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Twitter 101: A 7-Step Guide For Teachers, Newbies, And Everyone

Twitter 101: A 7-Step Guide For Teachers, Newbies, And Everyone
If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with friends but now want to use it in the classroom. Either way, you might be hesitant to ask colleagues for help. Fear not. We’ll guide you through the Twitter landscape and show you how to find the best educational resources for both yourself and your students. Step 1: Get Started First, create your Twitter account. If you have a personal account and want to create a separate account for school, consider making your personal account private. Fill out your bio with keywords — teacher, education, etc. — that can help others with shared interests find you. Step 2: Find Your People If you know who or what you’re looking for, you can use the Twitter search page. Let’s learn the Twitter landscape: Notifications: This is at the top of the page and tells you what is happening with your account. Let’s back up a step to explain hastags. Step 3: Learn the Lingo

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