Do you tweet?
Facebook is where my family hangs out, where I stay in touch with far-flung cousins, high-school classmates, and the people at the local community theatre where my son is performing. Instagram is packed with beautiful photos and inspiring messages. But if I could choose only one form of social media to use, I’d pick Twitter.
You can learn a lot in only a few minutes if you follow the right accounts. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Our Family of Magazines
Keep up with new topics on our magazines’ websites as well as other news. Follow:
Catholic Author Groups
Find out what’s newly published, for your own reading or for your school or classroom library. Follow:
Get news from the Vatican, the bishops, and charitable organizations. Follow:
Interesting feeds and reads to share with your students. Follow:
(Popemobile – not an official Church account, but a fun follow when the Pope travels)
(Weird Catholic: fascinating photos and explanations behind Catholic customs and practices)
Keep up with the latest on the flu and other contagious illnesses that can affect your school. Follow:
Get recommendations for family-friendly (and classroom-friendly) films and TV shows. Follow:
Keep up with what’s up – in space! Follow:
(National Aeronautic and Space Administration)
Just for teachers! Follow:
Official forecasts and some fun. Follow:
(National Weather Service)
Local accounts to find and follow
Your bishop, if he has a separate account from the diocese
Your local National Weather Service account (main: @NWS
– work from here to find local accounts)
Your town, county, and state
Don’t miss our article about using Twitter for professional development!
#CatholicEdChat: Professional Development Via Twitter
What other Twitter accounts do you recommend for teachers?
Barb Szyszkiewicz is editor at CatholicMom.com and managing editor of Today’s Catholic Teacher.