Seven Ways to Find Teachers on Twitter

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					Seven Ways to Find Teachers on Twitter
and a bonus 8th way.

Created by Richard Byrne

Why Use Twitter?
Having a Twitter network is a great way to learn about new resources for teaching. A Twitter network is also a great place to exchange ideas about teaching. Not familiar with how Twitter works? Watch this short video from Common Craft. Here are seven ways to find other teachers on Twitter.

Twitter 4 Teachers
Twitter 4 Teachers wiki.    Twitter 4 Teachers PB Wiki started by ed tech specialist Gina Hartman.    Organized by teachers' content areas.

Educators on Twitter
Educators on Twitter a Google Docs Spreadsheet. Started by Liz B. Davis. Constantly expanding with new additions made almost daily.

Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers a wiki started by Rodd Lucier. Purpose of educating teachers about Twitter as an educational tool and as a professional development tool. Check out who the contributors to the wiki are and follow them. Rodd's great video demonstrating how to use Twitter, Delicious, and Google Reader to find more Twitter users of interest to you.

Jane Hart's 800+
Jane Hart, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies Constructed a list of nearly 800 educators on Twitter. Each entry accompanied by a short summary about the Twitter user.

Twitter Search
Twitter search located on the side of the Twitter page. Try searching for key words commonly used in educational technology. Then follow the Twitter users who are writing messages containing those key terms.

Look at "@" replies
Look at who the "popular" people follow and follow them. Look who others send "@" messages to. Chances are good the recipient of "@" messages sent by people you follow is interested in the same topics you're interested in.

Start a Conversation
Start engaging conversations. Start a conversation around a resource that you've discovered. Start a conversation by posing a question or problem that you would like help solving. Acknowledge replies to your question.

We Follow
We Follow a user powered Twitter directory. Add yourself to the education directory by simply sending a tweet to @wefollow followed by the hashtag "education." A user generated directory, may contain people in the education directory that aren't actually academic educators.


				
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Description: A guide to what Twitter can do for teachers.