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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.

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.

Twitter For Beginners - A Video Tutorial. Getting on to Twitter has changed the course of my teaching career. I went from ignorance, to lurking, to participating. I now, VERY occasionally, get asked to keynote conferences and speak at them all the time. It is basically due to the fact that I got on to Twitter...didn't give up right away, and saw the value of what people were sharing.

The one person that I watched closely was Steven Anderson, @web20classroom . 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 makes staying in touch and sharing announcements super simple and even fun. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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! 119 Connected Educators to Follow in 2013. 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. 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.

100 Twitter Tips For Teachers

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. 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.”

36 of Our Favorite #Education Hashtags - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - edchat, edreform, EdTech

We liked it so much that we decided to compile our own list of favorites. 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).

Our Guide to Twitter's Language

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. 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. 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. 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. My 5 Biggest Twitter Tips. Before you read the rest of this, let me say a few words. A Parents’ Guide to Twitter and Education. As an educator, there are tons of great hashtags available to find the resources I'm looking for. Hashtags are usually found at the end of a 140 character tweet. I think of them like television channels, only there are many more to choose from and you can even create your own for your organization or team.

Today, the most widely used educational hashtag on Twitter is called #edchat. On Tuesdays at 12pm (Eastern) and 7pm (Eastern), you can join hundreds of educators around the world discussing a topic chosen by a public poll during the days leading up to the chat. Twitter_At_A_Glance - IMPROVED! 10 Steps to Kick Start Your Twitter Network. Creative Twitter Tools. Tutorials on social media. A roundup of guides on how to use blogs, Facebook, Twitter & more Here 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. Favorite Tweets of 2011. 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.

Top Ten Twitter Hashtags for Educators. Internet Catalogue. The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags. We got so many additions and updates to our 2011 list we thought it was time to bring you the most up-to-date list for 2012. So, without further ado, here’s the 2012 A-Z list of educational Twitter hashtags. We went through all the comments on the 2011 version , wrote down all the Twitter and Facebook updates, and compiled this list over the course of several months.

What follows is our best effort to bring you the biggest and baddest list of hashtags. I’m sure we still missed some as new hashtags seemingly pop up every day. In any case, let us know what we missed in the comments or on our Facebook page! 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) This post is #9 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 115. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Twitter for Professional Development. Literacy, Languages and Leadership. 45 Simple Twitter Tips Everyone Should Know About.