Twitter & You

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  • Let’s break that down
  • 87% of Americans are aware of Twitter, compared to 88% who are aware of Facebook. 7% actually use the social media site.
  • Social Media is such a powerful tool – we must leverage it to our benefit.
  • Twitter & You

    1. 1. + TWITTER & YOU Jennifer Woodley Communication Specialist Great Prairie AEA Jennifer.woodley@gpaea.org
    2. 2. + Hello @jenwoodley24  Communications Specialist  Internal/External Communications  News Blogs & E-News (The Cornerstone)  Website  Social Media Diva  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn , Pinterest, Google+
    3. 3. + Hello @iamDublin Puppy Tweets
    4. 4. + Social media defines the activities that integrate technology, social interaction and the sharing of words, images, video and audio.
    5. 5. + More simply put “Social media is people having conversations online.” DID YOU SEE THIS? OMG! RT!
    6. 6. + Social Media & You  How many of you…  Twitter  Facebook  LinkedIn  Google+  Pinterest  Instagram  Vine  Tumblr  Foursquare
    7. 7. + Social Media by Internet Users  67% Facebook  16% Twitter  15% Pinterest  13% Instagram  6% Tumblr
    8. 8. + Social Media Users by Gender 71% Females 62% Males 1. Facebook 1. Facebook 2. Pinterest 2. Twitter 3. Instagram 3. Instagram 4. Twitter 4. Tumblr 5. Tumblr 5. Pinterest
    9. 9. + GPAEA Uses Social Media  www.gpaea.org
    10. 10. + Why?  Build better relationships  Raise awareness  Increase website traffic  Interact with those we serve  Network with Educators worldwide  Share resources and news
    11. 11. + Launched in 2006 Twitter.com
    12. 12. + Who is using it?  107.7 billion Americans have a registered account Mediabistro.com, February 2012  69% of users follow others based on recommendations from friends Mediabistro.com, February 2012  Most popular among working adults Nielsen Online, March 2009  Largest age population: 35-49 year olds (55%) Mediabistro.com, August 2012  Fastest-growing segment: 18-29 year olds Mediabistro.com, May 2012
    13. 13. + The Basics  Tweet   Handle   Responding to another Twitter user - @GPAEA is my favorite! ReTweet (RT) or Modified Tweet (MT)   Username & URL - @GPAEA &twitter.com/GPAEA @Reply   140 characters Sharing a post from another user #Hashtag  # or hashtag categorizes tweets for reference - #gpaea
    14. 14. + Twitter Search & #Hashtags http://youtu.be/jGbLWQYJ6iM
    15. 15. + # are your friend!  #edchat  #iaedchat  #iaedfuture  #edtech  #gpaea  #1ii1
    16. 16. + Create a Twitter Account www.twitter.com
    17. 17. + Your Twitter Account  Edit Profile   Click on the gear to change photo, description, etc. Lists  List that you create or follow  Settings  Sign out
    18. 18. + Who should I follow?  GPAEA – http://twitter.com/GPAEA  Mepo Schools - https://twitter.com/MepoBulldogs  The List  Iowa Administrators on Twitter: http://bit.ly/Q6RUyt
    19. 19. + Twitter Hunt
    20. 20. + 1. Create a new list  Click on the gear and “Lists”  Click Create list  Name it ”Twitter Hunt”  Mark as Private  Save List
    21. 21. + Twitter Hunt Post your first Tweet and use #mepopd13  Follow @GPAEA   Check out who @GPAEA is following  Search for #iaedchat  Follow two people from the #iaedchat search  Follow the person next to you, then @reply to them  Add two different people to your Twitter Hunt List  Search your subject (with &w/out #)  ReTweet a post
    22. 22. + Twitter Tools  HootSuite  TweetDeck
    23. 23. + Talk Amongst Yourselves! How can you use Twitter as an Educator? in your classroom?
    24. 24. + Twitter & You
    25. 25. + Overwhelmed yet?
    26. 26. + Social Media Tips for Educators  Don’t friend current students/parents  Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want in the newspaper  Ask your friends to be mindful when posting pictures of you  Check your privacy settings  Don’t argue
    27. 27. +  Resources & PP: http://bit.ly/gpaeatwitter  Contact: Jennifer Woodley @jenwoodley24 jennifer.woodley@gpaea.org  Connect with GPAEA:  Thank you! www.gpaea.org
    28. 28. + Sources  Videos   Twitter Search in Plain English by Common Craft Photos  iClipart.com (subscription)  Twitter.com  Statistics  Pew Internet, http://www.pewintern et.org/  Public Assembly Webinar, http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=vqLM3zGsbgg &feature=youtu.be

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