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. Audio Player Beginners: Create a professional account for tweeting about teaching. Decide if you want to have a private (locked) account. Start by creating a handle. @TeacherToolkit stemmed from what I do. Add a profile image that is good in quality. Define a purpose for your Twitter account. If you do not have a purpose for using Twitter from a teaching perspective, your account will become muddled between personal updates and teaching information. Every Twitter hashtag – relating to education – can be found here. Intermediate: 4, Now you have your account, it’s time to think more about your tweets and who to follow! 5. Advanced: Twitter Analysis.
Twitter - David Spencer's Education Paragon: Helping students develop citizenship, faith, literacy, responsibility and vision From David Spencer's Education Paragon: Helping students develop citizenship, faith, literacy, responsibility and vision David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's Brampton, Ontario, Canada based secondary school students, parents of his students and David's teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. We feature educational resources for Aboriginal education and native studies, field trips for educators, the Educators' Music Jam, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch 8 years ago on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are 1,706 pages and 4,768,951 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. < Home <<< Back to our Twitter Start Page Twitter Setting Up Your Twitter Account
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. 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 Introduction to Twitter Be patient. Handle
Twitter is a Teacher Superpower! “We all know that education budgets are getting cut more and more, and that meaningful professional development opportunities have unfortunately become a bit of an oxymoron in education. Not only can being a “connected educator” help change that, but it can also provide you with ongoing inspiration and support. I’d even go as far to argue that being connected will be the most impactful thing you can do in your career.” Elana Leoni, blogger for Edutopia. I will even go far enough to say that becoming a connected educator is a Teacher Superpower! While I can come up with pretty new and innovative ideas while planning inside my classroom, I can gain so much more from sharing my ideas, collecting ideas on Twitter (known jokingly as #ideabandits), and connecting with other educators to collaborate about even more inspiring ideas. Here is how: Get yourself logged onto Twitter and sign up for an account using your computer, iPad, or smartphone. Next step is to add an image of yourself.
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. To get started, follow these 10 easy steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. If you are using this at my #21CLHK workshop in February 2016, make sure you follow the hashtag #21CLHK and follow others who are here right now and also tag in @21cli Stay connected and see you soon Craig Kemp I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore.
A Must-Have Guide to Canadian Education #Hashtags Looking to kick-start your Twitter identity this summer? Using social media to connect with other educators can be a great way to learn new things, chat with others who are doing similar things in their classroom, and to meet new colleagues. The handy infographic below (created by MindShare Learning) highlights some of the more popular education hashtags on Twitter – that are specific to Canada! We’ve gotten a lot of requests lately from readers in Canada for information specific to them, and this infographic came across our desks just in time! Check out the plethora of useful hashtags below! A Quick Hashtag Refresher: Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. The Hashtag’s Early Start
15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker. How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above the confusion, cut through the complexity, and become a superstar on Twitter? You learn these 14 Twitter hacks. Once you pick up on these power user features, you’ll become a Twitter pro in no time. Exclusive Resource: Get a free, 30-page ebook of Twitter Tips! 1. Want to turn your Twitter feed into a streamlined and swift way of accessing only the information you want? Create a follow list. According to Twitter, “A list is a curated group of Twitter users. Click on your profile → “More” → “Lists.” Type in a name for your list and a brief description. To survey your newly-minted list feed, go to your profile page and click on “Lists.” Add Twitter users to your list by clicking on the gear icon next to the Follow button on any user’s account. 2. 3.
New To Twitter Tips #2: Organizing Your Twitter Stream By Listing! | Language Sensei Many teachers are still finding out about the benefits of Twitter for 24-7 Pro-D and resources. So I wanted to ‘re-run’ a post about ‘lists’ that made it easy, very easy, for me to manage my Twitter ‘feed’. Maybe the ‘list’ will help you to organize as well! Twitter has been amazing for me especially to see who I have followed, what their interests are, and more importantly who their contacts have led me to. But even judicious building of a PLN can lead to a large, and unwieldy stream of tweets. My key to maintaining my control of my learning network is the list. In an ideal world you would have created your lists categories before building your network. you won’t have to take time to ‘re-list’ them. Lists are the quick way to find professional development ideas, encouragement, connections and even a laugh on a topic that you have created for you – with content (people) that you have put there for you – and if that isn’t Personal Learning via a Network of people – I don’t know what is.