Teachers on Twitter? You Betcha!

Build a PLN, showcase your learning space, change the WORLD!

Using Twitter supports student and teacher standards


Digital citizenship Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

c. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning

d. Exhibit leadership for digital citizenship


9. Professionalism.

The teacher exhibits a commitment to professional ethics and the school’s mission, participates in professional growth opportunities to support student learning, and contributes to the profession.

10. Communication.

The teacher communicates effectively with students, parents or guardians, district and school personnel, and other stakeholders in ways that enhance student learning.

Using Twitter effectively in education - with Alec Couros
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1. Let's Get Started!

  • Create an account (or dust off an old one!)
-it's ok to keep it public - but if you're more comfortable, change the security

  • Unfollow all typically suggested Twitterers




-home and garden, etc

  • Upload a photo of yourself
- remove the "egg head"
-be easily identified

-use a current photo

  • Write a short bio - be sure to include

- your content area and or grade level

- your professional and educational interests

- that you work for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools

- your school site (maybe even their Twitter handle)

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2. Connect with teachers, co-workers, content experts, publishers, etc

Develop a Personal Learning Network-

Start by searching for and following great people

  • Follow other education experts, publishers, and developers. Expand your learning network
  • Follow inspirational people who help us stay focused on our craft and the students we teach
  • Follow your ITC, your district, your school
  • Follow your favorite news channel and newspaper

3. Engage in the Twitterverse!

Activate your #PLN by completing the Twitter Challenge

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Celebrate Successes

GOAL TWO: Market your Learning Space

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1. Tweet about your classroom, projects, student showcase, standards mastery.

Teachers know best! Share the fabulous experiences available to students in your learning space. Tag @sccpss, your school, even the news!
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2. Use Twitter with Students

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3. Embed your Twitter Feed on your Website

Create a widget

Update your classroom web-page by adding Twitter feed - TEACHER TIME SAVER!

GOAL THREE: Change the World!

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What's your plan?

It's open 24 hours! What's your Tweeting action plan? Set a few implementation goals.

Once your brain, soul, or mind is fueled.....STOP

Unfollow any annoying accounts

Follow new experts

Celebrate a great event

Get back to








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