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30 great British education-innovators to follow on Twitter. Most modern professionals have a Twitter account.

30 great British education-innovators to follow on Twitter

The social network can offer belly laughs out-of-nowhere, factoids that can raise a smile or an eyebrow (see Andy Nyman’s account for excellent facts-of-the-day) and often real insight. Indeed, Twitter can be a superb place for getting output from superb innovators of education… Here are thirty education specialists, mostly recommended by followers of Innovate My School. This isn’t meant to be seen as a conclusive / top list, or a ‘best of'; these are just 30 people from whom you can gather wonderfully innovative ideas. [Given the huge amount of suggestions from our followers, this article will be the first of several. @innerquest - A former deputy-headmaster, Tim McShane is a keen enthusiast of ICT, e-safety and e-learning. What do you think of the list? This is what a Twitter guide would look like if Dr. Seuss wrote it.

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Twitter Mini Masterclass. Getting started on Twitter? Help is at hand. Getting started on Twitter?

Getting started on Twitter? Help is at hand

Help is at hand If you have just joined Twitter welcome to the Twittersphere! Rest assured that whilst it may seem a bit daunting to start with, once you start to follow people that interest you (this is important) you will start to engage in very interesting conversations. If you prefer you can initially simply follow others who are doing so and this is fine. The Beginner's Guide to Twitter. Update: This post was updated November 2013 to reflect current statistics and tools.

The Beginner's Guide to Twitter

Do you have a parent, friend or colleague ready to ditch his or her digital training wheels and head into Twitter's open wilderness? These pointers should get them started. The London Met Elearning Matrix. By Jim Pettiward, on Jul 04, 2014 Snapshot: Do you use Twitter?

The London Met Elearning Matrix

Do you think it's just a bunch of tweeting celebrities? Read on to find out why some academics swear by it... Twitter - what's all the fuss about? Twitter, like Facebook, seems to be one of those 21st century phenomena which polarises opinion. While Twitter, like every other medium, has its fair share of fools, it is proving to be an extremely useful tool for academics. Top Reasons Why Teachers and Educators Use Twitter. Details Published on 16 September 2013 Written by Bedotroyee Bhattacharjee. Twitter Is Tracking You On The Web; Here’s What You Can Do To Stop It. Why You Should Kill Your Robot Twitter Followers. Twitter Account Hacked? – Tips to Fix it.

Twitter is the fastest and greatest way to keep in touch with the world and all your friends. But most of the Twitter members fall in hackers trap, but you can avoid these types of traps easily. Twitter / Home. Your favourite academic tweeters: lists available to browse by subject area. In the run up to launching a Guide to Academic Tweeting, we asked you to recommend your favourite academics on Twitter.

Your favourite academic tweeters: lists available to browse by subject area

Over the last week we received over 500 suggestions across all the major subject areas, and discovered some great new Tweeting gems with your help. Here we present all the suggestions, broken down into five subject area lists. Please feel free to share with anybody new to Twitter, and have a browse to see if you can find your new favourite academic tweeter. Thank you to everybody who suggested their favourite academics on Twitter following the invitation on the blog last week. The responses we received were very positive and we were rather overwhelmed, but ultimately excited that a useful resource was being created by so many people.

In an attempt to turn the list into useful resources, we have separated the users into five subject areas, based on their research areas. The Twitter Top 100: Education Technology Must-Follows. 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.

It's All About The Hashtag

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. 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.

Educational Hash Tags. #edude#eduFollowChallenge#edugreen #eduhashtag #eduit#edumindset#eduON (Ontario)#euduoz #edupd#edupreneur#edupunk #edutech #EduThingsILike#eduvc#eduvoxers.

Educational Hash Tags

Ray's 2.0: Who can see your "replies" & "mentions"? The rule of thumb on who among your followers will receive your replies and mentions, in their home page "tweets" feed, is this: 1.

