The speed of connection in social media can distract us from the possibilities for deeper engagement. Brian Costello urges us past the brief and immediate in this space and challenges us to dig deeper in our practices.
I personally found it weird when there was a month to celebrate Connected Educators and we celebrate it in a place that is exclusively for connected educators, Twitter. Twitter is a great tool if you are using it correctly. Engage, introduce surface ideas, build relationships, and share resources. For these things, twitter is great, but if it is where your connected experience ends, you may not be getting everything out of it.
So many things that we talk about on twitter require a greater level of discussion. They are complex, in-depth, educational topics that require more than 140 characters. We only scratch the surface with twitter.
What twitter does, if we use it right, is open doors. It opens doors to educators to connect in other ways to really have the conversations about topics they propose on twitter. We still have to walk through. Our job is not simply to…
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