Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MCPASD Twitter Registry

MCPASD Twitter Registry

As many of us have discovered Twitter can be an excellent tool to foster communication, expand our knowledge and idea horizons and develop a personal learning network.  While participating in a regional, national or global community is great, we have wonderful experts just down the hall, so I thought I would try to come up with a way to make it easier for us to connect and start conversations.  If you have a Twitter account that you are using professionally and you are interested in connecting with other Middleton-Crossplains teachers or staff on Twitter, please add it to the MPC Twitter Registry by filling out this form: http://goo.gl/V63bDb Results will be tabulated in this spreadsheet: http://goo.gl/nC2lA2

If don’t have a Twitter account and are not sure what it is or why you might want to have one, check out 10 Reasons Why Teachers use Twitter or the ASCD Guide to Why Teachers Should Try Twitter.

Twitter Usernames start with an “@” and you can have more than one if you want to keep your personal Twitter account separate from your professional account.  Use a tool like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite to manage more than one.  Here are some District Usernames:
Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District: @MCPASD
George Mavroulis, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services: @MCPGMav
Laura Love, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning: @LLoveWI
MaryBeth Paulisse, Director of Curriculum and Assessment: @MPaulisse
Sheri Cyra, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning: @CyraSherri
Jim Blodgett, Directory of Technology: @MCPTechDirector
High School LMC: @MHSLMC
Kromrey LMC: @KMSLMC
Kromrey Middle School: @KromreyMS

Twitter uses hashtags (#) to organize tweets by topic and we have been using several for Middleton:
Middleton Technology: #mcptech
Middleton LMCs: #mcplmc
Middleton Literacy: #mcplit
Middleton Equity: #mcpequity
Feel empowered to create your own.  If you put them into registry, I will add them to my District Twitter page.

Here are a few resources to get you started:
Twitter 101 for Teachers
Cybrary Man's Guide for Beginners
Learn Twitter from Joe Mazza (2hours!!!)

The MPCASD Registry is only available to MCPASD Staff, and spam on Twitter can be an issue, so please don’t share the data outside our district.

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