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  • 1. @GwynethJonesThe Daring Librarian Tweet Like a Ninja Education Edition In 6 Easy Steps!
  • 2. Twitter: Profound and Rich Global Professional Development & Community Building Tool @GwynethJones – The Daring Librarian
  • 3. Global @GwynethJones – The Daring Librarian Community Builder #DescribeTwitterIn3Wor ds
  • 4. Effective content sharing tool
  • 5. Effective communication tool
  • 6. Effective connecting tool
  • 7. A tool that should be wielded with precision,
  • 8. No matter if you join Twitter
  • 9. No matter if you join Twitter
  • 10. No matter if you join Twitter to share content,
  • 11. Or build a personal learning network or PLN… Or build a personal learning network or PLN…
  • 12. You can Tweet like a Ninja 6 In Easy steps
  • 13. Disclaimer: To quote the wise Dalton from the cinematic oeuvre that is Roadhouse, "Opinions vary” These are my opinions and yours may
  • 14. Drink deeply my friends A deep & swift moving river of ed tech conversation goodness Drink deeply my friends Twitter:Twitter:Twitter:Twitter:
  • 15. Carve Your Place 1.
  • 16. Claim your professional name
  • 17. Establish your own web presence
  • 18. With your own name & not a school based
  • 19. The shorter the name the better Every character
  • 20. *Sorry if that cut ya close – not Having a last name like Jones meant that I had to use my full name Ex: @GwynethJones Claimed in 2009 – before that I was @CaptRed & @Bronwynne It took me a while to go Transparent!
  • 21. *Sorry if that cuts ya close – not If your real name is taken try: ItsYourName MrYourName MsYourName TheYourName MsYourNameClass TheRealYourName WhatYourNameSaid TweetingWithYourName FirstNameMiddleInitalLastName, Etc. Try to avoid numbers, Ex. Gwyneth87 That’s so 2001, AOL, & Geocities!*
  • 22. *Sorry if that cut ya close – not Avoid having your name tied to your work, school, or district. Ex: @MHMSEngish What if you build a following & then
  • 23. *Sorry if that cut ya close – not Avoid having your name tied to your family or children. Ex: @CalebsMommy That’s NOT professional
  • 24. No one is an island. Don’t protect your Tweets
  • 25. Protected Tweets don’t build bridges or a PLNBut I do realize that some schools or districts
  • 26. Break that Twitter Egg
  • 27. Upload a picture or avatar to represent
  • 28. Not a group shot
  • 29. Not your pets or your kids. You.
  • 30. The profession al you.
  • 31. Write a positive, professional, & fun, profile description
  • 32. Include: Your title, level, area of interest, awards, certification, & 1 or 2
  • 33. “Doting wife & mommy of 3 adorbs kids, president of the fascist vegan tattoo club, & Satanist. ELA MS NoNo
  • 34. “HS English & Google Certified Teacher. Viner, Makerspace Maven, ISTE YEN, Kayaker, & Whovian” YES
  • 35. Think of Twitter like a dinner party, don't lead with politics or religion
  • 36. Why risk alienating anyone from the get go?
  • 37. Create a cool Twitter header graphic & Background
  • 38. Your Free Professional Billboard with Personality! Cool Twitter Header & Background
  • 39. Directions, dimensions, templates, & graphic design tips can be found on my blog! Google: Are you ready for the New Twitter Daring
  • 40. Location, Location, Location! Not your street address – but how about your city
  • 41. Tweet globally, represent regionally, & connect locally Not your street address – but how about your city
  • 42. The Missing Link Link to your school webpage, blog, FB, or G+, something!
  • 43. Profile Pic /Avatar of You Cool Twitter Header Your Real Name Positive Profile Real Location Recap
  • 44. Twitter Tips That Show True Ninja Style & Technique!
  • 45. And now for some not so pretty, maybe a little gritty
  • 46. Real Tweet screenshot examples & informative slides
  • 47. Killer Anatomy 2.
  • 48. Reply Re-Tweet Favourit e Picture orAvatar Tweet Link RealNameTwitterName Hashtag More Send DM Embed Tweet Block/Report Anatomy of a TweetBy @GwynethJones Mention Expand Follow Lists
  • 49. Follow wisely 3.
  • 50. Find someone you respect & admire
  • 51. And then follow who they follow!
  • 52. Check out their lists & follow Those on it, too!
