To be honest it isn’t a friend or a foe I just don’t like to use it; so I guess you can say I am a reluctant user. I find myself forcing myself to use it and I see it as another social media app that just takes my time away from my life; something else that requires my attention and effort to keep up and maintain. I can appreciate the opportunities Twitter has to offer and the professional connections that could be made but at this point in my life I cannot give it the time I feel like it requires.
I did spend some time researching how Twitter could be used in the class for anyone who is interested I found this site:
This academic article looks at using Twitter K-12: Using Twitter for education: Beneficial or simply a waste of time? There are some great reasons as to why using Twitter in the classroom would be beneficial but do the cons outway the benefits? I will let you make your own decision.
I found this academic article using Twitter across educational settings but I felt it was more geared towards University levels International Journal of Educational Technology of Higher Education