Twitter for Teachers

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This is a basic introduction for Twitter and how to use it in a school and classroom environment.

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Twitter for Teachers

  1. 1. Twitter for Teachers Presented by: @classtechie
  2. 2. What is Twitter?   Microblogging 140 characters
  3. 3. My Twitter Story
  4. 4. Creating your Profile    User name  Twitter Handle (this is known as your @username) Bio  Who you are  What you teach  Your philosophy  Topics of Interest Use a picture, not an egg!
  5. 5. Anatomy of a Tweet 1. @mention / @ reply 2. Retweet 3. Hashtag 4. Direct Message 5. Favorite
  6. 6. Twitter Terminology
  7. 7. @ mention (aka an @ reply)    an @mention used when a person is having a conversation with another twitterer. Use @ mention when referring to other twitter users. This means the other users will be alerted of your conversation. (can be done via phone) You only see @ mentions if you follow both twitterers or you are looking at another person’s tweet timeline.
  8. 8. RT (also known as a Retweet)   Any tweet starting with “RT” means someone is re-tweeting some one else’s tweet. Used to quickly share tweets by someone else that might contain links, news or anything you think your twitter followers will find interesting.
  9. 9. # (Hashtags)    Any word starting with the “#” hash symbol is known as a hash tag. Hash tags make it easier to search and follow the twitter conversations on specific topics Serves as a filtering system
  10. 10. # (Hashtags) Common Education Hashtags include: #edchat – General Education #k12 – K12 Education #edtech – Technology in Education #ipadchat - iPads in Education
  11. 11. DM (aka) Direct Message)   DM’s are private messages sent from one Twitterer to another. You can only send a DM to a person who follows you; they can only reply to your DM if you also follow them.
  12. 12. Why Twitter in Education?     Best way to build your Professional Learning Network Allows you to search PEOPLE not the web Connects you to LIKEMINDED individuals Saves you time!
  13. 13. Who Should You Follow? • • • • • • • • Teachers Administrators Technology Integrators Researchers Bloggers Authors Speakers Organizations/Companies
  14. 14. Organizations to Follow
  15. 15. How to get Followers      Use a picture, not an egg! Start Tweeting! Use a meaningful hashtag Ask questions! @mention & thank the people who follow you
  16. 16. Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Parent Interaction
  17. 17. Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Classroom Use
  18. 18. Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Classroom Use
  19. 19. Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Various Events
  20. 20. Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Video Announcements
  21. 21. Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Teacher Features
  22. 22. Do parents even care?

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