Twitter for Teachers. Nicole C. Miller, Ph.D. Presented at: MAMLE February 2013 Department Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. Why Network? Beat the isolation…and grow!. Support teacher identity and self-efficacy which helps to prevent burn-out and teacher turnover
Nicole C. Miller, Ph.D.
Presented at: MAMLE
Department Of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
Alec Couros’ vision of networked teacher
Image from: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2012/08/teaching_teachers_to_tweet_part_ii.html
Richardson, W., & Mancabelli, R. (2010) Personal Learning Networks: Using the power of connections to transform education.
AMLE 2012 @tomwhitby
Users are limited to maximum responses of 140 characters (including spaces and punctuation).
Accounts can be setup without charge.
Social networking consists of adding friends (which means you follow their updates/posts) and interacting with others.
In addition to posts being displayed on a public timeline (or, if you wish to only share with your network, privacy settings are available), direct messages (of 140 character length) are possible.
Click on the quill icon
Enter what you want – it will keep track of your characters
It is ok to shorten words
Add a photo (if you want – not of students w/o permission )
Add a URL (there are ways to shorten URLs)
Click on Tweet
Want to engage in a conversation about a tweet – use “Reply”
Use the favorite option
Hover over the tweet and click on favorite
Under Me, you can see the tweets you have favorited