I used to not be into Twitter. Petunia is. Pinky...not so much.
I knew though that I had to get over my first impression of it and at least give it a try. So I made a small Twitter account separate from the Amoeba Sisters account. I started following intriguing educators and educational organizations first on Twitter. That was nice. Still, it was rare for me to log in. Petunia handles our Amoeba Sisters Twitter account after all.
Then I discovered TweetDeck, which is pretty amazing. It organizes Tweets so that you can see it by favorite people/organizations/hashtags/etc.
TweetDeck truly helped me find that Twitter chats are AMAZING. I love them. You can be in your pajamas and view some amazing ideas and you can reply (if you want) to all kinds of people all over the globe. You can find more intriguing people to follow and you may gain some followers too to grow your network.
There are SO many specific education Twitter chats. In fact, here is a schedule of amazing education related chats going on worldwide during the week! The key is that all twitter chats use a hashtag so that it organizes the chat. If you use TweetDeck, you can make it so that one of the columns in your TweetDeck only shows Tweets that have that hashtag and are part of the convo.
Here is a great resource to learn all about TweetDeck and how Twitter chats work: http://www.theedublogger.com/2014/06/25/twitter-chats/