Tag Archives: twitter

Mute Someone on Twitter

Today I am hanging out at the Twitter HQ in San Francisco. During the presentation on Twitter I learned you can MUTE someone without unfollowing them. There can be periods of time that someone you follow is tweeting a series of tweets that do not pertain to your interests. Someone may be at an event […]

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Google Sheets: Click Here to Tweet

I like to use a spreadsheet to tweet things. There is a formula you can use in a spreadsheet that allows you to click on a hyperlink and compose a tweet. You can create a list of questions for your Twitter chat. Using the spreadsheet allows you to more easily tweet out the questions. If […]

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Embed a Twitter Feed Onto Your Website

  Twitter allows users to embed a widget on their website that shows a users recent tweets or the tweets of a particular hashtag. Notice on the left hand side of this blog is a list of the recent tweets from @alicekeeler. On my classroom website I have a widget on the side to display tweets that utilize […]

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Twitter Tip: Start Your Tweet with a Period

Saturday morning someone asked me why some of my tweets start with a period. I was participating in the New Teacher to Twitter (#nt2t) chat. A twitter chat is an hour long conversation on a particular topic. This means that I am replying quite a bit. When you reply to a tweet it starts the tweet […]

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Change Your Twitter Handle

You set up your Twitter account without really understanding how Twitter works. Now that you are using Twitter to connect professionally with other educators you may be wishing you had chosen your Twitter handle differently. Perhaps you have changed your name and need your Twitter handle to reflect your new last name. If people are […]

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15 Twitter Tips

I have heard that educators are the #1 users of Twitter. Twitter acts as a PLN (Personal Learning Network) to connect educators together to share ideas, find ideas, provide moral support, make connections, engage in discussions, and to keep current on trends in teaching. Here are some tips to help you build your PLN on […]

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Participating in a Twitter Chat

  I frequently moderate and participate in Twitter Chats. This is an important part of my PLN because it allows me to have focused conversations with passionate educators who will give me new ideas and challenge my thinking. Twitter chats are also a great place to find educators to add to my PLN. If you […]

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Two Hashtags in the Same Tweetdeck Column

In my attempt to keep up with the ISTE conference tweets I am using tweetdeck.com. A nice feature about Tweetdeck is the ability to keep track of multiple hashtags and tweeters. This year ISTE is breaking from the hashtag pattern of last year and adding an additional 2 characters. The official hashtag is #ISTE2014, however […]

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Facilitate Signing Teachers Up Onto Twitter

  This morning I was talking with the amazing David Theriault @davidtedu about signing teachers up for Twitter. He was sharing how the sign up process can be a little cumbersome since the sign up process asks the teachers to follow 10 people. The hiccup of course being that they do not know 10 people. Create […]

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A List of Twitter Educators by Subject Area

I teach pre-service teachers at Fresno State and I encourage them to develop their PLN on Twitter. A few of them requested Tweeps to follow that are subject specific. A Twitter Win This list by itself is a Twitter win. I had filled in a few Twitter handles and set the Google Spreadsheet to anyone […]

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SAMR: Adam Bellow

I teach pre-service teachers at Fresno State University. The other day I was teaching my students about PLN’s (Personal Learning Network) and the SAMR model. I was blessed to have the perfect object lesson to demonstrate both the power of Twitter and SAMR. I noticed one of my students composing a tweet “What is Google […]

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Tweet Stuff Template: A tutorial

This morning Kristin Gregory tweeted out that she was trying my “Tweet Stuff” template. In response to some requests, I thought I would make some directions on how to use it. CLICK HERE for the template. The gist of the spreadsheet is it creates a link for you to tweet out things. Click on the […]

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Twitter for Educators – A Document

I teach pre-service teachers at California State University Fresno. I require them to use Twitter as part of our activities throughout the semester. I hope to help them to build a sufficient PLN over the course of the semester that they will not feel alone when they are put into a classroom by themselves. To […]

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Tweet to a Group: A Shortcut

I was sent a request on Twitter the other day for how to send a tweet to 6 people without having to type in their twitter handle every time. In other words, how do you set up groups to tweet out to the groups. There may be other ways, but I just made a spreadsheet […]

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