Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most teachers I know have used Twitter in their classes either to communicate with parents, share homework with students, for group study, to research on a topic, crowd source ideas with colleagues, or a myriad of other purposes ( click here for more ideas ). Twitter.

A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Ditch That Textbook

Joining Twitter can be a career-altering event. For many of us the connections, support, and resources we gain from being part of a professional learning network on Twitter are what give us back our passion for teaching. I hear even the most active Twitter users say that […]. DitchBook Twitter chat beginner's guide to twitter for educators edtech twitter twitter chats twitter for educators twitter for teachers twitter guide for teachers

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Find Support… With Twitter

Teacher Tech

The Twitter Teaching Community is Stepping Up with Support If you are not on Twitter now is a great time to start LURKING! You do not need a Twitter account to take advantage. The post Find Support… With Twitter appeared first on Teacher Tech. Twitter twitter

Math Twitter Hashtags

Teacher Tech

Follow These Hashtags on Twitter How do you keep up? This is the beauty of Twitter. The post Math Twitter Hashtags appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Math Twitter math twitterYou can’t.

4 tips to live by on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Thousands and thousands of educators around the world have grown by leaps and bounds professionally by getting connected on Twitter. I very proudly claim that Twitter saved my teaching career. DTT podcast #DitchPod teacher twitter twitter for teachers twitter in education twitter tips for teachersOf course, it’s not the app that helps them grow. It’s the connections, ideas and people that they find there. I’m the same way.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

For anyone who missed the April announcement, Twitter switched its app category from ‘social media’ (where it consistently ranked in the top ten with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Pinterest) to ‘news’ (now ranked #1, ahead of apps like CNN, Fox News, and Reddit). Twitter’s gossipy reputation among administrators and most parents negates its dynamic applications in the classroom. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel.

Twitter Chat Template

Teacher Tech

Google Sheets Spreadsheet Template for Twitter Chats Twitter chats are a great way for educators to interact with other educators. I have created a spreadsheet to help you moderate or participate in a Twitter chat. The post Twitter Chat Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Google Sheets templates Twitter G Suite google GoogleEDU sheets Spreadsheet spreadsheets template

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter. In the teacher’s lounge this morning, an excited teacher was talking about a new tool she’d found on Twitter that had her students raving. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.) She thought Twitter made no sense.

Why Twitter Chats Matter

The Web20Classroom

As a co-founder of #edchat and a life-long learner I''ve had the opportunity to be a part of 100''s of Twitter chats over the past 5 years. Twitter chats expose you to colleagues and friends you might not otherwise engage with. One-way conversations don''t really work on Twitter. I find engaging with new voices one of the reasons I keep coming back to Twitter chats. This is my favorite part of Twitter chats. What is your favorite Twitter chat(s)?

Schedule Your Tweet In Advance on Twitter

Teacher Tech

The post Schedule Your Tweet In Advance on Twitter appeared first on Teacher Tech. Have fun! Show off your work and help others. Social Media

Twitter 101 for Educators – Getting Started

Teacher Tech

Enter Twitter. Twitter is FREE! Twitter is free […]. The post Twitter 101 for Educators – Getting Started appeared first on Teacher Tech. Posted by Erin Whalen Are you an educator who strives to be better each day?

3 Twitter Tips for Interacting

Teacher Tech

3 Tips for Interacting on Twitter 1. The post 3 Twitter Tips for Interacting appeared first on Teacher Tech. Advanced Twitter twitterDo Not Start a Tweet with @ When you start a tweet with @ it is semi-private. Rumor was they were going to eliminate the need to start a tweet with a period, but really they just made it harder to start your tweet with a period. Let […].

Five "Can't Miss" Twitter Chats

Tom Murray

Each week educators from around the world engage in meaningful conversations on Twitter. Twitter chats have connected educators globally and transformed the way many view professional development. Listed below are five “Can’t Miss” Twitter Chats and an excellent starting point for anyone Currently, there are over 200 of these chats, which range in topic, participants, and purpose. An up-to-date list of these educational chats can be found at: bit.ly/officialchatlist.

Twitter For Little Folks

The Web20Classroom

Yep, another Twitter post. If Twitter says you have to be 13 to use Twitter, how do I use it in my elementary classroom?" (See Twitter''s Privacy Policy says each user has to be at least 13 in order to have a Twitter account. So the age restriction eliminates the ability for just about every elementary student to have a Twitter account. But there are ways you can bring the idea of Twitter into your classroom. Twitter does not ask for age.

10 Ways To Inspire Students Using Twitter

EdTech4Beginners

Twitter is a popular and useful social media tool. There are lots of ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom. Here is an example my class did when learning about Charles Darwin in a Science lesson: Another example of a way to use Twitter in the classroom. 2) Use the summarising nature of Twitter to support students in taking notes in class or whilst watching a film. 5) In lessons, encourage students to research using Twitter. Twitter template.

