Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I have found Twitter, and there is no going back.................

Twitter can be defined as an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-characcter messages called "tweets" by Wikipedia. 

Twitter in Plain English

Why do Educators use Twitter? 

Twitter is more than: What's happening?

Share ideas with other educators

Participate in real-time online Professional Development

Get updates from Professional Organizations

Start Tweeting Today! Get Started Here!

If you would like more information, check out this helpful Educator's Guide!

by Amber Coggin @ Mobile County Public Schools

Twitter Chats for Teachers
Twitter chats for Teachers take place when a group of educators "meet" on Twitter at an agreed time, using an agreed hashtag, to discuss topics in education. Twitter chats range from small discussions with only a few participants to huge conversations with dozens or even hundreds of educators taking part! They provide a unique opportunity for educators to discuss specific topics of interest and connect with colleagues around the world.
I participated in my first chat and I found the Chat to be profound.  (And I won a book) Twitter Chats can make a  difference in how educators are improving their professional practice, providing ideas, resources and inspiration in ways never thought possible.  Join in the fun, but don't forget the #hashtag, or lurk! Lurking is learning!

Join me in one of the Twitter Chats I participate in weekly:
#teacherfriends Mondays @ 9:00 PM
#edchat Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM
#edtechchat Mondays @ 8:00 PM
#tlap (Teach like a Pirate) Mondays @ 9:00 PM
#satchat (Leadership and Education Chat) Saturdays at 7:30 AM
#flipclass Mondays @ 9:00 PM
Happy Tweeting! I hope to Tweet with you soon!