What’s So Great About Twitter

By @mSchlemko & @sahlinvic

Do you want to … 

  • Learn from others by extending your personal learning network (PLN)?
  • Keep up to date on current research, trends and news?
  • Get new ideas about what you are passionate about?
  • Get feedback from peers and experts?
  • Connect and collaborate with others around the world?

Twitter is an excellent social media device that allows you to do all of this in an instant.

Video: Twitter in 60 Seconds

What my Connections on Twitter Means to Me

by Alec Couros via flickr
  • Daily professional development
  • Help and support from my peers and experts
  • Chat groups based on my needs and areas I would like to grow and contribute
  • Answers/feed back from peers that understand the challanges of the education field
  • Connections for me and my classroom to the world
  • Social Connections with others you wish also taught in your building

Others Thoughts

Traci Landry (@tlandrydtsd)
11-08-22 2:29 PM I think being on twitter is like attending the best conference in the world and you get to pick the speakers.

Beth Still – What My Connection on Twitter Means to Me – Blog entry, June 8, 2011

Useful Twitter Links

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Twitter for Educators:  A Beginners Guide

28 Ways Teachers are Using Twitter in the Classroom

Welcome to The Twitter4Teachers Wiki!

Digital Citizenship

Livebinder 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship

What do you need to think about as far as digital citizenship for ourself and for your students?

Where to Go Next

How do you see Twitter benefiting you personally, professionally and your school?

School discussion – Should your school allow Twitter to be accessible in your building?

What would be the purpose of Twitter in your school?

What are the foreseeable benefits and risks?

Parent Communication To vs With

10 Suggestions for Twitter in Public School

Defending from Twitter Overload

How to Get Started with Twitter and Building Your PLN

Video: Twitter for Teachers – Part 1 – Setting up Your Twitter Account

Twitter for Teachers – Part 1 from shannon smith on Vimeo.

Video:Twitter for Teachers – Part 2 – Creating Your Twitter Profile, Sending a Tweet and Replying to a Tweet.

Twitter for Teachers – Part 2 from shannon smith on Vimeo.

Video: Twitter for Teachers – Part 3 – Retweeting, Favorites and adding to your PLN

Twitter for Teachers – Part 3 from shannon smith on Vimeo.