A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

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Joining Twitter can be a career-altering event. For many of us the connections, support, and resources we gain from being part of a professional learning network on Twitter are what give us back our passion for teaching. I hear even the most active Twitter users say that […]. DitchBook Twitter chat beginner's guide to twitter for educators edtech twitter twitter chats twitter for educators twitter for teachers twitter guide for teachers

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter. In the teacher’s lounge this morning, an excited teacher was talking about a new tool she’d found on Twitter that had her students raving. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.) She thought Twitter made no sense.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

For anyone who missed the April announcement, Twitter switched its app category from ‘social media’ (where it consistently ranked in the top ten with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Pinterest) to ‘news’ (now ranked #1, ahead of apps like CNN, Fox News, and Reddit). Twitter’s gossipy reputation among administrators and most parents negates its dynamic applications in the classroom. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel.

Math Twitter Hashtags

Teacher Tech

Follow These Hashtags on Twitter How do you keep up? This is the beauty of Twitter. The post Math Twitter Hashtags appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Math Twitter math twitterYou can’t.

Twitter Chat Template

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets Spreadsheet Template for Twitter Chats Twitter chats are a great way for educators to interact with other educators. I have created a spreadsheet to help you moderate or participate in a Twitter chat. The post Twitter Chat Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Sheets templates Twitter G Suite google GoogleEDU sheets Spreadsheet spreadsheets template

Find Support… With Twitter

Teacher Tech

The Twitter Teaching Community is Stepping Up with Support If you are not on Twitter now is a great time to start LURKING! You do not need a Twitter account to take advantage. The post Find Support… With Twitter appeared first on Teacher Tech. Twitter twitterEducators and EdTech companies are out in force with resources specifically focusing on how to make shifts in distance learning. How to […].

4 tips to live by on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Thousands and thousands of educators around the world have grown by leaps and bounds professionally by getting connected on Twitter. I very proudly claim that Twitter saved my teaching career. DTT podcast #DitchPod teacher twitter twitter for teachers twitter in education twitter tips for teachersOf course, it’s not the app that helps them grow. It’s the connections, ideas and people that they find there. I’m the same way.

Why Twitter Chats Matter

The Web20Classroom

As a co-founder of #edchat and a life-long learner I''ve had the opportunity to be a part of 100''s of Twitter chats over the past 5 years. Twitter chats expose you to colleagues and friends you might not otherwise engage with. One-way conversations don''t really work on Twitter. I find engaging with new voices one of the reasons I keep coming back to Twitter chats. This is my favorite part of Twitter chats. What is your favorite Twitter chat(s)?

Twitter EDU – The Twitter Guide

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Twitter EDU :: Your (FREE) One-Stop-All-You-Need-To-Know-Guide to Twitter. Here is a brief description of the book: Your One-Stop-All-You-Need-To-Know-Guide to Twitter. The hardest part of Twitter is that it does not have a friendly entry point. Filled with ‘live’ links to help you Tweet and Retweet as you read the book, Twitter EDU makes learning to use Twitter an engaging experience! —– Twitter EDU.

50 people and hashtags you MUST check out on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Getting connected professionally on Twitter was the single most important, most powerful thing I ever did as an educator. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology hashtags social media twitterThe most important. I’m not overstating that. And I can remember exactly when it happened. I was at the Indiana Conference on Learning in Indianapolis, and our state Superintendent of Public Instruction was giving the keynote [.].

Twitter For Little Folks

The Web20Classroom

Yep, another Twitter post. If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?" (See Twitter''s Privacy Policy says each user has to be at least 13 in order to have a Twitter account. So the age restriction eliminates the ability for just about every elementary student to have a Twitter account. But there are ways you can bring the idea of Twitter into your classroom. Twitter does not ask for age.

10 Ways To Inspire Students Using Twitter

EdTech4Beginners

Twitter is a popular and useful social media tool. There are lots of ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom. Here is an example my class did when learning about Charles Darwin in a Science lesson: Another example of a way to use Twitter in the classroom. 2) Use the summarising nature of Twitter to support students in taking notes in class or whilst watching a film. 5) In lessons, encourage students to research using Twitter. Twitter template.

