K12 Safety on Twitter Considerations, Strategies, & Alternative Tools Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz, NMSU RETA @hollyrae  ★  hol...
Paradise? …Perhaps! http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/2537309848/
 
 
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Considerations about Twitter itself <ul><li>What information of yours could be at risk through API? </li></ul><ul><li>What...
Considerations about Twitter itself <ul><li>Is it tied to anyone’s real name or location? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your tools...
Can you? Should you? Would you?
 
Considerations about our practice <ul><li>What else will students do with this? </li></ul><ul><li>What policies are in pla...
Strategies <ul><li>Define parameters and goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What links, names, locations should be shared (if any...
Strategies <ul><li>Be familiar with the support documentation. </li></ul>
Strategies for K12 Twitter <ul><li>Include and inform all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptable/responsible use </...
Strategies for K12 Twitter <ul><li>Be prepared to stay involved and immersed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor/listen to your ...
Strategies for K12 Twitter <ul><li>Consider alternative tools/networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter enhancements (Grouptw...
Grouptweet: Outsider view
Grouptweet: Insider   view
Grouptweet: A simple setup <ul><li>Set up a Twitter account (private) for your group </li></ul><ul><li>Register it at GT <...
Grouptweet: Sample post <ul><li>d @pvia great class today!  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>= via @hollyrae: great class today! </li...
Additional microblogging networks <ul><li>Microclassroom </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise (domain...
In conclusion <ul><li>Twitter has safety and security liabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and security is a moving target...
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Considerations for K12 Safety & Security on Twitter

  1. 1. K12 Safety on Twitter Considerations, Strategies, & Alternative Tools Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz, NMSU RETA @hollyrae ★ hollyrae@nmsu.edu http://webinars.nmsu.edu
  2. 2. Paradise? …Perhaps! http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/2537309848/
  3. 5. @PawLuxury
  4. 6. Considerations about Twitter itself <ul><li>What information of yours could be at risk through API? </li></ul><ul><li>What will the Google results be? </li></ul>
  5. 7. Considerations about Twitter itself <ul><li>Is it tied to anyone’s real name or location? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your tools ‘location aware’? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone apps: Tweetie, Tweetdeck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TwitPic, Ubertwitter, BrightKite </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Can you? Should you? Would you?
  7. 10. Considerations about our practice <ul><li>What else will students do with this? </li></ul><ul><li>What policies are in place? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyberbulling committee, anonymous reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible use agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental consent, student assent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who will administer account(s)? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blocking, following </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the account? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine outcomes, norms, parameters </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. Strategies <ul><li>Define parameters and goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What links, names, locations should be shared (if any)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consider limiting information in your profile’s bio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can follow (if private) and how will that be managed? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will happen on vacation, breaks, nights or weekends? </li></ul></ul>Higher Ed example @nmsu
  9. 12. Strategies <ul><li>Be familiar with the support documentation. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Strategies for K12 Twitter <ul><li>Include and inform all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptable/responsible use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental consent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student assent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrational approval </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Responsible and transparent classroom use will require your advocacy! </li></ul>
  11. 14. Strategies for K12 Twitter <ul><li>Be prepared to stay involved and immersed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor/listen to your brand or community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research your integration of search and search widgets (ongoing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change account name when necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be mindful of password access or third party access (ie: Twitpic email address) </li></ul></ul>Listening Engines * http://www.socialmention.com/ * http://search.twitter.com/ * http://www.whostalkin.com/ * http://www.samepoint.com/
  12. 15. Strategies for K12 Twitter <ul><li>Consider alternative tools/networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter enhancements (Grouptweet, HootSuite) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other microblogging networks </li></ul></ul>http://www.grouptweet.com
  13. 16. Grouptweet: Outsider view
  14. 17. Grouptweet: Insider view
  15. 18. Grouptweet: A simple setup <ul><li>Set up a Twitter account (private) for your group </li></ul><ul><li>Register it at GT </li></ul><ul><li>Establish mutual follow with members </li></ul><ul><li>Send DMs to group account to post </li></ul>
  16. 19. Grouptweet: Sample post <ul><li>d @pvia great class today! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>= via @hollyrae: great class today! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to create a private conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Attribution is included </li></ul><ul><li>Support presence on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages? </li></ul><ul><li>Delays in posting </li></ul><ul><li>Use may require training </li></ul>
  17. 20. Additional microblogging networks <ul><li>Microclassroom </li></ul><ul><li>Edmodo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise (domain based) </li></ul><ul><li>Yammer.com </li></ul><ul><li>Present.ly </li></ul><ul><li>SocialCast.com </li></ul><ul><li>White Label </li></ul><ul><li>Twingr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Laconi.ca </li></ul>Created with http://www.wordle.net
  18. 21. In conclusion <ul><li>Twitter has safety and security liabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and security is a moving target </li></ul><ul><li>Requires a strong & ongoing commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative tools can support many of the benefits with fewer safety considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks for this presentation http://delicious.com/hollyrae/twittering+education+symposium </li></ul><ul><li>Other microblogging in education resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/hollyrae/microblogging+education </li></ul><ul><li>More eLearning with Emerging Technologies for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>http://webinars.nmsu.edu and http://reta.nmsu.edu </li></ul>

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