Twitter in Education

By Daryll Johnson & Shawn Roner
         http://edbuzz.org
What is Twitter?

  Microblog (140 characters)

  Not a Social Network but Information Network

  Over 26 million U.S. use...
How Does it Work?

                    Post a comment

                    Appears on public timeline

                   ...
Benefits of Using Twitter

  Connectivity

     Always Find People That Know

     Quickly Share Topics

     Easier Than ...
Benefits (cont.)

 News

    India attacks (2008)

    Iran protests (2009)

    Michael Jackson (2009)
Benefits (cont.)

  Professional Learning Network/Professional Development

     Professional Information

     Links to a...
Uses (Teachers)

 Professional Development

 Project Planning

    Finding Resources
    Choosing the best tools

 Current...
Uses (Administration)

  General School Events Feed

  Sports Feed

  Staff Feed

  Emergency Feed
Helpful Tools

  Finding people to follow

     Twittercounter (unfocused)

     Tweepz (focused)

  Creating Groups

    ...
For More Info...

                               To continue this
                               discussion or inquire
   ...
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This presentation looks at the rational behind and ways of implementing Twitter. Part of the Web 2.0 session for the California Charter Schools Conference 2010.

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Twitter In Education

  1. 1. Twitter in Education By Daryll Johnson & Shawn Roner http://edbuzz.org
  2. 2. What is Twitter? Microblog (140 characters) Not a Social Network but Information Network Over 26 million U.S. users
  3. 3. How Does it Work? Post a comment Appears on public timeline Follow/Followers
  4. 4. Benefits of Using Twitter Connectivity Always Find People That Know Quickly Share Topics Easier Than Email Succinct
  5. 5. Benefits (cont.) News India attacks (2008) Iran protests (2009) Michael Jackson (2009)
  6. 6. Benefits (cont.) Professional Learning Network/Professional Development Professional Information Links to articles, blogs, & tools Participate in discussions #edchat California Charter Schools Conference?
  7. 7. Uses (Teachers) Professional Development Project Planning Finding Resources Choosing the best tools Current events items Continuing discussion beyond classroom walls Empower the contribute/collaborate experience
  8. 8. Uses (Administration) General School Events Feed Sports Feed Staff Feed Emergency Feed
  9. 9. Helpful Tools Finding people to follow Twittercounter (unfocused) Tweepz (focused) Creating Groups Twibes Quality of Tweets TweetGrader
  10. 10. For More Info... To continue this discussion or inquire about speaking/professional development engagements, visit http: //edbuzz.org or interact via Twitter @darylljohnson or @shawnroner. We look forward to hearing from you...
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