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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.” 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. 1. Set up your Hootsuite account. Hootsuite is a free social media dashboard. 2: Create Twitter Lists. Jump over to and navigate to your settings (the gear symbol in the upper-right corner). Be sure to create one secret “Important Connections” list that will hold all the smart people you wish to network with on a daily basis. 3: Add your Twitter Lists to Hootsuite. 4: Add #hashtag streams to Hootsuite. 5: Begin your 10-minute per day routine. 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. 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. This is a huge step forward in the improvement of search quality. 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. 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 makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. These ideas offer a great way to put the tool to good use. Organization Twitter’s hashtags and other tools share a great way to organize information for your classroom. Resources Use these ideas to take advantage of the vast resources that Twitter has to offer. Writing Skills. Twitter 101: Tips & Tricks. 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. 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. Note that not all Tweets might include all of these exact attributes. If you are using an app or third-party service like Hootsuite or TweetDeck to read your Tweets, they might look slightly different, but the parts will still be there somewhere. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

It's good etiquette to mention the original Tweeter of a Tweet in an RT, as was done in the example above. 10. 11. 12. 13. 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. 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. The never-ending task of building a PLN is to continually follow really good educators to get the information they put out. I often say that the worst advocates for using Twitter as a PLN are power users.

Building a professional Learning Network consisting of quality educators, who responsibly share quality information and sources, takes time and requires a plan. How do you find those quality educators to follow in order to add value to your PLN? The very best sources for good people to follow on Twitter are the best people you already follow. Hashtags add range to Tweets. Why Restrict Who You Follow? The iPad and Twitter Revisited. It’s a question that I have pondered over recent weeks. 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. During my early twitter use, I was the first person to become frustrated by a timeline filled too quickly. The need to see every tweet, in case it was the most important thing in the world, led to me unfollowing anyone who tweeted more than once every couple of hours! After realising I didn’t need to see every tweet, I wrote a piece about how a learning network could be developed with the use of an iPad and twitter: ‘We are all learning together.

Learning has always been based on exposure to new stimuli, research and communication. I, like many others, signed up to twitter as it seemed the pertinent thing to do. If I’m honest, I didn’t understand and didn’t make the effort to try. For twitter to work you need to follow the right people. 119 Connected Educators to Follow in 2013. What I wish I Knew Before Using Twitter. I am big on reflection. 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.

I think reflecting is pretty easy. We can look at where we are and how we got there and think about the ways we would have done things differently. So is the case with learning about something. Keeping that in mind, I sent out a tweet: Doing some writing for an upcoming piece. I also posted it on Google Plus and asked a few of my folks in my office the same question. The responses I got back fit into just a few categories... Before Twitter-"I wish I knew how to make it meaningful to me. " Before Twitter-"I wish I had known how to find people and build my PLN. " Before Twitter-"I wish I had known I could talk to people. " Before Twitter-"I wish I had known I didn't have to read everything.

" Before Twitter-"I wish I had known about hashtags. " Steven W. 11 Twitter Tips for Educators | 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. Organize your Twitter. Twitter has made it simple to keep things organized and makes looking through tweets a breeze. The Internet may be a virtual Wild West but there are some unspoken rules of engagement you should know before adding your two cents into the mix.

Twellow. 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 #OpenBlend#OER#JiJimath#mathchat*#scichat*#STEMwire#eInstruct#Cworks#CommonCore#CCCSS#FlippedClassroom#FlipClass#innovation#IOLchat#EdEquality#CharterSchools#ntchat*#mlearning*#elearning*#engchat*#LRNchat*#education*#teacher#edu What hashtags are you following in the education space?

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. They may think it’s tough to start using, difficult to monitor, and even a waste of time. But what if they had a categorized list of the top tips to help you use Twitter ? See Also: It’s Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged From how to follow people to asking for help to the best tools to use , it’s all here. Getting Connected With these tips and tools, you’ll be able to get connected with the people that matter most to you on Twitter. Follow experts : Get useful information from other experts in your field.

Search Put Twitter’s massive amounts of information to work by using these search tips and tools. Twitority : This search engine offers results based on Twitter users with authority. Organization. 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. Beginner’s Lingo Ex: “. Experienced Vocabulary Ex: “This. Why Educators Should Join Twitter - Finding Common Ground. The Power Of The Lurker.

Any one who knows me or reads my blog and Tweets knows I am a big advocate of social learning. The idea that we don't have to be the smartest or be an expert in everything should be a big relief in the classroom. When I started teaching I did everything I could to make sure I knew more than my students. Looking back, I know I wasted a great deal of time and many teachable moments with that attitude. I don't have to know everything. I have a network of people that I am plugged into that can help me, advise me, suggest for me and point me in the right direction when I am wrong.

It's this idea of social learning, however that I have struggled with since I entered the space. I have heard rumblings, now and then, that the only way you can learn on Twitter or other social networks is to contribute. Yes, it is very difficult to learn if no one shares. When I teach Twitter now I don't start with sign up. So, when I am doing my Twitter PD I start with searches. There is power in lurking. A Beginner's Guide to 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. After posting “10 Tips on Using Twitter Wisely” in December, I had a few notes from folks who said (basically) “thanks for the tips, but I didn’t know all the jargon.”

Digging deeper, I realized that what seems obvious after using Twitter for several years isn’t so obvious to new users. Folks in the press, PR or marketing that are steeped in traditional media often get thrown into the Twitter/social media pool with little guidance. Whatever role you’re in, if you’re new to Twitter, read on. Alphabet Soup Tech folks tend to love acronyms and jargon. Why 140 Characters? Why not 160? How to Tweet You know how to tweet, right? An Educators Guide To Twitter. Two dozen great Twitter tips to live by. Twitter Lists – What they are and How to Use Them Effectively. In the top right hand side of your Twitter account you can view your followers, following, tweets and Lists.

You may know what the first three mean but just tend to ignore the ‘Lists’ tab But ignore Lists at your peril. Why would I want to put Tweeters into a list? Lists are effectively just what they say they are. Used effectively, they’re a great way to organise who you are following (and even who you are not following) into groups categorised by you. You can use your lists to effectively tidy up your feed and group together groups of tweeters and their tweet streams. Lists allow you to view tweets in separate private feeds and follow targeted, categorised groups of people together. For example if you were researching ‘cat groomers’ on Twitter and wanted to follow a selection of people that are tweeting and talking about cat grooming – you could find all the cat groomers on Twitter and then group them into a list (note: you don’t have to follow them to put them in your list).

My 5 Biggest Twitter Tips. Before you read the rest of this, let me say a few words. I am by no means an expert in Twitter ( @edudemic ) and do not claim to be. Twitter, like every other social media tool, is just another piece to connecting you with online resources. Whether you’re a new user of Twitter or a seasoned expert, the following tips are meant to act as a refresher for anyone feeling like Twitter hasn’t been doing as much for them as they’d hoped. Twitter can be a rewarding yet cumbersome tool that requires constant supervision. That means it could be very difficult to manage for most full-time teachers, administrators, and really anyone who has responsibilities.

If you haven’t yet signed up for Twitter, don’t let this caveat stop you. Like any social network, you should dip your toe in, spend some time absorbing, and then figure out if it can fit into your life. So how should you go about using Twitter on a daily basis? Tip #1: Don’t over-tweet If you’re like me, you follow a ton of people. 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.