10 Ways To Inspire Students Using Twitter

EdTech4Beginners

Twitter is a popular and useful social media tool. There are lots of ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom. Here is an example my class did when learning about Charles Darwin in a Science lesson: Another example of a way to use Twitter in the classroom. 2) Use the summarising nature of Twitter to support students in taking notes in class or whilst watching a film. 5) In lessons, encourage students to research using Twitter. Twitter template.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Billy Krakower (@ wkrakower ), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. Today for Tech Tool Tuesday, Billy Krakower and Vicki Davis take a deep dive into Twitter for educators. Some of their biggest mistakes with Twitter.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

More Verbs

Twitter and other social media can help feed that learning and build your network. Principal Matt Renwick writes about how Twitter can be overwhelming, but smart use of Twitter, and supporting tools, can fuel your professional learning network (PLN). Watching Twitter posts from new Twitter users] reminded me of my own initial experience with Twitter, almost four years ago. So think of Twitter as a water well or line for your home. PLN Twitter

Twitter Tips & Resources for Teachers

Kleinspiration

My Thoughts on Social Media - How I stay ''in the know'' - I was excited to wake up the other day and see that my Twitter video had been posted by my buddy, Jeff, on Edudemic. click here to see this video on Edudemic I made this Twitter video a while ago, so I was surprised and pleased to see it resurface recently. He also put together The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers, and you can click here to connect to that fabulous resource. on Twitter.

3 Twitter Tips for Interacting

Teacher Tech

3 Tips for Interacting on Twitter 1. The post 3 Twitter Tips for Interacting appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Twitter twitterDo Not Start a Tweet with @ When you start a tweet with @ it is semi-private. Rumor was they were going to eliminate the need to start a tweet with a period, but really they just made it harder to start your tweet with a period. Let […].

Twitter Hashtag Tips

Teacher Tech

Intermediate Twitter twitterTweet I notice that some teachers I chat with are confused about how hashtags work. Here is my basic guide to hashtags. Hashtag A hashtag starts with the pounds symbol (#) followed by a single word (or words smashed together). No spaces. Tag or Topic The hashtag is a tag you might code your tweet […].

In the News: When Twitter Goes Bad

Doug Levin

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools.” “Platforms such as Twitter are awash in offensive, abusive, and otherwise problematic content, and they are even getting called to testify before Congress for their roles in enabling foreign governments to spread misinformation and meddle in elections. ” “Twitter officials did not respond to requests for comments sent via their platform.” As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

In the News: When Twitter Goes Bad

Doug Levin

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools.” “Platforms such as Twitter are awash in offensive, abusive, and otherwise problematic content, and they are even getting called to testify before Congress for their roles in enabling foreign governments to spread misinformation and meddle in elections. ” “Twitter officials did not respond to requests for comments sent via their platform.” As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

Can You Fix Twitter Counts? (and Why They Are Broken)

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media Insights Twitter counts on blog posts are broken. Can you fix Twitter counts? Is Twitter in trouble? Let’s not panic, let’s analyze what has happened and how we can still find Twitter counts on a page (for now.). Although Twitter announced some time ago their plan to get rid of the counts that show how many times a page has been tweeted, they turned off the service on November 20. How Can I Find out Twitter Counts for a Page?

On Twitter, ‘#BlackIntheIvory’ exposes racism on campus

The Hechinger Report

Twitter user @ProfRucker tweeted “1st black economist tenured @ UC-Berkeley, 2011; making sure not the last.” The post On Twitter, ‘#BlackIntheIvory’ exposes racism on campus appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Sami Schalk, now a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, told in a tweet of being often confused with another black woman faculty member at SUNY Albany. Credit: Photo courtesy Sami Schalk.

10 Tips for Teachers Using Twitter

Catlin Tucker

One of the first things I asked my students to do was create a Twitter account. I explained that Twitter is ideal for connecting with other educators, engaging in conversations about education, and being inspired by the steady stream of interesting ideas shared online. During our session, we crowdsourced tips for using Twitter. I thought I’d share some of the tips I’ve learned in the last 5 years on Twitter. Tip #5: Join a Twitter chat.

