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Technology is a growing part of the classroom, with tablets and smart TVs quickly integrating themselves into the curriculum. But fast-paced change – and the fact that students are often miles ahead of both teachers and parents when it comes to the latest apps and social networks – can intimidate even the most tech-savvy teacher.
Here’s a quick-start guide for teachers who are looking to incorporate Twitter into their classroom as a learning tool, without getting lost in the millions of tweets sent every day.
Twitter comes with a pretty steep learning curve. When you’re just getting started and trying to figure everything out it can get really overwhelming, really quickly.
For example, who should you follow? How do you get people to follow you? Which are the best days and times to tweet? What’s the height and width of your cover photo? What are Twitter Trends? Where should you place links? How many times a day is okay to promote yourself? And what in blue blazes is a hashtag?
Looking to maximise your Twitter engagement?
Want to tap into some of-the-moment, real-time buzz?
You need a step-by-step guide.
One Tweet, Two Tweets, Old Tweets, New Tweets,
Short Tweets, Long Tweets, Right Tweets, Wrong Tweets;
Tweets about content, content about Tweets.
How do you get retweets when all your Tweets seem like repeats?
So you want more Twitter followers?
Who doesn’t, right? The more the merrier. Let’s face it: you can never really have too much. But, no matter what you do, you almost never seem to pick up any plus ones. Your follower number has been the same for months, and you’re starting to wonder if you’re doing something wrong.
Heads up: you are.
Twitter has few absolute rules but one of them is hard and fast: everybody is restricted to a limit of 140 characters per tweet.
This takes some getting used to at first, but once you become a regular user Twitter’s character limit will actually make you a better, more efficient writer.
How do you build the ultimate Twitter profile?
Start by getting your images and design in place. Use a bold, dynamic wallpaper with a strong sidebar, an eye-catching header image and a unique profile picture. Complete your bio in full. Maintain a healthy ratio of followers to the people that you’re following. Don’t use systems that automate Twitter for you – do the work yourself. And pay close attention to trends and the everyday pulse of Twitter – find out what’s happening, and get involved.
So you’ve heard about this Twitter thing, right?
It’s growing pretty fast. With hundreds of millions of users sharing billions of tweets each and every week, Twitter has quickly established itself as a pivotal marketing and communications tool for brands and businesses of all shapes and sizes across almost every industry.
Problem: Twitter comes with a pretty steep learning curve. Where on earth do you begin?
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