Twitter for Teachers Presented by: Jennifer L. Scheffer
What is Twitter? Microblogging 140 characters Eric Sheninger- Principal Twitter
My Twitter Story
Why Twitter in Education? Best way to build your Professional Learning Network Allows you to search PEOPLE not the web Connects you to LIKE- MINDED individuals Saves you time!
Signing up for Twitter
Creating your Profile User name Twitter Handle Bio Who you are What you teach Your philosophy Topics of Interest Use a picture, not an egg!
Anatomy of a Tweet1. @mention2. Retweet3. Hashtag4. Direct Message5. Favorite
@ 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 Serve as a filtering system
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.
Twitter Challenge Set up your profile page with bio and picture Find 10 individuals to follow Find 5 organizations to follow Search for a hashtag that has meaning to you Send a Tweet by the first day of school
Who Should You Follow? • Teachers • Administrators • Technology Integrators • Researchers • Bloggers • Authors • Speakers • Organizations/Companies
Individuals to Followhttp://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/ http://blog.web20classroom.org /http://www.livebinders.com/play/present?id=202342
Individuals to Followhttp://ericsheninger.com/esheninger?sid=28http://www.patrickmlarkin.com/
Individuals to Followhttp://cybraryman.com/ http://cybraryman.com/newteachers.htmlhttp://www.themobilenative.org/
Individuals to Followhttp://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/104566
Individuals to Followhttp://willrichardson.com/http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/104566
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
Specific Areas/RolesSubject Specific #edchat – education, worldwide, lots of topics#mathchat – mathematics #ntchat – devoted entirely to NEW TEACHERS#scichat – science #ce12 – connected educators#engchat – English #spedchat – Special Ed needs; live chat every Thurs.#artsed – the arts in education 8:30 p.m.#musedchat – music #edapp – educational apps#eltchat – english language teacher #1st5days – what to do the first 5 days#STEM – widely used for posts &resources in STEM education Technology#SSChat – social studies chat #edtech – a very wide range of tweets relating to#RETeacher – Religious Education the use of technology in education.#HistoryTeacher – History #elearning – eLearning topics#GeographyTeacher – Geography #mlearning – the use of mobile technologies in#ASEChat – Association of science and education, also #mobilelearning though this iseducation weekly chat Monday 8-9pm less usedGMT #edapp – educational apps#PhysicsEd – Physics #gbl - games based learning #slide2learn – iDevices and learning #vitalcpd – effective use of technology in the classroom
ResourcesThe A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtagshttp://edudemic.com/2011/10/twitter-hashtag-dictionary/http://edudemic.com/2011/10/twitter-hashtag-dictionary/Twitter in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o&feature=player_detailpageTwitter for Beginnershttp://cybraryman.com/twitterforbeginners.htmlhttp://cybraryman.com/twitterforbeginners.htmlThe Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitterhttp://theedublogger.com/2012/02/13/the-updated-twitteraholics-guide-to-tweets-hashtags-and-all-things-twitter/#.http://theedublogger.com/2012/02/13/the-updated-twitteraholics-guide-to-tweets-hashtags-and-all-things-twitter/#.UCsPQCj1YWs.twitterEducation IT Blogshttp://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/06/honor-roll-50-must-read-k-12-education-it-blogshttp://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/06/honor-roll-50-must-read-k-12-education-it-blogsEducational Technology and Mobile Learninghttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/twitter-for-professional-development.html?m=1Top 14 Educational Technology Tweeters to Followhttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/top-14-educational-technology-tweeters.html