First go to www.twitter.com and youll see this box:www.twitter.com Creating a Profile
Add your information. Math Coach Rod Willis is going to be our example for this training. Creating a Profile
After you click sign up for Twitter youll come to this page. Here you can choose your username (Rwillis_GCPS) you can change it later if it is available. Uncheck the boxes and click create my account. Creating a Profile
Its going to ask you to add friends so you can follow them. Here well add 3 friends (the minimum till you can go on to the next section) @DrRickAtha @DrDarrenDennis @LRod457 Setting Up a Profile
Once you follow them, their last tweet will display. Click next. Setting Up a Profile
Youll add at least 3 more people on the next page. @OOLS_457 @Jperkins_ESOL @Cdecker_ools Setting Up a Profile
Theyll want you to add more people to follow. At the bottom is a skip. Click that to finish adding people. Setting Up a Profile
Here theyll want you to upload a picture of yourself and type up a small bio (i.e. Math Coach for Buffalo Jones Elementary School). If you dont want to do this step right away, you can click skip again. Setting Up a Profile
Here is your landing page. You can read the tweets from people you follow. You can compose a tweet from here. Your New Account
Learning the Menu Bar Takes you to your landing page. This is where you can see if someone has tagged you in a tweet, favorite tweets, new followers, etc. You can see who youre following activity in regards to following other or favorite tweets. Take you to your page as others would see it. Search for users or trends.
Here you can get direct messages. Setup keyboard shortcuts. Change the look of your profile by clicking on settings and then Design. Settings
You can compose tweets from two locations. On the left side there is a box displaying your tweet count, who you are following and who is following you. Underneath that is the box where you can compose a tweet (a limit of 140 characters including spaces). The blue button will allow you to compose a Tweet from anywhere on the page. Click it and a dialog box will pop up where you can compose your Tweet (140 character limit as well). Compose a tweet
Other Elements Allows you to reply to another persons tweet. Reposts a tweet on your feed by someone else called a Retweet. Adds the tweet to a favorite so you can refer back to it at a later time.
Twitter also will suggest people for you to follow. Sometimes they are local people or will be suggested based off of your usage. Twitter will also track trends which are popular subjects people are tweeting about, often accompanying a hashtag (#). Other Elements
Twitter is a simple tool that will allow you to connect with professionals locally and around the world. It can be a very useful tool if used right. Ensure you keep your password safe, complicated and secure to prevent any unwanted tweets to go out to your followers to see. If you have questions send me a tweet @OOLS_457 Questions?