5 Things to Know to Start on Twitter for Educators
1. Twitter is a micro-blogging platform, which just means that it’s a place for people to post short messages. Twitter allows for 140 character messages which can be text, links, photos, or a combination of all three.
2. You don’t have to post anything. Once you join Twitter you can just “lurk” which means read what others are posting without sharing.
3. You only see information from people you follow. You can start by just searching for the names of your friends and colleagues and following them. If you are using Twitter for education, you can also check out the people at this link: Top Educators on Twitter
4. Use hashtags (#) to find people with similar interests. When you put the # symbol in front of a group of letters on Twitter it creates a link. If you click that link (ex: #SJSDproud) you will see all tweets on Twitter with that same link.
5. Twitter can seem overwhelming. But you can stop looking at it whenever you want! And if you give it a chance, I think you will find some interesting ideas out there.