Ray's 2.0: Who can see your "replies" & "mentions"?

If the very first character in your tweet is a @, then the tweet can only be seen by (a) the recipient and (b) any of your followers who are also following the recipient. 2. If the first @ is preceded by anything, even a single character, then the tweet can be seen by all your followers. This distinction has no real logic to it, since the following forms of a reply are synonymous and of equal validity: [a] Dear @RayBeckerman I enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe[b] I really enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, @RayBeckerman[c] @RayBeckerman I really enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe[d] I'll tell you, @RayBeckerman I really enjoyed "Up Above My Head" sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe But they are treated differently.

A Visual Guide To Twitter For Beginners. You may have a Twitter account that you don’t use very often.

A Visual Guide To Twitter For Beginners

You may tweet once in blue moon. Three Simple Ways to Save Time on Twitter. What’s your biggest struggle when it comes to social media?

Three Simple Ways to Save Time on Twitter

I’ve sent that question to hundreds of social media professionals and digital marketers in the past few months and the consensus is… I feel the pain. I know from first-hand experience that juggling a presence on multiple social networks is difficult, especially when you don’t want lose out on the benefits of the newest shiny toys — lately, Google+ and Pinterest. We’re all constantly looking for new tools and methods to increase efficiency without sacrificing quality engagement, which of course should always be our focus with social media. Below are three simple tools and methods to cut down on your tweeting time, especially if you’re on a web page without social sharing buttons. 1. {12 Days: Tool 4} Twitter Cheat Sheet. Twitter for Educators Twitter, the popular social media platform, is continually picking up momentum in its number of users; however, I find many educators who are not tapping into the power of Twitter.

The mystery that surrounds Twitter, I believe, keeps many people from benefiting from the potential it holds. Consider this recent post on Facebook from a friend who revealed, “My mom thought that hashtags were code messages.” While the post made me chuckle, to those who don’t use Twitter, terms like tweets, retweets, and hashtags, can seem pretty foreign and intimidating. Ultimate Twitter Guide for Educators.

If you are new to the strange land of Twitter, it might seem like the most ridiculous thing that has ever been created. What is the use in ‘tweeting’ something to millions of people in 140 characters or less? In education, Twitter is actually being used as a very powerful tool for learning and connecting with educators and students around the globe. With this handy Twitter guide for teachers, you’ll be ready to jump feet first into the world of Twitter. What is Twitter? Twitter is a service for everyone (friends, family, co-workers) to connect and communicate through exchanging short messages.

Why do I follow someone? Twitter, PLEs and PLNs. Thought I would share some bits of my thesis on Twitter, PLN’s and PLE’s as others might find it useful. How to Use LinkedIn With Twitter for Better Networking. If you have profiles on LinkedIn and Twitter, you may already be aware that these two networks are integrating. How important is Twitter in your Personal Learning Network? Twitter and the Personal Learning Network (PLN). If you are a connected educator, chances are that you have often seen these two terms used together and, perhaps like me, you have wondered what's the connection? If Twitter Is Not PD, What Is It?

April 3, 2013 by tomwhitby. All the easiest ways to search old tweets. Share photos and videos on Twitter. Twitter for Professional Development: Ultra Beginner Edition, Part 2. Written by Mark Brumley. Can Twitter replace traditional professional development? 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. 25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development. Although LinkedIn gets a lot of love as a professional social media site, Twitter is a force that can’t be ignored by up-and-coming young professionals. It’s a great place to get connected and informed, and an especially good resource for growing professionally.

Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media. HOW TO USE TWITTER IN THE CLASSROOM WITHOUT COMPROMISING YOUR PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR STUDENTS. By Mike Reading. There has been no shortage of debate around the water cooler in schools across the country about the role of social media in the classroom. Twitter in the classroom. A group of Jina’s Year 4 students sit on the floor and I show them Twitter. Twitter For Little Folks. How Twitter Is Helping Students Graduate With Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]