Sandy Millin Twitter introduction, English UK North conference, 6th october 2012

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  • Ask them to add their own ideas to the slides Then poll to see who has a twitter account, then to see who uses it!
  • Highlight some examples of tweets – sharing via ELTchat (will talk more about this later) – topics like dyslexic SS, materials, help, suggestions, publishers…
  • IH list: https://twitter.com/#!/sandymillin/international-house/members
  • http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newTwitter/index.html
  • Don't have to follow everyone at once - new staffroom effect
  • Don't have to follow everyone at once - new staffroom effect
  • Don't have to follow everyone at once - new staffroom effect
  • @ = names of tweeters – can follow, like facebook – difference between handle and real name hashtags shortened link = important to save space RT = retweet Replying to comments
  • Ask for any potential problems Lurking Being overwhelmed - like new staffroom Finding time Getting people to listen - use hashtags, like texting, what would you want to read?
  • tags lists public/private anywhere won't lose can share
  • Sandy Millin Twitter introduction, English UK North conference, 6th october 2012

    1. 1. 24/7 ProfessionalDevelopment throughTwitterSandy MillinEnglish UK North conference, 6th October 2012
    2. 2. What is Twitter?
    3. 3. What is Twitter?• a global staffroom• a supportive community• a source of inspiration• a place to share• a mine of information• on-demand information• always available• free professional development
    4. 4. What is Twitter?
    5. 5. What I have got from Twitter ideas inspirationopportunities friends
    6. 6. www.crowdedink.com Who’s on Twitter?
    7. 7. Who’s on Twitter?• Over 30 IH schools
    8. 8. Who’s on Twitter?• Authors
    9. 9. Who’s on Twitter?• Publishers
    10. 10. Who’s on Twitter?•Teachers from around the world
    11. 11. Who’s on Twitter?• Over 30 IH schools• Authors• Publishers• Teachers from www.crowdedink.com around the world
    12. 12. Join the conversationhttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newTwitter/index.html
    13. 13. Finding people• @sandymillin
    14. 14. Finding people• @sandymillin• Who I follow
    15. 15. Finding people• @sandymillin• Who I follow• Lists: – https://twitter.com/#!/barbsaka/starter-pln/members – https://twitter.com/#!/sandymillin/international-house/
    16. 16. Finding information hashtags
    17. 17. (from 17 May 2012)Decoding tweets
    18. 18. But...
    19. 19. #ELTchat• Wednesday, 12pm and 9pm BST/GMT• www.eltchat.org• Summaries• Podcasts www.tagxedo.com
    20. 20. #ELTchat
    21. 21. #ELTpics http://flickr.com/eltpics• 10000+ pictures• 78 sets• creative commons http://takeaphotoand.wordpress.com
    22. 22. Tweetdeck www.tweetdeck.com
    23. 23. diigo www.diigo.com
    24. 24. Google Reader www.google.com/reader
    25. 25. After the conferencehttp://twitter.com/sandymillinsandymillin@gmail.comhttp://sandymillin.wordpress.com/EnglishUKNorth
    26. 26. ?

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