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50 ideas on using twitter for teachers

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Need some ideas on using Twitter for teaching? Here are 50 ideas to get you started. Don't know where to start - we've got you covered.

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50 ideas on using twitter for teachers

  1. 1. 50 ideas on using twitter For Teachers https://flic.kr/p/fTN3nucooper-taylor.com
  2. 2. First Steps cooper-taylor.com
  3. 3. 1 Build an account and immediately start using Twitter Search to listen for your name, your organisation's name, words that relate to your space. Listening always comes first. cooper-taylor.com
  4. 4. 2 Add a picture of yourself People want to see you. cooper-taylor.com
  5. 5. 3 Talk to people about THEIR interests. It shows us you’re human. cooper-taylor.com
  6. 6. 4 Point out interesting things in your teaching space, not just about you. cooper-taylor.com
  7. 7. 5 Share links to neat things in your school / college / polytechnic / university. cooper-taylor.com
  8. 8. 6 Don’t get stuck in the apology loop.Be helpful instead. https://flic.kr/p/Evgt66cooper-taylor.com
  9. 9. 7 Be wary of always blowing your own trumpet.Your fans will love it. Others will tune out. https://flic.kr/p/aAtmScooper-taylor.com
  10. 10. 8 Promote your staffs’ outside-of- work stories (with their permission). cooper-taylor.com
  11. 11. 9 Be human. https://flic.kr/p/EHyaT cooper-taylor.com
  12. 12. 10 Talk about non- teacher talk, too. https://flic.kr/p/Nw5kycooper-taylor.com
  13. 13. Ideas About WHAT to Tweet https://flic.kr/p/dDwFpucooper-taylor.com
  14. 14. 11 Instead of answering “What's happening?” Tell us “What has your attention?” https://flic.kr/p/7rUziRcooper-taylor.com
  15. 15. 12 Have more than one tweeter for your organisation .People can quit. People take vacations. It’s nice to have a variety. https://flic.kr/p/81jhAUcooper-taylor.com But maybe not this many!
  16. 16. 13 When promoting a blog post ask a question or explain what’s coming next, instead of just dumping a link. https://flic.kr/p/wTgzo cooper-taylor.com
  17. 17. 14 Ask questions. Twitter is GREAT for getting opinions. https://flic.kr/p/az6nG4 cooper-taylor.com
  18. 18. 15 Follow interesting people. If you find someone who tweets interesting things, see who she follows, and follow her too. cooper-taylor.com
  19. 19. 16 Tweet about other people’s stuff. https://flic.kr/p/mH9K6cooper-taylor.com
  20. 20. 17 When you DO talk about your stuff, make it useful.Give advice, blog posts, pictures, teaching tips etc. https://flic.kr/p/eysoeGcooper-taylor.com
  21. 21. 18 Share the human side of your organisation .If you’re bothering to tweet, it means you believe social media has value for human connections. Point us to pictures and other human things. https://flic.kr/p/J5Ys9Ncooper-taylor.com
  22. 22. 19 Don’t toot your own horn too much. https://flic.kr/p/4UbdC7cooper-taylor.com
  23. 23. 20 Or, if you do, try to balance it out by promoting the heck out of others, too. https://flic.kr/p/8X1LKicooper-taylor.com
  24. 24. Some Sanity For You https://flic.kr/p/587GAccooper-taylor.com
  25. 25. 21 You don’t have to read every tweet. REALLY! cooper-taylor.com
  26. 26. 22 You don’t have to reply to every @tweet sent to you. Try to reply to some, but don’t feel guilty. cooper-taylor.com
  27. 27. 23 Use direct messages for 1-to-1 conversations if you feel there’s no value to Twitter at large to hear the conversation. https://flic.kr/p/dvyiH1cooper-taylor.com
  28. 28. 24 Use services like Twitter Search to make sure you see if someone’s talking about you. Try to participate where it makes sense. https://flic.kr/p/5BAUwpcooper-taylor.com
