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Twitter for NPSD Tech Support Specialists, 3-6-14


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Overview of Twitter for Tech Support Specialists, Educators in NPSD

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Twitter for NPSD Tech Support Specialists, 3-6-14

  1. 1. #NPED ❊ ❊ ❊ ❊ ❊ ❊ NPSD Tech Support Twitter 101 March 6, 2014 Twitter: @joe_mazza @NPedtech
  2. 2. Twitter is a free Web 2.0 social media service that allows users to send and receive short 140 character messages known as tweets.
  3. 3. Source:
  4. 4. United States Twitter Use
  5. 5. Global Twitter Use
  6. 6. Over 24.9 Million Tweets Sent During the 2014 Superbowl 6
  7. 7. Who Is Using Twitter? •Graduate learners - #pennedchat •K-12 Districts #psd70 •Schools (i.e. @penndalems, @nwelementary, @gnelementary etc) •Publications, Conference (i.e. @ASCD, #ASCD13) •Authors/Speakers/Websites/Organizations/Field Trip Venues •Re-engaging former networks
  8. 8. K-12 Twitter use in one Chicago suburban district 8
  9. 9. Why Would An Educator Use Twitter? For Your School Problem-solve, inspire, share ideas, connect teachers, ask questions, build relationships Professional Growth Create your own "Personal Learning Network" (PLN)
  10. 10. Why Use Twitter? For Your School Rapidly communicate out
  11. 11. The Language of Twitter @ Reply sent to a specific person and visible to all. RT Re-Tweet or resending another persons tweet. Retweets are an extremely important part of twitter because it allows interesting ideas and news items to spread quickly. DM Direct message in private to a specific person. You can only DM a person who is following you. # Hashtag designating a topic as (i.e.#nped)
  12. 12. Username Avatar Sample HOME Page Full Name Profile Tweet Followers Following
  13. 13. Knapp Elementary School’s Twitter Page 13
  14. 14. Why Use Twitter? Professional Growth Create your own "Personal Learning Network" (PLN) From within a dramatically new information landscape, the best description of the 21st Century teacher is Master Learner. —David Warlick
  15. 15. TV Channels & Hashtags (#)
  16. 16. It’s all about the #Hashtag Searching for the information YOU care about. The hashtag search.
  17. 17. Access to Twitter - initially Cell Phone-As Text Message Application on Computer-Tweetdeck, Tweetchat, others **Cell Phone - Application
  18. 18. Get tech support from around the world 18
  19. 19. Why I Value Twitter My PLN Search for Information Reflective Practice Global and Local Perspectives Instant Feedback Newsroom Showcase Professional Development Together We Are Better
  20. 20. Next Steps: When sending tweets, use #nped to share your learning across our NPSD learning community.
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  22. 22. Two resources to help you “move the needle” • A-Z Education Twitter Hashtag Glossary & Schedule • @Cybraryman’s Administrator Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership Resource
  23. 23. Administrative Reg 4131(d) #8 Under Web Regulations Twitter is permitted for staff to use for communication with other staff or parents, or as part of a professional development activity. Microblogs are not secure. Communication should be appropriate and professional, and should not contain confidential student information.
  24. 24. #NPED ❊ ❊ ❊ ❊ ❊ ❊ NPSD Tech Support Twitter 101 March 6, 2014 Twitter: @joe_mazza @NPedtech