Who do you like to follow on Twitter? If you have a Twitter handle, please add it to your post.
In Session 1 this AM, Alan November (our keynote speaker) suggested finding and following the "great minds" in a variety of subject areas. Ex: follow Doris Kearns Goodwin for history/politics.
I follow Andre Daughty, @ardaughty. He's funny and brings real educational issues to the forefront.
How can you or have you used Twitter as an educator?
Twitter chats are great to connect with other educators!! I like using #hashtags and TweetDeck as well!
#oklaed Twitter chats with other educators in Oklahoma every Sunday night at 8:00. Use that common hashtag of #oklaed
By sharing information with prints or possibly posting questions for older students to respond to.
Lots of incredible educators and leaders to follow!
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#oklaed is a good one
I had my students create hashtags to describe the characterization of the characters in Romeo and Juliet.
By showing our students work to kids in other schools, states or countries and getting their feedback about it.@MrAlberto_JH
How do I use Twitter to create a Professional Learning Network?
By tweeting to a certain hashtag you could share and browse what others are sharing.
That's my question also. I find myself just scrolling endlessly through. I would like suggestions on how to most effectively use Twitter.
Searching hashtags is helpful since they help create and online filing system. Also using Tweetdeck or Hootsuite are helpful as well.
I've also heard someone say that if you don't like Twitter, you are following the wrong people. Unfollow people who bore you, don't inspire you, etc.
Is there a resource thst has specfic ideas for using Twitter in varios content areas?
pinterest and and tumblr has lots of creative ideas
Every educational hashtag possible. http://cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
Search Google for phrases like "Twitter in the Classroom." One of my results is the 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom (even if the pics on the webpage are mostly missing).http://www.teachhub.com/50-ways-use-twitter-classroom
I'm a pretty new tweetee. I thought it was kind of overwhelming at first. However, when I was at the NCTE conference, twitter was super helpful. I was able to follow presenters and authors. This established a connection with those people that allowed me to continue using them as resources. @savvybknerd
Having live Twitter chats during class time is a wonderful skills based and content application opportunity. Develop a common hashtag that you and your students all use as you post questions and they reply.
I was going to try this one year when I thought I was going to teach Dual Credit Psychology! love this idea!
I started using Twitter, several years ago, for getting hot topics in agriculture so I could help students write speeches. It has grown on me! @mragteacher
Great question! I would like to know as well.
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Would you create 2 twitter handles? One personal and one professional for students to interact with? I don't want my students privy to personal tweets
I have! I don't want students "all up in my business" lol...or the orients.
Always a good idea to keep personal separated from professional, IMHO.
I have 2 accounts.
*parents* not orient lol
I have a personal and professional twitter account
Any ideas how administrators use Twitter?
How are you thinking about using Twitter as an administrator? Some use it to promote campus activities and successes, while others use it strictly as their PLN.
Check out two phenomenal examples from OKCPS:Elementary, Rhonda Schroeder: @rhondaschroederSecondary, Aspasia Carlson: @aspasiacarlson