Twitter

Please read this blogpost called "How Twitter helped me become an award-winning teacher"!

Presentations
Click here for a presentation called "Dear Foreign Language Teacher: If you were on Twitter..."
Click here for a presentation called "How to use Twitter in Schools? Let me count the ways!" 
Click here for a presentation by @ritzforeignlang called "Twitter for Professional Development".
Clique ici pour une présentation en français fait par @mmenero.
Click here for an awesome presentation called "36 Interesting ways to use Twitter in the classroom".
Click here for "60 ways to use Twitter in the classroom, by category".

Getting started on Twitter
Click here for a step-by-step guide to getting started. Click here for an even more detailed one.
Click here for "The Ultimate Twitteraholic's Guide" by Edublogger.
Click here and here and here for more excellent info on "How to get started with Twitter".  
Click here and here for 10 tips for the new Twitterer. 
Click here and here and here and here for videos on getting started with Twitter.
Click here for a great website on Twitter Training.
Click here for a great "Getting started on Twitter" checklist, created by @WiscPrincipal
Click here for a very complete blogpost called:"The Ultimate Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter"
Click here for Cybraryman's Social Media for Education page.
Click here to resize a photo for your Twitter profile. 
Click here for some great Twitter tools for teachers.
Click here for Twitter Lingo.

Developing your PLN
Click here to see a Voicethread about PLNs.  
Click here for a video on developing your PLN (Personal Learning Network) on Twitter.
Click here for an article "5 things to get your Twitter network off the ground". 
Click here for an excellent video on developing a PLN (Personal learning network) and Twitter.
Click here and here for excellent presentations on developing your PLN. 
Click here for a poster called "Twitter-at-a-glance: The art of the Follow".
Click here for a blogpost called: "5 Reasons Teachers Should Create a PLN Now!"
Click here for a great Prezi called "Using Twitter to develop a PLN".


Twitter hashtags
Twitter hashtags for language teachers 
Click here for a blogpost about hashtags for language teachers.
Click here to read a great post on the #langchat hashtag. 
Click here for hashtags for French teachers.
Twitter hashtags for educators:
http://bit.ly/bsvD4i and here and here and here.
#comments4kids Use this hashtag to get Tweeps to put comments on your students' blogs.  
Click here to read about hashtags. 
Click here and here for a video explaining Tweetdeck and hashtags. 
Click here for a blogpost explaining hashtags. 
Click here to read a post called: "7 ideas for using hashtags in the classroom".

Educators on Twitter 
Some great educators to follow
Click here for a list of Canadian educators on Twitter and click here if you want your name added to the list. Click here for a "Top 50" list of Canadian educators.
Click here for a directory of authors on Twitter. 
Click here for a Google document of Twitter educators organized by subject.
Click here for a list of Foreign Language Teachers on Twitter. 
Click here for a list of Ontario educators on Twitter.
Click here for a list of French teachers on Twitter. 
Click here for a website with a list of schools that tweet en français!

Twitter videos
Click here and here for other videos on getting started with Twitter.
Click here to watch an excellent video, "Twitter, in plain English".  
Click here for a great blogpost about engaging shy students in the class with Twitter. Includes video.
Click here for an amazing video on the power of Twitter to expose dictators.
Click here for a great video on starting Twitter.  
Click here for a cute video explaining Twitter with a puppet.  
Click here for a great video on using Twitter in the Classroom by Paul Anderson. 
Click here for a funny video called "Gotta share". 
Click here for a video on how to use "Tweetdeck", a must to organize tweets. 
Click here for a video explaining Tweetdeck and hashtags. 
Click here for a great video showing how you can use Twitter in the class. 
Why educators should be using Twitter, video.
Click here for 8 videos to help teachers get started on Twitter. 
Click here for "Twitter in 60 seconds". 
Click here for a great video demonstrating the power of Twitter to get a wish fulfilled. 
Click here for an amazing video called "Why Do I Use Twitter?"

