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Copy of Twitter for Teachers

Why in the world would any busy teacher in their right mind purposely use Twitter? With a 140 character limit, what's the point?

song bowon

on 14 April 2010

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Transcript of Copy of Twitter for Teachers

Twitter for Teachers What is Twitter? "To talk in an excited
or nervous manner." A micro-blogging service that allows people to type in short messages or status updates that can be read by people following them Using Twitter Step 1:
Go to www.twitter.com and register.
Fill out your profile (this is the first impression people have of you)
Add a photo.
Step 2 - Find people to follow
Begin with an educator on Twitter you know and begin following them (k_ferrell for example).
Look through their followers/who they follow and follow them if they are of interest to you Step 3
Return to your home page and begin watching the tweet stream
If you see something interesting, Re-Tweet it (RT) Share links, share ideas, ask questions, answer questions — anything but “what are you doing?” unless it’s really interesting Resources Educators on Twitter

Instead of saying "What's Happening?" Twitter should say: WHAT DO YOU KNOW THAT I SHOULD KNOW. Twitter 4 Teachers
http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/FrontPage Twitter Handbook for Teachers
http://www.scribd.com/doc/14062777/Twitter-Handbook-for-Teachers#stats Building a PLN Using Twitter
http://edtechsandyk.blogspot.com/2009/10/building-personal-learning-network-pln.html Top 50 Educators to Follow
http://www.distance-education.org/Articles/The-Top-50-Educators-on-Twitter-to-Follow-in-2010-206.html Twitter Empowered Teachers
http://docs.google.com/a/hpseagles.net/present/view?id=dc5595zm_153xcqcrkcs Getting Started with Twitter
http://thenextstep.edublogs.org/2009/06/18/getting-started-with-twitter/ Advice to Teachers New to Twitter
http://edtechpower.blogspot.com/2009/02/advice-for-teachers-new-to-twitter.html Why Teachers Should Twitter
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/feb10/vol67/num05/Why_Teachers_Should_Try_Twitter.aspx PLN Development Resources
http://djainslietech.wikispaces.com/PLN+Development Getting Started (Twitter Help)
Twitter is Sold Wrong
http://www.joebower.org/2010/02/twitter-is-sold-wrong.html Twitter in Plain English
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