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Twitter – Blended Learning Workshop – #BlendedBagwell


                            

 
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 www.twitter.com
  • 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 #BlendedBagwell


Abbreviations to note:

Ts – Teachers
Ss – Students
Ps – Parents
Goo.gl – link shortener (save those charachters!)


#4:  Twitter supports your research agenda!

 



AERA – American Education Research Association

AACE – Association for the Advancement in Computing Education
AECT – Association for Educational Communications and Technology

SITE – Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference
NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English
NCTM – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Articles
A number of journals are active on Twitter; Methods in Ecology and Evolution actually requires authors to provide a �tweetable� abstract of 120 characters.” – Twitter As a Tool for Sharing Your Research (AJE)