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Tips and Tidbits about Twitter users, Tweets, and PLNs

Growing Your PLN

Twitter Users: Teachers


Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education.

Why do/did you use Twitter?


--wanted to talk to long distance friends and family

--create a PLN

--share info

--receive information

Sharing is Caring!

Teachers have found Twitter as a powerhouse for education, letting people from around the world work together, share ideas, and gain exposure

Digital...not Print!

Did you know, if you printed Twitter out...

  • ... it would cover 350 million sheets of paper, which is 37 times the number of pages used in bills introduced in the United States Congress since 1955.
  • ... the paper would weigh three and a half million pounds, the equivalent of 82 school buses fully loaded with 84 happily tweeting kids.
  • ... on an average HP Inkjet printer, it would cost you $24,500,000 to print in black ink or $55,606,250 to include the Twitter blue.
  • ... keeping up with the 26 million tweets daily would require 30 inkjet printers working around the clock to print more than 1,300,000 pages every day.


Only 140 characters?

But I have so much more to say than what I'm limited in the number of characters!

--There's Twitlonger.com. Log in with your Twitter account and use Twitlonger if you have more to say.

Ideas on Tweeting

Whenever you read an article or blog post, ask yourself why the information is important, and why should people on Twitter care about this news. Don't forget to use hashtags.

Professional Learning Networks

But what can I tweet that will help me grow my PLN?

Did something great happen in class today? Tweet it.

Are you wondering about the best way to do something? Tweet and use hashtags!

Read a profound editorial about school? Tweet it!

Need advice concerning your class? Tweet your question.

Growing my PLN

Follow as many educators as you can find.

If someone tweets something you like, follow them.

Build up!

Twitter allows us to build our “work samples” in the areas that we are passionate about.

Digital Footprint

Having a strong Twitter account, meaning you use your Twitter for discussions of important issues, will enhance your image as a professional because it tells others that you are keeping yourself informed in the current events as well as advocating on behalf of the issues by taking the time to inform the public.