Who do you follow on Twitter? Do you ever send any tweets? Do you know what a hash tag is?
I'm finding my best professional readings come from Twitter. I have several organizations I follow--SLJ, ALA, TCEA and then I also follow some of the best professionals in the teacher librarian world--Joyce Valenza, Buffy Hamilton and Teri Lesene. I have some other random people I follow, people in the publishing world since I want to be a writer when I grow up. And then I also follow some general news sites--our local tv station and newspaper, a network news site and Texas Monthly magazine.
All in all, I get a broad spectrum of news and information as well as keeping up with the trends in our field. I can join #edchat to see what teachers are discussing. Once a month #titletalk discusses young adult books and titles. I can at a glance scan the postings and save any that might catch my eye. I think I've done more professional reading this year since I've joined Twitter than I've done in a long time.
Do you have a Twitter name? Post it here and I'll follow you too!
P.S. Found this great Common Craft video of Twitter basics. Hope this helps!