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Teacher Twitter Training

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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For the 21st Century Educator
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What are tweets?

A Tweet is an expression of a moment or idea. It can contain text, photos, and videos. Millions of Tweets are shared in real time, every day.

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Why is Twitter useful?

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  • Allows teachers to stay current at no cost.
  • Opens a lens to the greatest minds in education.
  • Fosters collaboration and growth.
  • Individualizes teacher and student learning.
  • Communicates happenings from every classroom.
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Ways That I've Used Twitter to Enhance Instruction

  • Mystery Skype
  • Skype for Education
  • Collaboration w/field experts
  • Sharing Student Blog Posts
  • Obtaining lessons for the classroom.
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How do I begin?

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  • www.twitter.com
  • Create an account. 
  • Stay Focused! Professional vs. Personal.
  • Follow the Greats!
  • Tweet and Retweet!

Who to Follow?

Let's start from the very beginning...

  • @CowetaSchools
  • @cowetaedchat
  • Your current school/principal.
  • Fellow teachers
  • @burgessdave, @edutopia among others..

When and Where?

As a Beginner...

  • Choose a time once a day.
  • Read an article and tweet it.
  • Tweet a happening from class.
  • Tweet an idea about education.
  • This can happen anywhere!
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Sunday nights @8 p.m. (Bi-weekly)

Twitter Chats

  • Public Twitter conversation around one unique #hashtag.
  • Allows participants to follow the discussion and participate in it.
  • Reoccurs weekly at the same time around a specific topic.
  • #cowetaedchat #edchat  #edtech  #tlap  #elemchat 
  • #mschat   #ntchat  #cpchat  #adminchat  

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Teachers, what would you tweet today?

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