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My presentation on Twitter given at the 2012 COABE Conference

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyZRS0BnpAI&feature=youtu.be
  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • http://kenzutter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/coabe11-twitter-archive1.html http://archivist.visitmix.com/LACNYCnell/1
  • Twitter coabe12

    1. 1. Hashtags, Retweets, and 140Characters:Finding Meaning in Twitter Nell Eckersley
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. Why Incorporate Social Media?• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyZRS0Bn pAI&feature=youtu.be #COABE13 3
    4. 4. https://twitter.com/ #COABE13 4
    5. 5. What Can You Say in 140 Characters? #COABE13 5
    6. 6. Retweeting• RT @Username #COABE13 6
    7. 7. Tagging #COABE13 7
    8. 8. HashTags#EdTech #EdChat#AdultEd #TechPD#TwEd #SoMeEd #COABE13 8
    9. 9. Anatomy of a Good Tweet #COABE13 9
    10. 10. Shortened URLS• http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing -your-school-for-an (73 characters)• Bit.ly/3FjhpX (13 characters) #COABE13 10
    11. 11. Shortening LinksYou can use https://bitly.com/ to shorten URL’s without creating an account #COABE13 11
    12. 12. Customizing Your Shortened URLBut if you create an account on BitLy.com, you can customize your shortened URLSGo from http://bit.ly/vJrH91 to http://bit.ly/wiggiotips #COABE13 12
    13. 13. AnalyticsWith an account you can also track how many times the URL you created has been clicked. #COABE13 13
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. Finding People to Follow• Twitter Directories like http://WeFollow.com• Search hashtags and words #AdultEd• See who follows people you follow• http://Twibes.com• http://Listorious.com• http://Archivist.visitmix.com #COABE13 15
    16. 16. Search Twitter• Search on http://Twitter.com for people, keywords or hashtags• Search on http://Search.Twitter.com for keywords or hashtags even if you don’t have a Twitter account• Track hashtags and tweet from http://tweetchat.com/ #COABE13 16
    17. 17. Organizing Your Twitter• Lists• Hootcourse• Mentions• Interactions• Replies #COABE13 17
    18. 18. Sending and Receiving Tweets• Twitter.com• SMS Texts via your cell phone• Applications on computers & smart phones o Tweetdeck o HootSuite o Seesmic #COABE13 18
    19. 19. Twitter Chats• How do we keep up with important education Twitter discussions?• #EdChat Wiki• #AEChat #COABE13 19
    20. 20. http://twtpoll.com/aechat #COABE13 20
    21. 21. Advanced uses of Twitter• Tweetdeck• Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend (Paper.Li, TweetChat)• Tweet Reach• Use with students #COABE13 21
    22. 22. http://www.tweetdeck.com/ #COABE13 22
    23. 23. http://tweetchat.com/ #COABE13 23
    24. 24. Twitter Backchannel #COABE13 24
    25. 25. 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
    26. 26. COABE 2012 Paper.Li #COABE13 26
    27. 27. http://archivist.visitmix.com #COABE13 27
    28. 28. Twitter Town Hall at COABE12 #COABE13 28
    29. 29. http://tweetreach.com #COABE13 29
    30. 30. http://HistoricalTweets.com• http://historicaltweets.com/2008/12/04/lincoln-asks-twitter-followers-for- speechwriting-help/ #COABE13 30
    31. 31. http://twtpoll.com #COABE13 31
    32. 32. http://packrati.us/ #COABE13 32
    33. 33. http://wiffiti.com #COABE13 33
    34. 34. http://twitpic.com #COABE13 34
    35. 35. https://support.twitter.com/articles/64986-how-to-report-spam-on-twitter# #COABE13 35
    36. 36. What to Do Right Now?• Create a Twitter account on twitter.com• 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
    37. 37. 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
    38. 38. Nell Eckersley• @LACNYCNell• NellE@LACNYC.org• http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-in-adult-education• http://lincs.ed.gov/mailman/listinfo/technology #COABE13 38

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