A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

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#DitchBook Twitter chat | Friday, March 8, 2019

A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators

Beginner's guide to Twitter for teachers

Thousands of educators around the world have grown by leaps and bounds professionally by getting connected on Twitter. But what about those that aren’t on Twitter yet? How do you get started? Here is a guide to help you.

Joining Twitter can be a career-altering event. For many of us the connections, support, and resources we gain from being part of a professional learning network on Twitter are what give us back our passion for teaching.

The leap into the Twittersphere can be daunting. I hear even the most active Twitter users say that they joined months or even years before posting a single tweet!

So how DO you get started if you haven’t yet started your own Twitter journey? And how can we get started connecting with others through Twitter chats once we have joined?

As always the #Ditchbook community comes through with some amazing resources and tips to guide you.

A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter for Educators free eBook

The authors of The Educator’s Guide to Flipgrid and co-authors of The Educator’s Guide to Wakelet have come together again to bring you A Beginners Guide to Twitter for Educator’s.

As frequent moderators of the #Ditchbook Twitter chat and members of the #Ditchbook community Karly Moura and Sean Fahey wanted to create a shareable, printable guide to help you and your colleagues get the most out of this social media networking platform.

This guide will help you get started if you’re brand new to Twitter. For those that are looking to jump into the world of Twitter chats, like our weekly #Ditchbook chat, it has a section on that too!

Click here to download that ebook — for FREE!

30 Top Twitter Tips from the #Ditchbook Community

Every week educators around the globe come together to connect and share through the #Ditchbook Twitter chat. Want to join us? We would LOVE to have you!

  • They happen every Thursday at 7 p.m. Pacific / 8 p.m. Mountain / 9 p.m. Central / 10 p.m. Eastern.
  • They often run for 30 minutes. Many times, moderators will offer bonus questions for those that want to continue chatting.
  • Check out what’s happening on the #DitchBook Twitter chat by clicking here. (Even if you don’t have a Twitter account!)

Recently we had a #Ditchbook Twitter chat all about Twitter chats! Educators shared some fantastic tips for getting the most out of any chat including the best tools to use when participating or moderating along with a list of educators to follow on Twitter.

Scroll down or click here for 30 top Twitter tips from the #Ditchbook community. Also, be sure to check out the entire discussion including a share out of participant’s very first tweets along with their thoughts on the benefits of Twitter chats in this Wakelet collection.


Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?

Having trouble? Still unclear on how a Twitter chat works? Feel free to tweet to these #DitchBook ambassadors and they’ll help — Karly Moura @karlymoura, Sean Fahey @seanjfahey, Sandy Otto @sandyrotto, Rachel Marker @rachelmarker, Evan Mosier @emosier3, Mandi Tolen @TTmomTT, Craig Klement @craigklement, Tara Martin @taramartinedu, Krista Harmsworth @zonie71, Anne Kamper @annekamper, Rayna Freedman @rlfreedm, Lance McClard @drmcclard, Stephanie DeMichele @sdemichele or David Platt @herrplatt!

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