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Twitter for Teachers:

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Chris Hitchcock

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Office of Career Connections Services
Job Search Advisors
(resume, cover letter, mock interviews, job search strategies
Workshops
(resume, interview, IDOE eLearning, International Baccalaureate, etc.
Website
www.iuedcareers.com
Career Connections Online
Interview Day
April 27, 2015
M202
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
Objectives
By the end of the workshop, you should be able to:
Set up a Twitter account
Follow people/groups
Favorite a tweet
Re-tweet a tweet
Use hashtags
Create a tweet
Find chats and participate
Think of ways to use Twitter in the classroom
Christine Hitchcock
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
Networking
Gathering information
Sharing ideas/information
Receiving feedback
Connecting with other teachers, administrators, thinkers, etc.
Connecting with experts (content, tech, etc.)
www.twitter.com
Setting up your profile
Keep professional goals in mind
Keep
handle
(username) short - good to use some version of your name
Need good quality
photo
for profile pic and header/background image
When setting up
bio
, 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
Re-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
https://sites.google.com/site/twittereducationchats/education-chat-calendar
Recommended
:
#ntchat (New Teacher Chat) Wed. 8 p.m. EST
#nt2t (New Teachers to Twitter) Sat. 9 a.m. EST
Other suggestions?
Tips for chat participation
Be focused and prepared

Introductions

Chat hashtag!!!

Format: Q1, A1

Side conversations

Use client like
Tweetdeck


Engagement
If the students aren't engaged, does anything you do matter?
Ideas for using Twitter in the classroom
Professional development
Backchanneling
Communicating during events (#SOTU)
Connecting with experts and real world
audiences
Research
Review sessions
Exit ticket
Communication (homework, tests)
Marketing
Resources
Tweechme (app)
Tagboard
Twubs
Tweetdeck
Tweetbeam

Questions?
What did you learn?

Do you think you will use this information?

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Christine Hitchcock
chrhitch@indiana.edu
List of resources, including link to this Prezi:

http://goo.gl/dCNzKP

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