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10 tips for Tweeting Teachers by

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.

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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.

School PE lessons putting girls off sport, MPs' report finds Girls are being put off sport by PE lessons and must be offered more "imaginative" activities including dance and cycling, the Commons culture, media and sport watchdog has concluded. With 2 million fewer women than men playing regular sport, the cross-party group of MPs will call on the government to force schools into taking girls' exercise more seriously, especially in light of growing inactivity in children. They said this could be done by amending the public sector equality duty for schools to make clear that an equal amount of attention must be given to sport for girls as boys. A Refreshingly Simple Guide To Twitter For Teachers Teachers are on Twitter every minute of every day. There are daily hashtag chats where educators from around the globe collaborate, share interesting tidbits, and make lifelong connections never before possible. There are people with tens of thousands of followers who are viewed as thought and opinion leaders.

Talking about teaching in a world without lesson grades Images: @jasonramasami Teaching is a lonely profession. Outsiders rarely understand this. 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:

Self-Directed Learning Through A Culture Of "Can" Self-Directed Learning Through A Culture Of “Can” The long-term output of any school should be not just proficient students, but enabled learners. An “enabled” learner can grasp macro views, uncover micro details, ask questions, plan for new knowledge and transfer thinking across divergent circumstances. This doesn’t happen by content “knowledge holding,” or even by the fire of enthusiasm, but by setting a tone for learning that suggests possibility, and by creating a culture of can. First, it’s important to realize that a “culture” is comprised of tangible factors (students) and intangible factors (curiosity). It is also ever-present — it exists whether or not we as educators acknowledge it.

education, learning & technology EdTech Published on September 9th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson 11inShare Many is the blog post which highlights the ways in which Twitter is the best staffroom in the world but I’ve not seen too many that highlight the ways in which we can use Twitter in the classroom. National Teacher Enquiry Network There is huge pressure on schools and colleges to improve the quality of teaching and create better learning outcomes for young people. Research shows that the most effective way to achieve these goals, while also improving staff morale and engagement, is through high quality professional development. However, while this is easy to accept it is very hard to implement.

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. What is an outstanding PE lesson? Throughout my career as a PE teacher, SSCo, a PE subject leader and most recently, as an Assistant Vice Principal with responsibly for a Performance faculty, I often have discussions with school leaders and teachers about teaching and learning within this area, and the question I am asked most is “What is an outstanding PE lesson?” My answer used to involve a list of teacher jargon or buzzwords which would often include quoting the most recent research I had read or the keynote speaker I had listened to at the last PE and Sports college or Sports Partnership conference. My answer now involves just 3 simple statements:

Twitter for Teachers, a resource Published on April 5th, 2015 | by Mark Anderson I was reminded last week on the power of Twitter which brought together 250 education professionals to London for #TMLondon. Selfies, trending, hashtag, learning and sharing all took place and not only were there 250 teachers there, there were more than 200 viewing online at the same time too. It was phenomenal. Do you want to engage with research to become a better teacher/leader? Just taken the lead on research in our Teaching School Alliance. This means we are expected to: “-build on existing research and contribute to alliance and wider priorities - base new initiatives within your alliance on existing evidence and ensure you can measure them - work with other teaching schools in your area, or nationally, where appropriate ensure that your staff use existing evidence - allow your staff the time and support they need take part in research and development activities - share learning from research and development work with the wider school system.”The Department for Education Things I have been doing to help us 1. Subscribe to NFER updates 2. Sign up for an MA,after researching the best one to meet prof goals of self and school.

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. 10 Ways You Can Use A Large Screen Display in PE On a number of occasions I’ve blogged about the incredible possibilities that a large screen display brings to a PE practical classroom. With this in mind, I thought I would create a video exploring 10 ways can use a large screen display in your PE Classes. I also go behind the setup at my School and the various ways I’ve used it to enhance my teaching and my students learning. You can watch the video below The Boort DS Solution EPSOM Wall Mounted Ultra Short Throw Projector in custom engineered protective box with Apple TV placed inside.