To provide teachers with a range of resources and visual step by step guides to be able to sign up to Twitter and build their own Personal Learning Network (PLN).
This tutorial is a visual step by step guide to signing up to Twitter
Twitter Sign Up
View the slides to see what to include in your Twitter bio. If you need to watch a video of how to go in and edit your bio, download the Powerpoint and on the last slide there is a video to watch.
This video explores the Twitter interface and its features
Why Teachers are Flocking to Twitter (@ukedchat):
What Twitter Offers Teachers: The Evidence (@KathHol & @AustAssocResEd):
Why Teachers Need Twitter (@TeacherInOz)
The following addresses have great guides to using Twitter for teachers:
The Teacher’s Guide To Twitter (@Edudemic):
25 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Twitter (@Edudemic):
10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account (@mrkempnz):
A Teacher's Guide to Starting on Twitter (@corisel):
60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category (@TeachThought)
What is a PLN?
Chat it up: Everything you wanted to know about Twitter chats but were afraid to ask (@dankrutka)
Twitter EDU (@datruss)
Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas (@EducationMatt via @edutopia)
10 Secret #Twitter Tips, Tricks and Hacks (@Sheamus)
The PDF belows outlines a glossary of abbreviations used on Twitter.
Additionally, the following link includes vocabulary and terminology used to talk about features and aspects of Twitter:
Below are links to lists of educational hashtags:
The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags (@Edudemic):
Educational Hashtags (@cybraryman1):
The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education (@TeachThought):
Twitter Hashtag Tips (@alicekeeler)
Twitter chats are real time discussions at a pre determined time using a hashtag. The hashtag links tweets together to allow you to follow the virtual conversation.
Twitter chats provide a chance for people to connect and network through shared interests, exchange and debate ideas and find/share new ideas and resources.
Listed below are some educational chats I recommend:
140 Things you didn't know about Twitter (@EliLanger):