The use of social media in initial teacher education offers connection to a community of learners. As teacher educators we planned to use Twitter with pre-service teachers (PSTs). But at the end of the semester it was revealed that PSTs insisted on using a different platform; offering valuable perspectives and insights into the boundaries that are set by PSTs when moving from personal to professional use of social media. Through this paper we share our voices as initial teacher educators who valued the voices of PSTs in navigating the integration of Twitter into a semester of study. Revealed are insights into knowing where your students are when integrating social media to support the growth of a community.
& O'Brien, S.
Social Media use in Initial Teacher Education: Lessons on knowing where your students are.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44(12).