We’ve created the Twitter Handbook for Teachers , a brand new, interactive, 13-page guide to Twitter. This guide is for educators who are new to Twitter, or veterans to the social media platform who want to bring Twitter into their classrooms or grow their network. Is that you?
Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers. Instead of enduring hours-long workshops a few times a year, teachers could reach out to peers on the Internet in real time for advice on things like planning a lesson (or salvaging a lesson that’s going wrong), overcoming classroom management problems, or helping students with disabilities. Or, at least, that’s what a group of Internet-savvy educators who convened in New York City this week are hoping.
I recently read the blog post, Twitter Snobs or Efficient Learners written by Bill Ferriter . In this post Bill states, "whenever the number of people that I'm following grows to more than 200, I simply get lost in the streams of information that come through my Twitter feed. At that point, Twitter becomes useless, doesn't it?" This is something that I can relate to, however, I have found that you CAN follow more than 200 people on twitter and STILL can the benefits of learning from them. Why would you want to follow so many people on Twitter? Well, if you're only interested in following one group of people, say 2nd grade teachers, then maybe you can stick to less than 200.
Cross-posted at eFACE Today This year, our K-6 staff began learning in a new virtual way using Twitter. After a couple staff in-service trainings and after school workshops, parents and teachers ventured into this new educational Twitterverse. As we enter the final week of school, I’d like to share it’s initial impact on teaching and learning from my principal’s lens. Our staff’s “learning by Twitter” has occurred in multiple formats this school year: From each other From classroom to classroom From our school parents From their developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) From local & national conferences From our district hashtag (#nped) From weekly education chats like #ptchat, #5thchat, #edchat #ntchat & others
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I would like to take a moment to thank all of the outstanding educators who are part of my PLN and invest in making me better each and every day. The 10 people who influence me the most and on a daily basis...... I have never met! As this year comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to share my 5 favorite tweets of 2011 and a brief explanation as to why. Mary Beth Hertz offers some important advice when she tweeted, "Be patient but relentless in helping colleagues build connections!" Steve Wheeler recently wrote a blog post titled, Connected Educators in which he shares, "It is abundantly clear to me that connectivity is one of the essentials in the 21st Century teacher toolkit.
Have you heard of Twitter, but don’t “get” what it’s all about (or how you can use it for education?) I’ll try my best to explain Twitter, and hopefully convince you to give it a try. This is what you'll see when you log in to your Twitter account What is Twitter?
Many of ReadWriteWeb’s readers are old hands at Twitter, but the service gets thousands of new users every day. That includes a lot of folks who suddenly need to use Twitter as part of their job. If you’re just being introduced to the joys of Twitter (or introducing it to another user), here’s a short and friendly primer on what you need to know about using the site.
In late July I decided to join Twitter . To be perfectly honest with you I had no idea what I was supposed to do when I got on there but I heard so much about it I thought it would be a worthwhile experience. The only concern was that we have so many distractions already in life that I wasn't sure that I needed to add one more the list. I consider myself fairly technological, and given the amount of time I spend checking e-mail I know that I am "connected." I have a "Smart" phone, IPod, IPad, laptop and I created my own website.
Ever feel like your tweets dissipate into the ether, never to be seen or heard from again? There are a slew of tools available to help you track who's reading your tweets (and if anyone actually is), as well as which of your tweets gain traction in the Twittersphere. True Twitter buffs know Bit.ly isn't to be missed. The URL-shortening service will not only slim unwieldy links, but it also offers up stats (see picture above) on how many times a link you tweeted was clicked, during what time period it was clicked and much, much more. To see the stats, just add a "+" to the end of a Bit.ly shortened link in your address bar, hit enter and watch the magic happen. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
A roundup of guides on how to use blogs, Facebook, Twitter & more H ere are tutorials our team has created to help show nonprofits, cause organizations, businesses and individuals how to effectively use social media, divided by subject area. For even more, see the Sharing Center , our posts on resources , tools and video interviews . • Social media • Blogs • Facebook • Twitter • Video & multimedia • Fundraising • Mobile • LinkedIn • Google Plus • Pinterest Social media How to successfully harness your email list for your cause Guest post by Susannah Vila February 2013
Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom.
Home » Education Written by Mason 3 January 2012 23 Comments One of the best ways to stay up-to-date on the latest in education (other than a free subscription to the SimpleK12 blog ) is to follow hashtags on Twitter.
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.