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Twitter for Administrators and Schools

A presentation to explain twitter to administrators who are twitter beginners.
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Jessica Allen

on 11 October 2013

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Twitter
A Professional Resource for EVERYONE!
Why should schools/ admin have a twitter account?
What is Twitter for an Admin?
"Twitter is like drinking from a firehose, You can only take a few sips at a time..."
"Twitter is not a technology. It's a conversation. And it's happening with or without you." - @charleneli
"Twitter is the new Townhall. The world's the city. When something happens-good, bad or ugly..we come together. We talk,celebrate, grieve.." @pryankaa
How do you "read" a tweet?
RT=
Retweet (a message that is forwarded to others)
ow.ly
= website link to click on (other examples are bit.ly and tiny.url)
@xxxxx=
a person or company's name on twitter
#XXXXX
= a category or a topic that you can follow
What are some examples of admin and schools using twitter?
Passion is at the heart of it!
How do I get started?
Who should we follow?
People (tweeps!)
@NMHS_Principal
@gcouros
@casas_jimmy

Schools
@NewMilfordHS
@BHSPride
@YorkDukePower
@LJPSchool
@UWCSEA_EAST
Where can I go for more information?
George Couros: Leading connected principal online with lots of information on blog
http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1810
Examples:
@azjd- 4 characters
with 136 characters left to use to "tweet"
@taniagrosz- 10 characters
with 130 characters left to use to "tweet"
@jessievaz12- 11 characters
with 129 characters left to use to "tweet"
@web20classroom- 14 characters
with 126 characters left to use to "tweet"
George's Blog
Works Cited
Agro, Leandro. Twitter Bird Logo. 2009. Photograph. Flickr.com. Flickr CC, 30 Sept. 2009. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3503/3967992791_d1ba113d3a_o.png>. Creative Commons License 2.0 Attribution Non-Commercial Non-Derivative
Joathina. Heart. 2006. Photograph. Flickr.com. Flickr CC, 14 Feb. 2006. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://farm1.staticflickr.com/32/99715489_2073e9cd03.jpg>. Creative Commons License 2.0 Attribution Non-Commerical Non-Derivative
Morgan, Tim. Speech. 2005. Photograph. Flickr.com. Flickr CC, 19 Dec. 2005. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://farm1.staticflickr.com/43/75288771_6b76b8977c.jpg>. Creative Commons License 2.0 Attribution
R, Blin. HowToTwitter. Digital image. Twiends. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://twiends.com/images/howtotwitter580.jpg>.
Couros, George. "What Should a Networked Educational Leader Tweet About?" Web log post. The Principal of Change Stories of Learning and Leading. WordPress, 2 Mar. 2011. Web. 2 Sept. 2013. <http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1810>.
Eric Sheninger: Opening Minds on Social Networking. Prod. MarketplaceK-12. Perf. Eric Sheninger. You Tube. Marketplace K-12, 15 Oct. 2011. Web. 2 Sept. 2013. <
Klingensmith, Max. Chain Linkage. 2006. Photograph. Oak Lawn, Illnois. Flickr.com. Flickr CC, 16 Sept. 2006. Web. 2 Sept. 2013. <http://farm1.staticflickr.com/93/245562110_c74339c2fe.jpg>. Creative Commons License 2.0 Attribution No Derivitives
Why Schools Should Use Twitter by Joel Gagne. Dir. Joel Gagne. Perf. Joel Gagne. Why Schools Should Use Twitter by Joel Gagne. Allerton Hill, 12 June 2013. Web. 2 Sept. 2013. <
The End!
@XXXXX
= Name of person or company that sent the tweet
bit.ly
= website link to click on (other examples are ow.ly and tiny.url)
Tweet message
= shortened or abbreviated words are used to save character spaces
@XXXXX=
Name of person or company that sent the tweet and/or name of person or company you are sending the tweet to
Tweet message
= shortened or abbreviated words are used to save character spaces
#XXXXX
= a category or a topic that you can follow
@XXXXX=
Name of person or company that sent the tweet and/or name of person or company you are sending the tweet to
pic.twitter.com/XXXXX
= website link to click on to view a photo
Your Turn!
Go to www.twitter.com and sign up now! :)
@jessievaz12
To be more connected to parents, teachers, and students
To be more connected to other schools, communities, and countries
To share the great accomplishments of our students and staff
To be part of creating the image for our school in the social media sphere
Eric Sheninger New Milford High School
For the future?
Guest student tweeters for the week!
http://jmarke5.wix.com/leydenpride#!about/galleryPage
What's available?
@stgocollege
@scollegeedu
@scollegecl
@scollegenews
Who?
Managers: Sam and Jess
Contributors: Executive
Contributors: Personal Accounts can include mention to school account to link tweets
When?
Official tweet 3 times a day
Others "live" tweets as necessary
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