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  • 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-statistics/
  • The Basics
  • Usernames @ @jenwagner@brentcoley @tonyvincent @seani @PrincipalJ @appeducationfox @tbed63 @billselak@alicekeeler @rushtheiceberg @dgrice
  • 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 #charactercounts #apchem
  • 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 @chadkafka @TASFair
  • Educators to Follow: @sjunkins @ArcherMHHS @AshleyBlank @venspired @MrVaudrey @ELanghorst @rushtheiceberg @appeducationfox @coolcatteacher @kevinhoneycutt
  • Resources: BrentColey.com @brentcoley
  • “Twitter is aTeacher Superpower” by @AppEducationFox http://goo.gl/J53uYB
  • Education Hashtags: http:// www.cybraryman.com/ edhashtags.html