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What is Twitter?

          Get the low-down on Twitter from its creator, Evan Williams




o    Twitter is an online service designed to connect you with a group of friends called “followers” through short (140 character limit) messages. 

o    You select the friends you want to follow.

o    You set your privacy limit for how much others are able to see.

o    Twitter is a way to connect with others, whether they are people you know or people who share a similar interest with you that you meet through the service.

o    “Twitter is useful for close-knit groups. If you follow your friends, and they follow each other, you can quickly communicate group-related items, such as ‘I'm going to the pub on Fourth Street, come on along.’ …If you enter items into Twitter, they can be private, so only friends you've authorized can see them. Items can also be made public, which means anyone who knows your Twitter ID can read and subscribe to them.”

o    And the best part? Twitter is free. 


Setting Up An Account: 



How to Follow Other Educators:

o    Educators on Twitter is a Google Docs Spreadsheet started by edublogger Liz B. Davis

o    Twitter for Teachers is a wiki started by Rodd Lucier with the purpose of educating teachers about the use of Twitter as an educational tool and as a professional development tool 

o    Check out this wonderful resource on how to build your online learning using Twitter: "Using the Power of Twitter: Building Online Learning" 



Educators to Follow: 


                  o   Jennifer Ward, yeah, this is me 

o   Kristin Hokanson is the PAECT Regional Director, Keystone Technology Integrator, Discovery Educator, and Classrooms for the Future Coach for Upper Merion

o   MisterLamb is a math teacher and technology Coach from Lebanon, PA

o   Dianne Krause is an Instructional Technology Specialist in Blue Bell, PA

o   Chris Champion is technology teacher in Hershey, PA

o   Lmillershs hails from Sharon, PA, and works as a English teacher and literacy coach 

o   Nancy Caramanico is the Philadelphia Diocesan Catholic Schools Tech Director K-12

o   Chris Lehmann is the principal of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy


o   Will Richardson wrote a really great book titled Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms based on some of his blog posts on Weblogg-ed.  Follow him at willrich45.

o   Robert Hughes in Massachusetts puts together the Twitter page called The Teacher Page which sends out messages containing all sorts of links to lesson plans

o   Have you seen Shift Happens? Well, Karl Fisch put it together

o   With the help of Scott McLeod, a wonderful edublogger at Dangerously Irrelevant

o   Have you ever been on the Web English Teacher website? Carla Beard puts it together

o   David Warlick is a guru when it comes to education and technology.  Check out his book Redefining Literacy 2.0

o   Vicki Davis is the Cool Cat Teacher

o   Silvia Tolisano is langwitches and also writes the blog by the same name

o   Liz Davis sends out great tweets with all sorts of great links

Hickstro, also known as Troy Hicks is a professor of English at Central Michigan University and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project. His blog is also worth following

o   Mr. Mayo is a middle school English teacher who has used Twitter with students.


Educational Uses for Twitter:



o     “George Mayo, an eighth grade English teacher at Silver Spring International Middle School in Montgomery County, Maryland, recently used Twitter as a tool to collaboratively write a story by his students. Mayo invited his students and students around the world via his Many Voices Twitter account to add to an ongoing story with individual ‘tweets.’ After six weeks and the help of more than 100 students and six different countries, the story was finished… Afterward he made the book available for his students to download for free.”




Applications for Twitter:

Check out this list of amazing Twitter Apps. Some of the most used applications include  

Twitter Software That You Download to your Desktop

Twitter Applications to Add to Your Browser

Fun Twitter Applications 



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