Friday, August 3, 2012

Twitter for Teachers

Twitter can be a very powerful tool for educators who should be looking to build their PLN (Professional Learning Network).

What is Twitter?
Twitter is an online social networking site which allows users to send and receive messages of up to 140 characters.

Why should I join Twitter?
Twitter has really become an extensive online community for anyone to quickly share and gain ideas on any topic. It’s FREE and very easy to use.

What role does Twitter have in Education?
Twitter is a really great way to communicate short and concise thoughts.

When attending or leading, trainings and conferences, you can put a hashtag at the end of all of your tweets to organize them for easy access later. For example, at our CScope conference we will use the hashtag #8tech.  Attendees at the conference should have no problem joining in on our live twitter talk.

Follow other educators! There are so many educators and educational companies on Twitter who post so many incredible links and ideas daily! Some even host “Twitter Chats” on particular nights with certain hashtags! Great way to communicate brief ideas with people from around the world!

Use Twitter to build a Professional Learning Network (PLN) so that you can learn about the latest trends in teaching!  How else will you stay on top of things?

Follow people who will help keep you up with the latest technologies and web 2.0 sites to use in your classroom.

To learn more about how to set up your Twitter account and get started click the link below:

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