I’m teaching a free webinar on Twitter for Australian Teachers – it’s on the PIL network for teachers and sponsored by Microsoft.


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It’s often said Twitter is one of the most powerful teacher professional development tools available.

But how do you master it? What are the secrets to mastering Twitter, increasing your reach and influence, and understanding how to have Twitter serve you better?

Join social media expert, Laurel Papworth from May 28th for three very exciting social media workshops tailored specifically towards educators.

From beginner to expert, these courses will challenge and empower you. One lucky participant will have the opportunity to gain a Harvard Qualification! The person who refers the most friends to the Partners in Learning network be given a free Harvard online social media course. So tell your colleagues, tell your friends and become part of our online social revolution, who knows, you might even get your own #Hashtag.

Information about the courses

Tuesday 28th May, 4pm- Getting stated: Basic Twitter

  • Overview of Twitter and difference from Facebook, and other social media
  • Filing our Your Profile, assessing Reputation Online. Your Voice Vs Organisation Voice
  • The Status Update- 4 types of Tweet. Using appropriate #Hashtag and @name
  • Etiquette on Twitter. Do’s and Don’ts in the Twitosphere 

Tuesday 28th May, 5pm- Intermediate: Finding and Following Key Influencers

  • Who to follow? Understanding connections in Twitter for Education
  • Following Key Education and Academic Influencers and how to identify and engage with them
  • Building Lists from University Lecturers to Media Education Journalists to students in the classroom
  • Top Education people to tweet: we’ll get started with a must-follow list!
  • Topics for tweeting and developing educational campaigns/games

Tuesday 4th June, 4pm May- Advanced: Add Ons for Twitter

  • What tools could you use to reduce time and manage resources?
  • Reputation measurement embedded in Twitter
  • Backchannels for class content and tutorials
  • Automating knowledge management delivery to distributed classrooms
  • Creating Newspapers from Tweets for students and staff
  • Monitoring Twitter through 3rd party tools – ethics of spying and privacy
  • Measuring Twitter is more than just Follower numbers: how many clicked on your link? The importance of Klout score to school leavers and graduate 

To join the sessions make sure you are registered as an Australian Partners in Learning Network member and stay tuned. Course details will be posted here soon and sent to all Australian PiL Network members.

Join here on Livestream to participate in this Twitter course.