Twitter for Professional Use
connect, spotlight, learn
“If Paul Revere had been a modern day citizen, he wouldn't have ridden down Main Street. He would have tweeted." - @AlecJRoss
What is Twitter?
Q: What is Twitter?
A: a social media site and app that allows people to share out short messages (tweets) with people who “follow”
Q: Why tweet?
A: BISD encourages teachers to share the successes in their classrooms with the greater community and Twitter is a quick way to do this
Q: How can Twitter help me as a teacher?A: by following other educators in the district, in the state, and across the nation, you can connect and learn from others through 140 character messages
tweet: (verb) to send a message on Twitter, (noun) the message you send on Twitter
re-tweet: (verb) to re-send a message you find on Twitter so that your followers can see it as well
direct message: (verb) to send a direct message to a specific person through Twitter
handle: (noun) the name you use on Twitter, after the @
hashtag: (noun) a # followed by words with no spaces, this grouping then becomes searchable on Twitter and other social media sitesfavorite: (verb) to like a tweet