). NMC horizon report: 2013 higher education edition. Austin, TX: The New Media Consortium.
- Krutka, D.G. (2014). Social media as a catalyst for convergence culture: Immersing pre-service social studies teachers in the social media terrain. In W.B. Russell (Ed.), Digital social studies (pp. 271-302). Charlotte,
- Lou, T., Sickel, J., & Cheng, L. (2017). Preservice teachers’ participation and perceptions of Twitter live chats as personal learning networks. TechTrends 61(3), 226-235.
- Lupton, D. (2014). ‘ Feeling better connected’: Academics use of social media. Canberra: News& Media Research Center, University of Canberra.
- Manago, A.M., Taylor, T., & Greenfield, P.M. (2012). Me and my 400 friends: The anatomy of college students’ Facebook networks, their communication patterns, and well-being. Developmental Psychology, 48(2), 36980.
- Mazman, S.G., & Usluel, Y.K. (2010). Modeling educational usage of Facebook. Computers& Education, 55(2), 444-453. Doi:10.1016/J.compedu.2010.02.008
- Mills, M. (2014). Effect of faculty member ’s use of Twitter as informal professional development during a preservice teacher internship. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(4).
- Oh, H.J., Ozkaya, E., & LaRose, R. (2014). How does online social networking enhance life satisfaction? The relationships among online supportive interaction, affect, perceived social support, sense of community, and life satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 30, 69–78.
- Wright, N. (2010). Twittering in teacher education: Reflecting on practicum experiences. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 25(3), 259-265.
- Young, C. And Kraut, N. (2011). Proceedings of Society for Information Technology& Teacher Education International Conference 2011: Repurposing social networking tools for the classroom: An examination of Twitter’s potential for enhancing ELA content knowledge. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake in the references above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.