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1 Twitter The Basics of Setting up your PLN Find more on my website, Technology Integration, under Technology PD, Twitter

2 Twitter in 60 seconds

3 Twitter 101 Goals for today’s workshop Why Twitter? Sign up, complete profile Follow people Symbols that you should know Search hashtag(s)

4 What is Twitter?

5 You don’t have to sign up! twitter.com/search

6 7 Reasons to use twitter brevity timely anytime, anywhere mobile-friendly inspiring a network of peers relationship based

7 Why Would I Tweet? PLN Like minded educators Collaboration Communication Connections Always on

8 twitter.com

9 Sign Up Go to twitter.com and find the sign up box Enter your name, address, and a password Click Sign up for Twitter On the next page, select a username (keep it short) Double-check your name, , password, and username. Click create my account. You’re done!

10 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

11 Follow Find people to follow...

12 Follow... People: type the name of the person (Mary- Margaret Zehr or John King NYSED) EngageNY Suggested people to follow

13 Language of RT, DM, #,

14 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

15 Language of twitter RT = re-tweet sending someone else another person’s tweet can be considered a compliment to someone RT

16 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 address DM

17 Language of twitter # = hashtag topic of conversation think of it like a tv channel examples: #cpchat, #edadmin, #edleaders, #msadmin, #ocprincipals #

18 Language of twitter # = favorite button save it for later viewing or “like” a tweet, like Facebook “like”

19 Using Twitter Hashtags for Learning

20 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.

21 Hashtags for Educational Admin. #cpchat = “connected principals” #edadmin = educational administrators #edleaders = educational leaders #msadmin = middle school administrators #ocprincipals = principals in Oakland County, Mich.

22 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)

23 Use Hashtags Follow: will automatically bring all tweets to your account, rather than having to search for the hashtag Educational hashtags:

24 Professional growth opportunities Cybraryman’s educational chats page: Conference hashtags (#nyscate14) Conversations!

25 Tips, tricks, and tools Manage your Tweet stream(s) efficiently to minimize the “firehose effect” You are in control - Follow vs. Not follow Jump in!

26 Weekly Twitter Chats Find the Weekly Twitter Chat ScheduleWeekly Twitter Chat Schedule

27 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


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