• Twitter for Educators Assignments for June 17-23, 2016

    If you have questions at any time, Tweet @DLCoachSandy or @smarchman and use the #GISDTweets hashtag. You can also email us or call 512-943-5000 Ext. 6050. Please remember GISD offices are closed on Fridays in June and July.

    Please complete assignments A, B, and C as explained below prior to midnight on June 23:

    A. Hatch Your Egg and Fill Out Your Profile 
     
    If you didn't finish this in class with us, make sure you complete Tasks 1-3 below. Don't skip Task 3 even if you finished your profile in class!
    1. Say goodbye to the egg! Replace the egg on your Twitter profile with a photo of yourself or a graphic which represents you or your classroom or campus or program (remember your Twitter "Why"). Be mindful of copyright. For example, don't use a random picture from the web or a brand symbol like the Apple logo or a Disney character as your profile pic.

    2. Fill out the location and bio portions of your profile. Make these relevant to whether your account is personal/professional or a classroom/campus/program account.

      • If your account is representing your classroom or program (like band or journalism), make sure you include your campus and "Georgetown ISD" in the bio. Spell out Georgetown; we aren't the only GISD in Texas, even if we are the best one!
      • Website is optional. If you're a teacher or program sponsor/leader, you might want to put a link to your class or program website.
      • Birthday is also optional. Remember anyone on the internet can see what you post for your birthday.

    3. When you finish hatching your egg and filling out your bio, tweet Suzanne and Sandy letting them know you've completed your profile. Mention their Twitter handles, @smarchman and @DLCoachSandy in your Tweet, and include the class hashtag #GISDTweets so you get credit for completing these tasks!

    B. Follow At Least 5 Twitter Accounts From GISD that you aren't already following.  Plus Follow Suzanne and Sandy!
    1. Make sure you are following Suzanne (@smarchman) and Sandy (@DLCoachSandy).

    2. Follow at least 5 GISD accounts so you will get an idea of what it's like to get Tweets from multiple people.  After our assignments are complete this summer, you can unfollow anyone whose Tweets aren't interesting to you.

      The two links below will help you find more GISD people to follow:

      Link to participants in both sessions of Twitter for Educators: http://tinyurl.com/GISDTweeps2016

      Find lots of GISD accounts on slides 19 and 27-30 in our presentation from class: http://tinyurl.com/TFE2016

    3. Follow @GeorgetownISD too!

    4. Be sure to follow anyone else of interest to you as you begin exploring Twitter.
     
    C. Learn More About Hashtags
     
    We covered hashtags briefly in our in person session. Now we want you to dig in and learn more!
    hashtag chart
     

    That's it for Week One!

    HINT: Check your Twitter a couple of times a day to see what others are up to. Tweet more than required if you like! The more you use it, the more comfortable you'll get. Grocery store checkout lines are a great place to check in on the Twitters!
Last Modified on June 16, 2016