Something to Tweet About

Using Twitter in School

What's all that Twitter-speak?

Twitter has a language all its own! Once you understand the lingo, you're ready to fly the nest...
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Twitter Terms

@username - your name on twitter.

#hashtag - relevant keyword or phrase that categorizes Tweets and makes them searchable.

Timeline - your homepage.

Tweet - a message you post, 140 characters or less

Follow - people you've chosen to see their Tweets

Followers - people who chosen to see your Tweets

Retweet - forward a tweet to your followers

Favorite - let's a Tweeter know you liked their tweet

Reply - starts with @username and answers to another tweet

Mention - has @username in the body of the tweet

Using Twitter effectively in education - with Alec Couros

Building Your Own Personal Learning Nest (aka PLN)

Looking for likeminded people to populate your PLN? Following a twitterchat is a great way to "meet" likeminded people. Check out these links to lists of popular educational twitterchats.

http://cybraryman.com/chats.html

http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/09/23/13-twitter-chats-for-educators.aspx

https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=7


#bisddlp Tuesday evenings from 8:00 - 8:30 Bisd's technology team tweets with teachers, librarians, admin. about incorporating tech into your curriculum.

Twitterchats

To lurk or to join?...that is the question!


Search the #hashtag for the chat at the correct time. Refresh your screen. Enjoy!


Ready to Join?

Start with A1 to answer Q1.

End your tweet with the #hashtag for the chat.

Start a Twitter account for your classroom, school, library or lab!

Choose a @username the kids can remember.


Invite kids and parents to follow your class. (but don't follow them, or you will see ALL their tweets)


Tweet:

Classroom Updates

What you are reading

New books

Links to homework help

Pictures of classroom activities

Upcoming events

Reminders

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Ready to Soar???

Set up a twitterchat for your class!


*choose a hashtag

*set a time to chat

*advertise to your classes (email beth.muirheid@birdvilleschools.net for sample flyers)

*begin the chat with introductions

*ask Q's to get the conversation going


Great for test review!

Check out #SMSraiderhistory to see what can happen...

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Don't just sit there - it's time to fly!!!

beth.muirheid@birdvilleschools.net