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Second Twitter workshop for a few colleagues in my school district. Basically an updated version of Tweet done in April 2011.

Second Twitter workshop for a few colleagues in my school district. Basically an updated version of Tweet done in April 2011.

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  • 1. Tweet 2 Ms E. GregorySchool District #74 (Gold Trail) November 2012
  • 2. Learning Intentions• To learn how Twitter can be used: – As a communication tool – For professional development• To explore Twitter• The Shape of the Workshop…
  • 3. We’ll start with a shout out• A shout out is when you ask others to say hi and tell where they’re from – Sometimes a simple question too• A good way to show how it works – Can show the power of the personal learning network (PLN), and, – shows the reach of a one Tweet
  • 4. What is Twitter?• A social networking & microblogging service,• Allows users to send & read messages called ‘Tweets’, – maximum 140 characters,• Based in San Francisco,• Started in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey as a way to communicate within a company,• Users worldwide (500+ million),• 340 million Tweets a day,• Powerful way to search too.
  • 5. Why Tweet?• Efficient communication tool – Real-time as events happen • tsunami - Haida Gwaii • current events, elections, storms• Powerful professional development – Learn anytime – Find resources – Follow conference tweets - #iste, #nwmc12• Connect with like-minded people!
  • 6. Specifically educators...• Role modeling to other staff and students• Show people you’re a learner• Number of educators, in particular, administrators, who are very active social media users is increasing• Become part of the conversation!
  • 7. How does it work?1. Sign up,2. Fill out your profile with purpose (the world can see!), – Important if you want people to follow you, starts building trust – Link to your blog or website3. Add a photo or avatar (think personal branding),4. Send out some tweets,5. Find some people to follow – Choose wisely!
  • 8. Some basics• Think before you tweet – anyone can see it!• To send a tweet to someone, put @ in front of their twitter name or click reply• To send a message only to someone who follows you, use D and a space or click direct message – These are private – You or the other person can delete them
  • 9. More basics• To retweet is to send out someone else’s tweet crediting them by the RT: in front (or click retweet) – A way to spread information• Can block/report spammers or people you don’t want to follow you – they can still see your tweets• If hacked, strange DMs sent from your account (after clicking links sent to you) – change your password
  • 10. Who to Follow? Cybrarymans PLN Stars Wefollow.com• Start with a purpose, that will determine who you follow – Professional? – Personal?• Start by following a few people you know/trust• See who they follow• Use other’s lists to help
  • 11. Twitter Clients• Alternative to the Twitter site itself• Real time updates• Designed to manage your feeds• Apps for mobile too• Tweetdeck• Seismic• Hootsuite• Twhirl
  • 12. Hashtags• Popular Education Hashtags• Type # and then word/abbreviation• Created as a way to categorize messages• Filter your twitter feed (#edchat)• Search for information (#canucks)• Follow pro-d events (#bcsd74tech)• Great way to find people to follow – ‘Follow Fridays’ #FF
  • 13. Helpful sites:• The Twitteraholics Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all other things Twitter• twitter4teachers• Why Educators Should Be Using Twitter• Twitter Handbook for Teachers
  • 14. From my viewpoint• Transformed recent conference experience• Blown my professional mindset wide open• I don’t feel isolated anymore• Helps me be a better teacher & a better mom• It takes time, try to get following 100 people or send 100 tweets before calling it quits
  • 15. Thank yous & References• My PLN, especially @gcouros & @remi_collins• https://twitter.com/logo• Wikipedia• http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfilej/ 2397881577/• One on One with Jack Dorsey accessed May 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ democonference/4991585134/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/ 4247757731/• http://www.flickr.com/photos/keiya/ 3255575238/