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Can Twitter Make You a Better Children's Teacher?
 

Can Twitter Make You a Better Children's Teacher?

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Presented on November 21 at JALT 2009 in Shizuoka, Japan.

Presented on November 21 at JALT 2009 in Shizuoka, Japan.

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    Can Twitter Make You a Better Children's Teacher? Can Twitter Make You a Better Children's Teacher? Presentation Transcript

    • Can
      Make You a Better Children’s Teacher?
    • I asked the teachers in my Twitter Network:
    • They answered . . .
      U.K.
      U.S.
      U.A.E.
      Australia
      Norway
      Thailand
    • . . . and answered . . .
      Canada
      U.K.
      Denmark
      Turkey
      Germany
      Japan
      Brazil
    • . . . and answered!
      S. Korea
      U.S.
      U.S.
      Australia
      U.K.
      Japan
      Twitter is like having a 24 hour, global personal learning network.
      U.K.
    • Baby Steps
      If you can text, you can tweet!
    • Create a free account at twitter.com
      Choose a short username
      Never share your password
    • Unless you use Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL, skip this step
    • Skip Twitter’s suggestions too. You can do better.
    • Create your profile
      Use a real photo
    • Tell people about yourself—write a short bio
      Include key words like ‘teacher’ ‘teach’ ‘children’ ‘EFL’ and ‘Japan’
      You’ll meet more people if you don’t protect your tweets
    • How do you find people to follow?
    • Use a Twitter directory like
      http://wefollow.com
      Enter ‘JALT’ or ‘EFL’ here
    • Find someone you know, and see who they follow.
    • Ready to start?
    • Check your followers. Block anyone who looks suspicious--0 followers, 0 tweets, following 1000 people. (No one knows if you block them.)
      The Internet is forever. If you wouldn’t want your mother to read it, don’t post it.
      Protect yourself from spam.
      --Avoid Twitter games and activities that ask for your password.
      --Never click on links in direct messages. (unless you know and trust the person)
    • Learn the local language
      RT=Retweet When a tweet is good enough that you want to share it with your network.
      # + tag
      Hashtags are like labels. They help you search by keywords and join conversations.
      Short links.
      You only get 140 characters. Total.
      2 types of tweets
      @barbsaka (a public message or reply—everyone sees it)
      D barbsaka (a “direct” message—only I see it)
    • NOW you’re ready to go!
      What can you do on Twitter, anyway?
    • Find teaching resources
    • Practice other languages
    • Get lesson ideas
    • Find pictures for flash cards
    • Find new ideas for teaching
    • Discover interesting blogs . . .
      . . . and know when they have been updated.
    • What about tags?
      How do they help?
    • Find a community of EFL teachers
      #EFL
    • Join a weekly discussion with teachers from around the world.
      #edchat
    • Follow your professional organization, or follow a conference.
      #jaltorg #jalt2009
    • Organization is the key
      Filter information coming in
      Tag information going out
    • Use tools like Twitter lists or Tweetdeck to organize messages.
      One column?
      Not so useful.
      Lists?
      Better.
    • Groups make it easy to filter information
      Use the button to create groups
    • Tags make it easy to organize your bookmarks, and to find them again later.
    • Social bookmarks are online instead of on your computer.
      Social = Shared
      Bookmarks = Links
      Online = Always available
    • Twitter can make you a better teacher because it’s the easiest way to build a powerful personal learning network.
      • live connection to teachers around the world 24 hours a day
      • tools, websites, blogs, and articles come with personal recommendations
      • collaboration and sharing made simple
      • like having a teaching conference at your fingertips
      Come on, join the conversation!
    • Visit
      http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com
      • download this slideshow
      • get links to the websites mentioned
      • get more information about developing a personal learning network