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This is a copy of my presentation to the CAIS Commission on School Advancement's annual Spring Conference at Quinnipiac University's Hamden, CT campus.

This is a copy of my presentation to the CAIS Commission on School Advancement's annual Spring Conference at Quinnipiac University's Hamden, CT campus.

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Google and Twitter Google and Twitter Presentation Transcript

  • Google Analytics & Twitter Understanding Your Website, Opening Up to the Global Conversation
  • What Twitter Is... SMS (Short Messaging Service) Rapid-Fire Public Timeline 120 characters or fewer Direct Message Feed hash-tag-able (#) Overlapping Communities Frequently loopy Searchable Trending Topics
  • What It Isn't... One-way Mysterious Permanently deletable Difficult-to-use On-message A magic bullet Controllable manageable
  • SIGN UP NOW! • Make two accounts: • 1) Control your school’s online identity o School name, iconic characters • 2) Test account / your name / practice
  • https://twitter.com/signup? commit=Join%21
  • http://www.twitter.com/login
  • How to Tweet: From Web
  • Hashtags means (#) The number sign in Twitter is repurposed as a hashtag • A hashtag is a statement like #dn21 that allows Twitter users to create a shorthand for certain kinds of events. • I used #dn21 for my posts from a CAIS conference in October. • Commonly used hashtags include #jbieber, but could include #CAISCSA or #CAISCPD • or #Taftarts for drama events at one school, • or #CRHsports for lacrosse at another school.
  • The Teacher Talks • #edchat • #admin • #highschool • More! • See below for more details: • http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
  • How to Tweet: Client Programs
  • How to Tweet: Client Programs • I usually use Tweetie on both the iPhone and iPad (downloadable from Apps store on iTunes. • Twitterific very popular • So is TweetDeck • Many tweeting programs for smart phones
  • How to Tweet: Phone You can also set up a mobile phone to take photographs and send those to Twitter using text messages...
  • How to Tweet: Phone Go to settings on the Twitter homepage to add a phone & photo to your profile.
  • Using Iconic Photos You can upload pictures, or link your account with... • Flickr • Picasa • yfrog "Kids made homemade pizza on Memorial Dorm today! Yum!"
  • Using Links to Enlarge conversation
  • ReTweeting • Alumni, • Faculty • Students • Alum-to-alum • Events on campus and off / Regional events
  • Joining A Conversation Remember to stay polite. You are joining a four-year-old online conversation where everything is recorded, searchable, and re-contextualized You will not be able to control your message here. You will be expected to respond. http://learnthis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cellphone.jpg
  • Thank You!