Why Social Networking in learning? Job hunt! Creating Positive Digital Footprints 53% of Employers Check Social Networking Sites For Potential Job Candidates Showing students “how to set up or clean up profiles” Communicate with MOST students Communicate with SOME parents Engage students by using a student technology “toy” and turning it into a learning “tool”!
Twitter in 2nd grade http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=101781
Twitter in Higher Ed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8
More Examples of TWITTER in Education Twitter Stories by Elementary Students http://twitter.com/manyvoices High School English Teacher’s Office Hours http://twitter.com/MrWilsonBDHS Social Studies: Follow members of Congress https://valtsvirtual.wikispaces.com/American+Government English Twitter Assignment: http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=22572 Gater Radio on Twitter: http://gatorradio.blogspot.com/
Set up a profile Log in to http://twitter.com Set up your professional profile
Advice from Edu-Twitter: Liz B Davis Go to settings andfill out your Bio! This is essential to getting followers. Tweet a few things - share a link, an idea, a resource, a blog post, anything. Don't protect your updates. People often hesitate to follow back if they can't see your tweets. Use your real name and your real picture. You will eventually have to say "Hi I'm "xx" on Twitter.” Look for people who will follow you back - that is what makes a conversation. Check out this spreadsheet of educators on Twitter add yourself: http://bit.ly/xfUn If you Tweet a question and no one answers, Tweet it again later. It is OK to ask more than once.
Educators to Follow on twitter http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
School Districts on twitter http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pWq9EQUcdTfIfe1qBpNZzDg