Twitter For Teachers: Part 2

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Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 6.26.30 PMSince summer  vacay is just a few weeks away, here’s a final post about how to use Twitter for professional development.

Twitter chats are a fun way to engage with teachers and find out what’s going on in other schools.  For  example, #edchat happens on Tuesdays at noon and 5pm EST. Teachers from all over the United States and world participate in this discussion about a topic.  I would suggest just tuning into an edchat first to see how it works.  All you have to do is type in #edchat and you’ll be able to follow any tweet with that hashtag.  Tweeters comment on a specific, pre-determined topic, like maybe technology or testing.  Retweet or favorite the tweets you like.  You’ll be giving compliments to the tweeters and you just might find yourself some new followers.  Once you feel comfy with how edchat flows, join the conversation. Here are tips for a successful edchat. There are plenty of other chats as well, so check out this fascinatingcalendar.

Don’t forget to make lists.  This is a simple way to organize tweets.  Sometimes I just want to see tweets from teachers I follow; other times, I just want to read tweet from writers I follow.   Here are some tips from Twitter on setting up a list and here’s a video.

So welcome to the Twitterverse!  Have fun and get connected! Please share any resources you find below.  There’s always something new to learn when it comes to social media.

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