Something to Tweet About
Using Twitter in School
What's all that Twitter-speak?
@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
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.
#bisddlp Tuesday evenings from 8:00 - 8:30 Bisd's technology team tweets with teachers, librarians, admin. about incorporating tech into your curriculum.
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)
What you are reading
Links to homework help
Pictures of classroom activities
Ready to Soar???
Set up a twitterchat for your class!
*choose a hashtag
*set a time to chat
*advertise to your classes (email firstname.lastname@example.org 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...