Twitter testimonials
Click here for lots of teacher testimonials about Twitter. 
Click here for a blogpost by a French teacher about why she likes Twitter.
Blogpost: Those who can, Tweet 
Click here for a great blogpost on "Why Twitter can make you happy".
Click here for a blogpost called: "Why Every Teacher Should Join Twitter". 
Click here for an awesome blogpost called: "If you were on Twitter".
Click here for a blogpost called "Nine great reasons why teachers should be on Twitter".
Click here for a blogpost called "Twitter Evolving Into Professional-Development Tool". 
Click here for a great blogpost called "10 Reasons Teachers should give Twitter a go".
Click here for a blogpost called "13 ways Twitter improves education".

General Twitter resources
Click here and here for good articles on Social Media etiquette.
Click here for a very informative blog post on how to use Twitter. 
Click here to read about retweets (RTs) 
Click here and here for  Prezi videos on Twitter for teachers.
Click here for "Mom, this is how Twitter works".
Click here for Twitter abbreviations.
http://twitcam.livestream.com/ Stream live video from your webcam to Twitter!
Click here for Shelley Terrell's very complete Twitter page.
Click here for 7 Twitter commands you need to know 
Click here for a great Prezi called "Twitter as a Professional Learning Tool"
Click here for a great infographic on "The Who, Why and How of Twitter".   
Click here for a wonderful Livebinder on Twitter for Educators with TONS of information from Steven Anderson (@web20classroom).
Click here for "Top 10 Twitter Turn-offs", or, how to be a good Twitterer. 
Click here for "The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers".
Click here for a document called "How to present with Twitter (and other backchannels). 
http://klout.com/ Find out your "Klout" (ie. internet influence)
Click here for a wonderful presentation called "What do teachers do on Twitter?"
Click here for another presentation by the same teacher. 
Click here for a wonderful blogpost called "10 Life Lessons We Can Learn On Twitter".
http://twitter.com/#!/NASA/astronauts-in-space-now Follow astronauts in space!
Click here for a blogpost called "4 ways to share videos on Twitter". 
Click here for cool Twitter symbols to add to your tweets. 
http://twittonary.com/ A dictionary of Twitter terms.
Click here for a pdf file of a fantastic paper called "Tweeting for Teachers: How can social media support teacher professional development?" 
http://stories.twitter.com/ Some fascinating stories here.
http://www.twitrbackgrounds.com/ is where you can get some really cool backgrounds for your page.
Click here for @NMHS_Principal 's awesome Twitter resources Pinterest board. 
Click here for "The Twitter Guide Book". 
Click here for a great blogpost about Twitter as a storytelling tool.

Twitter chats 
Click here to find out how to take part in a Twitter Chat. 
Click here and here for the Twitter chat schedule. 
Click here for information on Twitterchats. 
Click here for a terrific article called: "12 Most Twitterific Reasons to Participate in Tweet Chats"
Click here for a video explaining how to participate in a Twitter chat.