  29. 29. 25 3rd party clients like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite make it a lot easier to manage Twitter. https://flic.kr/p/axb41 cooper-taylor.com
  30. 30. 26 If you tweet all day while your fellow teachers are busy, you ARE going to hear about it. https://flic.kr/p/by63ZL cooper-taylor.com
  31. 31. 27 If you’re representing your organisation and tweeting all the time (i.e. not working), you probably will hear about it too. https://flic.kr/p/8CZEcscooper-taylor.com
  32. 32. 28 Learn quickly to use the URL shortening tools like Bitly and all the variants. It helps tidy up your tweets. https://flic.kr/p/7yZ6Wkcooper-taylor.com
  33. 33. 29 If anyone says you’re using twitter wrong, forget it. It’s an opt out society. They can unfollow if they don’t like how you use it. https://flic.kr/p/nyxCWcooper-taylor.com
  34. 34. 30 Commenting on others’ tweets, and retweeting what others have posted is a great way to build community. https://flic.kr/p/JEXjuncooper-taylor.com
  35. 35. The Negatives People Will Throw At You https://flic.kr/p/9Mm99Dcooper-taylor.com
  36. 36. 31 Twitter takes up time. https://flic.kr/p/fQXz91cooper-taylor.com
  37. 37. 32 Twitter takes you away from teaching. “And the admin doesn’t? cooper-taylor.com
  38. 38. 33 Without a strategy, it’s just typing. cooper-taylor.com
  39. 39. 34 There are other ways to do this. https://flic.kr/p/7TGMs7 cooper-taylor.com
  40. 40. 35 Twitter doesn’t replace supporting students. https://flic.kr/p/a1Kce9cooper-taylor.com
  41. 41. 36 Twitter is not relevant to teaching. It’s been around 10 years so it should be! cooper-taylor.com
  42. 42. 37 Twitter is just for nerds. https://flic.kr/p/bmPNxBcooper-taylor.com
  43. 43. 38 Our students & parents are not on Twitter. https://flic.kr/p/6nCqXp REALLY! cooper-taylor.com CU IC!
  44. 44. 39 Twitter doesn’t replace email. Guess what? Things change. https://flic.kr/p/4cRwCmcooper-taylor.com
  45. 45. 40 Twitter opens the organisation up to more criticism and griping. “Don't base your decision on the opinions of those who don't want to see you grow.” ― Yvonne Pierre cooper-taylor.com
  46. 46. Some Positives to Throw Back https://flic.kr/p/GjMVC6cooper-taylor.com
  47. 47. 41 Twitter helps you organize great, instant meetups. Tweetups https://flic.kr/p/5UVFr3cooper-taylor.com
  48. 48. 42 Twitter works well as an opinion poll. https://flic.kr/p/diGSsZcooper-taylor.com
  49. 49. 43 Twitter can help direct people’s attention to good things. cooper-taylor.com
  50. 50. 44 Twitter at events helps people build an instant “back channel.” cooper-taylor.com https://flic.kr/p/7WzxMy
  51. 51. 45 Twitter often breaks news faster than other sources Especially if the news impacts online denizens cooper-taylor.com https://flic.kr/p/8Fu8zg
  52. 52. 46 Twitter lets you find teachers with similar teaching interests cooper-taylor.com https://flic.kr/p/FAwnTX
  53. 53. 47 Twitter brings great minds together, and gives you daily opportunities to learn. If you look for it, and/or if you follow the right folks cooper-taylor.com https://flic.kr/p/r7M2Xx
  54. 54. 48 Twitter gives your critics a forum but that means you can learn about them them. cooper-taylor.com https://flic.kr/p/d6CTAE
  55. 55. 49 Twitter helps with professional development cooper-taylor.com https://flic.kr/p/bBoHJF
  56. 56. 50 Twitter helps keep you up-to- date cooper-taylor.com https://flic.kr/p/aCpvwa
  57. 57. Inspired by an original post by Chris Brogan 50 Ideas on Using Twitter for Business http://www.chrisbrogan.com/50-ideas- on-using-twitter-for-business How are YOU using Twitter? Comment on our post at http://cooper-taylor.com/2016/08/50-ideas-on-using-twitter-for-teachers/ cooper-taylor.com

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