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)?

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.)

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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. Twitter does not ask for age.

Twitter Tips & Resources for Teachers


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.

Frozen yogurt, Twitter and innovative learning spaces

Ditch That Textbook

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Twitter in the classroom

Learning with 'e's

Today I had an interesting exchange of views on Twitter. about Twitter. I mentioned that I strongly encourage the use of Twitter in my classes. Secondly, students are going to use Twitter and other media anyway, regardless.

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.

The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database

Shake Up Learning

The post The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Over the last few months, I’ve been collecting information about educational hashtags and related Twitter chats to create a searchable and filterable database. (

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.”-

Twitter: 140 Characters or 280

Teacher Tech

Twitter: Keep It Short I have always said the genius of Twitter is you have to be clever. I can scroll quickly through my Twitter stream to find those golden nuggets that make me a better teacher. Now Twitter has ruined it! The post Twitter: 140 Characters or 280 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Twitter Chrome extension twitter280 characters makes it seem more like I’m trudging through my email rather […].

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.

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!

Utilizing Twitter Chats for Professional Development

Tom Murray

Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as “chats.” The premise of a Twitter chat is simple.

3 Obvious Ways Twitter Promotes Literacy

The Principal of Change

One of the conversations was going back to the idea of Twitter and does it actually promote literacy. Thinking about, jumping onto Twitter years ago has led to many amazing opportunities for me, but I also think that it has led to tremendous growth in my own learning over time.

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.

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 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications. 10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education.

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017


Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about. The post 15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 appeared first on Edudemic.

Analog Twitter Wall to Build Relationships and Digital Citizenship

Two Guys and Some iPads

My Analog Twitter Wall before the start of school. It was on May 2nd on this year I decided to create a professional Twitter handle to connect with educators around the world, as well as share stories from my classroom. Each student created a personal Twitter handle.

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.

Using Tech and You Are NOT on Twitter? Rethink That

Teacher Tech

Twitter twitterIf you are using tech to teach, I can pretty much guarantee something is not going right. You WILL have questions. Who do you ask? Who on your campus is a ninja at that technology?

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

Serendipitous Learning on Twitter


For me, this is exactly what social media, especially Twitter, is all about. This happens on Twitter all the time. I look at my Twitter feed and find a group of people I follow using a hashtag I’ve never seen before. Some Things I Have Learned Serendipitously on Twitter….

Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development


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.

Class Twitter Account: How Your Students Can Tweet

Teacher Tech

Tweet I have had several teachers how they can have their students tweet without having a Twitter account. I highly encourage teachers to have a class twitter account and a class hashtag. Here is how to use the class Twitter account. Google Sheets Twitter

Twitter In Schools-A Getting Started Guide

The Web20Classroom

While Twitter is beginning to catch on with many educators, schools are lagging in their adoption of the platform. Twitter is a quick and easy tool to let the entire school community know whats going on with you and your students. Updates can come from anywhere and users don''t have to have a Twitter account to follow along. Here is my primer and some advice for schools (and districts) that want to start using Twitter. So, you are going to have a Twitter account.

Mock Twitter Chat with Your Students

Teacher Tech

Mock Twitter Chat with Your Students I love Twitter chats. The post Mock Twitter Chat with Your Students appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Apps Script Google Sheets Twitter google sheets spreadsheetsThey are exactly one hour Allow for everyone’s voice to be heard It is okay to have a side conversation about one part of the topic to go deeper while the rest of the conversation continues Guaranteed to get through 5-10 questions in an hour […].

10 Ways To Inspire Students Using Twitter


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.

#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.

Some Guidelines for Using Twitter


Every year makes it a little clearer that Twitter and Facebook are probably a little more interested in advertising revenue than they are in shutting down–heck, even mildly alleviating–abuse. Do you have a favorite “getting started with academic Twitter” advice post?

The FREE Twitter Header Collective

The Daring Librarian

The FREE Twitter Header Collective for Teachers, Librarians, Admins, & Readers OR Your Twitter profile is like a virtual business card. Sure, I've talked before about 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile but today, we're just talkin headers, hon! Don't have a Twitter header?

Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably

TeachThought - Learn better.

Should Teachers Use Twitter? Should you use twitter? At least light use of twitter semi-regularly can increase. Then twitter may be for you. Use twitter with caution.” Should Teachers Use Twitter? The post Should Teachers Use Twitter?

How To Use Twitter For Exit-Slip Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Use Twitter For Exit-Slip Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher General Social Media In The Classroom technology

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with 'e's

Within the hour, KLM were on Twitter, responding to my tweet. Twitter is quite a powerful communication tool, but don't just take it from me. An article on the BBC News site also shows why it pays to complain on 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

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

Twitter Series-My Super, Top Secret Tips And Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of Twitter

The Web20Classroom

This is the last in my series on everything Twitter. You can read this first on How I do Twitter PD and the second on What People Wish They Had Known Before They Started. Today lets look at all my tips, tricks and resources for getting more out of Twitter. 2) How do you make sure you don''t miss everything without staying on Twitter 24/7? 3) How do you organize everything you find from Twitter? Twitter was a great and easy way to do it.

4 EdTech Experts Explain the Power of Twitter Chats

Brilliant or Insane

In a live Twitter chat. If you know Twitter and understand the hashtag, you know how easy it is to search any #hashtag on Twitter. The post 4 EdTech Experts Explain the Power of Twitter Chats appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Social Media edtech Twitter

Twitter Series-What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Twitter

The Web20Classroom

This is the second in a series I am doing all about Twitter. You can read the first post here , where I discuss the need to change the way we teach about Twitter. Take Twitter for example. What do you wish you knew about twitter before you started? Now that you use Twitter (to whatever degree is comfortable for you) what would you go back and learn early on? Before Twitter- "I wish I knew how to make it meaningful to me." BeforeTwitter Twitter Series

8 things Twitter savvy educators do to improve learning

eSchool News

When it comes to useful PD, more educators are turning to Twitter to grow learning networks in 140 characters. These days, it’s hard to meet an educator who hasn’t heard of Twitter.