I have a favorite educational app. There, I said it. It’s not what you think. In fact, this app is more like a fun way to pass the time rather than a tool for active learning. It’s called Twitter and I think it’s the most powerful way to connect with students that have ever been invented. While it may not be the best app for connecting in person, it’s a fabulous way to connect with students from around the world.
Twitter breaks that shackles of your current student life by letting you chat with anyone of any age at any location. All from your phone. Want to talk to someone about sports? Clothing? Studying? Online learning? Just punch in some relevant hashtags in the ‘Discover’ area of Twitter and you’re off to the races.
So how do you go about being a good Twitter user? Use these helpful tips to get started:
So if you’re looking for some high-quality Twitter tips, let’s check them out.
- The first step is to maintain visibility as often as possible. You probably want to tweet often and tweet in the afternoon. That seems to be the best time to get seen (around 3-7pm).
- Be sure to rally up support. You want to tweet that people and have conversations with followers. It pays to have twitter fans. In other words, you want to be able to chat with people on a regular basis so make sure you have a steady growth of followers.
- Next to be sure to show your fans some Twitter love. What does that mean? That means that you should follow those who retweet you. You should also be sure to communicate with them on a regular basis.
- Share some unique content. Make sure you are tweeting interesting and newsworthy links whenever it’s possible.
- Then be sure to tweet what you see where you see it and when you see it. Twitter is a great new source so don’t be afraid to share, you know, the news.
- Finally, be sure to be as concise as possible with your tweets. Leave room for retreats and comments!