Missing out on Tweet dreams

Schools not using free social media platform fail to take advantage of ‘essential’ tool, writer says

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New analysis shows that many Scottish schools are missing out on an “essential” communication tool, according to educators who use the social media platform.

Only slightly over half of Scotland’s 2,700 schools – across all sectors – appear to have a Twitter account (1,465). However, there are nearly 5,000 accounts associated with schools, including those for individual teachers’ and faculties or departments.

The analysis by education technology writer William Jenkins (bit.ly/StoriesEdTech) shows that many schools have not taken to Twitter. Some sign up but “soon quit because they could not ...

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