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Twitter for Teachers:
Transcript of Twitter for Teachers:
Job Search Advisors
(resume, cover letter, mock interviews, job search strategies
(resume, interview, IDOE eLearning, International Baccalaureate, etc.
Career Connections Online
April 27, 2015
Job Search Strategies for Educators
Twitter for Teachers:
Why you should be tweeting and how to do it
What do you already know about Twitter?
CNN: Twitter has place in classroom
By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:
Set up a Twitter account
Favorite a tweet
Re-tweet a tweet
Create a tweet
Find chats and participate
Think of ways to use Twitter in the classroom
12 years teaching experience in high school social studies
Manager of Professional Community Program and Job Search Advisor
Joined Twitter spring 2013 and am a HUGE convert
Setting up your Twitter account
Connecting with other teachers, administrators, thinkers, etc.
Connecting with experts (content, tech, etc.)
Setting up your profile
Keep professional goals in mind
(username) short - good to use some version of your name
Need good quality
for profile pic and header/background image
When setting up
, focus on keywords related to your professional goals
can include link (LinkedIn, class blog, e-portfolio)
Search for people and
groups to follow
Keep professional goals and interests in mind -
it's easy to see who you follow
Ideas for people/groups to follow:
Favorite a Tweet
What do you want to know?
So why tweet?
Using hashtags (#s)
Hashtags allow you to search for terms (#ntchat, #jobsearch, #edtech)
Using #s in tweets can increase number of people who will see them
Create a Tweet
Go to the compose button in the upper right of screen
Type your tweet in the box
Click blue "Tweet" box when done
Participating in Chats
Great way to get information, "meet" people, share ideas, find folks to follow
There are a TON of education related chats
#ntchat (New Teacher Chat) Wed. 8 p.m. EST
#nt2t (New Teachers to Twitter) Sat. 9 a.m. EST
Tips for chat participation
Be focused and prepared
Format: Q1, A1
Use client like
If the students aren't engaged, does anything you do matter?
Ideas for using Twitter in the classroom
Communicating during events (#SOTU)
Connecting with experts and real world
Communication (homework, tests)
What did you learn?
Do you think you will use this information?
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