Teaching and Learning with @debbiefuco
Microblogs and Social Networks <ul><li>Allows users to send brief text updates or  micromedia  such as photos or audio cli...
<ul><li>Activity : </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a Twitter name for yourself:  @________ </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet in response ...
Is it really like this...?
<ul><li>RT and DM  </li></ul><ul><li>#edchat </li></ul><ul><li>@debbiefuco </li></ul>What Can You Say in 140 Characters?
Twitter in Plain English
Activity : Set up your Twitter account <ul><li>Go to  www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><l...
Some facts about <ul><li>Twitter takes time... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to build up a network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to d...
What to Tweet about? <ul><li>Conversation is the new currency </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter is an amplifier </li></ul><ul><li>...
navigation
user icon
following
update box you choose a background public timeline
5 Twitter stages <ul><li>Denial : I think Twitter sounds stupid. Why would anyone care what other people are doing right n...
Following and followers
Either Carefully select the people you want to follow based on their interests/background or  Check out lists such as  Twi...
Activity : Explore some additional tools <ul><li>Tweetdeck (dashboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Bitly and Tinyurl (URL shorteners...
 
Twitter is here to stay.....
Some theory... <ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Amplification </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and sharing </li></ul><u...
How can Twitter be used...?
Teaching with Twitter <ul><li>Discuss – how could you use Twitter ... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in your own professional devel...
Twittering at Conferences <ul><li>Try twittering at conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtag: #METC2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Be ...
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Teaching With Twitter

  1. 1. Teaching and Learning with @debbiefuco
  2. 2. Microblogs and Social Networks <ul><li>Allows users to send brief text updates or micromedia such as photos or audio clips and publish them </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter and Facebook have microblogging features known as ‘ status updates ’ </li></ul><ul><li>What ’ s happening ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Activity : </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a Twitter name for yourself: @________ </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet in response to: </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about Twitter? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Is it really like this...?
  5. 5. <ul><li>RT and DM </li></ul><ul><li>#edchat </li></ul><ul><li>@debbiefuco </li></ul>What Can You Say in 140 Characters?
  6. 6. Twitter in Plain English
  7. 7. Activity : Set up your Twitter account <ul><li>Go to www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a user name </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an avatar (picture to represent you) </li></ul><ul><li>Start to ‘ follow ’ other Twitter users </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some facts about <ul><li>Twitter takes time... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to build up a network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to develop your own Twitter style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to appreciate its full scope </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It ’ s all about the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter is growing fast... </li></ul>
  9. 9. What to Tweet about? <ul><li>Conversation is the new currency </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter is an amplifier </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtags (#) are the glue </li></ul><ul><li>Tweets can ‘ go viral ’ if enough RTs </li></ul><ul><li>DMs are private conversations </li></ul>
  10. 10. navigation
  11. 11. user icon
  12. 12. following
  13. 13. update box you choose a background public timeline
  14. 14. 5 Twitter stages <ul><li>Denial : I think Twitter sounds stupid. Why would anyone care what other people are doing right now? </li></ul><ul><li>Presence : OK, I don ’ t get why people love it, but I guess I could at least create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Dumping : I ’ m on Twitter and using it for links to my blog posts and pointing people to useful websites </li></ul><ul><li>Conversing : I don ’ t always post useful stuff, but I use Twitter to have useful 1-1 conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging : I ’ m using Twitter to publish useful information that people read, and I have authentic 1-1 conversations. </li></ul><ul><li>(Adapted from Minxuan Lee) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Following and followers
  16. 16. Either Carefully select the people you want to follow based on their interests/background or Check out lists such as Twitter for Teachers or Follow the same people your friends are following
  17. 17. Activity : Explore some additional tools <ul><li>Tweetdeck (dashboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Bitly and Tinyurl (URL shorteners) </li></ul><ul><li>Twitpic </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterpoll </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetchat (follows #, allowing you to slow feed down, etc.) </li></ul>
  18. 19. Twitter is here to stay.....
  19. 20. Some theory... <ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Amplification </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction and Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge generation </li></ul>
  20. 21. How can Twitter be used...?
  21. 22. Teaching with Twitter <ul><li>Discuss – how could you use Twitter ... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in your own professional development? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To extend your PLN ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To create a community of practice ? </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Twittering at Conferences <ul><li>Try twittering at conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtag: #METC2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Be concise </li></ul><ul><li>Report on what you think will be interesting to other people </li></ul><ul><li>Reply to others </li></ul><ul><li>Send useful URLs </li></ul>
  23. 24. Tweet you later!

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