Twitter:
Connecting Educators
Connecting Educators
Chris Stanley
Fraser High School
@StanleyTeach
Image Sources: http://ww...
www.stanleyteach.weebly.com
Purpose of Today
• To demonstrate ways to connect educators from
around the district, state, country, and world by
sharing...
Amanda Dyke’s
ISTE
Experience
I found the one tool that
will change education!!!
@AmandaCDykes
TEACHER IN BIRMINGHAM, AL
PEOPLEPEOPLE
“Technology is just
this small medium
that allows us to
make those
connections.” - Amanda
Dykes
THE PHONE DILEMMA
“THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM REQUIRED US TO MEMORIZE STRINGS OF
NUMBERS IF WE WANTED TO TALK TO OUR FRIENDS, SO WE DID.”
“WE MEMO...
Why Twitter?
• Ultimate PD
• Opportunity to Share
• Connect with people who share the same common
interests
• A new way to...
what is twitter?
• Information Network
• Connects to latest stories, ideas, and opinions based on
interest
• 140 character...
Sources: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/4269765/New-York-plane-crash-Twitter-breaks-the-news-again.html
htt...
who is on twitter?
• Justin Beiber - 38.5 million
followers
• Lady Gaga - 36.5 million
followers
• Barack Obama - 31 milli...
but what about the educators?but what about the educators?
• Educators are connecting with each other around the globe:
• ...
mrs. Miller’s pbl Kindergarten
• Reading books, Mrs. Miller created a student-led inquiry
project based on classroom theme...
QuickTime™ and a
decompressor
are needed to see this picture.
Kindergarten Inquiry Project
CONTINUE TO BUILDYOUR
PD
• Making Tech Work For Teachers
• Three Wonderful TED ED TALKS
• What It Takes To Become A Projec...
Using Twitter in the classroom
• Create your own class Hashtag!!! (ex: #StanleyBlock3)
• Gathering Data
• Parent Involveme...
the power of the hashtag
Image Source: http://rlv.zcache.com/twitter_number_sign_shirt-rc362e85a20c74b9a86810bbf8d7ab376_8...
now you go!
• Type in the following in your search function: #edchat,
#mathchat, #sschat, #miched, #scichat, #atplc, #rech...
hashtags create topics and chats
• #EdChat (Every Tuesday @ 7PM)
• #MichEd (Every Wednesday @ 8PM)
• #EngChat, #SciChat, #...
our #fpsmacul13 conversation
When to use TWITTER?
• Whenever something AMAZING is happening in your
classroom!!!
• We need to share and learn from each...
challenge
• Sign on to Twitter and Check it out this summer!
• Start off by following your interests
Twitter As PD
Twitter As PD
Twitter As PD
Twitter As PD
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  1. 1. Twitter: Connecting Educators Connecting Educators Chris Stanley Fraser High School @StanleyTeach Image Sources: http://www.healthcarehistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Twitter.png http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/twitter2.jpg
  2. 2. www.stanleyteach.weebly.com
  3. 3. Purpose of Today • To demonstrate ways to connect educators from around the district, state, country, and world by sharing best practices and learning new ideas Source: http://gazette.teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Twitter-banner.jpg
  4. 4. Amanda Dyke’s ISTE Experience I found the one tool that will change education!!! @AmandaCDykes TEACHER IN BIRMINGHAM, AL
  5. 5. PEOPLEPEOPLE
  6. 6. “Technology is just this small medium that allows us to make those connections.” - Amanda Dykes
  7. 7. THE PHONE DILEMMA
  8. 8. “THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM REQUIRED US TO MEMORIZE STRINGS OF NUMBERS IF WE WANTED TO TALK TO OUR FRIENDS, SO WE DID.” “WE MEMORIZED THE PHONE NUMBERS WHEN WE HAD TO, BUT WE NEVER LIKED MEMORIZING THOSE NUMBERS AND WE WERE NEVER VERY GOOD AT IT. WE DID IT BECAUSE IT WAS A REQUIREMENT FOR OTHER THINGS WE DID LIKE, SUCH AS TALKING WITH OUR FRIENDS.” THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE “ENABLED BY TECHNOLOGY BUT CREATED BY HUMAN BEINGS”. - CLAY SHIRKY Cognitive Surplus (110)
  9. 9. Why Twitter? • Ultimate PD • Opportunity to Share • Connect with people who share the same common interests • A new way to collaborate: stop closing your door!
  10. 10. what is twitter? • Information Network • Connects to latest stories, ideas, and opinions based on interest • 140 character micro blog • The people speak before the media and create a loud voice • See what is happening in real time
  11. 11. Sources: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/4269765/New-York-plane-crash-Twitter-breaks-the-news-again.html http://presentability.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/twiterplanehudson.png
  12. 12. who is on twitter? • Justin Beiber - 38.5 million followers • Lady Gaga - 36.5 million followers • Barack Obama - 31 million followers • Kim Kardashian - 17.8 million followers • Kourtney Kardashian - 8.7 million followersSource: www.twittercounter.com Image Source: http://www.mikemccready.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/3428525318_0729579705.jpg
  13. 13. but what about the educators?but what about the educators? • Educators are connecting with each other around the globe: • Sharing Lessons • Foster your own personalized learning • Discussing hot topics in real time • Classroom Use
  14. 14. mrs. Miller’s pbl Kindergarten • Reading books, Mrs. Miller created a student-led inquiry project based on classroom themes: kindness and spreading sunshine • Students questioned,“How can we make a difference?” • Raised Money Through A Read-A-Thon to donate a goat
  15. 15. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Kindergarten Inquiry Project
  16. 16. CONTINUE TO BUILDYOUR PD • Making Tech Work For Teachers • Three Wonderful TED ED TALKS • What It Takes To Become A Project Based School
  17. 17. Using Twitter in the classroom • Create your own class Hashtag!!! (ex: #StanleyBlock3) • Gathering Data • Parent Involvement • Summary of what was learned (exit slip) • Talk to the experts • Argumentation with sources
  18. 18. the power of the hashtag Image Source: http://rlv.zcache.com/twitter_number_sign_shirt-rc362e85a20c74b9a86810bbf8d7ab376_804gs_512.jpg Image Source: https://dev.twitter.com/sites/default/files/images_media/worldseries.jpg Image Source: https://dev.twitter.com/sites/default/files/images_media/thevoice_hashtag.jpg
  19. 19. now you go! • Type in the following in your search function: #edchat, #mathchat, #sschat, #miched, #scichat, #atplc, #rechat • What do you see? Image Source: http://cybraryman.com/images/edchat.jpg
  20. 20. hashtags create topics and chats • #EdChat (Every Tuesday @ 7PM) • #MichEd (Every Wednesday @ 8PM) • #EngChat, #SciChat, #MathChat, #SSChat • The Hashtag is available at all times but only use it when it relates to this topic.
  21. 21. our #fpsmacul13 conversation
  22. 22. When to use TWITTER? • Whenever something AMAZING is happening in your classroom!!! • We need to share and learn from each other!!! • Let the community be aware of what you’re doing! • We need to be cheerleaders for what we do!
  23. 23. challenge • Sign on to Twitter and Check it out this summer! • Start off by following your interests

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