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 !
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

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)


When you create a Gmail account, you actually get two email addresses – one is the regular address while the second email address has in the domain. That means if your email address in Gmail is something like, all email messages that are sent to 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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