28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter. Twitter - my virtual staffroom. I don't go into my "real" staffroom very often at school.
20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About. Twitter chats are such a great way to stay connected and informed in your professional circle , and education is no exception. Through education chats, you can find out about new methods for teaching, tech resources, even jobs for teachers. Most chats are held weekly, and offer an opportunity to have a regularly scheduled conversation with like-minded educators. Check out our collection to find a wealth of Twitter chats that are great for all kinds of educators. General These Twitter chats cover anything and everything in education, and represent a great jumping off point for those just getting started in Twitter education chats.
#edchat – Talk to a variety of educators around the world through #edchat, Tuesdays at noon and 7 p.m. Administration and Behavior Check out these Twitter chats to get connected and discuss topics concerning school administrators. #AcAdv – Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. Subject Chats. Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom. This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom.
It’s been almost 8 months since I published the post, “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom”, about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting. This post generated a lot of traffic, and continues to attract hundreds of viewers every week. Since that brief posting, I’ve come across a lot of articles containing examples and suggestions for using Twitter in instructional applications. I’ve combed through many of these and tried to boil down the redundancies to create a rich set of idea-laden resources. While there’s still going to be some overlap in the concepts presented in these articles, they clearly meet the goal of providing a thorough set of ideas and examples for leveraging Twitter in the educational process.
Here are the original “6 Examples” from last June’s post: Using braindump, you will pass real test on first try. About Kelly Walsh. Why Twitter? What's Happening?
My twitter story began on the 21st of February 2009. I didn't know too much about the 'website' just that you had 140 characters to say what you wished. However, little did I know, this 'website' wasn't really like most websites, once you're apart of it you're apart of a society. Twitter for Educators.pdf. Twitter for Teachers – a professional development tool. It's All About The Hashtag. If you remember, in my 3 part series on Twitter, I wrote about how I completely changed the way I do professional development on Twitter.
In a nutshell, I no longer start with signing up and tweeting the first day. I always show how to use Twitter without ever signing up. I believe it's important to establish the value in using it rather than using it and attempting to find the value. What a lot of people don't realize that Twitter is a very powerful search engine. Just like Google, if you know how to use the search effectively you can find pretty much anything. What is a hashtag you ask? From The Twitter Fan Wiki: Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. Basically, its a tag in your post so that you or someone else can find it later or track it as it is happening.
Right, but how does this help you find stuff for your classroom? There are so many more educational hashtags out there. 4 Great Twitter Applications for Teachers Using Twitter In The Classroom. These tools offer free functionality that extend and enhance the possibilities for instructional uses of Twitter.
Twitter is playing a role in more classrooms every day. Articles like “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom” and “100 Ways To Teach With Twitter” have drawn tens of thousands of readers, a clear testament to the high level of academic interest in this wildly popular microblogging platform. Teachers are finding new ways to use Twitter to engage their students, build stronger academic and professional relationships, and to share information in a richer learning environment, and they are using tools like these to bring more fun and functionality to the process. It’s easy to get started with these applications. Users can sign up using their Twitter accounts (although GroupTweet does get a little more involved). Twtpoll (twtpoll.com)Polling and survey tools provide teachers so many capabilities. About Kelly Walsh. The Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter In Education.
Twitter seems to be here to stay.
As one of the most popular ways for teachers, students, and the general public to communicate, it’s becoming a must-have tool in almost every teacher’s toolbox. However, numerous recent studies have shown that education in general has been slow to adopt social media. In an effort to speed up this adoption process, below you’ll find a boatload of resources on the past, present, and future of Twitter in education as well as some helpful guides to using the tool in the classroom.
This guide is by no means exhaustive and is meant to be added to on a regular basis. To do that, Edudemic needs your help . The History of Communication The following is a guest post excerpt from Ernesto Priego of The Guardian (UK). With that in mind, the future of communication in the form of social media is examined as a way to forever alter the world of education. Read the full article on Guardian.co.uk here . All About Twitter Hashtags. Twitter Series-A New Kind Of Twitter PD. This week I am going to do a series of posts on Twitter.
I get asked a lot of questions about it so I though, why not write about it and put all the details in one place. You can read Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Twitter Series-What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Twitter. This is the second in a series I am doing all about Twitter.
You can read the first post here, where I discuss the need to change the way we teach about Twitter. Today, lets go back to the beginning and look at what we wish we had known... If you have read any of my leadership pieces before, you know I am big on reflection. As educators, looking back on our practice is one of the most important things we can do. The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags.
Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. It makes it easy (sort of) for people to monitor what’s happening in the conversation rather than having to try and guess what topics you should search for. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers When having a Twitter #hashtag chat, if you want to avoid overwhelming your followers, start any tweet you want to “hide” with @HideChat or (one character shorter) @HideTag .
You don’t need to do this with all your chat tweets (though you could). Sources.