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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (March 2016) pp. 38–59
The microblogging service Twitter offers a platform that social studies educators increasingly use for professional development, communication, and class activities, but to what ends? The authors drew on Deweyan conceptions of participatory learning ...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 46, No. 4 (2014) pp. 414–434
While the microblogging service Twitter is increasingly popular among educators and offers numerous affordances for learning, its relationship with formal education systems remains complicated by generally ambivalent educator attitudes and...
Kappa Delta Pi Record Vol. 52, No. 1 (2016) pp. 6–10
While most young people regularly consume and produce social media content, many schools focus on what students should not do with these technologies rather than address what students and teachers can do. The authors share ways that some educators...
Professional Development in Education Vol. 41, No. 4 (2015) pp. 707–728
Traditional, top-down professional development (PD) can render teachers mere implementers of the ideas of others, but there is some hope that the participatory nature of social media such as Twitter might support more grassroots PD. To better...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 34, No. 4 (2017) pp. 284–303
Computer applications readily available to many of today's teachers and students offer new possibilities for teaching and learning. One example of this can be found in the Global Read Aloud (GRA) project. Since its 2010 creation, more than one...
What do U.S. and Spanish pre-service teachers think about educational and professional use of Twitter? A comparative study
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 60, No. 1 (November 2016) pp. 131–143
This mixed-methods study explored pre-service teacher (PST) perceptions of educational and professional uses of the social media platform Twitter. PSTs (N = 153) from two universities in the United States and Spain used Twitter for course...
Learning, Media and Technology Vol. 43, No. 3 (2018) pp. 307–325
This study utilizes public data mining to explore participation divides of all available K-12 institutional Twitter accounts in the U.S. (n = 8275 accounts, n = 9,216,853 tweets). Results indicated that U.S. schools used Twitter to broadcast...
Commentary: Response of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to “An Interview With Joseph South” Regarding the Preparation of Educators to Evaluate the Efficacy of Educational Technology
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (March 2017) pp. 17–23
This commentary is a response by members of the AACTE Committee on Innovation and Technology to the remarks by Dr. Joseph South, former Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, regarding the preparation of...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 81, No. 1 (May 2019) pp. 1–12
Teachers have public personas that often combine aspects of their personal and professional identities, but little research has analyzed how this overlap manifests in their social media activities. We analyzed profiles and tweets from K-12 teacher...
Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam: Methodological Considerations and Challenges for Studying Educators’ Twitter Use
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2702–2711
Social media have come to play an important role in the professional lives of many educators. Platforms such as Twitter create new spaces in which collegial contact can occur, opening up various avenues for support and development. These spaces,...