Teaching With Twitter


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Includes examples, case studies, links to resources, and teachers / social media experts to follow and learn with.

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Teaching With Twitter

  1. “Social Media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to do it, nobody knows how. When it’s finally done, there is a surprise it’s not better” Avinash Kaushick, Analytics Evangelist, Google
  2. What is Twitter? Like text messaging & instant messaging 140 characters at a time Status updates, conversations, breaking news (primarily first hand accounts) Usernames: @__________ Ex. @DR4WARD
  3. Introduction Home Page http://twitter.com/ Profile Page http://twitter.com/dr4ward
  4. Twitter Lingo Verb: tweet DM: Direct messages Followers RT: Re-tweet @: Replies #: Hash tag
  5. How to tweet Twitter.com Apps for your computer TweetDeck, twirl Apps for your BlackBerry/iPhone TwitterBerry, TinyTwitter, TwitterFon, Tweetie Text messages on your cell
  6. Companies small & large Transforming/supplementing customer service. See: @jetblue @comcastcares @homedepot @zappos @amazondeals
  7. Build a network It’s only as good or as useful as the network you build start following people with similar interests converse with them see who they follow rinse & repeat
  8. What should I tweet? Not what you had for breakfast Not about your latest stomach ailment
  9. What should I tweet? A book/article you’re reading Research you’re doing A conference you’re going to Find others interesting in similar topics/research areas
  10. “It was the single thing that changed the classroom dynamics more than anything I’ve ever done teaching.” David Parry, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communications at the University of Texas at Dallas
  11. Supplement course material Tweet links to additional readings on the Web that relate to subject matter – use course hashtag (#BUS555) http://twitter.com/VargasNWMktg/sta tuses/1222721251
  12. Share Interesting Websites www.DR4WARD.com http://www.dr4ward.com/
  13. Send Announcements / Reminders
  14. Increase Class Participation Continue conversations inside and outside of class Reinforcement / connection between the material and the real “world.”
  15. Create Lists / Groups Newer on Twitter  Also some apps.
  16. Classroom Community More productive classroom conversations
  17. Class Feedback Get instant feedback from the class as it is occurring
  18. Instant Feedback / Support Ask live questions to Twitter followers
  19. Take Opinion Polls With Twitter app tools like Polldaddy http://twitter.polldaddy.com/
  20. Search  Track a brand or word http://search.twitter.com/  Ex: Starbucks VIA Introduction http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%22s tarbucks+via%22
  21. Monitor Current Events / News  Global - BBC http://twitter.com/BBc  National - CNN Breaking News http://twitter.com/cnnbrk  Local - Wood TV 8 http://twitter.com/woodtv
  22. Track Industry Events / News  Industry - Advertising Age http://twitter.com/ADAge Business - Wall Street Journal http://twitter.com/Wsj
  23. Follow a Professional Learn from the Pros - Study how the pros do it. @Armano https://twitter.com/armano @GuyKawasaki http://twitter.com/guyKawasaki @scottmonty https://twitter.com/scottmonty
  24. Assignments
  25. Follow Live Interview / Blog Twitter Interview with @DR4WARD http://cindyking.biz/twitter-interview- with-bill-ward/  #ckinterview http://search.twitter.com/search?max_id =4895776571&page=2&q=%23ckintervie w&rpp=20
  26. Study Geography See who twitters where? http://beta.twittervision.com/ http://twittermap.tv/
  27. Some prof’s on Twitter @digidemocracy @rdfrench @greenhow @prprof_mv @vargasl @hrheingold @barbaranixon @academicdave @BudGibson @sbjet @DR4Ward @trezzaf58
  28. Tips / Resources for Academics  50 Terrific Twitter Tutorials for Teachers http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/09/22/ 50-terrific-twitter-tutorials-for-teachers/ 100 Serious Twitter Tips for Academics http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2009 /07/21/100-serious-twitter-tips-for- academics/
  29. Tips / Resources for Academics  How to Demo Twitter http://holykaw.alltop.com/how-to- demo-twitter