Getting started with Twitter

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  • We are social beings. Twitter is perfect for educators.SO much out there – how do we find what is useful? Where do we start? How do we not get sidetracked and distracted?Start slowly – develop a strategy to suit your needsToday we will focus on the tools that I believe are currently best for professional learning: Twitter
  • We don’t hoard learning anymore – this is Learning 2.0 – collaborate, create, share, challenge
  • We are going to take most of the rest of the time to play with Twitter. Connect, search… you don’t need an account but it is better if you have one.
  • Find people with like interests by using hashtags.Twitter will help you.Search for lists of people - Twellow
  • Learn the language…
  • Getting started with Twitter

    1. 1. Getting Started With Chris Wejr @chriswejr
    2. 2. Social Media – Where Do We Begin? Image: http://flic.kr/p/aDX4de
    3. 3. Why Twitter?
    4. 4. How do we grab this power of social media & use it for professional learning?Image: http://flic.kr/p/HhC3h
    5. 5. Collaborate Create ShareChallengeImage: http://flic.kr/p/qTnKR
    6. 6. #Kinderchat #EdcampKinder
    7. 7. Image: http://flic.kr/p/65gLYN …Learning is often messy
    8. 8. Some info to get you started http://bit.ly/LdRdRc
    9. 9. Twitter Search• Search by Hashtags including #bcedsfu #bced #bcedplan #edtechBC #elemchat #bclearns #edchat #kinderchat #ntchat #cpchat #ptchat
    10. 10. Who Do I Follow?
    11. 11. @ RT mentionDM Bit.ly
    12. 12. Apps
    13. 13. Connect With Me www.chriswejr.com About.me/ChrisWejr @chriswejr Facebook.com/chriswejr chriswejr@gmail.com

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