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Use of Twitter as an Educational Resource. Analysis of Concepts of Active and Trainee Teachers

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Department of Education, University of Almeria, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Department of Pedagogy, University of Jaen, 23009 Jaen, Spain
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(8), 200; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10080200
Received: 13 July 2020 / Revised: 31 July 2020 / Accepted: 3 August 2020 / Published: 5 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Technology Enhanced Education)
The use of innovative tools is a key element in the improvement of the educational process, and consequently, the use of social networks as a means of training to improve not only the learning of students, but also to improve the expectations of the teacher. Therefore, in this research we tried to investigate the incidence of social networks as facilitators of resources and didactic/playful experiences. Starting from a qualitative methodology, a descriptive–interpretative study of the information from 31 interviews with both primary education teachers and future teachers who were in training and in their last year of initial training was approached. The results indicate that the interviewees confirmed the great usefulness of social networks as educational resources and for teacher communication. The possibilities of social networks within the educational field are overly broad. They become a way of interaction between teacher and student, encourage dialogue, share didactic resources, favor collaborative learning, and develop communication skills in all aspects. In short, these are results that have a special incidence and impact on the field and social development, since we are referring fundamentally to the improvements that are produced in interpersonal relations. View Full-Text
Keywords: social networks; educational resources; school; teachers; teacher training social networks; educational resources; school; teachers; teacher training
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Higueras-Rodríguez, L.; Medina-García, M.; Pegalajar-Palomino, M.C. Use of Twitter as an Educational Resource. Analysis of Concepts of Active and Trainee Teachers. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 200.

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