Kelly Pilgrim Cassidy

Curriculum Director @ Georgia STEM

STEM / Science @ Commerce City Schools

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Transformative Tweeting & Powerful Pinning

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Developing your Digital Habitat

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Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education

To put this in perspective, while you read this slide, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown across the Twitterverse.

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Twitter

Twitter for Academics

  • 37% of Americans with at least a Bachelor’s Degree use Twitter.
  • Compare that to only 7% of Americans have a twitter account (17 million)
  • Over 60% of regular Twitter users have at least some college education.
  • 53% never post updates personally but use it to network professionally and follow experts in their fields.
  • So if you have a college degree but don’t have Twitter- don’t be shy- grab and account and get started!

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Of Twitter users- the 2 largest groups are:

Middle School & High School Students

and

Adults with at least a Bachelor’s Degree

(Baker, 2016)

But Why should I be on Twitter- Can’t I just do facebook or email?

Differn.com (2016) states, “Facebook is for connecting with the people you went to school with and Twitter is for people you wished you had gone to school with”

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Tools I Wished I knew about

Twitter when I was a Newbie….

  • How to send a private message.

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Tools I Wished I knew about

Twitter when I was a Newbie….

2. How to see only a single hashtag & sort by “top” and “latest”

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Tools I Wished I knew about

Twitter when I was a Newbie….

3. How to automatically add a hashtag when you compose a tweet.

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Tools I Wished I knew about

Twitter when I was a Newbie….

4. How to find and add GIFs to a tweet.

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Tools I Wished I knew about

Twitter when I was a Newbie….

6. How to create a poll or question….

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#TECHtalkGA

How to Participate

in a Twitter Chat:

  • Login to Twitter at about 8:50 pm. To get ready. Chat will last ~30min
  • Search for #TECHtalkGA. Click latest to sort.
  • Questions will be posted approximately every 10 minutes and tagged with the Question Number (Q1, Q2, Q3, etc)
  • Respond to questions using A1, A2, A3, etc and the hashtag #TECHtalkGA
  • Don’t have an answer for a question? That’s ok! Stay logged on and see if someone else inspires you!
  • Love someone’s response? Feel Free to favorite (the heart shaped button) or respond directly.
  • Can’t stick around for the entire chat or busy at 9 pm? Search #TECHtalkGA later and see what you missed.
  • Follow participants in the chat to grow your Professional Learning Network #pln
  • Worried you will forget-Join the Remind Group Text @TwitterEd to 81010

https://www.remind.com/join/twittered

  • Still have questions? Reach out for help… @jklcassidy or @MmeBurgess

Mondays

@ 9 pm

Best Twitter Chat for Georgia Educators:

#TECHtalkGA

Good for all educators interested in technology in education.

Happens on Mondays at 9 pm.

Created and organized by Angela Burgess (@MmeBurgess) . Guest moderators also include educators like: Kelly Cassidy (@jklcassidy) Brian DeRose (@edtechteach3) and Ge-Anne Bolhuis (@GSweetEdu)

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Twitter Chat List

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Pinterest

  • Less than a year ago, there were about 500,000 education pins on Pinterest per day.
  • Within the last year, 1.3 million pins related to education are now being added on a daily basis (Aslam, 2017).
  • In 2015, Pinterest gave teachers their own hub on the site where you can now search by subject and grade level (Cummings, 2015).

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How to Find Curated Pins specific for Education

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Periscope

  • Periscope is a live video streaming app for Android and iOS developed by

Kayvon Beykpour and Joe Bernstein

  • Launched in April 2015

  • On 12 August 2015, Periscope announced that it had surpassed 10 million accounts, four months after it was launched.

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How to Periscope and why it is so cool...

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Flipgrid

  • Flipgrid, founded in 2015, is a video platform on track to compete with and possibly replace traditional discussion boards.

  • In June 2018, Microsoft bought the startup (which already had 20 million users) and open the platform to all teachers for free.

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MORE TWITTER

TIPS

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Who Should I Follow?

Here is a link to the TOP 15 Educators on Twitter according to Edudemic. My own personal favorites:

The Men I Stalk on Twitter...

Who Should I Follow?

Here is a link to the TOP 15 Educators on Twitter according to Edudemic. My own personal favorites:

The Women I Stalk on Twitter...

Who Should I Follow?

Here is a link to the TOP 15 Educators on Twitter according to Edudemic. My own personal favorites:

The Organizations I Stalk on Twitter...

1. #edchat

This popular chat, moderated by Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby), Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) and Shelly Terrell (@ShellTerrell), hosts two discussions on a pre-arranged education topic Tuesdays at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET and 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Find out upcoming topics and read archived chats at edchat.pbworks.com.

More Twitter Chats to Check out:

2. #satchat

This chat gets its name from its regularly scheduled time, Saturday mornings. Billed as a "global discussion for current and emerging school leaders," the chat, co-founded by Brad Currie (@bradmcurrie) and Scott Rocco (@ScottRRocco), happens Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. PT/10:30 a.m. ET. It was so popular that it spawned two geographically specific offshoot chats, #SatchatWCfor West Coasters and #SatchatOC for educators living in Oceania (Indonesia, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, etc.). Learn more on Currie's site.

4. #engchat

This chat connects English teachers and lets them share ideas, resources and inspiration. It happens Mondays at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Find out more at engchat.org.

5. #mathchat

This UK-based chat is for anyone involved in mathematics, including students and teachers. It happens twice a week, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on most Thursday nights and 5:30 p.m./8:30 p.m. on Mondays. You can also follow @mathchat and visit the wiki.

6. #sschat

This weekly chat for social studies educators happens Mondays at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. You can follow chat leaders Dan Krutka (@dankrutka), Melissa Seideman (@mseideman) and Michael Milton (@42thinkdeep) for updates or visit the chat's Ning for archives of #sschat and other social studies chats, including #wrldchat and #hsgovchat.

7. #cpchat

The "cp" stands for connected principals, and the chat is moderated by a different team of moderators in that role Wednesdays at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. You can also read theConnected Principals blog.

8. #ntchat

This chat for new teachers founded by ed tech blogger Lisa Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) takes place on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Read all about it on Dabbs' site.

9. #kinderchat

As its name suggests, this chat is for anyone involved or interested in kindergarten and early-childhood education, including teachers, administrators, parents and organizations. It was founded by kindergarten teachers Heidi Echternacht (@hechternacht) and Amy Murray (@happycampergirl) and takes place Mondays at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.

10. #1stchat

This chat about first grade teaching, facilitated by Valarie Ruckes (@valruckes) and Laura Komos (@LauraKomos), happens Sundays at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Learn more on their wiki .

11. #mschat

My Middle School Chat, founded by seventh grade science teacher Todd Bloch (@blocht574), covers a variety of topics of interest to middle school educators. Check it out on Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and read about it on Bloch's blog, Sweat to Inspire.

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