Do you use or have you thought of using twitter? To get you started, here are some basic instructions and LINGO in a snapshot.
- It isn’t just for “famous people” – a HUGE amount of teachers are on twitter!
- Everyone has a twitter “Name”, it starts with an @ symbol, when you want to send a message or connect to a particular person, type the @ symbol, then their twitter name.
- When you “Follow” someone, you subscribe to his or her tweet feed, people can subscribe/follow to you too!
- If you are tweeting on a subject or topic, a # (hashtag) is a way of grouping like tweets, try searching #edtech , #ozengchat or #ozscichat and see what comes up!!
- The more people you connect with, the more intuitive your account becomes. It will suggest “like minded accounts.” For example, if you follow many teachers, it will keep suggesting teachers, or if you follow Justin Bieber, it may suggest other “artists” such as Miley Cyrus!
- Tweets can only be 140 characters– YES you may have to sacrifice grammar and spelling 2 fit wot u wnt 2 say in n thts k!! 🙂
- Look at LISTS (which are like groups that people create) – “AUS ED teachers” or “Education innovation” OR “Design Technology” – – -> GREAT way of finding others that tweet on similar topics/interests! – – CREATE lists of your own!
SEARCH a hashtag, follow accounts, and SHARE what you find in turn. Another example. . . I have found up to date info from the Board of Studies on their twitter rather than their website to be most helpful!
IF you found this useful – tweet me! @1moniqued OR RE-TWEET IT!!