Twitter For Educators

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

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Twitter For Educators

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

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