10 Ways To Inspire Students Using Twitter

EdTech4Beginners

Twitter is a popular and useful social media tool. There are lots of ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom. Here is an example my class did when learning about Charles Darwin in a Science lesson: Another example of a way to use Twitter in the classroom. 2) Use the summarising nature of Twitter to support students in taking notes in class or whilst watching a film. 5) In lessons, encourage students to research using Twitter. Twitter template.

50 people and hashtags you MUST check out on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Getting connected professionally on Twitter was the single most important, most powerful thing I ever did as an educator. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology hashtags social media twitterThe most important. I’m not overstating that. And I can remember exactly when it happened. I was at the Indiana Conference on Learning in Indianapolis, and our state Superintendent of Public Instruction was giving the keynote [.].

Twitter EDU – The Twitter Guide

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Twitter EDU :: Your (FREE) One-Stop-All-You-Need-To-Know-Guide to Twitter. Here is a brief description of the book: Your One-Stop-All-You-Need-To-Know-Guide to Twitter. The hardest part of Twitter is that it does not have a friendly entry point. Filled with ‘live’ links to help you Tweet and Retweet as you read the book, Twitter EDU makes learning to use Twitter an engaging experience! —– Twitter EDU.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

More Verbs

Twitter and other social media can help feed that learning and build your network. Principal Matt Renwick writes about how Twitter can be overwhelming, but smart use of Twitter, and supporting tools, can fuel your professional learning network (PLN). Watching Twitter posts from new Twitter users] reminded me of my own initial experience with Twitter, almost four years ago. So think of Twitter as a water well or line for your home. PLN Twitter

Twitter Tips & Resources for Teachers

Kleinspiration

My Thoughts on Social Media - How I stay ''in the know'' - I was excited to wake up the other day and see that my Twitter video had been posted by my buddy, Jeff, on Edudemic. click here to see this video on Edudemic I made this Twitter video a while ago, so I was surprised and pleased to see it resurface recently. He also put together The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers, and you can click here to connect to that fabulous resource. on Twitter.

10 Tips for Teachers Using Twitter

Catlin Tucker

One of the first things I asked my students to do was create a Twitter account. I explained that Twitter is ideal for connecting with other educators, engaging in conversations about education, and being inspired by the steady stream of interesting ideas shared online. During our session, we crowdsourced tips for using Twitter. I thought I’d share some of the tips I’ve learned in the last 5 years on Twitter. Tip #5: Join a Twitter chat.

5 Innovative Ways to Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since its creation 15 years ago, Twitter has radically transformed the dynamics of web 2.0 With its emphasis on brevity and conciseness, Twitter became the top microblogging platform.read more. Twitter guides

Twitter Hashtag Tips

Teacher Tech

Intermediate Twitter twitterTweet I notice that some teachers I chat with are confused about how hashtags work. Here is my basic guide to hashtags. Hashtag A hashtag starts with the pounds symbol (#) followed by a single word (or words smashed together). No spaces. Tag or Topic The hashtag is a tag you might code your tweet […].

Can Teachers Take the Monster Out of Twitter?

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Twitter is an absolute monster. You don’t think Twitter is scary? Okay, maybe it isn’t frightening to you, but if you’ve tried to get your students to use Twitter, you know what I mean. Anytime I say I […] The post Can Teachers Take the Monster Out of Twitter? Social Media TwitterIt’s scarier than Frankenstein, Dracula, or any other horror film character–according to many parents, that is.

In the News: When Twitter Goes Bad

Doug Levin

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools.” “Platforms such as Twitter are awash in offensive, abusive, and otherwise problematic content, and they are even getting called to testify before Congress for their roles in enabling foreign governments to spread misinformation and meddle in elections. ” “Twitter officials did not respond to requests for comments sent via their platform.” As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

In the News: When Twitter Goes Bad

Doug Levin

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools.” “Platforms such as Twitter are awash in offensive, abusive, and otherwise problematic content, and they are even getting called to testify before Congress for their roles in enabling foreign governments to spread misinformation and meddle in elections. ” “Twitter officials did not respond to requests for comments sent via their platform.” As quoted in: Herold, Benjamin.

8 Cool Twitter Tools for the Wannabe Power User

Brilliant or Insane

Twitter tools are popular and plentiful these days. If you’re using Twitter in the classroom, why not help your students become power users with help from some 3rd-party applications? 8 Twitter tools for […]. The post 8 Cool Twitter Tools for the Wannabe Power User appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Social Media Technology twitter #edtechBrilliant or Insane.

Is it Possible to Practice Active Listening on Twitter?

Brilliant or Insane

The post Is it Possible to Practice Active Listening on Twitter? Issues Social Media edtech TwitterBrilliant or Insane. If I teach my own children and the students that I work with only one thing in my lifetime, I hope it’s this: people tend to gravitate toward those who actively listen. Listeners help speakers feel safe expressing their ideas. They restate what they’re hearing, they try to decipher the speaker’s intentions rather than making […].

