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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 ...

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 SLATE 2011 Twitter island Presentation Transcript

  • 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 (tweet,follow, hashtags, mentions)•You’ll start building your PLN
  • 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 Learning Network
  • 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
  • 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 avoid asking your important questions to dumb people. :)
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • TWEETCHAT DEMO Go to www.tweetchat.comChoose a hashtag you want to follow and type it in. #edtech #gobadgers #pencilchat
  • 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
  • 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.Follow and interact3.Be active
  • Trivia time: What was the name of the actorwho played The Professor? Tweet your answer with the hashtag #SLATE2011
  • 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 (@WiscPrincipal)