Hello, my name is Talia and I am an educator/researcher/parent and this is my blog, On Education.
This blog site is will be used to share my perspectives on education in today’s digital world. Currently, I am in the data collection/analysis stage of my dissertation. I’m working toward a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology & Media @ Teachers College, Columbia. For the past 3.5 weeks, I have been using Twitter to recruit participants to take my online survey.
My research topic is geared toward investigating how elementary school teachers (K-5) are using Twitter to support their professional learning. Twitter has been described by some as a resource that teachers must use for many reasons including: Learning from other educators, experts, and authors; building relationships; showcasing their classrooms to the world; and connecting students globally.
My assumption is that a a better understanding of how K-5 use Twitter will provide teachers, administrators, and other leaders in the field of education with additional support networks to call upon in an effort to improve teaching practices.