Conference highlights#2: Teachers – get started with Twitter


Recently we held the SchoolNet Conference in Kloof, Kwazulu-Natal and the very first session was called ‘Twitter for Beginners’ presented by Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet. Before displaying the presentation let’s talk about Twitter,  and,  if you are not yet on Twitter perhaps this is the time to join!

What is Twitter?

Twitter is a free social networking service that allows its users to send and read short 140-character messages known as tweets. It’s a fantastic way to share ideas and learn from other teachers – in fact it’s an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Once you have got started on Twitter and benefitted from networking with other teachers, you’ll wonder how you survived before that!

Get started with Twitter

1. Go to and join


2. Create you own Twitter username

Twitter names start with @ (For example @fibeal)


3. Now start following a few people

In her presentation below Megan shows some people she recommends to follow. Try following @Schoolnetsa. Once you find someone you know, see who they follow and follow a few of them…and so it goes. You’ll soon build up a network

Twitter and the SchoolNet Conference

Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet held a Twitter for Beginners session at the SchoolNet Conference. Here is her presentation:

Twitter for beginners by Megan Rademeyer from Schoolnet SA

This is a fairly old 5 minute Twitter tutorial video but it shows the actual steps for getting started with Twitter in case you need them.

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