Frozen yogurt, Twitter and innovative learning spaces

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Teaching cascade middle school classroom design classroom furniture moonshot thinking orange leaf pln twitterIf you visit a coffee shop, restaurant or ice cream shop that has a variety of furniture, what type of furniture draws you in most? Do you gravitate toward the plush, overstuffed chairs? The high bar stools? A basic table with chairs? I have a teacher friend named Matt Miller. Funny story … we’re both [.].

Back to School Twitter Party tonight 8/3 at 7pm EDT

The CoolCatTeacher

#StaplesforStudents Twitter Party with $2,000 in Give aways From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tonight Erin Klein and I are hosting a Twitter party with @Staples and @DonorsChoose. So, to prepare for a Twitter party, here are a couple of things you can do. Make sure you have a Twitter account. We’ll be watching the twitter stream for engaged people in the session.

Why a Class Twitter Account

Teacher Tech

MsKranenburgsClass (@MsKsGr3and4) September 16, 2015 An elementary class in Canada sent out a plea on Twitter to have people across Canada send them a cup of dirt. Twitter twitter@alicekeeler We are comparing soil across Canada. Can you please ask your Canadian followers to send a #soil sample! Enough to fill a cup.

20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter In The Classroom

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These high school students put together questions to ask historians on Twitter, getting answers that may not be easy to find in their history books. The post 20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

Five "Can't Miss" Twitter Chats

Tom Murray

Each week educators from around the world engage in meaningful conversations on Twitter. Twitter chats have connected educators globally and transformed the way many view professional development. Listed below are five “Can’t Miss” Twitter Chats and an excellent starting point for anyone Currently, there are over 200 of these chats, which range in topic, participants, and purpose. An up-to-date list of these educational chats can be found at: bit.ly/officialchatlist.

It’s Not About Twitter, It’s About Teacher Collaboration

Education Elements

Well, it’s a little about Twitter. Twitter provides an amazing social media tool for teacher collaboration. Twitter provides an innovative platform for professional development. Twitter promotes an engaging forum that excites and drives teachers. 3 years ago we were inspired by Jimmy Fallon to launch discussions on Twitter around a hashtag. Our understandings about leading and participating in Twitter Chats have evolved into a practice that promo.

Using Twitter: A Plus for My Math Teaching

MiddleWeb

Many teachers use Twitter to some degree. Meaningful Math Social Media @fawpnguyen @jreulbach @saravdwerf #Iteachmath #MTBos Math Twitter Blogosphere #MTchat #MTMSchat #teach180 collaboration community mathequalslove Michelle Russell new teachers PD twitter

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend. Twitter is based on relationships.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” ” While I understand the points that you are making in the article, one question I didn’t see answered is how students access Twitter — is this done on their personal devices; or is this something that is allowed on district equipment?

Supermute Twitter

ProfHacker

I’ve been talking a lot about Twitter lately here on ProfHacker, but it’s still one of my favorite places to be online. Certainly you can use the Mute function on Twitter , but why use a subtle, flexible, and complex tool when you can use a blunt instrument? I also like (occasionally) being able to just shut a part of my Twitter timeline out of my view. How do you mute or curate your Twitter timeline? Productivity Twitter

Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development

Edudemic

This is a reprint of a piece Denise originally wrote for us in 2008, updated to reflect the latest and greatest Twitter know-how. I created my first Twitter account in 2008. Four years later, I finally made the commitment to using Twitter during an edtech conference, where I found myself frantically tweeting, retweeting, and refreshing […]. The post Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development appeared first on Edudemic.

Twitter Series-A New Kind Of Twitter PD

The Web20Classroom

This week I am going to do a series of posts on Twitter. Today I am starting with Twitter Professional Development. As many times as I have talked to folks, done workshops for and even preached about Twitter, there are some that just won''t (for whatever reason) jump in. It took me a while to realize that maybe, for some, the best way to use Twitter was not to use Twitter. I have taken a radically different approach to teaching educators about Twitter.