What Educators Should Tweet About - Tech Learning

What Educators Should Tweet About

Here’s my unofficial guide to using Twitter.
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Gotcha. I have no idea what educators should tweet about. Consider the title pure link bait. (Was thinking about titling it “I tweeted this out and you’ll never guess what happened next”, but that’s more of an Upworthy thing)

Actually there are many people who have created helpful guidelines and tools for educators delving into social media. I’m the last person you probably would look for to advise folks on how to use twitter. Having been using it for over 8 years and almost 100,000 tweets I’m still unsure and hesitate on sharing with people who to use it. The ways are varied and nuanced.

But I can share some of the ways I’ve used it, so here’s my unofficial guide to using Twitter.

1. Post random song lyrics.

Often as I’m listening to music, a lyric will strike me and posting it offers a little puzzle piece and for those that see it as such, builds this tiny connection of getting an inside joke.

Read more.

cross-posted at http://ideasandthoughts.org/

Dean Shareski is a Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada, specializing in the use of technology in the classroom. He lectures for the University of Regina and is the Community Manager of the Canadian DEN or Discovery Educators Network. Read more at http://ideasandthoughts.org.

Featured

Related

What about Forgiveness?

A recent post by Vicki Davis has me thinking. Vicki warns about Facebook’s challenging privacy options and suggest educators will run into problems if students view our pages and see our friends posting profanity on our walls. This post isn’t

Image placeholder title

ISTE: It's What You Make of It

After attending my 5th ISTE event in a row, I always enjoy reading various reflections of the event. Those reflections usually reference the opportunity to network with other educators. The proverbial, “the hallway conversations trump sessions” statement continues to be the theme of the posts made by your favorite bloggers.  Of course, one must realize the bias...

Reading

So, what about books?

Cross posted to Langwitches Blog  So, what about books? How do YOU read, buy, store and (maybe even) write books? Are you opposed to reading digital books? Are you clinging to the smell and feel of the hard cover? Are

What Should They See? by Bob Sprankle

I've been asked to do a 1 hour presentation later this summer for school administrators on the topic of "What should they see as evidence of Technology Integration in classrooms?" Specifically, this is a guide to what administrators are looking