How is Twitter changing education politics, world events, and local advocacy? A wide-ranging discussion of the ways Twitter has provided more transparency by enabling more grass-roots reporting and access to information, how that changes the 'rules' and what it means for educators and our own advocacy efforts. How can the twitter-lution help you?
2/7/2012 1:30 PM -2:14 PM
Format - Academy Breakout Session
Duration - 50-minute
Tracks-
Leadership
Room Number- Room 410

TCEA Presentation on Prezi




"It's very hard to keep a secret, to keep people from communicating whatever they see," says Mr. Espuelas. "Therefore, the very simple tools of repression" – silence and secrecy – "are no longer operative." Christian Science Monitor





History of Twitter and uses

http://watchmojo.com/index.php?id=10410

TED Talk By Evan Williams

Questions?


Does social media start revolutions, organize them, or reflect them?

Twitter and the quiet education revolution--can grassroots voices change things?


Focusing uses of Twitter:


MBTeamS
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The MBTeamS story:
http://goddessofclarity.com/2011/02/07/lessons-learned-from-the-mbteams-twitter-race/





Positive use of Twitter by school districts for publicizing information:


Twitter connecting grassroots in national politics/President

Twittering from school board meetings by journalists:

Twittering from school board meetings by parents

Following school news with hashtags:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23AISD
https://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23txlege

Rallying educators with twitter

Positive use of Twitter by school districts for publicizing information:

What we can learn from Stephen Colbert


Twitter 4 Good--TWEET strategy
https://twitter.com/#!/search/twitter4good
1. Target
2. Write
3. Engage (reach)
4. Explore (influencers)
5. Tracking results

Advocacy:

TCEA advocacy
https://twitter.com/#!/TCEAadvocacy