  • 53. The Art of the Follow
  • 54. Tweet With Technique 4.
  • 55. Automatic ReTweets Don’t Start Conversatio ns But they are a quick & expedient way to share
  • 56. When you auto RT people get a small notification like They’re always appreciated but mix it up a bit!
  • 57. If you ReTweet, Always give credit & attribution
  • 58. A direct quote RT will be seen in their @mention Twitter stream
  • 59. As of April 6th “Retweet with comment” allows users to embed a Tweet in their own Tweets, which lets them get around Twitter's 140-character limit when they write their own commentary.”
  • 60. How to ReTweet
  • 61. Mobile Quote Tweet
  • 62. “Quotes” can also designate an RT but it’s best to add your 2¢
  • 63. An RT with your 2¢ = added content & is a conversatio n starterIt’s a responsive & friendly interaction
  • 64. It’s can be as simple as, YES! Or, I agree!
  • 65. Adding your opinion both shares + creates a
  • 66. Pro Tip: Actually look at the link before you RT
  • 67. Tweeting with via still gives credit but lets the
  • 68. If you edit or change the Tweet for size or brevity you should add MT = Modified Tweet
  • 69. See the original Tweet & observe the edit Sometimes you want to share but you need to short
  • 70. MT Changes: “Sneak Peek! Google’s NEW iPhone Calendar App w/ Gmail, Photos, & Maps“ I used a Goog.l URL Shortener & took out the small group #njed & added the larger group #EdChatPs. Jimmy didn’t really write tha
  • 71. Consider using the vertical space, each
  • 72. But don’t overdo it or use excessive exclamations !!’s like me & Elaine Bennis!
  • 73. You’re My Favorite!
  • 74. A favorite is a virtual bread crumb
  • 75. A favorite is a bookmark
  • 76. A favorite is a quiet like
  • 77. A favorite is an endorsement
  • 78. People can see what you favorite & vice versa
  • 79. Keep it short
  • 80. Tweets with less than 100 characters get 17% more engagement and RT’s = 94 Characters
  • 81. It also leaves people room to comment = 94 Characters
  • 82. Tech Legend & Expert Tweeter Guy Kawasaki = 87 Characters
  • 83. Picture this
  • 84. Tweets with images get twice the RT’s
  • 85. Pin it!
  • 86. You can now pin 1 Tweet at the top of your timeline Pin it!
  • 87. Pinning allows you to showcase chosen content at the top of Pin it!
  • 88. Adding a photo with that Tweet gives it even more impact! Pin it!
  • 89. 1.Choose a Tweet you would like to pin 2.Click on the three dots 3.Select “Pin to your profile page” 4.Choose “View Pin” 5.The Tweet will now Pin it!
  • 90. Use Real Words
  • 91. Avoid Text, Chat, or Leet Speak
  • 92. Though space is tight with 140 characters, try to avoid leet or text speakThx 4 ur gr8 tools to exp. what #K12 do 4 my @edwebnet webinar = 64/140
  • 93. I'm in @ ‘s grad class looking 2 connect w/ #tlchat 4 adv twrd running a sccsful Ssblog Though space is tight with 140 characters, try to avoid leet or text speak
  • 94. Huh?!
  • 95. If it takes 2-3 readings to decode the Tweet you will annoy some people.
  • 96. Guy Kawasaki doesn’t use leet or text speak
  • 97. Tweet generously 5.
  • 98. Be Thankful
  • 99. When someone shares a Tweet or content of yours –
  • 100. It’s really nice to thanks for an RT, mention, or kind words
  • 101. It’s good to be thankful. Being thankful creates PLN goodwill & builds relationships
  • 102. Smart associations, companies, or groups will
  • 103. It’s good FREE PR for companies who thank for an
  • 104. People who Tweet OUT but don’t Tweet TO or WITH their followers, are just not getting it. Twitter is a conversation.
  • 105. When someone mentions you in a #FF - Follow Friday, or a must follow,
  • 106. @TheArtGuy only follows 100 people – I’m honored to be one of them!
  • 107. Pay it forward
  • 108. For every self- promotional Tweet – ex: latest blog post or a link to your content – Pay it Forward and
  • 109. “Quotes” can also designate an RT Ok, that was a little bit gushy! But it *was* a cool tree & she did leave a comment on my blog!
  • 110. Sometimes it turns into a bit of a love fest. And that’s – OK.
