Escaping your educator island through Twitter       SLATE Conference        December 2011
By the end of this session...•You will have a Twitter account and have senta tweet.•You’ll know the basics of Twitter (twe...
WHAT IS          ?
IS A WEB 2.0 TOOL.
WHAT ISIS A WEB 2.0 TOOL.                 ?
Make sense?
Educator’s
Imagine if all your advice andfeedback came from the same smallgroup of people, or no one at all.
Imagine if all your advice andfeedback came from the same smallgroup of people, or no one at all.
•     is a form of micro-blogging•   short messages known as tweets•    no more than 140 characters
Why use Twitter?
Why use Twitter?
More Important than Biebs’       hair and Ashton/Demi•   24/7 Professional Development•   PLN= Professional/Personal    Le...
Global audience   Niche community Like sending a   Group of people   text to the      interested in  whole world        sa...
With Twitter, you can ask those “dumb” questions thatyou might not want to ask those you work closely with.
With Twitter, you can ask those “dumb” questions thatyou might not want to ask those you work closely with.   Or you could...
Bouncing your ideas off your PLN could save           you from a bad idea.
ACCESS TO EXPERTS IN    EDUCATIONAlmost anyone can be tolerated in under           140 characters!
Who tweeted?
Enough talk, let’s Tweet
Enough talk, let’s Tweet                    Where is the                    @ sign on                    this thing?
Timeline
Protected tweet
Direct Message
Who to start following on twitter?• People you know• Friends of friends• Other Interesting People
People You Know
Terminology· Tweep or Twit: a Twitter user· Tweet: using Twitter to send text message· Follower: a tweep who tracks your t...
Scheduled ChatsMondays:#mathchat  2:30-4:00 pm CST     Thursdays:(repeat of Thursdays topic)    #artsed  7:30 pm EST#sscha...
TWEETCHAT DEMO Go to www.tweetchat.comChoose a hashtag you want to    follow and type it in.           #edtech          #g...
Your bio….How do you want to present yourself?•   I am a teacher/educator/coach/administrator….•   Interested in:        -...
Handout –  http://bit.ly/tdmY1P  Please add yourself –http://bit.ly/WIeducators
3 Steps for Using Twitter Successfully      http://www.brandontwyford.com/?p=2811.What is your reason for using Twitter?2....
Trivia time: What was the name of the actorwho played The Professor?                                         Tweet your   ...
Tension mounts as the castaways waitfor a response from  @uscoastguard.
I sure wish   I hadn’t  tweeted     that.
Happiness forMr. Howell as he gains his1000th Twitter   follower
T
Original Gilligan theme presentationcreated by:•Jessica Johnson (@PrincipalJ)•Jay Posick (@posickj)•Curt Rees (@WiscPrinci...
SLATE 2011 Twitter island
SLATE 2011 Twitter island
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SLATE 2011 Twitter island
SLATE 2011 Twitter island
SLATE 2011 Twitter island
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Twitter for educators presentation from the 2011 Wisconsin SLATE conference. Presented by Jay Posick, Jessica Johnson, and Curt Rees. If anyone would want a copy of this, just email me (curtrees@gmail.com) and I'll send it to you. Feel free to edit as you wish.

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  • SLATE 2011 Twitter island

    1. 1. Escaping your educator island through Twitter SLATE Conference December 2011
    2. 2. By the end of this session...•You will have a Twitter account and have senta tweet.•You’ll know the basics of Twitter (tweet,follow, hashtags, mentions)•You’ll start building your PLN
    3. 3. WHAT IS ?
    4. 4. IS A WEB 2.0 TOOL.
    5. 5. WHAT ISIS A WEB 2.0 TOOL. ?
    6. 6. Make sense?
    7. 7. Educator’s
    8. 8. Imagine if all your advice andfeedback came from the same smallgroup of people, or no one at all.
    9. 9. Imagine if all your advice andfeedback came from the same smallgroup of people, or no one at all.
    10. 10. • is a form of micro-blogging• short messages known as tweets• no more than 140 characters
    11. 11. Why use Twitter?
