What Do Your Colleagues Want to Learn About Twitter?

We are at Minds on Media at #BIT15 today, chatting with education professionals.

Connecting learning is our goal, and folks have lots of questions!

 

  1. What are other teachers doing to get their class on Twitter?

We shared a few classroom Twitter accounts with learners.

a) Ms. E’s Class from northern Ontario: Follow them here.

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 2.29.51 PM

 

 

b) Joyceville Public School from LDSB: Follow them here.

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 2.33.17 PM

 

2. How are boards in Ontario using Twitter?

a) #TLDSBLearns – Building a positive digital footprint

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 2.38.47 PM

 

b) @peel21st

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 2.58.15 PM

 

3. What are the best tools for managing the Twitter stream?

We hesitate to respond to “best” – that is personal – but here is what we are using.  It allows us to access and monitor several columns at once.

 

a) Tweetdeck on computers (this is available at https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/ or as a Chrome extension).

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 2.51.34 PM

b) Hootsuite on mobile devices:

Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 2.49.49 PM

 

4. Who should I follow on Twitter?

That is a personal choice.  We have written about this here, including a screencast with suggestions.

 

5. Where do I learn about what hashtags to follow?

Definitely ask your friends what they are following.  Look at interesting tweets and check out the hashtags in the tweet.

A full list of education hashtags for twitter chats is available here.

 

Continue to follow #BIT15 all this week as we share learning from an incredible array of speakers and workshops.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s