Note: This post was originally created for Web 2.0-Based Learning and Performance at FSU.

We are blessed to have instant access to professional development on our phones, computers, tablets, and more. We can quickly access actionable methods that can make us better teachers right away. We should all use this to make us better professionals. We need to stay fresh and up to date on the latest methods and trends.

I believe that this could, and maybe should, cont as professional development but it cannot be all of it. When you are reading bites of information that are 280 words or less as you are standing in line at the grocery store, it can only have so much depth and processing to it. I believe that it is good to immerse yourself into a topic at a training for a few days so that you can have a deeper understanding of the topic.

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We have probably all been to a conference or training that feels like you are just sitting through a Twitter conversation. They throw a bunch of small bites of information at you and never go deeper than headlines for each. Perhaps that kind of professional development is better done through Twitter and similar platforms and our trainings should give us a deeper relationship with the topic.

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jessica burns

I must admit that I was anti Twitter for so many years. Honestly there is so much on there that I want to avoid but the amount of educator resources that are on there…OMG! I have found so much this summer. The sharing from educators and platforms that work with educators on Twitter is immense.

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