Twitter as a Powerful PD Tool

See how Twitter can help you as an educator.

Matt Bergman

Join Matt as he helps you navigate through Twitter!

Twitter Professional Development Course

Tuesday, Apr 30th, 3-4:30pm

East Governor Road

Hershey, PA

Are you interested in seeing how Twitter can be a valuable professional development tool? Join Matt as he helps other teachers learn how to use this valuable social network!


  • NOTE: A laptop or iPad is required to participate in this course!

PRE-CLASS INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prior to arrival, you will need to use the follow instructions (in video format or text) to set up a Twitter Account.

PRE-CLASS INSTRUCTIONS (VIDEO VERSION)

Pre-Class Instructions (TEXT VERSION)

Using Twitter as a professional development tool is very easy!

If you are new to Twitter…

1. Simply go to www.twitter.com

2. If you are new to Twitter, sign up in the bottom right corner. Write your name, email address, and password.

3. Click "Sign Up"



4. You will have to come up with your username.

5. Click on Create Account


NOTE: When you are using Twitter, you may see an @ in front of someone’s username. The @ sign is often used to call out usernames in Tweets, like this: Hello @Twitter! When a username is preceded by the @ sign, it becomes a link to a Twitter profile.


6. Take a few moments to explore Twitter and come to class with 2 questions about the social network for further discussion .

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR PART 1: SEARCHING TWITTER

Searches or Hashtags Directions


  1. Make sure that you are logged into Twitter
  2. Go to the Search Box in the top right-hand corner of your screen
  3. Type in something that you are interested in OR you can use hashtags # to find key words or phrases
  4. You may see someone use a # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those their Tweet and make it more easily appear in a Twitter search


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR PART 2: WHO TO FOLLOW

IN THE GOOGLE FORM BELOW, take a moment to add the Twitter Handle (starts with @) of people whom we should follow. Ex. @mattbergman14


Do this as many times as you would like. When you are finished, you may see the entire list by clicking "see previous responses"