Apps that Support and
Enhance the Value of
Twitter as a PD Tool
Rita Zeinstejer
GCT 2008
Rosario, Argentina
• exponent of “snack culture”
• privileges text brevity, users´mobility and virtual
networks as social environments
• answ...
• imposes necessity to abbreviate fitting in ideas
• develops skills for word selection
• fulfils a need of …being fast an...
•“a free social networking and micro-blogging service that
allows users to send updates…” Wikipedia
•“the most popular of ...
•combines features of SMS text messages and
blogs
•up to 140 characters long text-based posts
•updates instantly delivered...
•relevance
•quickness
•distinct style
•conversational
Why the interest…?
Everyday
use…?
•dissemination of publications and materials
•product recommendations
•serendipitous improvement
•serendipi...
 Use Hashtags as a search
engine
 Twitter Search:
the most powerful search engine
connects with REAL time information
General teaching and learning
#Edtech – anything to do with technology in the classroom
#education – anything to do with e...
for educators…?
 it’s a virtual staff room, a learning network & community
 join any conference
 share discussion durin...
a personal learning tool:
 it´s a powerful learning tool
 a great information filter
 lets me interact with experts I’l...
 create a strong profile page
 keep  your profile  professional
 proper use of etiquette
 know who to follow
 use has...
http://www.twibes.com/
a group of Twitter users interested in a common topic
 finds Twitter people interested in similar topics
 enables people to meet and participate in conversations
 gathers li...
http://www.scribd.com/about
 online platform: lets you publish and discover documents on the Web
works like YouTube, but you browse and upload texts ...
Tagdef http://tagdef.com/
 read Twitter as a daily newspaper
 organize links shared on Twitter into an easy-to-read
newspaper-style format.
 news...
 helps groups communicate privately via Twitter

send a private message to another user + send it to multiple users
 en...
promotes use of Twitter
http://screenr.com/
 instant screencasts for Twitter
 web-based recorder: nothing to download
 search engine: takes a topic of interest and turns
search results into a flipboard with videos, tweets,
flickr images
ht...
http://twitcam.livestream.com/
 posts your video description and link to Twitter for
all your followers to see
 chat wit...
Maximize the Impact of your
Tweets

include a link: provide content to your audience
 leave some extra space: encourage ...
let’s recap
Which tool helps you…
• find people with similar interests?
• create a newspaper?
• share your documents?
• tw...
Rita Zeinstejer
rita@zeinstejer.com
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
Apps that support and enhance the value of twitter
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  • http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/twitter-for-professional-development.html HASHTAG: a way to categorize messages; Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword. If you Tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet
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    1. 1. Apps that Support and Enhance the Value of Twitter as a PD Tool Rita Zeinstejer GCT 2008 Rosario, Argentina
    2. 2. • exponent of “snack culture” • privileges text brevity, users´mobility and virtual networks as social environments • answers one question: What´s happening…? What’s Microblogging…?
    3. 3. • imposes necessity to abbreviate fitting in ideas • develops skills for word selection • fulfils a need of …being fast and getting instant feedback • …getting more connections • encourages autonomous learning • uses tags to build up a network • helps share real time data • shapes your own community microblogging pluses
    4. 4. •“a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates…” Wikipedia •“the most popular of the genre of 'microblogging' tools that emulate SMS messaging but fall short of blogging…” V. Stevens •“one of the largest platforms in the world for sharing real- time data” Douglas A. McIntyre, in TIME Twitter
    5. 5. •combines features of SMS text messages and blogs •up to 140 characters long text-based posts •updates instantly delivered •updates via instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email Features http://twitter.com/home
    6. 6. •relevance •quickness •distinct style •conversational Why the interest…?
    7. 7. Everyday use…? •dissemination of publications and materials •product recommendations •serendipitous improvement •serendipitous discovery •locating original sources of ideas, quotes, etc. •following celebrities •getting updated on latest news
    8. 8.  Use Hashtags as a search engine  Twitter Search: the most powerful search engine connects with REAL time information
    9. 9. General teaching and learning #Edtech – anything to do with technology in the classroom #education – anything to do with education #elearning – mostly about computer based learning, although also covers anything to do with the ‘e’ role in learning #teachers – focuses on the teacher #edchat – a weekly and lively discussion about all things education #ntchat – resources for new teachers #teachmeet – connecting teachers #ukedchat – UK teacher chat most popular teaching hashtags:
    10. 10. for educators…?  it’s a virtual staff room, a learning network & community  join any conference  share discussion during/ after  follow the stream  connect with likeminded people  share resources easily and quickly  perfect tool for mobile devices
    11. 11. a personal learning tool:  it´s a powerful learning tool  a great information filter  lets me interact with experts I’ll never meet f2f  it’s an instant give-and-take  forces me to be a reflective learner  my Twitter network is the smartest and fastest
    12. 12.  create a strong profile page  keep  your profile  professional  proper use of etiquette  know who to follow  use hashtags  use Twitter for research  share what you read : build an online reputation, spark academic discussions  use Twitter for teaching and learning  use Twitter tools and apps as a PD tool….
    13. 13. http://www.twibes.com/ a group of Twitter users interested in a common topic
    14. 14.  finds Twitter people interested in similar topics  enables people to meet and participate in conversations  gathers likeminded members around key words  organizes tweets  encourages community formation  anybody can find and join any group
    15. 15. http://www.scribd.com/about
    16. 16.  online platform: lets you publish and discover documents on the Web works like YouTube, but you browse and upload texts instead of videos  post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page   find and share documents  unlimited storage  it’s a user-generated library for documents, not a personal online journal you update periodically  claims that you'll find more information than on Wikipedia !!
    17. 17. Tagdef http://tagdef.com/
    18. 18.  read Twitter as a daily newspaper  organize links shared on Twitter into an easy-to-read newspaper-style format.  newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag  explore newspapers by topic, tags and types http://tweetedtimes.com
    19. 19.  helps groups communicate privately via Twitter  send a private message to another user + send it to multiple users  enables 2 to 100,000+ contributors to tweet from the same account  contributors' names can be hidden or displayed at the beginning or end of each Tweet  multiple contributors add content to your Twitter account, but keep full control of content/timing: GroupTweet's Message Moderation feature / http://www.grouptweet.com
    20. 20. promotes use of Twitter http://screenr.com/  instant screencasts for Twitter  web-based recorder: nothing to download
    21. 21.  search engine: takes a topic of interest and turns search results into a flipboard with videos, tweets, flickr images http://spezify.com/ visual search
    22. 22. http://twitcam.livestream.com/  posts your video description and link to Twitter for all your followers to see  chat with your viewers via Twitter right from your broadcast page  archive your video and display it on the same page  free + no sign-up/no software required stream LIVE on Twitter!!
    23. 23. Maximize the Impact of your Tweets  include a link: provide content to your audience  leave some extra space: encourage engagement  be brief and succint Dnt 4get 2check out R evnt tnite@our office-its gna b gr8 NO  open up a conversation  use a hashtag: expand your reach  give credit where credit is due: people are notified http://leancontent.it/post/43087807643/6-tricks-to-maximize-the-impact-of- your-tweets
    24. 24. let’s recap Which tool helps you… • find people with similar interests? • create a newspaper? • share your documents? • tweet from a group account safely? • streams your tweets live on Twitter? • discover what a hashtag means? • search images around a topic? • screencast your message?
    25. 25. Rita Zeinstejer rita@zeinstejer.com

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