Turbo Twitter!

Turbo twitter bird

I’ve been using Twitter almost since it poked its little blue beak from its own virtual egg. I first came across it while listening to the Paul Boagworld Podcast when I was in primary school and was super interested in web design and web 2.0 in general. Throughout the years, seems like centuries rather than decades, although the actual platform has not altered, the way it has been integrated and embedded into education has. Practitioners across the world now use Twitter effectively to support both teaching and learning. But how are students engaging with Twitter as an educational resource. Well, maybe Twitter has turned on its turbos!

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Purpose of Education Challenge

I was scanning down my Twitter feed the other day, like you do, and I came across a tweet that presented a challenge. Never one to shy away from a challenge, and having no immediate topic to waffle about this week, I thought that I would accept the challenge and answer the question – “What is the purpose of education?”. This was one of the most difficult waffles I have written. As I mentioned before, academic writing like this is not my strong point. Oh – a requisite was to do it in less than 500 words – so this is the pre waffle and doesn’t count towards my wordage…

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Why I waffle…

So this week’s waffle is a bit different. It is going to focus more on the twaddle part of the blog’s tagline rather than the teaching or tech – although I’m sure those two words will be mentioned somewhere. This week, I thought I would let you know why I write my waffles and why I continue to produce Wilson Waffling Live. Although this is not something specific about teaching, think of it as a relaxing chat over a coffee and a rich tea biscuit.

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