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What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? For educators looking to develop their personal learning network and enhancing the student learning experience. …

What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? For educators looking to develop their personal learning network and enhancing the student learning experience.

Presentation - Seneca College's Teaching and Learning with Technology Day, Oct 26, 2009.

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  • 1. What is and Why Should I Use It?
    Bhupesh Shah
    Teaching and Learning with Technology Day
    October 26, 2009 | Seneca College - King Campus
  • 2. Agenda
    get acquainted
    overview of Twitter
    your Personal Learning Network
    Twitter and class management
    set up aTwitter account
    common mistakes
  • 3. Let’s get acquainted
    tell someone what you did this past weekend
    your plans for study week
    how you are feeling
    ask a question
    or simply interact!
  • 4. Twitter
    tell someone what you did this past weekend
    your plans for study week
    how you are feeling
    ask a question
    or simply interact!
    in 140 characters or less!
  • 5. As my Mom would often say....
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53313745@N00/
  • 6. Our teacher network in the good old days:
    Curriculum Documents
    Popular Media
    Print & Digital Resources
    Family /Local Community
    Colleagues
    Diagrams adapted from EXAMINING THE OPEN MOVEMENT: POSSIBILITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION (pdf. p182, doc, p.172) – Reproduced under a Creative Commons License – Alec Couros, Dec 2006)
  • 7. What has changed?
  • 8. Source: David Hopkins adapted from EXAMINING THE OPEN MOVEMENT: POSSIBILITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION (pdf. p182, doc, p.172) – Reproduced under a Creative Commons License – Alec Couros, Dec 2006)
    Now...
  • 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz9M70KVR0
  • 10. Personal Learning Network
  • 11. Twerminology
  • 12. Twerminology
    Tweet - general(post something)
    Retweet (RT)someone’s post
    D – post a direct message (private)
    @username - specific (public)
    #hashtag group & track discussions
  • 13. 5 ways to build/enhance your PLN (personal learning network)
    Graphic source: http://www.intersectionconsulting.com/blog
  • 14. PLN tips
  • 15. Classroom Management
  • 16. Classroom Management
  • 17. Classroom Management
  • 18.
  • 19. Use the name one would use when searching for you online
    xxxx@senecac.on.ca
  • 20. Desktop and Web-based Twitter Resources (multi-account)
    TweetFunnel
    TweetDeck
    CoTweet
    Splitweet
  • 21. Mobile Resources
    Twitterberry
    ÜberTwitter
    Tweetie
    Lounge
    Tweetdeck
    Tweeter Mobile
    Twikini
    Image sources: http://www.orangatame.com/; http://www.atebits.com; http://www.tweetermobile.co.uk; http://www.trinketsoftware.com
  • 22. @SouthsideAdGuy
    @mmarando
    @ethnicomm
    @kathrinal
    http://www.twellow.com/category_users/cat_id/81
    http://www.systemicmarketing.com/top-marketing-professors-on-twitter/
    http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
    http://c4lpt.co.uk/connexions/ directory of learning professionals online
    http://associatedegree.org/2009/06/01/100-professors-you-should-follow-and-learn-from-on-twitter/
    Academic that Tweet and other Resources
  • 23. Twitiquette: Twitter Mistakes and les Faux Pas
  • 24. Following Everyone
    Image source: http://thundafunda.com/33/underwater-animals-fish/School of Tropical Fish,Tahiti pictures underwater photos.jpg
  • 25. Automatically Following Everyone that Follows You
  • 26. Tweeting “testing this thing out”
  • 27. Spending All Your Time on Twitter
  • 28. Self-Promoting/Boasting
  • 29. Sending Before Engaging the Brain
  • 30. Twitter TMI
  • 31. Being Anonymous
  • 32. Being a Social Butterfly
  • 33. Using the Twitter Website
  • 34. Old News is NOT Good News
  • 35. Cheating
  • 36. Not Respecting Your Followers
    Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_14th_Dalai_Lama_FEP.jpg
  • 37. Taking and NOTGiving
  • 38. Getting Emotional
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/
  • 39. Not Leaving Roomfor Retweets
  • 40. HoundingPeople
    Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/l_s_g/
  • 41. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1twq7QCe19Y
  • 42. Overview of Twitter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o