Gardner Campbell writes a thoughtful post about using Twitter. By the way, he’s an excellent guitar player and all-around good guy!
"Education should prepare us to notice and enjoy longer and longer trains of thought. That’s another way of talking about connections,
yes, but in this case the connections came unexpectedly, within a
personal exchange, and using a medium (Twitter) that seems amorphous
and aimless, at least at first. And the catalyst was a moment of shared
inquiry that spread far beyond the walls of this “classroom.” Not a bad
model for education. We need more in-the-moment connectedness as well
as more opportunities for shared reflection out of the moment. For me,
teaching and learning technologies give us the richest set of
possibilities, for both. That was certainly part of the dream of the
early pioneers in this field."