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Educational Web Sites Twitter. How to Spend Only 10 Minutes Per Day on Twitter. The No. 1 complaint from businesses new to social media is: “I just don’t have time.”

How to Spend Only 10 Minutes Per Day on Twitter

What these people don’t realize is that social media doesn’t always require a huge commitment, especially Twitter. As Facebook constantly changes its algorithm and increases preference for promoted posts and ads, turn to Twitter for free and effective small business social networking. Your plan of attack involves two main tools: Hootsuite and Twitter Lists. Once you’ve mastered this setup, your daily Twitter routine will winnow down to 10 minutes in no time. A Useful Twitter Advanced Search Sheet for Teachers. The next revolution in the world of online search will probably be instigated by social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook.

A Useful Twitter Advanced Search Sheet for Teachers

Both of these platforms are developing some robust search engines to serve the needs of their users. The good thing about this "social searching" is that they are based on real time interaction of people with the information being shared online. So instead of getting search results that are prioritized according to an algorithmic ranking as is the case with Google page rank and Alexa rank, now your query will be met with live feed of results pertaining to things people are talking about. If you use Twitter search engine to look for say digital safety, you will probably get better and more refined search results than you would get from Google or Yahoo.

You basically get links that other like minded people have shared and around which there has been some discussions that you can read as well. Twitter For Beginners - A Video Tutorial. Getting on to Twitter has changed the course of my teaching career.

Twitter For Beginners - A Video Tutorial

I went from ignorance, to lurking, to participating. I now, VERY occasionally, get asked to keynote conferences and speak at them all the time. 60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category. Twitter for Teachers. 60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category. 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.

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool (including TeachThought’s favorite), 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. Communication. Twitter 101: Tips & Tricks. Many educators are leveraging Twitter as a powerful learning strategy in the 21st Century.

Twitter 101: Tips & Tricks

Here are a few best practices to get you started with Twitter. 1. Create a username that will make it easy for others to find you A name such as plpnetwork is going to be more easily recognized than ed123plp0xzYou can change usernames (w/o loss of data) but it’s best to not make a habit of switching names so your followers aren’t confusedIf you choose a short username, it will make it easier for others to retweet your posts. How teachers can use twitter to find resources.

How to Decode a Tweet. When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets.

How to Decode a Tweet

What does each part represent? What does it mean when a word starts with a #? Below is a Tweet as it might be displayed on the Twitter website when viewed on a computer. How to Twitter: the infographic. Building a professional learning network on Twitter. January 12, 2013 by tomwhitby For those who do not know, here are two basic Twitter principles: 1.

Building a professional learning network on Twitter

If you only follow 10 people you will only see the general tweets of those 10 people. 2. If only 10 people follow you, only those 10 people will see your general tweets. Although some might argue that the right ten people might be enough, I would argue that ten educators is a very limited Professional Learning Network. Why Restrict Who You Follow? The iPad and Twitter Revisited. It’s a question that I have pondered over recent weeks.

Why Restrict Who You Follow? The iPad and Twitter Revisited

There is a growing trend for people to ‘cull’ the amount of people they follow on twitter. Why do they do it? Context is required here. 119 Connected Educators to Follow in 2013. If you are a teacher who tutors, for a limited time, you can register for FREE using promo code: usteachers.

119 Connected Educators to Follow in 2013

“Teachers are great tutors!” Teachers keep 100% of the profits! If you are a teacher PLEASE join! We need great teachers who tutor to be the #1 resource in America for parents looking for tutors! What I wish I Knew Before Using Twitter. I am big on reflection.

What I wish I Knew Before Using Twitter

As educators, looking back on our practice is one of the most important things we can do. I try to set aside time each day to just think about how I did a workshop or something I said or a resource I looked at. 11 Twitter Tips for Educators. I recently discovered, and boy, am I glad I did. I’ve already found a number of great reads on the site and certainly plan on making this site a regular stop on my internet tour. One thing that jumped out to me was the post, 100 Twitter Tips for Teachers. The tips are broken down into several catergories: The Basics, Connecting, Classroom, Professional Life, Pro Tools, Who to Follow, and Applications to Emmulate. The list is a good one, with a ton of great tips, but if I was sharing Twitter tips with others, I wouldn’t have such a big list. Twitter for Teachers … a great video introduction. 100 Twitter Tips For Teachers. Twitter may have started off as a fun social media site for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about daily life, but it’s become much more than that for many users over the past few years as the site has evolved and grown.

These days, Twitter is a powerhouse for marketing, communication, business, and even education, letting people from around the world work together, share ideas, and gain exposure. It has become a staple at many online colleges and campuses as well, leaving many academics wondering just how and if they should be using Twitter both in the classroom and in their professional lives. You have to start somewhere and these tips will help ensure that your first foray in Twitter is a great experience.

36 of Our Favorite #Education Hashtags - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - edchat, edreform, EdTech. Terry Heick at TeachThought recently published “The 20 Top #Hashtags in Education.” We liked it so much that we decided to compile our own list of favorites. (*Includes overlap from Heick’s list.) Priority Hashtags #EdChat*#EdTech*#DigLN#SmartSeries#EdPolicy#BlendedLearning#OnlineLearning#EdLeaders#STEM*#EduVC#HigherEd#EdReform Others to Eye. 24 Twitter Shortcuts That Will Save You Time.

100 Simple Ways To Effectively Use Twitter. Twitter is too big to ignore. You see hashtags in commercials, sponsored tweets, posts, news broken on Twitter, etc. It’s quickly become an indispensable tool for teachers, admins, parents, and students too. Right now, there are still many (MANY) in education not using Twitter. Our Guide to Twitter's Language. The beauty and challenge of Twitter is stuffing your most sophisticated thoughts and feelings into a measly 140 characters (or less). Unfortunately, our traditional methods of communication have proven to be a poor training ground for micro-messaging, and even the most savvy platform users have sighed in exasperation as those bright red negative character signs mock our basic intelligence.

But, perhaps even worse, no good tweet is ever going to be 140 characters because it’s impossible to share, respond or reference a tweet that’s already at it’s max. If you want to make a big statement with a small message, you have to trim the fat. Thankfully, a special subset of finite abbreviations and techniques have cropped up to help optimize your own Twitter lingo. These handy snippets of language — some no more than a single symbol — have been instrumental in fostering more sophisticated sharing and discourse simply because they are small. Why Educators Should Join Twitter - Finding Common Ground. The Power Of The Lurker. A Beginner's Guide to Twitter. An Educators Guide To Twitter. Two dozen great Twitter tips to live by. Twitter Lists – What they are and How to Use Them Effectively. My 5 Biggest Twitter Tips. A Parents’ Guide to Twitter and Education. Twitter_At_A_Glance - IMPROVED!

10 Steps to Kick Start Your Twitter Network. Creative Twitter Tools. Tutorials on social media. Favorite Tweets of 2011. The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags. Top Ten Twitter Hashtags for Educators. Internet Catalogue. The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags. Educational Twitter Hashtags, the infographic (updated) 23 Twitter Tools To Help You Tweet Like A Pro. 5 Useful Tools to Monitor Twitter Hashtags. The Top 100 Twitter Tools of 2012 (Categorized) Twitter for Professional Development. Literacy, Languages and Leadership. 45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About.

  1. kathycasey Feb 3 2013
    Thanks for your response and the Twitter mention Steven. Kathy