Twitter in the class 
Click here for a blogpost about how a school is using Twitter. 
Follow @frenchwithmissH to see how she tweets with her students! http://twitter.com/#!/frenchwithmissH
Click here for a CNN article on Twitter in class. 
Click here for a great Wiki on "Backchanneling in the class."
Click here to read an amazing blogpost about tweeting in a Kindergarten class (yes, Kindergarten!) 
Click here for a great Prezi about using Twitter with your students.  
Click here for an article on "Why Social Media Tools Have a Place in the Classroom".
Click here for Twitter 101 for students.   
Click here for a great blogpost about using Twitter with a gr. 6 class.  
Click here for a guide to using Twitter in grades K-3 
Click here to read about 100 ways to use Twitter in the class. 
Click here for a PP on 30+ creative ways to use Twitter in the class.
Click here for an article on how teachers can use Twitter to communicate with parents. 
Click here for "100 INSPIRING WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM".
Click here to read some good advice about setting up class accounts for Twitter. 
Click here to see a Wiki of a teacher who is using Twitter to make global connections with his students. 
Click here to read about a teacher using Twitter with his classes. 
http://todaysmeet.com/ is a site similar to Twitter but for schools.
http://twiducate.com/  is another site for student Twittering. 
Click here for some more ideas of how to use Twitter in the class.
Click here for a blogpost about tweeting with elementary students. 
Click here and here for some great ideas about how to use Twitter in the class. 
Click here for a blogpost called "10 top uses of Twitter for education"
Click here for a blogpost about how one French teacher plans on using Twitter with her students. 
Click here for a blogpost called "28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter".
Click here for a blogpost by Steve Wheeler called "Teaching with Twitter".
Click here for a great blogpost called"A Plan to Twitter with Students: Step-by-Step" for 2nd language teachers.
Click here for a blogpost on Twitter for grades K-8.
Click here to read about "5 ways to use Twitter in the classroom".
Click here for a blogpost called: "10 top uses of Twitter with students".
Click here for an article on using Twitter in the Foreign Language class.
Click here for some rules for students using Twitter.
Click here for an article called "Engaging students with Twitter".
--> http://twittclasses.posterous.com/ is a website to find classes to tweet with in French. And here too.
Click here for a blogpost called "60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom"
Click here for a great blogpost on how to use Twitter in class.
Click here for a Google spreadsheet of classes who tweet.
Click here for "28 ways to use Twitter in the class".  
Click here for a blogpost called "How to use Twitter as an authentic reading source in the L2 class."


Twitter appsClick here for lots of Twitter info for teachers + Twitter apps
Click here for list of Twitter apps (scroll down). 
Very cool Twitter app
Click here for a video on adding a Twitter widget to your blog.
Click here for 100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter
http://twittercounter.com/  and http://twittergrader.com/ How to get your Twitter stats. 
Click here for a Twitter app to help you figure out who you should recommend for Friday Follow. 
Click here for a cool way to visualize tweets. 
Click here and here to read about the top 100 Twitter tools for teachers. 
Click here and here for Twitter buttons to add to your blog or website and click here for flash buttons. 
Click here for a video on how to use "Tweetdeck", a must to organize tweets.  
Very cool Twitter app: Map my followers 
Twister: Fake Twitter for school  
Click here for 100 awesome Twitter resources for teachers.
Click here for "4 Tools to Explore Tweets and Personality-type".
Click here to find out how addicted you are to Twitter. 
http://thetwitcleaner.com/ Clean up your tweeps.
http://www.tweeteffect.com/ 
Cool app to see which of your tweets caused you to gain or lose followers.
Click here for a cool app that shows who you have been interacting with most for the past 7 days on Twitter (type your name where it says "Try your own search term". 
http://paper.li/ Create your own on-line newspaper with your tweets. Click here for a video.
http://www.twinslator.com/connect.php Tweet in different languages.
http://www.twocation.com/ Find out where most of your followers live.
http://visual.ly/twitter is a cool way to make a personal infographic about you and your tweets.
Click here for a great LiveBinder on Creative Twitter Tools by Ana Cristina Pratas.
http://manageflitter.com/unfollow Find out who's not following you back.
http://vizify.com/tweetsheet View your tweets and RT's in an infographic. Very cool!
http://tweepsmap.com/ Find out where your followers are from.
Click here for "8 useful and fun Twitter tools".
http://mentionmapp.com/ Cool app to see your Twitter connections.
Make a video about your Twitter feed! Click here for mine.
Find your first tweet here.
Find out who tweeted something first here.


Twitter Tips 
Click here and here for "How to make a Twitter Follow list".
Click here for "How to make a Twitter Follow list on Tweetdeck".
Click here to read about how to create and use Twitter lists.






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