Twitter for Teachers

What is Twitter??

Twitter is a real- time social network that helps users share, follow, and interact with stories, opinions, links, pictures, and videos in 140- character messages.

Tweet

At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of info. called tweets. Each tweet is 140 characters long. You can discover a lot in a little space! You can see photos, videos, and conversations from tweets to get the whole story at a glance & in one place.

Twitter Handle

A user's Twitter handle is the username they have selected and the accompanying URL, like so: www.twitter.com/username


Click the link below to sign up for your Twitter handle. :)

Who is on Twitter?

Twitter is filled with teachers, administrators, educational experts, students, parents, authors, and education companies.

@Reply

An @reply is a method of publicly responding to another Twitter user. By placing @ before the person's username, your message will be publicly directed to that person.

#Hashtag?

The # symbol, also called a hashtag, is used to categorize tweets for reference and to facilitate conversations on specific subjects.

Twitter and Education

Teach w/ Twitter

Use Twitter to:


  • Make announcements
  • Give/Receive instant feedback
  • Ask/Answer Questions

Edu Handles

@MichelleRhee

@EducationWeek

@USEdGov

@HuffPostEdu

@EducationNext

@Edutopia

@TeachDotCom

@GetKahoot!

@treyholladay

@Education_com

@AlabamaDeptofEd

@AthensAIS

Popular Hashtag

#ElemChat

#HigherEd

#NTChat (new teacher)

#EdReform

#GTChat (gifted talented)

#CPChat (connected principals)

#ArtsEd

Edu Chats

Use Twitter to connect with fellow teachers and admin. by collaborating using education chats.


#EdChat

#SSChat (social studies)

#ELTChat (English language teachers)

#PTChat (parent- teacher chat)

#EngChat

#EdChat

#EdChat is a Twitter conversation that takes place on Tuesdays at noon and 7 P.M. EST. It covers all subjects related to K-12 education, and specific topics are polled each week.

Members of the #EdChat team:

@Web20Classroom

@TomWhitby

@ShellTerrell

@RLIBerni

@MBTeach

@KylePace

@Cybraryman1

@BlairTeach

@JSwiatek

@EdtechSteve

Using Social Media in the Classroom