- 1.Created by @MmeNero
You can spend hours, days, months and years learning about Twitter
& it will still be a learning experience!
TWITTER 101 Twitter for Teachers
2. THE BIG QUESTIONS
What is this Twitter thingy youve heard about?
Twitter is an online service where people can post short messages
about their current activities/what they have seen online in 140
characters or less!
Tweeting for Teachers
There is a HUGE amount (already) of teachers on Twitter.All of you
have to know what to do is find them!
Many teachers are doing online professional development on a daily
or weekly basis through their experiences on Twitter
Teachers are using Twitter as a tool for communicating about
education reform and learning ideas
COLLABORATION and instant feedback
4. THE BIG QUESTIONS
What is a Tweet?
An online posting in less than 140 characters created by a Twitter
user that will appear on his/her profile page and is available to
every person who follows you
So it may be important to verify who is following you
5. HOW TOS
your profile page
Your profile should have an image of you or something that
represents you (get rid of the egg ASAP) to make it more
Introduce yourself in less than 160 characters Choose your profile
information carefully as many people chose who to follow based on
6. HOW TOS
Edit Your Profile
1.Click on Edit Profile to bring you to this page:
2. Change your pic
3.Write your real name
4.Write where you are from
4. If you have a blog add it here
5. Write a short Bio about yourself in less than 160
6.Click on Save!
7. THE BIG QUESTIONS
What is a Re-tweet?
One Tweet can keep being re-tweeted.
This makes Twitter into one big staff room.
Image credit: http://www.thewwwblog.com/retweet-guide.html
8. THE BIG QUESTIONS
What is a Re-tweet?
Ifyou like someones idea or resource that they shared, you re-tweet
(RT) the content that has been posted by that user
It is the copyright, as you are sharing someone elses idea(s)! So
if you are quoting a tweet, please make sure that the original
senders name is included(via/RT @____)
This Tweet was Re-tweeted twice (by Kuhn and MmeNero
9. THE BIG QUESTIONS
Why should I favourite a Tweet?
When you click the favorite button, you are saving that
Tweetotherwise eventually all Tweets get deleted.This is the only
10. How do I communicate with my PLN?
Your PLN is you Personal Learning Network (all of the tweeps you
Writing a Tweet to everyone who follows you
You can reply to a Tweet which everyone sees by using the @
A Direct Message: is kind of like an email, where the message
content is PRIVATE and only between yourself and your follower (and
less than 140 characters)
11. HOW TOS
How do I follow someone?
When you find someone you want to follow, click on that persons
name or pic and it will bring it to their profile
The more people you follow, the more people will follow you =
Click on Follow!
Finding Teachers to Follow
The best way: Find a teacher whose Tweets you appreciate and look
to see who they already followmost often they are like-minded
Use this website for help: Seven Ways to Find Teachers on Twitter
Go to their profile
Click on Following
3.Read the profiles & click on Follow if you want to follow
13. THE BIG QUESTIONS
Can I block someone?
Many teachers do not use Twitter as they fear undesirable/unwanted
No problem! You CAN block them and/or report spam
3.Find the individual and click on this button and choose Block or
Go to your profile
Click on Followers
14. THE BIG QUESTIONS
Whats a hashtag?
A way for Twitter users to associate their tweets without having to
explain the full context.
In the case of teachers, hashtags are tools which organize tweets
according to a specific topic
Hashtags for Teachers
Links to Websites and Videosif you still need convincing
100 Resources, Tips and Apps for Teachers on Twitter
Twitter for Teachers video
Mom This is How Twitter Works
Click here to be sent to my Slideshare presentation on If You Were
on Twitter for educators interestedin Assessment for Learning
18. TWEET YA LATER!
Now, little twitterers FLY and TWEET AWAY!