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Twitter For Educators

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A resource for teachers on using Twitter to build a Professional/personal Learning Network

A resource for teachers on using Twitter to build a Professional/personal Learning Network

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  • 1. CC by Mark Hamm http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/3383916444_bbd1947b0a_o_d.jpg
    CC by jmiles http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2772265449_77222fc527_o_d.gif
  • 2. Twitter for Teachers
    Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
    http://caspersontest.pbworks.com/Cellphones-and-Twitter
  • 3. Twitter misconceptions
    Narcissistic
    Mainly to follow celebs
    Just another Facebook/fad
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w
  • 4. Twitter as resource
    Easier, quicker facebook/blog to share thoughts with friends/colleagues
    Resource for PLN: following and connecting with experts in the educational technology field
    Connecting to other master teachers
    http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
  • 5. Twitter Basics
    Sign up for an account at Twitter.com
    Edit your profile
    Post ideas or status updates yourself
    Follow others
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o Common Craft intro
  • 6.
  • 7. Beyond the Basics
    Use a tool like Tweetdeck to manage your network and post from
    Strategies to find other’s to follow:
    Follow those your friends are following
    Go to a service like http://tweepml.org/ or Wefollow.com
    Find teachers on lists from wikis, etc
  • 8. Ways to use Twitter in Class
    Follow experts, famous people
    Class talk, questions, feedback
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8
    Track word, event, etc.
    Homework updates, group work
    Writing, grammar, group stories
    http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/
  • 9. Twitter Tools
    Tweetdeck/Seesmic Desktop
    Todaysmeet/Edmodo for private school based tweeting
    Twitpic/Yfrog for pictures
    Hundreds out there: search for Twitter and what function you’d like
  • 10. For more resources:
    http://caspersontest.pbworks.com/Cellphones-and-Twitter
    Greg Casperson
    http://gcaspers.fts.educ.msu.edu/wp/
    @gcasperson
    http://teachingandtech.wikispaces.com/Twitter