Twitter – Become a Connected Educator – PLN!


140 Characters – can change the world!
Twitter is a great tool for educators to use in developing their professional learning network (PLN).  Follow experts in the field, organizations, a 24 hour a day stream of ideas, collaborations, experiences, and sharing of resources.  Twitter promotes global thinking!

Consider setting up separate Twitter handles – Professional, Classroom, Personal accounts
To get Started:  
  • Go to
  • Select Sign-up or Sign-in
  • Follow onscreen directions to setup your Twitter ID (Handle)
    ex:  My twitter handle is @ittechcafe
  • Setup your profile, add a professional picture, and explore

#1:  Follow Others:
Select people to follow – look at who they follow – read their bios and follow other educators.

Find teachers you know – and see who they follow
Follow famous people in your field:

#2 Use Hashtags

#3:  Get Engaged and Tweet – include twitter handles and/or hashtags for others to find you.
Example Tweet:

      I am looking for other educators to share ideas on integrating technology into the classroom. #edchat #edtech @KSUITEC

  • Abbreviations to note:
    Ts – Teachers
    Ss – Students
    Ps – Parents – link shortener (save those charachters!)
  • Twitter Chats – search for chats – join in on the conversation!  Chat Meetings: check list for day and time!
    Ex:  #EdTechChat – Mondays at 8PM EST – Host leads by asking questions.  You look for Questions (Ex: Q1.) and can tweet an answer starting with:  A1.
    Q/A – Questions and Answers
    Q1. – Question 1 in a chat
    A1. – Answer 1 in a chat
Padlet – share your Twitter Handle
Dr. Booker
Monday 2PM – ITEC 3100
Wed 9 AM – ITEC 3100
Dr. Wright
Ms. Brogdon

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