Twitter for Teaching and Learning

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This is the workshop that followed the morning presentation: Continuing Ed140 (http://www.slideshare.net/iVenus/continuing-ed140)

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  • Alec Couros, professor of information and communication technologies, at the University of Regina talks to us about openness and connectedness
  • Alec Couros, professor of information and communication technologies, at the University of Regina talks to us about openness and connectedness
  • Alec Couros, professor of information and communication technologies, at the University of Regina talks to us about openness and connectedness
  • AcademHack www.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/
  • Do not let the technology drive the pedagogy…let the pedagogy lead you to Twitter
  • Twitter for Teaching and Learning

    1. 1. This is a modified, updated rendition in translation of the presentation of Caterina Polinco (http://www.slideshare.net/catepol/twitter-nella-didattica)
    2. 2. What is TWITTER? http://viralms.com/images/happy-birthday-twitter.png <ul><li>It ’ s free </li></ul><ul><li>It ’ s a Social network/Microblogging service </li></ul><ul><li>Users can create share, </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in July 2006 </li></ul>
    3. 3. What can TWITTERERs do? http://viralms.com/images/happy-birthday-twitter.png <ul><li>engage in synchronous & asynchronous CMC </li></ul><ul><li>engage in individual & community language use </li></ul><ul><li>belong to the classroom & beyond </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why use Twitter? http://viralms.com/images/happy-birthday-twitter.png What are your goals?
    5. 5. ACTIVITY 1 <ul><li>Create your account on www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Send a tweet </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Reply to the question “ What ’ s happening? ” </li></ul><ul><li>Write your post (max 140 characters) </li></ul><ul><li>Click Tweet & send </li></ul>
    7. 8. ACTIVITY 2 <ul><li>Personalize your profile </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/settings/profile </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Update using “ Settings ” (under your name) </li></ul><ul><li>Your Bio must be brief – 160 characters here! </li></ul><ul><li>Select your avatar (a pic would be ideal) </li></ul><ul><li>Share without oversharing ;) </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Select a them from Twitter OR </li></ul><ul><li>Design your own using one of these sites </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FreeTwitterDesigner.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TwitBacks.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MyTweetSpace.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PrettyTweet.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artweet.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 11. ACTIVITY 3 <ul><li>Use search at top of page to find me (iVenus) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me </li></ul>
    11. 13. ACTIVITY 4 <ul><li>On the home page or from http://search.twitter.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Search for topics/themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hash tags: #hashtag </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Observe the trends </li></ul>
    12. 14. http://search.twitter.com
    13. 15. http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/connexions
    14. 16. ACTIVITY 5 <ul><li>If you read an interesting tweet, RT (retweet) it using: RT @username </li></ul><ul><li>Mention (aka Reply): Reply to someone using @username </li></ul>
    15. 18. ACTIVITY 6 <ul><li>DM: send a direct messagge: D username + text (PS user MUST follow you to send DM) </li></ul><ul><li>Mark a tweet as favorite (click on the star) </li></ul>
    16. 19. ACTIVITY 7 <ul><li>Create a list for a PLN (personal learning network) </li></ul>
    17. 21. <ul><li>pedagogical & pragmatic stance </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge exchange, curating, wayfinding, crowdsourcing, collaboration, problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>personal learning network/environment (PLN/PLE) </li></ul>
    18. 22. http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
    19. 23. http://www.twibes.com/group/WorldLanguages More tools to create a pin By geographical location? By influential status? By common interest?
    20. 24. <ul><li>Ideas? </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/victoriapeckham/164175205 USING TWITTER WITH STUDENTS?
    21. 25. <ul><li>Class chatter </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom community </li></ul><ul><li>Get a sense of the World </li></ul><ul><li>Track a Word </li></ul><ul><li>Track a Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Feedback </li></ul>@academhack ’ s ideas
    22. 26. <ul><li>Have them brainstorm ideas and post them for feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Use polls and hashtags to get instant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Have them ask questions and get feedback from a larger community of experts </li></ul>In class --- and beyond
    23. 27. <ul><li>WHAT are you going to do? </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN are you going to do it? </li></ul><ul><li>With WHICH class(es)? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT do you need to do to prepare? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW will you assess/evaluate it? </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomswift/4837657/ ACTION PLAN in class

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