Monday, June 17, 2013

10 tips for Using Twitter in Education

Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in Winston-Salem, NC,offers 10 good tips for using Twitter in education in this article for T.H.E. Journal.. Some of his suggestions include:

  • Find good hastags to follow--they can expand the impact of a  tweet more than the number of followers an account has
  • Check out the hashtag #edchat and check out Jerry Blumengarten's collection of educational hashtags at http://cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
  • Who you follow is more important than the number of followers you have
  • Don't use twitter.com except to register your account.  Use third party software like TweetDeck. Anderson likes the older version and the way it allows you to categorize your tweets.
  • Expand who you follow with lists--you can create lists for different groups--world history teachers, religion teachers, psychology teachers, etc.
  • Save tweets.  You can use Diigo for that. (diigo.com/tools/save_tweets)

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