I don’t know what they’re actually called. This works for me. Every issue I will profile a useful Twit, for you to build up a collection of people to follow.
Deb Hicks @taradcatThe Basics
When and why did you join Twitter?
I joined Twitter early in 2008 when I became a regional ICT coach/consultant and thought it would be a great way to share resources and develop a personal learning network with like-minded people.
Why do you like Twitter as a social media platform?
I love Twitter over other social media tools for supporting my work and interests as it gives quick grabs of great links, ideas and resources that I probably would not have found on my own. The power is in the quality of the twitter community you build.
Who do you follow on Twitter?
I have no desire to follow many thousands of people and fill my feed with ‘stuff’ and confine my following to interesting people and organisations who promote a love of contemporary learning and innovation. My focus is on educationalists, Edutech, Science, leadership, organisational change, ethics, online safety and teachers……. lots of teachers! You might find the occasional comedian in my following…. love a laugh! But I tend to stay clear of celebrities and politicians!
Who should we follow?
I follow many of the well-known thought leaders in Digital Technologies and Education.
Finally, what’s the story behind your Twitter handle?
My Twitter handle is named after my cat, Tara, who used to sit on the chair by my computer at night and watch me work. So, the handle is tara-d-cat……. Tara the cat. She has since passed on, but her legacy lives on in my online world.
Deb’s Twitter feed consists of
My Favourite Tweet:
I love dipping into The Leadership Freak blog. Dan Rockwell can present complex ideas into a quick read format. This post on 7 WAYS TO MAKE ALL TEAMS SMARTER is worth a look, https://t.co/v1Iq3Zxhts #vicpln #aussieED— Deb Hicks (@taradcat) February 20, 2018
Cyber-attacks on Australia’s education sector have dropped to 18% (down by 32% from 2017) which saw the sector leave the top spot of most targeted.
A proposed $50 million Flinders University-led Australian Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (ACIM) at Tonsley will be the nation’s first reconfigurable ‘Future Factory. Read More
The shortage of Maths teachers is well documented and has been for some time, a shortage has been appreciated since the 1980s, the problem will only get worse as enrolments increase. Read More
If we are to believe futurist Thomas Frey, drones will become the most disruptive technology in human history. To be fair Frey’s definition of a drone is more than the flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs we typically think of. Read More
Grant is kind of generous, if you manage to impress, Grant will make it very worth your while, giving away funds for classroom STEAM resources.