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Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development

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Tweet to learn: Twitter for Professional Development

  1. 1. Twitter for Professional Development Brent Coley @brentcoley | BrentColey.com Tweet to Learn
  2. 2. Fascinating Facts
  3. 3. 645, 750,000 active registeredTwitter users Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  4. 4. 135,000 newTwitter users sign up every day Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  5. 5. 115 million activeTwitter users each month Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  6. 6. 58 million - average number of tweets per day Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  7. 7. 9,100 - number of tweets per second Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  8. 8. 5 days - time it takes to generate 1 billion tweets Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  9. 9. Top 5 Reasons Adults Aren’t OnTwitter
  10. 10. #5 “Because I’m not 18 years old.”
  11. 11. #4 “Because I’m not a celebrity.”
  12. 12. #3 “Because I don’t have the latest smartphone.”
  13. 13. #2 “Because the world doesn’t care that I’m sitting on the patio.”
  14. 14. #1 “Because I don’t understand it.”
  15. 15. Okay, so what isTwitter?
  16. 16. Twitter is a real-time information network made up of “tweets.”
  17. 17. A tweet is a small burst of information (limited to 140 characters).
  18. 18. You choose whose tweets you want to see by “following”Twitter users.
  19. 19. The Big Question: Why should I get on Twitter?
  20. 20. Twitter: The NewTeachers Lounge
  21. 21. A bottomless well of educational resources...
  22. 22. Inspiration...
  23. 23. And the occasional bit of humor...
  24. 24. Connect with like- minded educators all over the world...
  25. 25. Lurking
  26. 26. 40% of people on Twitter don’t tweet but watch others who do. Source: 1/1/14 - http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/
  27. 27. The Basics
  28. 28. Usernames @ @jenwagner@brentcoley @tonyvincent @seani @PrincipalJ @appeducationfox @tbed63 @billselak@alicekeeler @rushtheiceberg @dgrice
  29. 29. Avatars
  30. 30. vs. Uploaded photo (easily identifiable) Default avatar (who is this?)
  31. 31. Hashtags #
  32. 32. Hashtags begin with a # and make tweets searchable. #edtech #4thchat #cue14 #CAedchat #edadmin #apbio #kinderchat #charactercounts #apchem
  33. 33. Direct Messages
  34. 34. A direct message is a private message that can only be seen by you and the person to whom you are sending the message.
  35. 35. Let’s seeTwitter in action!
  36. 36. To Do List: Sign up Upload a photo Create a short bio DownloadTwitter app Follow educators
  37. 37. Educators to Follow: @tonyvincent @tbed63 @jenwagner @billselak @alicekeeler @jasonseliskar @dgrice @seani @chadkafka @TASFair
  38. 38. Educators to Follow: @sjunkins @ArcherMHHS @AshleyBlank @venspired @MrVaudrey @ELanghorst @rushtheiceberg @appeducationfox @coolcatteacher @kevinhoneycutt
  39. 39. Resources: BrentColey.com @brentcoley
  40. 40. “Twitter is aTeacher Superpower” by @AppEducationFox http://goo.gl/J53uYB
  41. 41. Education Hashtags: http:// www.cybraryman.com/ edhashtags.html

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