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

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 Twitter for Teachers Presentation Transcript

    • Twitter for Teachers Presented by: @classtechie
    • What is Twitter?   Microblogging 140 characters
    • My Twitter Story
    • 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!
    • Anatomy of a Tweet 1. @mention / @ reply 2. Retweet 3. Hashtag 4. Direct Message 5. Favorite
    • Twitter Terminology
    • @ 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.
    • 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.
    • # (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
    • # (Hashtags) Common Education Hashtags include: #edchat – General Education #k12 – K12 Education #edtech – Technology in Education #ipadchat - iPads in Education
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • Who Should You Follow? • • • • • • • • Teachers Administrators Technology Integrators Researchers Bloggers Authors Speakers Organizations/Companies
    • Organizations to Follow
    • 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
    • Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Parent Interaction
    • Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Classroom Use
    • Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Classroom Use
    • Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Various Events
    • Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Video Announcements
    • Practical Uses of Twitter on Campus- Teacher Features
    • Do parents even care?