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What is a Twitter?

Twitter is a ‘micro-blogging’ service that allows people to post short updates, of no more than 140 characters, onto the internet. People can then ‘follow’ these updates, either by signing up to Twitter themselves and then choosing to follow as many people as they want, or by simply viewing the ‘Twitter feed’  which is a web page of all the updates from one user.

Why do people use it?

ICT Twitter feed...Twitter is used in different ways by different people. Socially it is used for people to tell friends/family what they are doing or thinking. Businesses use it to keep customers up to date with their latest news and products. The BBC uses it to post news headlines. Bands use it to keep fans up to date. There are now millions of Twitter users around the world.

The Hertfordshire Computing Team use it to post short pieces of news and information, about schools’ Computing, which we think may be of interest and use to schools. Each post (or ‘tweet’ as they are known) will always be short and to the point, and may link to further information such as another website or the HGfL. Followers can then choose to follow the link or ignore the ‘tweet’ if it is not of interest.

 

 

 


If you can't see the twitter feed above this text
and get an access denied message that is due
to your school not having WF1 enabled
on the computer you are browsing from.

Can I use Twitter in Schools?

Twitter is available in schools under the WF1 web filtering policy.

We encourage schools to get WF1 enabled, even if it's only employed on 1 computer in the school (perhaps the Head or school office) so that any possible online incidents can be investigated (eg online bullying via Facebook - a common occurrence.) It is easy to have different levels of filtering on different computers in school - it's not a case of everything having to be on the same filter, so many schools employ WF1 for staff, and WF3 for pupils.

 

 

The HertsComputing Twitter Feed

The Hertfordshire Computing Team have a Twitter feed which is used to post short pieces of news and information, about schools’ Computing, which we think may be of interest and use to schools.

Each post (or ‘tweet’ as they are known) will always be short and to the point, and may link to further information such as another website or the HGfL.

Followers can then choose to follow the link or ignore the ‘tweet’ if it is not of interest.


How do I follow the HertsComputing Twitter feed?

If you have a Twitter account you can just add @hertscomputing to your ‘follow’ list. Click this link, https://twitter.com/hertscomputing log in to your Twitter account and click on ‘Follow’..

If you don’t want to sign up to Twitter, just visit our Twitter feed page regularly, and cancel the sign-up box which may appear:

www.twitter.com/hertscomputing 

HfL Twitter Feeds

For a list of other Herts for Learning Twitter feeds you can follow please visit: