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Twitter voicethread Presentation Transcript

  • 1.  
  • 2. Twitter
    • Microblogging- information in 140 characters or less
  • 3. Why Tweet?
    • Share information with multiple users
  • 4. Why Tweet?
    • Share information with multiple users
    • Breaking news- in real time
    • Collaborate on projects
  • 5. Why Tweet?
    • Share information with multiple users
    • Breaking news- in real time
    • Collaborate on projects
    • Because your students are!!
  • 6. Twitter Vocabulary
    • Handle : Twitter username- @PTHSLibrary
    • Hashtag : any topic preceded by a # symbol
      • used as a search term
      • called “trending topics”- popular terms
    • Bit.ly URL : shortens URLs for Tweets
    •  
    • RT (retweet)- post another’s tweet on your twitter feed
    • DM (Direct Message)- send a private message to another user
  • 7.  
  • 8. Twitter in the Classroom
    • What should I tweet?
      • All classes:
        • Classroom news, “homework tweetline”
        • Discussions about a topic
        • Search for information about a topic
      • Astronomy/Science- have students follow an astronaut
      • English/Creative Writing/Music- summarize a work
      • Math- tweet word problems
      • Make sure to establish guidelines and standards of communication
  • 9. Twitter Questions?
  • 10. Voicethread
    •   Online software similar to photostory
    • Allows users to upload images and then comment
    • Create an interactive discussion on a topic
    •  
  • 11. Using Voicethread
  • 12. Voicethread in the Classroom
    • Presentations
    • Collaborative student projects
    • Promote online learning with “an emotional connection” (Michelle Pacansky-Brock, online learning educator)
  • 13. Signing up for accounts
    • Teachers can sign up for an Educator’s account
    • Have students create personal accounts
    • Share your voicethread with students
    • Start conversing!
  • 14. Voicethread Questions?
    • Let’s play!
  • 15. Resources
    • Check out the PTlibTech Wiki for resources on Twitter and Voicethread :
    • http://ptlibtech.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Technologies