A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Ditch That Textbook

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. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.)

Teaching Language Learners with Twitter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter has various updates, which have made it a wonderful app and web tool for learning a language. Below, is an infographic of 5 ways Twitter is a great education tool. Challenge: Use one of the ideas to teach with Twitter. “There’s an entire universe in every single tweet.”-

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.

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.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

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 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. I also receive all of my news from Twitter. on Twitter.

26 Ways Educators Use Twitter

Brilliant or Insane

Maybe you’ve heard about the power of Twitter for education, but you aren’t quite sure how it works. Fedena, a School Management Software company, shares 26 ways educators use Twitter, in this nifty, alphabetized infographic. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics For more powerful Twitter strategies, check out our social media library. The post 26 Ways Educators Use Twitter appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

Twitter as a Tool For Academic Discourse

A Principal's Reflections

This step gave students a context and purpose for using Twitter with this particular play and in this particular way. Students not only interacted with one another in class, but also with students in other classes, as Twitter opened up their ideas to a wider audience.

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 twitter

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.

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.

What About Teachers NOT on Twitter?

Teacher Tech

Share a Tweet Via Email The #1 users of Twitter are teachers (I have no idea where I heard that but here is something I found when searching for it). However, not all teachers are on Twitter. Twitter is a huge teacher PLN. The post What About Teachers NOT on Twitter? How do you learn new things that are not the same things […]. appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google

#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. 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.

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.

Summer Learning Series-Twitter Chats For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Today we are diving deep into Twitter chats, looking at #edchat and other chats worth your time. That means there is an actual Twitter chat that goes along with that hashtag. What is a Twitter chat? You could spend just about every waking moment on Twitter engaged in a chat.

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.

Can Teachers Take the Monster Out of Twitter?

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Twitter is an absolute monster. You don’t think Twitter is scary? Okay, maybe it isn’t frightening to you, but if you’ve tried to get your students to use Twitter, you know what I mean. Social Media Twitter

8 Cool Twitter Tools for the Wannabe Power User

Brilliant or Insane

Twitter tools are popular and plentiful these days. If you’re using Twitter in the classroom, why not help your students become power users with help from some 3rd-party applications? 8 Twitter tools for […]. Featured Social Media Technology twitter #edtech

Is it Possible to Practice Active Listening on Twitter?

Brilliant or Insane

The post Is it Possible to Practice Active Listening on Twitter? Issues Social Media edtech TwitterBrilliant or Insane.

Twitter: A Tool For All

A Principal's Reflections

For those of you who regularly read my blog you know how passionate I am about Twitter and its positive impact on my professional practice as a school leader. Currently I manage two separate Twitter accounts ( @NMHS_Principal and @NewMilfordHS ) to meet the objectives stated above.

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.).

3 Amazingly Simple Ways Twitter Helps You Reach Millions

Brilliant or Insane

Not long ago, someone told me that, “Twitter is not all that.” If you want a juicy steak or a roller coaster ride, Twitter may not be the answer, although you could certainly find those yummy thrills on Twitter–at least pictures or videos of them. So why Twitter?

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.

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?

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

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.

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. Make sure you have a Twitter account.

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?

Summer Learning Series-Starting A Classroom or School Twitter Account

The Web20Classroom

We moved on to Twitter chats. Today we will examine the things to consider if you want to use Twitter in your classroom or your school in the coming school year. While Twitter is beginning to catch on with many educators, schools are still lagging in their adoption of the platform.

Managing a Twitter Chat

Teacher Tech

Tweet This post is for people who run a Twitter Chat or are thinking of starting one up. I thought I would share the process I went through to organize and manage the weekly Twitter Chat #profchat. Intermediate Twitter chat moderator organizer twitter

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.

Twitter Resources via Smashing Apps

Kleinspiration

I''m often asked about Twitter resources, so when I ran across this post via Smashing Apps, I wanted to share it. They''ve created an extensive and well organized list of 50 Power Tools and Applications to make your life easier with Twitter. Smashing Apps Twitter Applications Twitter for Education Twitter for Teachers Twitter Resources Twitter Tools

Mute Someone on Twitter

Teacher Tech

Tweet Today I am hanging out at the Twitter HQ in San Francisco. During the presentation on Twitter I learned you can MUTE someone without unfollowing them. Twitter twitter

A New Year And A New Way To Twitter Chat

The Web20Classroom

After being involved with the creation, participation and evolution of one of the largest hashtags and Twitter chats around (#edchat) I always hear the same feedback wherever I go. Connect your Twitter account or use your free Participate Learning account and wham-o!

Some More Twitter Chats Worth Checking Out

The Web20Classroom

It''s been almost 1 and half years since I last wrote about my favorite Twitter chats. First, to participate you don''t need a Twitter account. Of course if you want to interact and join the conversation, you are gonna need a Twitter account. edchat Twitter

Twitter: Find Your Favorite Tweets

Teacher Tech

Tweet Favoriting tweets in Twitter is not the same as liking something on Facebook. Twitter twitterWhen you click on the star on a tweet you are saving the tweet for later. When you favorite a tweet the person who tweeted it is notified in their notifications.