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