  • 111. Killer conversations 6.
  • 112. In summary, that was a Thanks for an RT, a quick convo, & a pay it forward blog comment!
  • 113. Sometimes an RT with a comment can lead to a conversation, a new resource, & a new PLN friend!
  • 114. Twitter names are very specific, get it wrong and it won’t show up in their Twitter stream & they’ll never know! Tweeting to someone? Get their name right or else they won’t “see” it
  • 115. Google will help you with spelling! Thank you, Google!
  • 116. I had NO idea I was mentioned, until I searched Pinterest Problem?
  • 117. Add the state, city, or country if you need to!
  • 118. subject, level, or topic targeted LIVE Twitter chat
  • 119. Every day, every week, & all month, there are literally HUNDREDS of live Twitter chats for https://sites.google.com/site/twittereducationchats/education-chat-calendar #TLChat 2nd Monday of the month
  • 120. Look at how many Education Hashtags there are! Thanks, Jerry Blumengarten aka @CybraryMan1!
  • 121. Share informatio n that’s personal but not private
  • 122. Personal info makes you human, private info makes
  • 123. Deep Thoughts from John Mayer
  • 124. Deep Thoughts from a Kardashian
  • 125. Don’t Curse or RT an F-Bomb Bosses or Potential Employers Could See That! You are what you RT. Is that fair? Nope. But it’s a reality.
  • 126. Likewise, Don’t Drink & Tweet If you Tweet something inappropriate, you can and should, DELETE it. But remember, it WAS out
  • 127. What is YOUR Twitter formula ?
  • 128. Connect with your followers ! Create a conference badge with your Twitter profile
  • 129. The Power of the Hashtag
  • 130. A Hashtag is a search filter
  • 131. A Hashtag is a virtual meeting room
  • 132. A Hashtag is a a chat room
  • 133. A Hashtag is a live conversation event
  • 134. A Hashtag is a trending news alert
  • 135. Hashtag fails are JV. Be varsity. Always. Hashtag Like a Ninja
  • 136. Live Tweeting with a hashtag feels like a fun, competitive, comment & quote event! PS. Spoilers Hashtag Live Tweeting
  • 137. If you see a fun, creative trending Hashtag – Join in! Trending Hashtag Fun
  • 138. Only use 2-3 Hashtags - If you use too many your followers will think you are spamming them Don’t Abuse the Hashtag
  • 139. Hashtag shrewdly
  • 140. Creating a hashtag? Test drive it
  • 141. The shorter the
  • 142. Yes: METC15 No: METC2015
  • 143. Event planners: using the full year
  • 144. Tweet like a Ninja & Keep Hashtags small
  • 145. A Few Last Ninja moves
  • 146. Create great content
  • 147. Collect, Curate, & Share Shamelessly
  • 148. Promote sparingly
  • 149. Chat often
  • 150. Follow
  • 151. Offer help
  • 152. Talk, don't stalk
  • 153. Or stalk softly
  • 154. Ask questions Ask questions
  • 155. Answer questions Answer questions
  • 156. But don’t ask a question But don’t ask a question
  • 157. that can be answered with Google that can be answered with Google
  • 158. Don’t be a whiner
  • 159. Don’t be a complainer
  • 160. Don’t be cryptic
  • 161. Don’t be needy
  • 162. Don’t be a social media
  • 163. And NEVER speak disrespectfully of your kids, administration, or
  • 164. Don’t Tweet yourself out of a job
  • 165. Do be positive
  • 166. Do be upbeat
  • 167. Do be professional
  • 168. Do be fun
  • 169. But being snarky about the Kardashians is OK
  • 170. Now go forth and be a Tweet Like a Ninja
  • 171. A whole gallery of Twitter themed graphics for visual learners can be found on my flickr! A whole gallery of Twitter themed graphics for visual learners can be found on my flickr! Google: Daring Flickr or Scan the QR Code
  • 172. Google: “it's a cartoon avatar daring librarian” for a blog post with lots of resources to make your own FREE avatar
  • 173. It’s good to be Positive,Positive, Professional,Professional, Upbeat, & Fun!Upbeat, & Fun! When on Twitter: @GwynethJones – The Daring Libraria
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    1. @GwynethJonesThe Daring Librarian Tweet Like a Ninja Education Edition In 6 Easy Steps! 2. Twitter: Profound and Rich Global Professional Development & Community Building…