Teaching with<br />http://vote4power.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/twitterbird.jpg<br />
What we’ll cover<br />The what, how, why, when and where of Twitter<br />Twitter background<br />Twitter jargon<br />How t...
What is Twitter?<br /><ul><li>Free
Social network
Relatively new - Created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilse/3389565299/<br />
http://twitter.com/Jack<br />
Watch Video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o<br />
Activity 1<br />Create an account<br />Make your first tweet<br />
Go to http://twitter.com<br />Sign up<br />Login<br />
Answer the question “What are you doing?”Could be “what’s catching your attention?”<br />Type in the box<br />Click update...
Update your profile via “Settings”<br />Add your real name so people can find you<br />Username could be, and is increasin...
Choose design available on Twitter or (when you have time)<br />Design your own wallpaper/background with these free servi...
Watch Video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGbLWQYJ6iM<br />
Activity 3<br />Search for other participants & Carol (kiwicarol)<br />Follow them<br />
Activity 4<br />On your home page or http://search.twitter.com/<br />Search for topics<br /><ul><li>Keywords
Hash tags</li></ul>Look at trends <br />
http://search.twitter.com<br />
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/connexions<br />
http://www.twazzup.com/<br />
Activity 5<br />Find a great tweet & RT it<br />Reply to someone’s tweet<br />DM to someone’s tweet<br />Mark a tweet as a...
<ul><li>RT - means retweet / sometimes written as (via @name)
@name - will be picked up as a reply or mention
d name – direct message, seen only by the person (note space, and no @)
#tag – like a keyword </li></li></ul><li>Activity 6<br />Set up your mobile for mobile tweeting<br />Make a mobile tweet<b...
<ul><li>You will get confirmation via your phone
Once set up send tweets to 8987 (twtr)
Costs to send tweets just like any other txt </li></li></ul><li>Applications<br />http://tweetdeck.com<br />
http://echofon.com<br />
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Teaching With Twitter

  1. 1. Teaching with<br />http://vote4power.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/twitterbird.jpg<br />
  2. 2. What we’ll cover<br />The what, how, why, when and where of Twitter<br />Twitter background<br />Twitter jargon<br />How to create an account<br />How to make your Twitter profile more interesting<br />How to RT and DM<br />What’s the ‘@’ mean?<br />What are friends and followers?<br />How to search for other edu-tweeps to follow <br />How to follow particular topics<br />Back channels at conferences<br />Mobile tweeting<br />Ideas and examples for using with students<br />Come away with an action plan to incorporate into YOUR teaching<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilse/3389565299/<br />
  3. 3. What is Twitter?<br /><ul><li>Free
  4. 4. Social network
  5. 5. Users send and read each other’s messages
  6. 6. Relatively new - Created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilse/3389565299/<br />
  7. 7. http://twitter.com/Jack<br />
  8. 8. Watch Video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o<br />
  9. 9. Activity 1<br />Create an account<br />Make your first tweet<br />
  10. 10. Go to http://twitter.com<br />Sign up<br />Login<br />
  11. 11. Answer the question “What are you doing?”Could be “what’s catching your attention?”<br />Type in the box<br />Click update<br />First tweet done!<br />
  12. 12. Activity 2<br />Edit your profile<br />
  13. 13. Update your profile via “Settings”<br />Add your real name so people can find you<br />Username could be, and is increasingly people’s real name<br />Bio has to be brief – 160 characters<br />More likely to be followed if you upload a picture – can be cartoon/avatar<br />Show your interest - change the default design<br />
  14. 14. Choose design available on Twitter or (when you have time)<br />Design your own wallpaper/background with these free services<br />FreeTwitterDesigner.com<br />TwitBacks.com<br />MyTweetSpace.com<br />PrettyTweet.com<br />Artweet.com<br />
  15. 15. Watch Video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGbLWQYJ6iM<br />
  16. 16. Activity 3<br />Search for other participants & Carol (kiwicarol)<br />Follow them<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18.
  19. 19. Activity 4<br />On your home page or http://search.twitter.com/<br />Search for topics<br /><ul><li>Keywords
  20. 20. Hash tags</li></ul>Look at trends <br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22. http://search.twitter.com<br />
  23. 23. http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/connexions<br />
  24. 24. http://www.twazzup.com/<br />
  25. 25. Activity 5<br />Find a great tweet & RT it<br />Reply to someone’s tweet<br />DM to someone’s tweet<br />Mark a tweet as a favourite<br />
  26. 26. <ul><li>RT - means retweet / sometimes written as (via @name)
  27. 27. @name - will be picked up as a reply or mention
  28. 28. d name – direct message, seen only by the person (note space, and no @)
  29. 29. #tag – like a keyword </li></li></ul><li>Activity 6<br />Set up your mobile for mobile tweeting<br />Make a mobile tweet<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li>You will get confirmation via your phone
  31. 31. Once set up send tweets to 8987 (twtr)
  32. 32. Costs to send tweets just like any other txt </li></li></ul><li>Applications<br />http://tweetdeck.com<br />
  33. 33. http://echofon.com<br />
  34. 34. http://seesmic.com/<br />
  35. 35. Using Twitter with students?<br />Ideas?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205<br />
  36. 36. As an experiment, Parry made Twitter a class assignment and got his students to engage in microblogging as homework. He observed how Twitter became the link that connected conversations inside and out of class. ... He also discovered that it changed classroom dynamics in a positive way, encouraging more respectful and productive interaction between students by turning the class into a community.<br />http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2008/03/twitter-breaks-down-barriers-in-the-classroom.ars<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205<br />
  37. 37. ...the Stanford Study of Writing, a five-year study of nearly 14,000 pieces of student writing, done for class and beyond it. Though final data analysis has not been done, early results indicated that in their Internet writings, students took pains to cultivate tone and voice, and to address a particular audience. &quot;The out-of-class writing actually made them more conscious of the things writing teachers want them to think about,&quot; said Paul M. Rogers, an assistant professor of English at George Mason University who is involved in the study.<br />http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Can-Twitter-Turn-Students-Into/7874/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205<br />
  38. 38. Using Twitter with students?<br />Class chatter<br />Class community<br />Get a sense of the world<br />Track a word / conference<br />Instant feedback<br />Follow a professional / famous person<br />Public Notepad<br />Writing assignment<br />http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205<br />
  39. 39. Action Plan<br />WHAT are you going to do?<br />WHEN are you going to do it?<br />With WHICH class(es)?<br />WHAT do you need to do to prepare?<br />HOW will you evaluate it?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomswift/4837657/<br />
  40. 40. Questions?<br />Carol Cooper Taylor<br />Cooper-Taylor Training<br />W: www.cooper-taylor.com<br />E: carol@cooper-taylor.com<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205<br />

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