Twitter 101 : Twitter for Teachers

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I presented Twitter to teachers at my school in June using this presentation and its key words. I upgraded the Slideshare following the presentation as I understood the need for step by step instruction. We participated in a live #A4Learn chat during the presentation and this also helped my colleagues better understand the concept of Twitter. I hope that this helps others as it helped my own colleagues begin their collaboration on Twitter.

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  • I am glad that I could be of help! Twitter is such a useful tool for all teachers, and it's a pleasure to be a part of spreading the information about it.
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  • Brilliant. I recently volunteered to explain to a Headteacher and deputy how Twitter could be used by teachers. This is going to make that task so much easier. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Excellent presentation! I just presented on the same topic and I wish I would have seen this presentation before I made mine. Now I want to re-do the whole thing! :) Great job!
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Twitter 101 : Twitter for Teachers

  1. 1. Created by @MmeNero<br />You can spend hours, days, months and years learning about Twitter & it will still be a learning experience!<br />TWITTER 101 Twitter for Teachers<br />Image credit: http://publicityhound.net/5-best-places-to-answer-questions-promote-your-expertise/<br />
  2. 2. THE BIG QUESTIONS<br />What is this Twitter “thingy” you’ve heard about?<br />Twitter is an online service where people can post short messages about their current activities/what they have seen online in 140 characters or less!<br />
  3. 3. TWITTER <br />FOR TEACHERS <br />Tweeting for Teachers<br />There is a HUGE amount (already) of teachers on Twitter. All of you have to know what to do is find them!<br />Many teachers are doing online professional development on a daily or weekly basis through their experiences on Twitter<br />Teachers are using Twitter as a tool for communicating about education reform and learning ideas<br />COLLABORATION and instant feedback<br />
  4. 4. THE BIG QUESTIONS<br />What is a Tweet?<br />An online posting in less than 140 characters created by a Twitter user that will appear on his/her profile page and is available to every person who follows you<br />So it may be important to verify who is following you…<br />
  5. 5. HOW TO’S<br />Introducing Yourself: <br />your profile page<br />Your profile should have an image of you or something that represents you (get rid of the egg ASAP) to make it more personable<br />Introduce yourself in less than 160 characters… Choose your profile information carefully as many people chose who to follow based on it<br />
  6. 6. HOW TO’S<br />Edit Your Profile<br />1. Click on “Edit Profile” to bring you to this page:<br />2. Change your pic<br />3. Write your real name<br />4. Write where you are from<br />4. If you have a blog add it here<br />5. Write a short Bio about yourself in less than 160 characters!<br />6. Click on Save!<br />
  7. 7. THE BIG QUESTIONS<br />What is a Re-tweet?<br />One Tweet can keep being re-tweeted.<br />This makes Twitter into one big staff room.<br />Image credit: http://www.thewwwblog.com/retweet-guide.html<br />
  8. 8. THE BIG QUESTIONS<br />What is a Re-tweet?<br />If you like someone’s idea or resource that they shared, you re-tweet (RT) the content that has been posted by that user<br />It is the copyright, as you are sharing someone else’s idea(s)! So if you are quoting a tweet, please make sure that the original sender’s name is included (via/RT @____)<br />This Tweet was Re-tweeted twice (by Kuhn and MmeNero<br />
  9. 9. THE BIG QUESTIONS<br />Why should I favourite a Tweet?<br />When you click the favorite button, you are saving that Tweet…otherwise eventually all Tweets get deleted. This is the only way!<br />Image credit: http://agentgenius.com/real-estate-technology-new-media/translating-twitter-speak-and-garnering-retweets/<br />
  10. 10. How do I communicate with my PLN?<br />Your PLN is you Personal Learning Network (all of the tweeps you follow)<br />Writing a Tweet to everyone who follows you<br />You can reply to a Tweet which everyone sees by using the @ symbol<br />A Direct Message: is kind of like an email, where the message content is PRIVATE and only between yourself and your follower (and less than 140 characters)<br />
  11. 11. HOW TO’S<br />How do I follow someone?<br />When you find someone you want to follow, click on that person’s name or pic and it will bring it to their profile<br />The more people you follow, the more people will follow you = increased collaboration<br />Click on Follow!<br />
  12. 12. TWITTER <br />FOR TEACHERS<br />Finding Teachers to Follow<br />The best way: Find a teacher whose Tweets you appreciate and look to see who they already follow…most often they are like-minded people<br />Use this website for help: “Seven Ways to Find Teachers on Twitter” http://bit.ly/qMLyaV<br />Go to their profile<br />Click on “Following” <br />3. Read the profiles & click on Follow if you want to follow that individual<br />
  13. 13. THE BIG QUESTIONS<br />Can I block someone?<br />Many teachers do not use Twitter as they fear “undesirable/unwanted” followers<br />No problem! You CAN block them and/or report spam <br />3. Find the individual and click on this button and choose Block or Report Spam<br />Go to your profile<br />Click on “Followers” <br />
  14. 14. THE BIG QUESTIONS<br />What’s a hashtag?<br />A way for Twitter users to associate their tweets without having to explain the full context.<br />In the case of teachers, hashtags are tools which organize tweets according to a specific topic<br />
  15. 15. TWITTER <br />FOR TEACHERS <br />Hashtags for Teachers<br />By Department:<br />SCIENCE:<br />#scichat<br />#environment<br />MATH:<br />#math<br />#maths<br />#mathchat<br />ENGLISH:<br />#engchat<br />WL LANGUAGES:<br />#langchat<br />#APFrenchprof<br />#FLTeach<br />#wlteach<br />SOCIAL STUDIES:<br />#sschat<br />#historyteachers<br />#history<br />General<br />#edchat<br />#bced<br />#edtechbc<br />#edtech<br />#education<br />#sd36<br />#Assessment<br />#A4Learn<br />
  16. 16. TWITTER <br />FOR TEACHERS <br />Links to Websites and Videos… if you still need convincing<br />100 Resources, Tips and Apps for Teachers on Twitter<br />Twitter for Teachers video<br />Mom This is How Twitter Works<br />
  17. 17. TWITTER <br />FOR TEACHERS <br />Click here to be sent to my Slideshare presentation on “If You Were on Twitter…” for educators interested in Assessment for Learning<br />
  18. 18. TWEET YA LATER!<br />Now, little twitterers… FLY and TWEET AWAY!<br />Image credit: http://tutorials-share.com/2011/07/30-awesome-twitter-photoshop-tutorials/<br />

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