    12. 12. Why use Twitter?
    13. 13. More Important than Biebs’ hair and Ashton/Demi• 24/7 Professional Development• PLN= Professional/Personal Learning Network
    14. 14. Global audience Niche community Like sending a Group of people text to the interested in whole world same topic.Short and sweet Free and easy
    15. 15. With Twitter, you can ask those “dumb” questions thatyou might not want to ask those you work closely with.
    16. 16. With Twitter, you can ask those “dumb” questions thatyou might not want to ask those you work closely with. Or you could avoid asking your important questions to dumb people. :)
    17. 17. Bouncing your ideas off your PLN could save you from a bad idea.
    18. 18. ACCESS TO EXPERTS IN EDUCATIONAlmost anyone can be tolerated in under 140 characters!
    19. 19. Who tweeted?
    20. 20. Enough talk, let’s Tweet
    21. 21. Enough talk, let’s Tweet Where is the @ sign on this thing?
    22. 22. Timeline
    23. 23. Protected tweet
    24. 24. Direct Message
    25. 25. Who to start following on twitter?• People you know• Friends of friends• Other Interesting People
    26. 26. People You Know
    27. 27. Terminology· Tweep or Twit: a Twitter user· Tweet: using Twitter to send text message· Follower: a tweep who tracks your tweets· Shorten URL: use a URL trimming site· Re-Tweet or RT: resending another twit’s tweet· DM: direct message in private to a specific twit· @ reply: sent to a specific tweep but visible to all· #: hash mark designating topic as in #genealogy#hashtag http://hashtags.org track the popularity of ahash tag and see recent tweets using that tag as well asphotos and even videos· Avatar: your Twitter profile photoMore terminology at Twittonary http://www.twittonary.comPLN: Your Professional Learning Network See the session handout
    28. 28. Scheduled ChatsMondays:#mathchat  2:30-4:00 pm CST Thursdays:(repeat of Thursdays topic) #artsed  7:30 pm EST#sschat  6pm CST #mathchat  7:00 pm EST#engchat  6pm CST #langchat  8:00 pm EST#4thchat 7pm CST #isedchat  9:00 pm EST#musedchat 7pmCST Fridays: #gtchat Noon & 7 pm ESTTuesdays: #daily5 7pm CST#edchat (vote)noon & 7pm EST Saturdays:#scichat  9pm EST #elemchat   5 pm EST#spedchat 7:30 CST Sundays:Wednesdays: #titletalk 8 - 9 pm EST#ELTchat  7 am EST & 4 pm EST Chat about titles & how to promote#web20chat  6pm EST#ntchat   8pm EST reading to students#ptchat   9 pm EST #1stchat 7pm CST#educoach 9pm CST#3rdchat 6pm CST#2ndchat 7pm CST
    29. 29. TWEETCHAT DEMO Go to www.tweetchat.comChoose a hashtag you want to follow and type it in. #edtech #gobadgers #pencilchat
    30. 30. Your bio….How do you want to present yourself?• I am a teacher/educator/coach/administrator….• Interested in: -Math -Science -Reading -Technology -Instructional Leadership• Teaching level• Any other info from you that will attract the followers YOU want to learn from• Insert images of mine and some other profile screenshots
    31. 31. Handout – http://bit.ly/tdmY1P Please add yourself –http://bit.ly/WIeducators
    32. 32. 3 Steps for Using Twitter Successfully http://www.brandontwyford.com/?p=2811.What is your reason for using Twitter?2.Follow and interact3.Be active
    33. 33. Trivia time: What was the name of the actorwho played The Professor? Tweet your answer with the hashtag #SLATE2011
    34. 34. Tension mounts as the castaways waitfor a response from @uscoastguard.
    35. 35. I sure wish I hadn’t tweeted that.
    36. 36. Happiness forMr. Howell as he gains his1000th Twitter follower
    37. 37. T
    38. 38. Original Gilligan theme presentationcreated by:•Jessica Johnson (@PrincipalJ)•Jay Posick (@posickj)•Curt Rees (@WiscPrincipal)
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