I actually was never going to join Twitter. I resisted because I didn’t think it was “my thing.” However, a presenter at Minnesota’s Hormel Gifted and Talented Symposium, which I attended and presented at back in June, offered some great ideas for how it can be used and before I knew it I was signing up!
I’ve decided to use Twitter as a means to connect with others interested in gifted education, plus as a means to “gather” links to interesting articles and useful websites. So far, so good! :o)
Are you in the Twitterverse? Here are some individuals and organizations also interested in gifted education that you might want to consider following as well:
(in no particular order)
@HoagiesGifted Hoagies Gifted Education Page, “everything you ever wanted to know about gifted kids & gifted education.”
@DavidsonGifted, “national nonprofit supporting profoundly gifted young people 18 and under.”
@NAGCGIFTED The National Association for Gifted Children, “supporting the needs of high-potential learners.”
@MariamWillis, “Parent Outreach Specialist, National Association for Gifted Children.”
@NancyGreenNAGC, NAGC Executive Director.
@gtchatmod, a.k.a. “gtchat.” “Official Twitter account of Global #gtchat powered by @txgifted.” Join chats Fridays @ 11AM & 6PM CT (US).
@wcgtc, The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.
@CTYOnline, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.
And I could go on and on! Feel free to check out the list on my Twitter profile of who all I’m following so far. What recommendations do you have of organizations or individuals to follow who also share an interest in gifted education?
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