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My presentation on Twitter given at the 2012 COABE Conference

My presentation on Twitter given at the 2012 COABE Conference



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  • Hashtags, Retweets, and 140Characters:Finding Meaning in Twitter Nell Eckersley
  • Agenda• What is Twitter?• Basics of Twitter o Hashtags o Retweets o Shortening Links for Tweets (and other purposes) o How to find people to follow o How to get people to follow you• Advanced Uses of Twitter o Tweetdeck o Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend (Paper.Li, TweetChat) o TweetReach o Use with students #COABE13 2
  • Why Incorporate Social Media?• pAI& #COABE13 3
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  • What Can You Say in 140 Characters? #COABE13 5
  • Retweeting• RT @Username #COABE13 6
  • Tagging #COABE13 7
  • HashTags#EdTech #EdChat#AdultEd #TechPD#TwEd #SoMeEd #COABE13 8
  • Anatomy of a Good Tweet #COABE13 9
  • Shortened URLS• -your-school-for-an (73 characters)• (13 characters) #COABE13 10
  • Shortening LinksYou can use to shorten URL’s without creating an account #COABE13 11
  • Customizing Your Shortened URLBut if you create an account on, you can customize your shortened URLSGo from to #COABE13 12
  • AnalyticsWith an account you can also track how many times the URL you created has been clicked. #COABE13 13
  • QR CodeAnd with or without an account you can make any of the shortened URLS into a QR Code by adding .qr at the end #COABE13 14
  • Finding People to Follow• Twitter Directories like• Search hashtags and words #AdultEd• See who follows people you follow••• #COABE13 15
  • Search Twitter• Search on for people, keywords or hashtags• Search on for keywords or hashtags even if you don’t have a Twitter account• Track hashtags and tweet from #COABE13 16
  • Organizing Your Twitter• Lists• Hootcourse• Mentions• Interactions• Replies #COABE13 17
  • Sending and Receiving Tweets•• SMS Texts via your cell phone• Applications on computers & smart phones o Tweetdeck o HootSuite o Seesmic #COABE13 18
  • Twitter Chats• How do we keep up with important education Twitter discussions?• #EdChat Wiki• #AEChat #COABE13 19
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  • Advanced uses of Twitter• Tweetdeck• Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend (Paper.Li, TweetChat)• Tweet Reach• Use with students #COABE13 21
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  • Twitter & Metacognition• Metacognition o The practice of thinking about and reflecting on your learning o Increases comprehension and retention• Twitter can be a viable platform for metacognition o Forces users to be brief and to the point-an important skill in thinking clearly and communicating effectively o Can provide a simple way for attendees at a conference to share thoughts about particular sessions and activities with others at the event and those unable to attend. #COABE13 25
  • COABE 2012 Paper.Li #COABE13 26
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  • Twitter Town Hall at COABE12 #COABE13 28
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  • What to Do Right Now?• Create a Twitter account on• Follow three people o @LACNYCnell or @FlaTechGirl o Search for people using #AdultEd o Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor• Retweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets. Remember to use hashtags #COABE13 36
  • What to Do in the Next Few Weeks• Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning o reading o retweeting o following new people• Try TweetDeck or receiving tweets as sms text messages #COABE13 37
  • Nell Eckersley• @LACNYCNell••• #COABE13 38