TWITTER FOR TEACHERS Using Social Media to Develop a PLN
NORMS• BYOD• Learn how you like• This is your PD photo credit:akphotos
TODAY’S AGENDA• What is a PLN? • Tweeting links/media• Twitter in Plain English • Twitter Etiquette• The Basics • Twitter in the Classroom• What does it mean to • Twitter in Business “Follow” someone? • Clients/apps• DMs @ and RT • Cautions• Hashtags
WHAT’S A PLN? Personal Learning Network photo credit: juliaf
SIGNING UP FOR AN ACCOUNT• Pick a short name• Fill out your bio• Upload a picture (preferably a real one)
CONNECTING• Follow someone you know• Type a message like: @danikabarker Just joined Twitter. Looking to connect.• Hit enter or the send button.
DIFFERENT TWEETS•@Messages: direct your message to someone’s attention.Anyone can see them. Recipients don’t have to follow you.They look like this: @danikabarker Hi! What’s up?•DMessages: can only be sent to people who follow you. Canonly be seen by the recipient.They look like this: D danikabarker Hi! What’s up?
RETWEETS• RT: Retweeting is a way to forward interesting tweets or links to your followers.