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Tweet Like a Ninja in 6 Easy Steps: Education Edition

Twitter is one of the most significant, rich, and profound professional development tools out there (& it’s FREE!) but mastering it takes some slick Sensei moves. Whether you’re a Twitter newbie, lurker, contrarian, or champion – this session will be chock full of easy tips and tricks to learn, connect, and share with your community and educators around the world. From choosing the right user name, creating a profile that packs a punch, graphic designs that grab, to building a powerful global personal learning network – you can master the art of the Tweet!

The presentation provides an in-depth overview of the global social media tool, Twitter. All experiences from the tyro to the seasoned will find something new to start or enhance their journey with this important social media tool. Twitter is a great source of professional development and collaboration to add to your personal learning network. Twitter is also a powerful professional tool to model appropriate and lead by example the ethical use of social media as a guide for your students, parents, fellow educators, and community.

Topics will include:
Carving your place - how to choose the right Twitter name, header, description, validating link, and profile picture. Why protecting your Tweets defeat the PLN purpose. Anatomy of a Tweet. How to follow wisely. How to Tweet with technique or why it takes a conversation and not automatic Re-Tweets to build a network. Why Attribution matters and why Tweeting with images increases activity and followers by 53%. The science behind writing short Tweets and using real words for greater impact. The art of pinning a Tweet and why you should do it every month. How Tweeting generously and paying it forward is an obvious good professional practice. The art of the Live Twitter Chat and how to use the right Hashtags to connect globally. Ethical Tweeting for educators or how to share personal but not private information.

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Want me to come to your Tech or Library conference and give this presentation in person? Contact me!
Thank you for visiting! @GwynethJones

Summon Your Inner Twitter Ninja!

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The Daring Librarian: 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile

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Workshop Tasks & Challenges:

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Pimp Up Your Profile: Follow the 6 steps above and make sure you're putting your best foot forward on your Twitter profile. After that, why not check through all your Social Media & Web profiles to make sure that they are visually and content consistent? The same profile picture across all platforms translates to consistency, brand (you!) recognition, and is welcoming!

Read More! The Daring Librarian: 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile

Do you have all 6 areas of your Twitter profile decked out? Then grab a FREE Award & Blog Badge in many sizes!

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How to Create a Twitter Moment!

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Additional Challenges:

• Find the next Twitter chat in your subject area. Calendar of Education Chats
• Search the hashtag and "Like" up to 6 resources and ideas that appeal to you.
• Check out and join in on a trending hashtag! OR... #EdChat, #EdTech, #TLChat, #TitleTalk, #futurereadylibs
• Create a personalized Twitter header using a panoramic photo, PicMonkey, or pick a new header from my growing collective below!
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Here's a Sneak Peek at this....

The Twitter Gallery & The Google Drive Collective

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The Daring Librarian: Are You Ready for a New Twitter?

Design Tips & Tricks to create a jolly good Twitter header, profile pic, & background.
Example of the New Header:
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Need Help? Don't want to use Photoshop or a Template? Try Canva!
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Canva: Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software

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Twitter Resources:

I don't personally use a Twitter client like Tweetdeck, I use the standard old reliable Twitter website o

n my browser and on my mobile devices...but some people swear by their clients

Best Twitter Clients & Apps for PC and Mac | Digital Trends

Twitter Client Review 2015

The Best Times for Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails, and More

How to Hashtag

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Calendar of Education Chats

Educational Chats - Cybraryman

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Related blog post:
The Daring Librarian: What's YOUR Twitter Formula?
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From Kathy Shrock's Guide to Twitter: