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 Twitter for Beginners

Twitter Pages   


In May of 2009 I signed on Twitter.  I did not get started until August 2009.  I first looked for anything to do with education.  I stumbled on #edchat.  I lurked there until I figured out how to take part. I still cannot believe I became a part of that great #edchat team

 I started following some educators who shared some interesting educational tweets like #coolcatteacher and #web20classroom.

@ = Username

# = Hashtag

RT = retweet

DM = Direct Message

Twitter for Teachers:
30 Day Twitter Challenge

Twitter Page

Educational Hashtags page

Value of a PLN page

PLN page

Favorite Resources page

On some pages  I have listings of  Mavens. For example:Genius Hour page


1 - Choose a Twitter name that captures who you are. You now can tweet 280 characters.  I wanted cybraryman but someone beat me to it.  Alas, I became @cybraryman1  It is probably a good idea to use your name.

2. Use a picture of yourself.  When you attend meetings people will immediately recognize you.

How to Add a Twitter Profile Picture

3. Your bio should tell about your interests and what you teach or supervise.  This enables those viewing it to know who you are. Add a link to your blog or website.

4. Get involved in some Twitter Chats. There are many chats now for most subject areas and grade levels. By doing this you can build your

TweetDeck Page

How to take part in a Twitter Chat page

Official Twitter Education Chat Shedule

Tweechme (@TweechmeApp) | Twitter

Twitter EDU David Truss @datruss

How to Twitter Infographic

Twitter for Educators: A Beginners Guide

Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence @coolcatteacher @wkrakower

How's Your Header? OR The FREE Twitter Header Collective @GwynethJones