Twitter for
Professional
Educators
NATALIE DRAKE
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE TEACHER – OLATHE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JANUARY 13, 2013
Twitter?
Professional
Development?
What?
Twitter vs. Facebook
Facebook – Online version of
“hanging out with your friends.”
Twitter – Online version of
“hanging ou...
Stage 1: Explore
Create a professional Twitter account -easier to do so on the computer.

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

Profile picture – more cre...
Install App on Mobile Devices
Stage 1: Explore
Find some other Twitter users to follow. How?


Recommended Twitter users from others (see upcoming
list...
Stage 1: Explore

Some Suggested Twitter Accounts
 @kathyschrock
 @edutopia

 @teachersnet

 @Ted_Tweets

 @rickworme...
Stage 1: Explore
Use this time to learn some of the characteristics of Tweets.

Article: http://edtechsandyk.blogspot.com/...
Stage 1: Explore

Too

overwhelming?

Use lists.

Mark items you really like as Favorites.
Stage 2: Share


See something you like?
Retweet It -- this allows the original
author to see that you are interested in ...
Stage 2: Share
Create your first Tweets of your own. Mine started as kind
of “notes to myself” -- often from a webpage wit...
Stage 3: Build PLN Hashtags (#)


Get Noticed?



Use hashtags
Stage 3: Build PLN – Replies or Mentions
Stage 3: Build PLN -- Chats


Usually weekly or every other week for an hour



To view -- Just type in the hashtag name...
Stage 3: Build PLN -- Chats
Options:
Follow – read along

Participate – just be sure and type the hashtag at the end of yo...
Sample Chats:
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#kinderchat

8-9 PM on Mondays

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#5thchat

7-8 PM on Tuesdays

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#educoach

9-10 PM on Wednesdays

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...
Have fun! Learn new things!
Make friends!
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  • Hi, Natalie! I love your presentation. I've presented on Twitter for teachers several times, and there are so many ways to approach it. I like seeing how others cover the subject and the order in which they present the information.

    You contacted me via my blog when you were working on this presentation to ask permission to use my graphic on the parts of a Tweet (slide 10 in your preso) and I realized I never got back to you. Thank you so much for going to that extra effort, but as you indicated when you contacted me, you had already included a link back to the original post, which is all I ask. Thank you for being diligent and taking time to contact me though. And through that contact making me aware of your excellent presentation!

    Hope your year in Olathe is going well. :-)
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    1. 1. Twitter for Professional Educators NATALIE DRAKE INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE TEACHER – OLATHE PUBLIC SCHOOLS JANUARY 13, 2013
    2. 2. Twitter? Professional Development? What?
    3. 3. Why Twitter?  Choice  Brevity  Resources, resources, resources,  Professional networking if desired  One more way to see what your teenagers are up to.  Note: District policy regarding Twitter
    4. 4. Twitter vs. Facebook Facebook – Online version of “hanging out with your friends.” Twitter – Online version of “hanging out with the people that you WISH were your friends.”
    5. 5. Stage 1: Explore Create a professional Twitter account -easier to do so on the computer.   Profile picture – more credibility  www.twitter.com/DrakeIRT User Name – should reflect what you will tweet Description – relates to user name and the audience you wish to follow / reach.
    6. 6. Install App on Mobile Devices
    7. 7. Stage 1: Explore Find some other Twitter users to follow. How?  Recommended Twitter users from others (see upcoming list)  Authors/ Presenters / Publications / Institutions  Look at the folks that OTHERS follow  Use hashtags (categories) #instructionalstrategies Example --
    8. 8. Stage 1: Explore Some Suggested Twitter Accounts  @kathyschrock  @edutopia  @teachersnet  @Ted_Tweets  @rickwormeli  @ncte  @scholasticteach  @ascd  @annettebreaux  @educationweek  @caroljago
    9. 9. Stage 1: Explore Use this time to learn some of the characteristics of Tweets. Article: http://edtechsandyk.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-decodetweet.html
    10. 10. Stage 1: Explore Too overwhelming? Use lists. Mark items you really like as Favorites.
    11. 11. Stage 2: Share  See something you like? Retweet It -- this allows the original author to see that you are interested in their comments.
    12. 12. Stage 2: Share Create your first Tweets of your own. Mine started as kind of “notes to myself” -- often from a webpage with an article using the symbol in the “Share” section. Keep in simple. Use a URL shortener like bit.ly if needed.
    13. 13. Stage 3: Build PLN Hashtags (#)  Get Noticed?  Use hashtags
    14. 14. Stage 3: Build PLN – Replies or Mentions
    15. 15. Stage 3: Build PLN -- Chats  Usually weekly or every other week for an hour  To view -- Just type in the hashtag name of the chat at the time the chat is to begin.  Often a discussion with 4-5 questions posed by a moderator.  List of chats: bit.ly/offficialchatlist
    16. 16. Stage 3: Build PLN -- Chats Options: Follow – read along Participate – just be sure and type the hashtag at the end of your comments so everyone will see it. Some chats are archived. Example: Flipped Prof Development Chat
    17. 17. Sample Chats:  #kinderchat 8-9 PM on Mondays  #5thchat 7-8 PM on Tuesdays  #educoach 9-10 PM on Wednesdays  #ksed 7-8 PM Mondays  #ntchat 7-8 PM Wednesdays
    18. 18. Have fun! Learn new things! Make friends!

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