We are at Minds on Media at #BIT15 today, chatting with education professionals.
Connecting learning is our goal, and folks have lots of questions!
- 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.
b) Joyceville Public School from LDSB: Follow them here.
2. How are boards in Ontario using Twitter?
a) #TLDSBLearns – Building a positive digital footprint
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).
b) Hootsuite on mobile devices:
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.