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Twitter 102 for Educators: Growing your PLN and PD


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Expanding on Twitter 101 for Educators by discussing various tools for growing your Professional Learning Network and Professional Development on Twitter. It's recommended to have a beginning knowledge of Twitter and already have an active account set up. Topic will include chats, hashtags, gaining followers, ReTweeting and more."

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Twitter 102 for Educators: Growing your PLN and PD

  1. 1. • ReTweet • Share • Stalk • Utilize lists • WeFollow • Real time search • Chats • Hashtags
  2. 2. • RT-You can pick up a lot of followers this way because people appreciate someone helping to spread their tweets to a larger audience. • Stalk-Follow the followers of those you like. • Share-When people discover that you tweet great stuff, you’ll get new followers by the dozens.
  3. 3. To create a list: Go to your Lists page. This can be done via the gear icon drop down menu in the top right navigation bar or by going to your profile page and clicking on Lists. Click Create list. Enter the name of your list, a short description of the list, and select if you want the list to be private (only accessible to you) or public (anyone can subscribe to the list). Click Save list. To add or remove people from your lists: Click the gear icon drop down menu on a user's profile. Select Add or remove from lists. (You don't need to be following a user to add them to your list.) A pop-up will appear displaying your created lists. Check the lists you would like to add the user to, or uncheck the lists you'd like to remove the user from. To check to see if the user you wanted to add was successfully included in that list, navigate to the Lists tab on your profile page. Click the desired list, then click Members. The person will appear in the list of members.
  4. 4. “Our goal at Wefollow is to simplify the way we find and learn from people online. By bringing together users from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin, we’ve created a simple, integrated experience in one unique online community.”
  5. 5. • Find a chat to join • Follow along, and don’t be afraid to jump in w your thoughts#edchat is probably the most well known • #edtech chat Mondays, 8-9 EST • #luthed Lutheran Educators (Mon 9-10 EST) #SMEdChat Social Media Ed Chat (Tues 10-11 am CST) #GAVSTweetUp Ongoing SM Chat for GAVS #scitlap Science Teach Like a Pirate (Tues 8-9 pm CST) #iolchat Inside Online Learning (Wed 12-1 pm EST) #gaed Georgia Ed Chat (Thurs 8-9 pm EST)
  6. 6. Moderator asks a question marked Q1, others respond with A1
  7. 7. • Hootsuite • TweetDeck • TweetChat • Twubs • TagBoard
  8. 8. Guess what? We can Twitter chat about it, and it will give you some practice at the same time. To ask me a question, start your Tweet with “@GAVS_smspec #GAVStweetup” , or just use “#GAVStweetup” like this:
  9. 9. • 5 Effective Ways Teachers can Use Twitter for PD • List of Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know • Best Educational Twitter Hashtags • Twitter for PD-Lists by Subject area • Creating Lists in Twitter • 100 Ways to Use Twitter • 4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher Should Know • Twitter: The Best PD Tool for Teachers • 90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know About • List of Educators to Follow • Twitter PD for Teachers