Introduction to Twitter for Educators
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Do you ever need to find resources for your classroom? By connecting to other educators through Social Networks such as Twitter, you have the power to tap into more than 6 MILLION educational ...

Do you ever need to find resources for your classroom? By connecting to other educators through Social Networks such as Twitter, you have the power to tap into more than 6 MILLION educational resources right from your phone!

In this presentation, we walk through basic Twitter terminology and discuss why Twitter is a MUST for every educator.

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Introduction to Twitter for Educators Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Twitter in the Classroom Expanding your world 140 characters at at time
  • 2. Twitter in the Classroom Expanding your world 140 characters at at time
  • 3. Why are we here? ●What is Twitter? ●Why Twitter? ●Who else is using Twitter? ●Why is Twitter important for building my PLN ●Speaking “Tweet” ●Building your PLN through Twitter Chats ●Making and KEEPING friends online ●How can this help your classroom and your STUDENTS!
  • 4. What is Twitter? Looking to get more out of twitter? Four simple words as a strategy: Listen. Connect. Share. Engage. @jeffpulver
  • 5. Micro-Blogger (140 Characters) Powerful social networking service Professional Learning Network What is Twitter?
  • 6. Who uses Twitter? Is it just celebrities? Is it just teenagers?
  • 7. Twitter Fun Facts
  • 8. ●81% of users follow less than 100 people ●42% of Twitter users are between 30-50 years old ●Males: More work related Tweets ●Females: More likely to use it to keep in touch with friends Twitter Fun Facts
  • 9. Twitter in History
  • 10. Popular Tweeters
  • 11. @LadyGaga: 20 Million @JustinBieber: 18 Million @KatyPerry: 15 Million
  • 12. Twitter Lingo
  • 13. The @ symbol is easily the most important thing on Twitter. @
  • 14. The Hashtag #
  • 15. Retweet vs Modified Tweet RT - MT
  • 16. Direct Message DM
  • 17. Sign up for Twitter
  • 18. www.Twitter.com Name/Email Bio and Photo Twitter: Step 1
  • 19. Do NOT become an EGG!!
  • 20. Find people to follow with similar interests Look through their followers and see if any of them are interesting Find a hashtag to follow Listen
  • 21. If you see something interesting, Retweet it (RT) Share links, ideas, ask questions, answer questions Become part of the social conversation Read and React
  • 22. Twitter Chats
  • 23. Meet New People Strengthen Relationships Learn about a topic Build an audience Why Participate in a Twitter Chat?
  • 24. Got Time to Chat? #Edchat #Ptchat #EngChat #SSChat #MusedChat #SatChat #Elemsci #4thChat, 5thChat #iPadChat #StdntChat #SpedChat #EduCoach #CPChat #NJED
  • 25. Twitter Etiquette Simple Guidelines to Follow Online
  • 26. Use a recognizable Twitter handle Dress for an interview, not a block party Use your Twitter bio to help others Things to Consider
  • 27. Always introduce yourself Let your followers know when you will be chatting Engage with others ... make friends Be Social ... remember to give Thanks Things to Consider
  • 28. Twitter in the Classroom Expanding your world 140 characters at at time