Tuesday, 7 February 2017

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Billy Krakower (@wkrakower), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. He is one of the Lead Organizers of edcampNJ. Billy is currently a Computer & Resource Reading Room Teacher in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Today for Tech Tool Tuesday, Billy Krakower and Vicki Davis take a deep dive into Twitter for educators. In today’s show, we discuss:

  • The best things educators are doing with Twitter today
  • Some of their biggest mistakes with Twitter
  • Strategies for not getting overwhelmed
  • A simple way to get started with Twitter

Finally, Billy finishes up with the MOST EXCITING thing he’s learned on Twitter (#breakoutedu). So exciting, that our show tomorrow will be on this topic! Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoy this episode with Billy Krakower! Leave a review on iTunes to enter today’s contest for the Makerbot Replicator Mini+ and Billy’s book! See below for contest rules.

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Want to hear some more about tech tools? Listen to last week’s tech tools show about iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen.


 Today’s Give Away Contests!

We have 3 give aways going right now. People who leave a review on iTunes will be entered in our drawing for 3 different items.  (see rules at the bottom of this post and instructions on how to leave a review:iPhone/iPad or PC/Mac instructions ):

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TRANSCRIPT: #07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

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Full Bio


Billy Krakower

Billy Krakower is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. He is one of the Lead Organizers of edcampNJ. Billy is currently a Computer & Resource Reading Room Teacher in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

He is co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators: Get Connected, Grow Your Professional Learning Network and Reinvigorate Your Career.


Contests included in this show

  • See the contest rules for the SMART Learning Suite and MakerBot Replicator Mini+ in last week’s show.

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  • BOOK GIVE AWAY:140 Twitter Tips for Educators: Get Connected, Grow Your Professional Learning Network and Reinvigorate Your Career.
    • Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between February 7, 2017 and midnight on February 8, 2017 will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.
    • Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded.
    • Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 2, 2017 at midnight EST.
    • How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
    • Determination of date of winner: February 3, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT.
    • Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.
    • Void where prohibited.
  • MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Giveaway Contest Rules
    • Manner of selection of winners: All classroom teachers with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher show will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner. Those who leave a review between 2/1/2017 and 2/3/2017 will have two entries for each review. The winner will be required to verify that they are a classroom teacher and that the MakerBot Mini+Replicator will be used in the classroom. Or, if the winner is not a classroom teacher, we must verify with an appropriately designated principal or administrator of the location in a classroom where the device will be placed. Winning another prize during the contest period from the 10 Minute Teacher Show does not exclude the winner from winning this prize. All reviews of the show are eligible for entry.
    • Geographic Area and Eligibility: Due to shipping costs, this contest covers the United States and Canada. Classroom teachers or those in schools who will place the device in a classroom for student use are eligible to apply.
    • Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017 at midnight EST.
    • How Prizes Will Be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
    • Determination of date of winner: February 15, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner notified and verified to be a classroom teacher or to place the device in a classroom. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Alternate method of free participation: You may mail your name, mailing address, email, phone number, and school name to ATTN: Lisa Durff 26 Beall Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532.
    • Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.
    • Void where prohibited.
Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post and podcast episode”. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Additionally, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) Please also note that all opinions are my own or belonging to the guest on the show and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of any sponsor or employer.

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