Twitter for EFL teachers or What I knew about Twitter, and What I learnt from ICT4ELT Tweetmeet

Oh dear, it seems like my bi-annual blog posting has gone down to one a year. I really must stop taking these sites as jotters to put things-I-don’t-want-to-loose !
Anyways
A twitter feed is as interesting as the people you follow 

How do you decide who to follow?
– Teachers you know
– Check out the people they follow
– check out #ELTchat and other hashtags

Q: How do you “check out” someone you don’t know?
A: Look at their tweets

dilemma: If you are using twitter with your class, or for a Tweetmeet, your tweets (your profile) and your own twitter feed are full of non – PD tweets.
Solution: create a second Twitter account

But
Creating a second Twitter account, Twitter will tell you that your email is already in use
Solution: gmail ignores a “dot” in the name (thisexample, and this.example are the same thing for a gmail account)

Alternatively

When you create a Gmail account, you actually get two email addresses – one is the regular @gmail.com address while the second email address has @googlemail.com in the domain. That means if your email address in Gmail is something like billgates@gmail.com, all email messages that are sent to billgates@googlemail.com will also be delivered to your own Gmail account. That’s two for the price of one.
thank you Digital Inspiration – tech à la carte

So that’s it – I now have two twitter accounts – I’m not quite sure how this is going to work out – but I can add this account to tweetdeck and follow both at the same time
adding a second twitter onto tweetdeck

 

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