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The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter

The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter
Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning. Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to Twitter. Our aim of this post is to provide all the information you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively as an educator. We regularly update this post with new information. This post was last updated Oct, 2013. Click on a link below to go to the section you want to read: About the Twitter-a-holic’s Ultimate Guide The original Twitter-a-holic’s Guide was published in July, 2010 when I’d just returned from attending a large conference overseas and realized that while a conference can make you feel really overwhelmed and alone — especially amongst the 13,000 ed tech professionals participants who attend it each year — I never felt alone. Why? Back to Top 1.

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90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about Twitter is the topical theme of my MAED thesis and I have been assembling and compiling several resources and academic papers on this topic. I also have a special section under the title "Twitter for Teachers" where I share with my fellow teachers and readers all the tips and tools they need to tap into the educational potential of this microblogging platform. Managing TwitterThese tools will help make managing your Twitter account just a bit easier.

Twitter as a Powerful Educational Tool Think Twitter is just a waste of time? Think again. Its organizational structure makes it an effective tool for connecting with students and others online. On Feb. 10th 2011, the world was transfixed on the protests raging in Egypt. We all watched as thousands gathered in Tahir square, where they had been for the past several weeks, to listen to a speech by President Hosni Mubarak. Many figured this would be his resignation speech. Perfectly Timed Facebook Posts: 6 Tips It happens all the time. You post on Facebook, and the post does really well: You get hundreds of shares and comments and thousands of clicks and likes. Awesome! So you jump on the engagement bandwagon and fire off another post. And very little happens, because you posted too soon. You didn't wait until the first post was no longer active.

You’ll Never Walk Alone……..building a professional learning network with Twitter Teachers can gain so much from colleagues working beside them - teaching tips, strategy suggestions, resource ideas, planning pointers and simply the support of another professional in talking through issues or sharing experiences from day to day. Most often these colleagues might be co-workers within the same school. But in some schools there may only be a small staff, there may be no other colleagues teaching similar ages or curricular areas for the same age-group.

5 Tricks for Twitter Power Users If you love Twitter—and you also have a life—you probably use Buffer to schedule your tweets: To make announcements at a specific time, to send time-sensitive tweets like for limited-time offers, to communicate when your followers are most likely to notice, and to avoid membership in the tweet-a-minute club. If that’s you then you'll want to check out a few ways to make Buffer even more useful. Who better to provide tips than Leo Widrich, the co-founder of Buffer. Here are five tricks he recommends: 10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by After several years of tweeting, it’s about time I published my own Tips for Tweeting Teachers. 10 Tips for Tweeting Teachers This list is designed for teachers new to Twitter, or for those who have started out and need advice. In the blog, I have divided my top-10 suggestions into three levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.

10 Amazing Ways For Teachers & Tutors To Use Twitter In Education Twitter like all other social media is a virtual Aladdin’s cave. It is a gateway to riches. But just like in the story, this Aladdin’s cave is also booby-trapped. The Rookie’s Guide to Instagram for Business Instagram can do more than take pictures of your lunch. Over Thanksgiving 2012 10 million Thanksgiving-themed photos were shared at a rate of 200 photos per second, according to Instagram’s own blog. But it’s not just individuals who are using Instagram. Check out these key statistics. In October, Simply Measured released stats showing that 54 percent of major brands are using Instagram for their business. Before You Begin

Why Social Networks Matter in Teaching The question posed by Dr. Alec Couros is “Why do (social) networks matter in teaching & learning?” The positive benefits of the accumulation of ideas and projects in whatever format--Pinterest, Edmodo, Sharemylesson--do matter to teaching. Perhaps, though, these deserve a different category or title? How To Build A Great Twitter Reputation And Get More Followers And Retweets If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, then this article is for you. Want more followers and retweets?New to Twitter and want to make it useful for you?Twitter isn’t working as well as you’d like it to? The three steps to a great Twitter reputation are content, style and connections. First—because this is what makes you really popular—we’ll cover making connections and building your account.

10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account As a globally connected educator, I LOVE connecting, networking and engaging with my PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) on a daily basis through Twitter. I wish I got connected to Twitter earlier on in my educational career (as it is the BEST form of FREE Professional Development I have ever found). Because of this, I love to share my passions behind using Twitter and how it makes me a better educator. To create a globally connected PLN, I firmly believe engaging in the online world of Twitter is a must.

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