Twitter is……. Social network and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and read other users updates known as “Tweets”. ~Wikipedia~ 140 Characters Asynchronous
Twitter “What are you doing?”…
Tweets Avatar and User Name appear to the left of the Tweet.
@User Names In Tweets, user names preceded indicate “replies” or “mentions”.
“Favorites” or “Reply” Add Tweet to “Favorites” “Reply” to Tweet
Find People Using Twitter
Search Topics on Twitter
# Hashtags A hashtag is any word in twitter which is immediately preceded by the '#' symbol (a.k.a the hash). By using a hashtag, you're signalling that you want people to be able to find your tweet and associate it with other tweets that contain the same hashtag. ~http://votereport.pbwiki.com/Hashtags~
# Hashtags Example:
Twitter Advanced Search
HELP!!! My posting has too many characters. TinyURL –http://tinyurl.com/ Bitley –http://bit.ly/
Twitter A Tool for Schools
Twitter in the Classroom 1n2/youtube-twitter-in-the-classroom
Web 2.0 Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools Huge list of web sites - –http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Organiser +Toolshttp://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/Organiser +Tools Quizlet Make flashcards or find flashcard sets to use online –http://quizlet.com/http://quizlet.com/ Go 2 Web 20 –http://www.go2web20.net/http://www.go2web20.net/
Web 2.0 for Fun…. Wordle – Your Fonts –http://www.yourfonts.com/http://www.yourfonts.com/ PictureTrail –http://www.picturetrail.com/http://www.picturetrail.com/
Twitter in your Professional Learning Network
Liz B. Davis - on Twitter lizbdavis -- Twitter
Liz B. Davis - on Blogspot
Go to settings and fill out your Bio! This is essential to getting followers. Tweet a few things - share a link, an idea, a resource, a blog post, anything. Basic Suggestions for Teachers New to Twitter ~Liz B Davis~ new-to-twitter.html
Don't protect your updates. People often hesitate to follow back if they can't see your tweets. Use your real name and your real picture. You will eventually have to say "Hi I'm "xx" on Twitter." Look for people who will follow you back - that is what makes a conversation.
Check out this spreadsheet of educators on Twitter add yourself: If you Tweet a question and no one answers, Tweet it again later. It is OK to ask more than once. ~Liz B. Davis~ The Power of Educational Technology new-to-twitter.html
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