One of the ways that educators can benefit from using Twitter is to participate in any number of Twitter chats. Twitter chats are scheduled events or conversations that use a specific hashtag in an attempt to organize a conversation around a particular topic. I don't often participate, in part, because I forget the schedule of chats. Yesterday, through David Wees I learned about a great calendar of educational Twitter chats. The calendar was constructed by Sarah Kaiser using Jerry Blumengarten's list of Twitter chats.
Applications for Education
If you're new to Twitter participating in ed chats can be a good way to connect with other educators that are interested in the same topics as you. Expand the calendar above to see the chats based around the topics you teach.