Twitter: It’s an immediate, endless, stream of opportunity and professional development, free for educators and anyone willing to engage their time in “drinking.”
And by embracing Twitter and other technologies, educators make a commitment to relevant, forward-thinking, 21st century teaching strategies that can allow students to take the lead.
Already, tools (#hashtags) and organizational processes (Twitter lists) have been developed to make tech use more meaningful and facilitate drinking from the waterfall and embracing these new technologies.
Yet, even with these tools, there are and always will be, bumps in the road where the water falls too fast and you get carried under by deluge of the learning opportunities, potential resources, and messages.
And this is where I think the idea of “Don’t worry about the rest” comes into play because …
It’s easy to think that as a teacher, trainer, educator, or leader of any sort, that you have to shoulder all of the responsibility but when you “recognize learners are decision makers” (Vella, 2002), a greater sharing, collaboration, and creative learning can occur.