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This presentation was a session provided by Eric Langhorst at the 2012 NETA conf

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    • twitter a powerful collaboration tool for teachersEric Langhorst Liberty, Missouri @elanghorst
    • 8th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Junior High Liberty, Missouri
    • Adjunct Graduate FacultyBaker University & Park University
    • Currently writing dissertation Doctor of Education Walden UniversityTopic – Social Studies Teachers Using Twitter to Collaborate
    • @elanghorst on Twitter
    • www.ericlanghorst.com/neta2012
    • Where are you? Have never used Twitter Have Twitter account but rarely use it Use Twitter often
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronescobar/2569091622/sizes/l/in/photostream/Did you know Twitter has roots in NEBRASKA
    • Evan Williams Twitter co-founder native of Clarks, Nebraskahttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Evan-Williams.jpg
    • my journey my Twitter Birthday is December 17, 2007
    • Who cares what I ate for breakfast? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjordan/2417210981
    • Twitter is currently my first choice for news, ideas and asking questions andmy most important tool for collaboration.
    • 100 million active users http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/08/twitter-has-100-million-users/
    • 350 milliontweets a day http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/08/twitter-has-100-million-users/
    • Great statistics but can this help me as a classroom teacher? http://www.flickr.com/photos/76994867@N00/4267034867
    • YES and here are 3 big reasons….. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76994867@N00/4267034867
    • Teachers tend to teachon isolated islands. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebehnken/5885152699/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    • Teachers tend to teachon isolated islands. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebehnken/5885152699/sizes/l/in/photostream/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/3297205226/ Teachers want information as needed.
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/3297205226/ Teachers want information as needed.
    • Teachers lovefree. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotthudson/2986260634/
    • Teachers lovefree. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotthudson/2986260634/
    • Twitter vocabulary http://www.flickr.com/photos/greeblie/3338710223/
    • tweeta posting which can be text, a link toa website, a photo or combination –140 character limit
    • The value ofmany tweets iswhat happens asa result of thatinitial spark. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdrx/6030455556/in/photostream/
    • “Would you like to go get some ice cream?” 40 charactershttp://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2858743646/
    • Ten years after ice cream……
    • followwhen you “follow” someone you canview their tweetsfollowerswhen someone “follows” you theycan see all of your tweets
    • Facebook is for people you know from your past,
    • Facebook is for people you know from your past,Twitter is about people you want to know NOW.
    • replyansweringsomeone’stweet,including theirTwitter name,everyone cansee
    • direct messagesending someone a message, onlythat person can see, they must befollowing youa little likesending ane-mail tosomeone
    • share what is happening in your classroom
    • Why not just send an e-mail?
    • Why not just send an e-mail?Expectation of a response.
    • retweetpassing along someone else’s tweetto your followers – passing alonggood information
    • So, how do you keep up with all these tweets? http://www.flickr.com/photos/eflon/5079163335/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/4377035185/The river will flow,with or without you watching it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbh/4809673039/
    • Must “trap” the information that is important to you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/archer10/6019820676/
    • hashtagsallows you to find specific themesor topics, people include hashtagswithin their tweets#royals#historyteacher#election2012
    • You can check out tweets from this conference by checking hashtag: #neta12
    • chatsa scheduled time at which Twitterfollowers discuss a common themeand use a common hashtagcan participate live or check in laterwith the archive
    • anyone can follow the chatconversation if they do a search for the same hashtag #sschat #sschat (social studies chat)takes place each Monday between6:00 PM and 7:00 PM Central Time
    • chats are archived so one can participate live (synchronous learning) or view the archive when they can (asynchronous learning)http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/64581364/in/faves-speakingofhistory/
    • archive of January 9, 2012 social studies chat current events in social studies
    • Use Twitter tools. http://www.flickr.com/photos/zzpza/3269784239/lightbox/
    • TweetDeck
    • HootSuite
    • TweetCaster
    • Fast Follow Text Feature
    • Xefer.com
    • TweetStats.com
    • TweetStats.com
    • TweetStats.com
    • Getting started & finding people to follow
    • Don’t just follow celebrities. http://www.celebs101.com/wallpaper-276392--5251--Lady+Gaga+Wallpaper.html
    • Be a lurker.http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotos_medem/3399096196/
    • Complete your profile
    • Complete your profile
    • Complete your profile
    • Complete your profile
    • Be a topic lurker.
    • Be a topic lurker.
    • Be a topic lurker.
    • Check other people’s list. Who do they follow?http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_molina/2815688603/
    • Cultivate your followers, grow your network. http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/2983762346/
    • You can still tweet what you ate for breakfast, but throw in a little collaboration too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjordan/2417210981
    • www.ericlanghorst.com/neta2012
    • Eric Langhorst8th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Junior High Liberty, Missouri @elanghorst on Twitter speakingofhistory@gmail.com www.ericlanghorst.com
    • twitter a powerful collaboration tool for teachersEric Langhorst Liberty, Missouri @elanghorst