Twitter for
Parents
Engaged In Education
bit.ly/twitterforparents
@travdmc
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Twitter Is Changing The
World
Communication - global chatter

•

Breaking News - eg. #abflood

•

Activism & Social Cha...
Twitter in 60 Seconds
Getting Started
•

Create an Account

•

Who To Follow

•

Hashtags

•

Tweeting (Replies, Mentions, Retweets &
Direct Mes...
Create An Account

•

Personal Branding (Digital Identity)

•

Short Bio

•

Don’t Be An Egg!
TWEET BREAK

Tweet something
(140 characters or less)
Who To Follow?
•

Legitimate Profile Picture

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Interesting Bio

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Positive Tweet Stats

•

Compelling Content - What ar...
Education Favourites To Follow
@willrich45

@courosa

@sirkenrobinson
PSD Favourites To Follow
@gcouros

@jmclean77

@tmondsPSD70

@ksmileey

@nlakusta
Hashtags
Understanding #
•

If you tweet with a hashtag on a public account,
anyone who does a search for that hashtag may
find you...
Some Suggested
Hashtags
•
•
•

#ptchat
#parents
#parenting

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#edtech

•

#abed

•

#psd70

•

#muirlake

•

#mustangprid...
TWEET BREAK

•

Search an education
# on twitter (#psd70
#ptchat #edtech
#edchat)

•

Click on a new # in a
Tweet that you...
Some Basics of Tweeting
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Reply

•

Mention

•

Retweets

•

Direct Message
@reply
•

What is an @reply?
•

An @reply is any update posted by clicking
the Reply button on a tweet

•

@reply to you w...
@mention
•

What is an @mention?
•

Any Twitter update that contains @username
(replies are considered mentions)

•

These...
Retweets
•

What is a retweet?
•

re-posting of someone else’s Tweet

•

Sometimes people type RT at the beginning
of a Tw...
Direct Message
•

What is a DM?
•

A private message sent via Twitter to one of
your followers. (you can only send to
foll...
TWEET BREAK

•

Tweet a @reply

•

@mention somebody
in a Tweet

•

Retweet somebody

•

DM someone
Twitter Chat

•

Interactive live conversation at a specific time on
Twitter about a specific topic

•

Eg. #ptchat - Pare...
Tips and Tricks
•

TweetDeck - application to manage Twitter (eg. organize hashtags)

•

Download Twitter/TweetDeck on pho...
TWEET BREAK

•

Tweet a link

•

Tweet using
TweetDeck

•

Favourite a Tweet

•

Create a List
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This workshop is designed for parents and community members wanting to actively engage in the education world via Twitter. In this hands on workshop, participants learn the lingo, “how to”, and get introduced to how to connect with others around the world on a variety of education topics.

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  • Twitter For Parents Engaged In Education

    1. 1. Twitter for Parents Engaged In Education bit.ly/twitterforparents @travdmc
    2. 2. • Twitter Is Changing The World Communication - global chatter • Breaking News - eg. #abflood • Activism & Social Change • Networking & Collaboration • Discover y, Learning, & Research • Dissemination of Publications & Materials • Product Research • Tech Support • Professional Connections & Development
    3. 3. Twitter in 60 Seconds
    4. 4. Getting Started • Create an Account • Who To Follow • Hashtags • Tweeting (Replies, Mentions, Retweets & Direct Message) • Join a chat • Tips & Tricks
    5. 5. Create An Account • Personal Branding (Digital Identity) • Short Bio • Don’t Be An Egg!
    6. 6. TWEET BREAK Tweet something (140 characters or less)
    7. 7. Who To Follow? • Legitimate Profile Picture • Interesting Bio • Positive Tweet Stats • Compelling Content - What are there most recent tweets?
    8. 8. Education Favourites To Follow @willrich45 @courosa @sirkenrobinson
    9. 9. PSD Favourites To Follow @gcouros @jmclean77 @tmondsPSD70 @ksmileey @nlakusta
    10. 10. Hashtags
    11. 11. Understanding # • If you tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your tweet • Hashtags can occur anywhere in the tweet • Clicking on a hashtagged word in any tweet shows you all other tweets marked with that keyword • Don’t #spam #with #hashtags • Use hashtags only on tweets relevant to the topic
    12. 12. Some Suggested Hashtags • • • #ptchat #parents #parenting • #edtech • #abed • #psd70 • #muirlake • #mustangprid e • #edchat • #gafe More Education Hashtags bit.ly/twitterforparents
    13. 13. TWEET BREAK • Search an education # on twitter (#psd70 #ptchat #edtech #edchat) • Click on a new # in a Tweet that you find
    14. 14. Some Basics of Tweeting • Reply • Mention • Retweets • Direct Message
    15. 15. @reply • What is an @reply? • An @reply is any update posted by clicking the Reply button on a tweet • @reply to you will show up on your mentions tab • Click on @reply to display the tweet that was replied to
    16. 16. @mention • What is an @mention? • Any Twitter update that contains @username (replies are considered mentions) • These messages, as well as @replies are collected in the Mentions tab on the Connect page • More than one person can be mentioned in a tweet
    17. 17. Retweets • What is a retweet? • re-posting of someone else’s Tweet • Sometimes people type RT at the beginning of a Tweet to indicate they are reposting someone else’s Tweet • Retweeting is sort of like a compliment
    18. 18. Direct Message • What is a DM? • A private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers. (you can only send to followers) • Click on the envelope icon to access
    19. 19. TWEET BREAK • Tweet a @reply • @mention somebody in a Tweet • Retweet somebody • DM someone
    20. 20. Twitter Chat • Interactive live conversation at a specific time on Twitter about a specific topic • Eg. #ptchat - Parent-Teacher Chat - Wednesdays 9:0010:00 EST) Examples & More Education Twitter Chat Times bit.ly/twitterforparents
    21. 21. Tips and Tricks • TweetDeck - application to manage Twitter (eg. organize hashtags) • Download Twitter/TweetDeck on phone • Tweet links to websites, blogs, etc. • Tweet media (Youtube, pictures etc.) • Favourite Tweets to help organize • Utilize Lists to organize people you are following • Don’t click on DM links that seem weird (your account will be hacked)
    22. 22. TWEET BREAK • Tweet a link • Tweet using TweetDeck • Favourite a Tweet • Create a List

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