Today's Topic: TWITTER

Let's do this thing

Feedback Form: What Supports Will you Need?

Here's the thing: We're NOT talking about Twitter

So, what ARE we talking about?

  • One of many resources used for sharing and learning
  • A tool for your own professional development
  • Further down the line, a tool to use with your classes and students
  • It might not be for everyone

Let's Dive in

Lots of tweets in the last few weeks

How have you used Twitter?

Three Responses

Nothing yet? You'll have something by the end of today!

Briefly Back to Basics


tweets - 140 character messages

twitter handle - your twitter username

reply - tweeting back a person with a comment or question

direct message - a message sent to just one person on twitter (private)

retweet (RT) - tweeting a message again and maybe adding a comment, thought, or additional question. If a follower retweets your message then all of their followers will see the message that you wrote.

modified tweet (MT) - retweeting a message but changing something in the tweet

timeline/news feed - a long stream that shows all the tweets of the people that you follow

followers - someone who will receive all of the tweets that you send out

following - people that will show up on your timeline and you make the choice of who to follow

hashtags - a word or phrase with # at the front. You can sort messages by different hashtags.

PLN - Personal Learning Network

Let's Talk about Hashtags

"#Hashtag" with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake


  • A way to navigate through Twitter - it unifies tweets
  • Think of it like a TV channnel
  • Use it to search on a topic
  • Use it when you post to have it included on that "channel"

Enough Talk :: Time to Play

We'll go until 4:45pm, and then finish up.

#thoughts ?

#thanks !