Twitter uses support examples

Professional exchange group

  • direct message
  • share resources
  • use a hashtag to find resources, comments and discussions

Sharing and discussing with the sector

  • discuss with colleagues across the sector
  • host a twitter chat using a hashtag
  • share resources and findings


Twitter is a social media platform through which you share your ideas in only 140 characters. Tweets about the same topic can be linked together through the use of #hashtags – which makes it an ideal space to have open conversations with colleagues about ideas, approaches and research. The PD North team have started weekly reflective chats – this will build over the coming weeks and months so that we have a base of regular participants. We would love to offer your group the opportunity to do a “takeover” of the PD North weekly chat to post questions relevant to your subject matter/action research.


To create a Twitter profile, go to this webpage and follow the steps. You can search for @PDNorth1720 and follow us! Our weekly twitter chats are on Tuesdays at 8pm til 9pm. View the video below to find out more about twitter and participating in a Twitter Chat.


View examples from our weekly Twitter chat here.

Try it out!

Create your own Twitter account and find colleagues to follow.

Further support

You will need to register to use Twitter and it is completely free.

For more support, please remember you can get in touch with your PD North team contact or email Lou or Emily.