Sign Up Go to twitter.com and find the sign up box Enter your name, email address, and a password Click Sign up for Twitter On the next page, select a username (keep it short) Double-check your name, email, password, and username. Click create my account. You’re done!
Customize your profile Upload a picture that will represent you on Twitter. (can be changed later) Write a short description of yourself. This will help others to decide if they have something in common with you and whether to follow you. Privacy Settings: recommended that you stay public (default) at least until you establish followers
Language of twitter Reply sent to a specific person and visible to all. This is what you use when you mention someone, notify them, share something with them. @
Language of twitter RT = re-tweet sending someone else another person’s tweet can be considered a compliment to someone RT
Language of twitter DM = direct message private conversation (140 character) with someone you are following and he/she is following you use to send something that you do not with to share with everyone, such as your cellphone number or email address DM
Language of twitter # = hashtag topic of conversation think of it like a tv channel examples: #cpchat, #edadmin, #edleaders, #msadmin, #ocprincipals #
Language of twitter # = favorite button save it for later viewing or “like” a tweet, like Facebook “like”
from wikipedia Hashtags are mostly used as unmoderated ad- hoc discussion forums; any combination of characters led by a pound sign is a hashtag, and any hashtag, if promoted by enough individuals, can “trend” and attract more individual users to discussion using the hashtag. Hashtags also function as beacons in order for users to find and “follow” (subscribe) or “list” (organize into public contact lists) other users of similar interest.
Hashtags for Educational Admin. #cpchat = “connected principals” #edadmin = educational administrators #edleaders = educational leaders #msadmin = middle school administrators #ocprincipals = principals in Oakland County, Mich.
Use Hashtags to start your own discussion group #worldseries #edchat #engchat hashtags allow user to see what others are saying about a common subject...without following the person (people)
Use Hashtags Follow: will automatically bring all tweets to your account, rather than having to search for the hashtag Educational hashtags: http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
Tips, tricks, and tools Manage your Tweet stream(s) efficiently to minimize the “firehose effect” You are in control - Follow vs. Not follow http://www.tweetdeck.com http://www.hootsuite.com Jump in!
Why Would an educator use twitter? problem-solve inspire share ideas connect teachers ask questions build relationships family and community engagement Create your own “Professional Learning Network” (PLN) For Your School Professional Growth