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10 steps for Educators new to twitter
The following was prepared by Joey Estes
for a parent technology night.
Twitter is a Cool Tool
•By joining Twitter, you can connect with people all over the
world about things that interest you.
•Imagine having literally thousands of people to bounce ideas off
of, share best practices, and to give you recommendations for
your next good read.
•All information is shared via 140 characters or less.
Time to Join!
•Once you have decided that Twitter is something you would like
to explore, go to the website and sign up for an account. It’s free!
• Once you have joined, you will need to
find people to follow.
• This means that you find people who have
the same interests as you, or people you
• Maybe you want to know what Time
magazine has to say.
• Or maybe your kids are interested in
Now it’s time to interact.
•Anytime you see the @ sign in front of a name, it is like someone is talking to or
about that person directly.
•You will often see a link that is a small jumble of letters and numbers. This is a
smaller link taking the place of a super long link.
•The real link looks like this:
Using a # is an easy way to follow a
conversation on a particular subject.
Every day there are new and different #’s the
•Why Teachers Should Be Using Twitter.
•Twitter Chat Tools
•Getting Started with Twitter in Schools
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Use to bookmark any site we visit so you can
come back to it when the course is over.
RSS (really simple syndication) reader
bring updates of blogs to your Feedly
a visual display
organize into folders
can use on iPad
take a look
Subscribing to a blog
Have Feedly open
in another tab or window have the blog open
copy the url of the blog
on Feedly click + Add Content
paste the url
organize into folders to make your life easier
Some blogs to start with:
The best of the best- Educators share
the best blog posts
Educational Blogs by Discipline
RSS Feed - Blogs to follow
•documents (like word)
•presentation (like powerpoint)
•spreadsheet (like excel)