Many people write Twitter off as a load of old nonsense and a platform for people to swap details of their breakfast. Once you learn how to use it, Twitter is in fact a fantastic way to meet new people and learn new things about areas which interest you. The network that you build up is called your Personal Learning Network (PLN).
For those of us with an interest in giftedness and gifted education, it is invaluable as a means of interacting with others both from Ireland and from all around the globe. There is a vast pool of knowledge, expertise and experience for you to tap into with ease and you will find a warm welcome.
Although it’s in need of some updating, if you haven’t tried Twitter before, this Twitter Guide will help to get you started.
Peter Lydon (@peter_lydon) hosts an Irish gifted Twitter chat each Sunday evening at 9pm Irish time, using the tag #gtie.
Next #gtie chat:
Sunday 21st April:
(Scroll to 21:00/20:00, depending on the time of year, for start of chats)
14th April: Support for Teachers of Gifted Students
7th April: The Why and How of Gifted Support Groups
24th March: The Gifted Phoenix Manifesto on Gifted Education
10th March: The Trouble With Boys
24th February: High Achiever vs Gifted: What’s the difference?
17th February: Perfectionism
10th February: The Asynchronous Child
3rd February: Gifted: Who You Are Or What You Do?
20th January: Parents’ Experience of Rearing Gifted Children
13th January: Coming to Terms: Gifted Adults
16th December: Twice Exceptional Children
9th December: Mythillogical: belief versus the reality of giftedness
25th November: Dear Teacher, My child is gifted and I wanted you to know…
18th November: Gifted and Talented Policy Choices for Schools
11th November: Essential Websites for Giftedness
4th November: Gifted Education Research: Who To Read and Why
28th October: Gifted School Leavers; Deciding What To Do
21st October: Giftedness as a Special Educational Need
14th October: Gifted Girls
7th October: Gifted Children and Tests
24th June: Social Issues of Gifted Adolescents
17th June: Gifted Children and Creativity
10th June: Gifted Children and Social Difficulties (Starts at 20:30)
3rd June: Getting Kids Off To a Good Start in Primary School
20th May: Gifted Children and Boredom
13th May: The Joy of Giftedness
29th April: Top 5 Give-Away Signs of Giftedness For Teachers
22nd April: Cyberbullying and Gifted Education
15th April: Role Models for Gifted Children
1st April: Identification: Does It Matter?
18th March: Over-excitabilities for Beginners
11th March: Asynchronous Development
4th March: Gifted Children: An Introduction for Parents
26th February: Developing Gifted Education Awareness