Twitter shortcuts, lists and hashtags for adult educators

Lifelong Learning Matters

Twitter is a quick and convenient way of keeping up to date with developments in adult education but it can feel overwhelming and could be a relentless time-eater for anyone trying to keep up with every message. Experienced tweeters can seem to be glued to their timelines all day and every day but there are ways to avoid getting drawn into reading every tweet in the never-ending stream. We do actually get on with our work as well as tweeting about it!

Setting aside specific times for catching up can be useful in keeping control and there are some useful short cuts to prioritise what to read when time is tight.

Lists

Using lists such as the one shown below, which collates tweets about UK FE and adult education (available here), can highlight the most relevant messages about a particular theme. Instructions for making lists can be found here

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English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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