Saturday, November 17, 2012
Getting Started with Twitter
So you want to Tweet but don't know where to begin?
Here's a great place to start- Hundreds of Education Related Hash Tags are available from http://edudemic.com/2012/06/2012-twitter-hashtags/
Hashtag (#) 101
Use the # before your most important words or phrases (no spaces)
Click on a #word to find other posts with the same hastag.
#’s can be in the beginning, middle or end of a tweet
Popular Education Hash Tags
#edchat – Education, worldwide
#kinderchat – Kindergarten teachers unite! Mondays at 6e/9p
#edtech – Use of technology in education.
#edapp or #iosedapp – Educational apps
#slide2learn – iDevices and learning
#mathchat – Mathematics
#scichat – Science
#engchat – English
#artsed – Arts in education
#musedchat – Music
#eltchat – English language teacher
#SSChat – Social studies chat
#ntchat - New teachers
#spedchat – Tuesdays at 8:30 e/9p special education chat
My Favorite People/Companies to Follow:
@TCEA Tweets when apps are free!
@Kristy_Vincent Tech Integration Specialist- often tweets from conferences about tech
@happycampergirl of the #kinderchat hood
@learningmurd of the #kinderchat hood
@Matt_Gomez of the #kinderchat hood
@NAEYC The National Association for the Education of Young Children
@hechternacht of the #kinderchat hood
@iPodsibilities shares tech news and ideas
@ipadSammy follow his iPad!
@tonyvincent my favorite tech guru
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