What's All the Buzz about Twitter?

June 19, 2012

Getting Started

1. Create a Twitter account. Choose your username (handle carefully).

2. Start following at least 5 people on twitter. Click here to find educators to follow on twitter.

2. Start Tweeting!

Twitter Basics

  • Search Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/search
  • A tweet is a message that you create in twitter that contains no more than 140 characters
  • In your tweet you can have a link, a picture, or a hashtag. Make sure you shorten your links http://goo.gl/
  • # is a hashtag -- it's a way to group everything together... you can search using a hashtag an see all the current information on the topic
  • Click here to see a list of educational hashtags. examples of hashtags - #edtech, #mathchat
  • @ is a mention -- when you want to reply to someone publicly
  • examples of a mention -- @l_cobbs, @friedtechnology, @edtechchic
  • To direct message someone type a d in the tweet box and then find their name
  • You can only send a direct message to someone that follows you
  • RT is a retweet

Building Your Professional/Personal Learning Network (PLN)

  • Your Personal Learning Network is all of the websites, resources, and people that you use to collaborate and learn.
  • Twitter is a great way to build your own Professional/Personal Learning Network (PLN)
  • Your PLN can help you connect with other educators in your field and help you find valuable resources
  • Tips for creating your own PLN http://goo.gl/wyhHz

Contact Info

If you have any questions, please email me.