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Using Twitter to Deliver Pre-Service Professional Development
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, University of Central Arkansas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The impact of social media is apparent across personal and professional spectrums, and this study aims to determine the impact that the social media service Twitter has on professional development delivered to teacher candidates. Participants of the study were asked to follow a specific Twitter account (@AquiAmigo) that served as a supplemental professional development resource, one that shared information on improving pedagogy, using educational technology, job opportunities, and notes of encouragement. The findings indicate a significant impact on teacher acceptance of this medium as a valid professional development tool and show that teacher candidates taking part in the study are likely to use Twitter as their own medium for classroom outreach and continued professional development.

Citation

Mills, M. (2013). Using Twitter to Deliver Pre-Service Professional Development. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 800-801). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2019 from .

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