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When Twitter was launched in 2008, it was a place for celebrities and rock stars to share what they were doing and fans to get a closer look in at their lives. Over the last couple years, this medium has become the "business card" for educators. It is a place where educators can tell the story of your school, learn, share, find resources and share asynchronously around the globe. This video tutorial and related resource is designed to provide educators, especially educational leaders (#edleaders) with basic Twitter starting points as well as how to dig deeper to create more connected, transprent 

 Welcome to @MCiLAB's Twitter 101 eCourse 

This page contains everything you need to complete all five components of the course. Total course completion time is estimated at 2 hours but may be shorter based upon a pre-existing knowledgebase of social media and Twitter specifically. 


Directions for completing this eCourse

Navigate Parts 1-5 below as you work through the course. (Completing all parts in the same sitting is not necessary, but completion within the same week is recommended.)

Part 1: The Basics

Part 2: The Language of Twitter
Part 3: Registration & Interface Overview
Part 4: Sending a Tweet
Part 5: Finding People & Resources, Taking Control of Your PD

Resources/sites referred to in this course:

  1. Twitter.com
  2. Twitter 101 Quick Reference Document 
  3. [VIDEO] Oak Lawn-Hometown SD's Use of Twitter
  4. [VIDEO] Using Twitter as a Teacher by @BillSelak
  5. #Nt2T (New Teachers To Twitter) 
  6. Beginner's Twitter Page via @cybraryman1
  7. Who to Follow (Develop Your PLN) 
  8. The Official Weekly Twitter Chat Schedule 
  9. The Official State Hashtag Chat Google Map
  10. [VIDEO] Importance of Being a Connected Educator/Leader via US. Dept of Ed

Good luck and if you need any support, contact Joe Mazza at mazzajos@gse.upenn.edu or on Twitter at@MCiLAB or @Joe_Mazza.

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