A lot of teachers will wax lyrical about the power of Twitter when it comes to sharing resources and best practice, but what exactly should be its role in our CPD? Maria Cunningham advises

With 84 per cent of all UK adults now using social media, it is likely that you and the majority of your colleagues will have some sort of online presence. Whether you’re using Facebook to keep in touch with friends on all four corners of the globe, sharing summer holiday snaps on Instagram or keeping up-to-date with news on Twitter, social networking is well and truly a part of our 21st century lives.

Indeed, the Generation Z pupils that you teach form part of a cohort of digital natives that will never know a world without internet technology. But to what extent do you and your colleagues at school use social media in a professional capacity?

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