Twitter for Professional Development
Brent Coley	

@brentcoley | BrentColey.com
Tweet to Learn
Fascinating Facts
645, 750,000	

active registeredTwitter
users
Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
135,000	

newTwitter users sign
up every day
Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
115 million	

activeTwitter users each
month
Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
58 million -	

average number of
tweets per day
Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
9,100 -	

number of tweets	

per second
Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
5 days -	

time it takes to
generate 1 billion
tweets
Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
Top 5 Reasons Adults
Aren’t OnTwitter
#5	

“Because I’m not 18
years old.”
#4	

“Because I’m not a
celebrity.”
#3	

“Because I don’t have
the latest smartphone.”
#2	

“Because the world
doesn’t care that I’m
sitting on the patio.”
#1	

“Because I don’t
understand it.”
Okay, so what isTwitter?
Twitter is a real-time
information network
made up of “tweets.”
A tweet is a small burst
of information (limited
to 140 characters).
You choose whose
tweets you want to see
by “following”Twitter
users.
The Big Question:	

Why should I get on
Twitter?
Twitter:	

The NewTeachers
Lounge
A bottomless well of
educational resources...
Inspiration...
And the occasional bit
of humor...
Connect with like-
minded educators all
over the world...
Lurking
40% of people on
Twitter don’t tweet but
watch others who do.
Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-stati...
The Basics
Usernames	

@
@jenwagner@brentcoley
@tonyvincent
@seani
@PrincipalJ
@appeducationfox
@tbed63
@billselak@alicekeeler
@rusht...
Avatars
vs.
Uploaded photo
(easily identifiable)
Default avatar
(who is this?)
Hashtags	

#
Hashtags begin with a #
and make tweets
searchable.
#edtech
#4thchat
#cue14
#CAedchat
#edadmin
#apbio
#kinderchat
#charact...
Direct Messages
A direct message is a
private message that
can only be seen by you
and the person to
whom you are sending
the message.
Let’s seeTwitter in
action!
To Do List:
Sign up	

Upload a photo	

Create a short bio	

DownloadTwitter app	

Follow educators
Educators to Follow:
@tonyvincent	

@tbed63	

@jenwagner	

@billselak	

@alicekeeler	

@jasonseliskar	

@dgrice	

@seani	
...
Educators to Follow:
@sjunkins	

@ArcherMHHS	

@AshleyBlank	

@venspired	

@MrVaudrey	

@ELanghorst	

@rushtheiceberg	

@a...
Resources:	

BrentColey.com	

@brentcoley
“Twitter is aTeacher
Superpower” by
@AppEducationFox	

http://goo.gl/J53uYB
Education Hashtags:	

http://
www.cybraryman.com/
edhashtags.html
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development
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  1. 1. Twitter for Professional Development Brent Coley @brentcoley | BrentColey.com Tweet to Learn
  2. 2. Fascinating Facts
  3. 3. 645, 750,000 active registeredTwitter users Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  4. 4. 135,000 newTwitter users sign up every day Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  5. 5. 115 million activeTwitter users each month Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  6. 6. 58 million - average number of tweets per day Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  7. 7. 9,100 - number of tweets per second Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  8. 8. 5 days - time it takes to generate 1 billion tweets Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  9. 9. Top 5 Reasons Adults Aren’t OnTwitter
  10. 10. #5 “Because I’m not 18 years old.”
  11. 11. #4 “Because I’m not a celebrity.”
  12. 12. #3 “Because I don’t have the latest smartphone.”
  13. 13. #2 “Because the world doesn’t care that I’m sitting on the patio.”
  14. 14. #1 “Because I don’t understand it.”
  15. 15. Okay, so what isTwitter?
  16. 16. Twitter is a real-time information network made up of “tweets.”
  17. 17. A tweet is a small burst of information (limited to 140 characters).
  18. 18. You choose whose tweets you want to see by “following”Twitter users.
  19. 19. The Big Question: Why should I get on Twitter?
  20. 20. Twitter: The NewTeachers Lounge
  21. 21. A bottomless well of educational resources...
  22. 22. Inspiration...
  23. 23. And the occasional bit of humor...
  24. 24. Connect with like- minded educators all over the world...
  25. 25. Lurking
  26. 26. 40% of people on Twitter don’t tweet but watch others who do. Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  27. 27. The Basics
  28. 28. Usernames @ @jenwagner@brentcoley @tonyvincent @seani @PrincipalJ @appeducationfox @tbed63 @billselak@alicekeeler @rushtheiceberg @dgrice
  29. 29. Avatars
  30. 30. vs. Uploaded photo (easily identifiable) Default avatar (who is this?)
  31. 31. Hashtags #
  32. 32. Hashtags begin with a # and make tweets searchable. #edtech #4thchat #cue14 #CAedchat #edadmin #apbio #kinderchat #charactercounts #apchem
  33. 33. Direct Messages
  34. 34. A direct message is a private message that can only be seen by you and the person to whom you are sending the message.
  35. 35. Let’s seeTwitter in action!
  36. 36. To Do List: Sign up Upload a photo Create a short bio DownloadTwitter app Follow educators
  37. 37. Educators to Follow: @tonyvincent @tbed63 @jenwagner @billselak @alicekeeler @jasonseliskar @dgrice @seani @chadkafka @TASFair
  38. 38. Educators to Follow: @sjunkins @ArcherMHHS @AshleyBlank @venspired @MrVaudrey @ELanghorst @rushtheiceberg @appeducationfox @coolcatteacher @kevinhoneycutt
  39. 39. Resources: BrentColey.com @brentcoley
  40. 40. “Twitter is aTeacher Superpower” by @AppEducationFox http://goo.gl/J53uYB
  41. 41. Education Hashtags: http:// www.cybraryman.com/ edhashtags.html

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