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.

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

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2. How are boards in Ontario using Twitter?

a) #TLDSBLearns – Building a positive digital footprint

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b) @peel21st

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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).

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b) Hootsuite on mobile devices:

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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.

 

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