Published on February 28, 2014
Twitter for Parents Engaged In Education bit.ly/twitterforparents @travdmc
• Twitter Is Changing The World Communication - global chatter • Breaking News - eg. #abflood • Activism & Social Change • Networking & Collaboration • Discover y, Learning, & Research • Dissemination of Publications & Materials • Product Research • Tech Support • Professional Connections & Development
Twitter in 60 Seconds
Getting Started • Create an Account • Who To Follow • Hashtags • Tweeting (Replies, Mentions, Retweets & Direct Message) • Join a chat • Tips & Tricks
Create An Account • Personal Branding (Digital Identity) • Short Bio • Don’t Be An Egg!
TWEET BREAK Tweet something (140 characters or less)
Who To Follow? • Legitimate Profile Picture • Interesting Bio • Positive Tweet Stats • Compelling Content - What are there most recent tweets?
Education Favourites To Follow @willrich45 @courosa @sirkenrobinson
PSD Favourites To Follow @gcouros @jmclean77 @tmondsPSD70 @ksmileey @nlakusta
Understanding # • If you tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your tweet • Hashtags can occur anywhere in the tweet • Clicking on a hashtagged word in any tweet shows you all other tweets marked with that keyword • Don’t #spam #with #hashtags • Use hashtags only on tweets relevant to the topic
Some Suggested Hashtags • • • #ptchat #parents #parenting • #edtech • #abed • #psd70 • #muirlake • #mustangprid e • #edchat • #gafe More Education Hashtags bit.ly/twitterforparents
TWEET BREAK • Search an education # on twitter (#psd70 #ptchat #edtech #edchat) • Click on a new # in a Tweet that you find
Some Basics of Tweeting • Reply • Mention • Retweets • Direct Message
@reply • What is an @reply? • An @reply is any update posted by clicking the Reply button on a tweet • @reply to you will show up on your mentions tab • Click on @reply to display the tweet that was replied to
@mention • What is an @mention? • Any Twitter update that contains @username (replies are considered mentions) • These messages, as well as @replies are collected in the Mentions tab on the Connect page • More than one person can be mentioned in a tweet
Retweets • What is a retweet? • re-posting of someone else’s Tweet • Sometimes people type RT at the beginning of a Tweet to indicate they are reposting someone else’s Tweet • Retweeting is sort of like a compliment
Direct Message • What is a DM? • A private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers. (you can only send to followers) • Click on the envelope icon to access
TWEET BREAK • Tweet a @reply • @mention somebody in a Tweet • Retweet somebody • DM someone
Twitter Chat • Interactive live conversation at a specific time on Twitter about a specific topic • Eg. #ptchat - Parent-Teacher Chat - Wednesdays 9:0010:00 EST) Examples & More Education Twitter Chat Times bit.ly/twitterforparents
Tips and Tricks • TweetDeck - application to manage Twitter (eg. organize hashtags) • Download Twitter/TweetDeck on phone • Tweet links to websites, blogs, etc. • Tweet media (Youtube, pictures etc.) • Favourite Tweets to help organize • Utilize Lists to organize people you are following • Don’t click on DM links that seem weird (your account will be hacked)
TWEET BREAK • Tweet a link • Tweet using TweetDeck • Favourite a Tweet • Create a List
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