Teachers and Twitter @ MCC

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  • TEACHERS ANDAdapted from Mary Harriet Talbut

  • So What is it?Micro-blogging Platform140 character limit in each tweetOriginally started as a What are you doing social media platform (think just Facebooks status updates), but now its much moreOver 600 million searches on Twitter each dayStarted in 2006

  • Why do I need Twitter?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU

  • Why do I need Twitter?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tT6N_8wcn4

  • Basic Twitter TermsDM - direct message RT - retweet#topic - hashtag used for threads@username - reply to another userbitly.com - a website that shortens the URL so you can fit it in your tweet

  • Basic Twitter TermsEither log in and type your Tweet in the message box on the Twitter website, or use the message box in your desktop app (140 characters is the maximum length of message).use the @ symbol, then their Twitter username, e.g.eg: @ramskill your message, whatever it may beBear in mind that this reply can be seen publically, by your followers and the followers of who you are replying to.For general postsTo reply to someone

  • Where to look for followers?Teachers who use Twitter with their students hereTwitter for professional development hereTwitter4Teachers Wiki hereGood education directory to try Just Tweet It

  • How to Use Twitter EffectivelyFocus on quality, not quantityPromote your blog posts, ideasInteract (most important)Answer other people when they ask questionsAsk QuestionsRetweet other peoples interesting tweetsShare links to articles & blog postsDont spam people or use auto DM feature

  • http://www.twitter/mhtalbut

  • How to Get Updates on your Phone without a Twitter Account

    Want to get updates from @Twitter but dont want to create a Twitter account? Youre in luck! Use FastFollow.Send Follow [username] to your Twitter shortcode and you will start receiving Tweets from that user on your device.Example: sending follow ckoos1 to 40404 on a US-based AT&T phone would mean I'd start getting SMS updates whenever @ckoos1 posts a Tweet.

  • ResourcesThis is the link for Twitter.edu or 100 great Twitter feeds to follow http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2009/twitteredu-100-excellent-educational-twitter-feeds/ This is a blog discussing Best Practices of a Twitter enhanced High School Classroom http://teachpaperless.blogspot.com/2009/05/best-practices-in-twitter-enhanced-high.html Using Twitter to overcome Classroom isolation http://tinyurl.com/pwjjxp http://www.linkedin.com/news?actionBar=&sik=1243084993447&aIdx=0&articleID=32319246 Twitter tips for Teachers and Educators http://www.diigo.com/annotated/9a613e1a9ddb438b2d3f2dad904c4d85 30 Twitter Tips for Teachers http://www.soyouwanttoteach.com/30-twitter-tips-for-teachers/ The Networked Teacher http://educationinnovation.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/06/leveraging-the-networked-teacher-the-professional-networked-learning-collaborative.html 10 Things Teachers should know to get started with Twitter http:/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbfZvyzDSYU&eurl=http://mashable.com/2009/05/31/late-night-tv/&feature=player_embedded Top 7 Twitter Videos on YouTube http://mashable.com/2009/05/31/twitter-tutorials-youtube/ Teachers and Twitter http://mrslwalker.com/?p=79620905 9 reasons teachers should use twitter /azk12.org/blog/archives/46-10-Things-Teachers-Should-Know-to-Get-Started-with-Twitter.html