Professional development – Twitter as the base for a Personal Learning Network for Professional Development.<br />This ses...
Today we explore Twitter.<br /><ul><li>What is Twitter?
As a lecturer why would I want to use Twitter?
Set up a Twitter account
Getting started – strategies & jargon
Advantages of using a desktop client</li></li></ul><li>What is Twitter for/about - YOUR ideas?<br />
Twitter:<br /><ul><li>social networking
microblogging</li></ul>Exchange of short 140-character messages called Tweets<br />http://twitter.com/about#about<br />
“Why would I care what someone on the other side of the world had for lunch?”<br />
My network: <br /><ul><li>I follow the tweets of 1300+ people
1600+ people follow my tweets </li></ul>Some of my network: <br /><ul><li>Follow/are followed by thousands</li></li></ul><...
Some of the ways I find it useful: <br /><ul><li>Just-in-time learning
Useful links
Ideas for teaching & learning
Applications for me & for students
Discussion & clarifying ideas/thoughts
New theories & practice in teaching & learning
Access to “experts”</li></li></ul><li>Getting started:<br />
Start following a few people<br />Global Educators<br />Voc Ed<br />http://twitter.com/#!/JoHart<br />http://www.twitter.c...
This tab shows ReTweets (RT) someone to resend their message & share more widely <br />Type message here then click Tweet ...
Others with similar interests more likely to follow you back if you have a relevant profile (bio) & a picture/avatar other...
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  1. 1. Professional development – Twitter as the base for a Personal Learning Network for Professional Development.<br />This session was facilitated via Elluminate<br />
  2. 2. Today we explore Twitter.<br /><ul><li>What is Twitter?
  3. 3. As a lecturer why would I want to use Twitter?
  4. 4. Set up a Twitter account
  5. 5. Getting started – strategies & jargon
  6. 6. Advantages of using a desktop client</li></li></ul><li>What is Twitter for/about - YOUR ideas?<br />
  7. 7. Twitter:<br /><ul><li>social networking
  8. 8. microblogging</li></ul>Exchange of short 140-character messages called Tweets<br />http://twitter.com/about#about<br />
  9. 9. “Why would I care what someone on the other side of the world had for lunch?”<br />
  10. 10. My network: <br /><ul><li>I follow the tweets of 1300+ people
  11. 11. 1600+ people follow my tweets </li></ul>Some of my network: <br /><ul><li>Follow/are followed by thousands</li></li></ul><li>How is Twitter useful to Lecturers & other educators? <br />Share Tweetdeck #CYOCPD column <br />Share Tweetdeck Friends & Mentions columns <br />
  12. 12. Some of the ways I find it useful: <br /><ul><li>Just-in-time learning
  13. 13. Useful links
  14. 14. Ideas for teaching & learning
  15. 15. Applications for me & for students
  16. 16. Discussion & clarifying ideas/thoughts
  17. 17. New theories & practice in teaching & learning
  18. 18. Access to “experts”</li></li></ul><li>Getting started:<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20.
  21. 21. Start following a few people<br />Global Educators<br />Voc Ed<br />http://twitter.com/#!/JoHart<br />http://www.twitter.com/#!/ShellTerrell  <br />http://twitter.com/#!/suewaters<br />http://www.twitter.com/#!/dougpete<br />http://twitter.com/#!/englishraven<br />http://twitter.com/#!/SarahStewart <br />http://twitter.com/#!/burntsugar<br />http://twitter.com/#!/bradbeach<br />http://twitter.com/#!/ccox888<br />http://twitter.com/#!/mikebetts725<br />http://twitter.com/#!/the other66<br />
  22. 22. This tab shows ReTweets (RT) someone to resend their message & share more widely <br />Type message here then click Tweet to send<br />Direct message (DM) private eg “D JoHartaaa” will send only to me<br />Join #RSCON3 conf<br />Mentions/Replies (@) anything with @JoHart in the tweet will appear here<br />Messages from your Twitter stream in chronological order<br />
  23. 23. Others with similar interests more likely to follow you back if you have a relevant profile (bio) & a picture/avatar other than one of the defaults <br />
  24. 24. Desktop client<br />http://www.tweetdeck.com/<br />
  25. 25. Lists to track the tweets of similar interest groups<br />The hashtag # used to “tag” related tweets<br />
  26. 26. How can you “get into it”? <br />Set yourself Twitter goals! <br /><ul><li>follow a few people to start with
  27. 27. skim the Twitter stream either a couple of times a day or have Tweetdeck open
  28. 28. respond to someone or post something yourself at least once a day</li></li></ul><li>More on Twitter (and Yammer)<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/2011/04/23/edublogs-webinar-overview-twitter-201/<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/?s=Tweetdeck<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/2011/02/15/twitter-%E2%80%93-longer-longer-lon%E2%80%A6/<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/2009/11/09/twitter-–-a-clean-nest/<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/2009/05/30/twitter-what-makes-me-follow-someone/<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/2011/06/18/tweeting-the-word-to-the-world-from-ere2011/<br />http://johart1.edublogs.org/?s=Yammer<br />
  29. 29. Twitter did you find out?<br /><ul><li>What is Twitter?
  30. 30. As a lecturer why would I want to use Twitter?
  31. 31. Set up a Twitter account
  32. 32. Getting started – strategies & jargon
  33. 33. Advantages of using a desktop client</li></li></ul><li>Feedback<br />Was the pace of the session?<br />A Too slow<br />B Just right<br />C Too fast<br />
  34. 34. Feedback<br />Was the session (content and activities)?<br />A Interesting<br />B OK<br />C Boring<br />
  35. 35. Feedback<br />How was the session (format and structure)?<br />A Just right – it worked well<br />B OK<br />C Not very good<br />
  36. 36. Feedback<br />Comments / ideas / +ves / -ves <br />

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