Recently we held the SchoolNet Conference in Kloof, Kwazulu-Natal and the very first session was called ‘Twitter for Beginners’ presented by Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet. Before displaying the presentation let’s talk about Twitter, and, if you are not yet on Twitter perhaps this is the time to join!
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a free social networking service that allows its users to send and read short 140-character messages known as tweets. It’s a fantastic way to share ideas and learn from other teachers – in fact it’s an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Once you have got started on Twitter and benefitted from networking with other teachers, you’ll wonder how you survived before that!
Get started with Twitter
1. Go to https://twitter.com and join
2. Create you own Twitter username
Twitter names start with @ (For example @fibeal)
3. Now start following a few people
In her presentation below Megan shows some people she recommends to follow. Try following @Schoolnetsa. Once you find someone you know, see who they follow and follow a few of them…and so it goes. You'll soon build up a network
Twitter and the SchoolNet Conference
Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet held a Twitter for Beginners session at the SchoolNet Conference. Here is her presentation:
This is a fairly old 5 minute Twitter tutorial video but it shows the actual steps for getting started with Twitter in case you need them.