In this part of the session, participants will gain an understanding about how hashtags are used in Twitter, learn about how to participate in a Twitter chat, and explore platforms such as Tweetdeck and Hootsuite.


Navigating Hashtags

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Play the voki or click here to access information about navigating hashtags.

Take a look at The 2012 A-Z List of Educational Twitter Hashtags by Edudemic and this list from Teach Thought.

Check out several of the conversations or resources attached to these chats.




Twitter Chats


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Play the voki or click here to access information about Twitter chats.

Visit the archive of a recent #NCed Chat.



Once you find some conversations you like, check out Cybrary Man's Schedule of Educational Chats on Twitter.Start following some of the chats currently taking place. Add them to your calendar as a reminder.





Matters of Etiquette

Below, you will see a few tweets excerpted from the May 7 #NCed chat on PLNs. In this section, learn more about Twitter chat etiquette.
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Play the voki or click here to access information about etiquette.

For more information, take a few moments to read this blog post by Janet Fouts: How to Participate in a Twitter Chat.

Setting up a Chat Platform

There are many platforms you can select to use for your Twitter chat. We will discuss one of these platforms, Tweetdeck.
Tweetdeck allows you to isolate specific chats into columns that populate in real time.
Tweetdeck makes it easier to keep up with the pace of a chat.

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Play the voki or click here to access information about Tweetdeck.



Q1. Need some step-by-step guidance?

A1. Click here: Getting Started with Tweetdeck


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