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

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 Twitter for Teaching and Learning Presentation Transcript

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