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Twitter Attack!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 11.24.35 AM21CCCS is very excited to have launched Twitter handles for our teachers recently. Many of your teachers can be searched by their first initial, last name, and the symbols “21CCCS.” While not all of our teachers yet have their handles up and running, we are all in the process!

It has been a fun experience for our teachers to tinker with Twitter. They are posting weekly points goals, assignment information, helpful links and resources, cool articles, and encouraging words of wisdom. The teachers are working tirelessly to help get their students in gear for the end of the school year! We are on our last leg…ready for the end of quarter four!

But, many folks who are not yet active tweeters are wondering, What can I use Twitter for? What’s so great about it? Why should I care?

I’m happy you’re asking! And I’m happy to tell you! Here is a list of things you can use Twitter for that will rock your socks!

1.) Receive real-time updates on news and current events. Try following trustworthy news sites such as

2.) Follow your school (@21CYberSchool) and teacher handles to find information about school events, happenings, and the buzz. We work to post information about local happenings as well, to give you the opportunity to get involved in your community!

3.) Join conversations with primary sources of information. Twitter gives you the option not only to read a Tweet, but to reply to one. This means that if you are following a local legislator and wish to comment on policy, news, or recent events, you can do so! You can voice your opinion and join a local or national conversation at the “tweet” of a button.

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 11.26.35 AM4.) Find resources. Plenty of articles, videos, images, infographics, and more, are posted each minute. As a source of information, you can refer to Twitter! Use the search box to narrow down your results and find what people are talking about, as it pertains to your research topic. Learn what’s new and fresh, in terms of resources. While Twitter itself should not necessarily be quoted as a legitimate source, it can lead you to some cutting-edge information that will help you to remain on top of what’s fresh.

5.) Learn what’s trending. Do you ever feel like you’re not sure what everyone else is talking about? Twitter shows you what topics and hashtags are the most popular each day. This means you can refer to Twitter to learn what the nation is tweeting about. This will help you to recognize what’s buzzing in the world, and what your teenagers are talking about.