How to use Twitter... and why?!?


BECAUSE IT IS FUN!


Twitter is FUN !
Twitter is FUN !


And now, How:




1) Go to Twitter.com and create a free account.

2) Choose a user name: @_

3) Start by following other WL teachers. For example:

me = @dr_dmd - Don Doehla

Toni = @tonitheisen

You can also follow organizations by their Twitter names:

@ACTFL

@CLTATweets

@Edutopia

@ASCD

4) A word about Hashtags

A hashtag is a word preceded by the # sign. The hashtag is a means to sort tweets within a specialized conversation or to find tweets about a specific topic. Our hashtag for this conference is:

#CLTASB13

Other WL hashtags include:

#LangChat

#FLTeach

#WLTeach

#SpanishTeachers

#French

#FLE

Insert the hashtag into your tweets so people can follow your posts about the conference. By sharing brief statements or links to online resources about what we are learning in our strands, we can all learn from all sessions instead of only the sessions in which we are participating.





5) You get 140 characters, including your hashtag, to post a note. Try it! Have FUN!!

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Want to know more? Here are some useful resources:


A cheat sheet for using Twitter:

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