Twitter: 140 Characters or 280

Teacher Tech

Twitter: Keep It Short I have always said the genius of Twitter is you have to be clever. I can scroll quickly through my Twitter stream to find those golden nuggets that make me a better teacher. Now Twitter has ruined it! The post Twitter: 140 Characters or 280 appeared first on Teacher Tech. Twitter Chrome extension twitter280 characters makes it seem more like I’m trudging through my email rather […].

3 Amazingly Simple Ways Twitter Helps You Reach Millions

Brilliant or Insane

Not long ago, someone told me that, “Twitter is not all that.” If you want a juicy steak or a roller coaster ride, Twitter may not be the answer, although you could certainly find those yummy thrills on Twitter–at least pictures or videos of them. So why Twitter? The post 3 Amazingly Simple Ways Twitter Helps You Reach Millions appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Issues edtech Twitter Brilliant or Insane.

Back to School Twitter Chat Tuesday, July 28th – 8 pm EST #Back2SchoolChat

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we prepare to go back to school, we need to share best practices and ideas for learning.

Why a Class Twitter Account

Teacher Tech

MsKranenburgsClass (@MsKsGr3and4) September 16, 2015 An elementary class in Canada sent out a plea on Twitter to have people across Canada send them a cup of dirt. Twitter twitter@alicekeeler We are comparing soil across Canada. Can you please ask your Canadian followers to send a #soil sample! Enough to fill a cup.

Managing a Twitter Chat

Teacher Tech

Tweet This post is for people who run a Twitter Chat or are thinking of starting one up. I thought I would share the process I went through to organize and manage the weekly Twitter Chat #profchat. Purpose, Day & Time If you are thinking of starting a Twitter chat you will want to choose […]. Intermediate Twitter chat moderator organizer twitter

Utilizing Twitter Chats for Professional Development

Tom Murray

Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as “chats.” The premise of a Twitter chat is simple. These conversations have become an excellent way for educators to connect on relevant topics, share resources and best practices, all while challenging each other’s thinking. Each lasts for 60 minutes, moderators pose questions on a predetermined topic, and participants use a consistent hashtag (#) to communicate.

Frozen yogurt, Twitter and innovative learning spaces

Ditch That Textbook

Teaching cascade middle school classroom design classroom furniture moonshot thinking orange leaf pln twitterIf you visit a coffee shop, restaurant or ice cream shop that has a variety of furniture, what type of furniture draws you in most? Do you gravitate toward the plush, overstuffed chairs? The high bar stools? A basic table with chairs? I have a teacher friend named Matt Miller. Funny story … we’re both [.].

Google Sites: Embed a Twitter Feed

Teacher Tech

The post Google Sites: Embed a Twitter Feed appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Intermediate Sites Twitter google sites twitterEmbed in New Google Sites Finally! You can embed in Google Sites. The “Embed URL” has been changed to just “Embed.” ” When you double click on the page, the insert wheel now allows you the option to “Embed.”

Mute Someone on Twitter

Teacher Tech

Tweet Today I am hanging out at the Twitter HQ in San Francisco. During the presentation on Twitter I learned you can MUTE someone without unfollowing them. Twitter twitter There can be periods of time that someone you follow is tweeting a series of tweets that do not pertain to your interests. Someone may be at an […].

Twitter: Find Your Favorite Tweets

Teacher Tech

Tweet Favoriting tweets in Twitter is not the same as liking something on Facebook. Twitter twitterWhen you click on the star on a tweet you are saving the tweet for later. When you favorite a tweet the person who tweeted it is notified in their notifications. If you are trying to tell the person you like […].

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend. Twitter is based on relationships.

On Twitter, ‘#BlackIntheIvory’ exposes racism on campus

The Hechinger Report

Twitter user @ProfRucker tweeted “1st black economist tenured @ UC-Berkeley, 2011; making sure not the last.” The post On Twitter, ‘#BlackIntheIvory’ exposes racism on campus appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” ” While I understand the points that you are making in the article, one question I didn’t see answered is how students access Twitter — is this done on their personal devices; or is this something that is allowed on district equipment?

Twitter for Teachers Professional Development: A Guide to Advanced Search Tips

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Twitter is one of the most popular microblogging platform among educators. Twitter guidesMore and more teachers are drawing on its communicative and social networking powers to connect, share, and grow.read more.

Twitter Tip: Exclude Tweets in Your Search

Teacher Tech

Some Twitter Tips The number one users of Twitter are educators! I don’t use Twitter like Facebook and I don’t follow people who do. One of the best things you can do for yourself as an educator is to create a Twitter handle just for teaching and tweet about teaching. The post Twitter Tip: Exclude Tweets in Your Search appeared first on Teacher Tech. 365 Advanced Twitter twitter