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Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
Twitter Workshop November 2012   Josie Fraser   @josiefraser
Aims of this workshop• Explore some of the ways in which twitter can be  used by schools and school staff• Find out about ...
Social Networks for Schools
What is a Social Network?Boyd & Ellison (2007) define social networkingsites as having three common elements:• A member pr...
Social tech for educators•   Communication & engagement•   Professional development/PLNs•   Learning & Teaching•   Collabo...
Personal Learning Networks       Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
TwitterTwitter is a microblogging service which letsusers connect and shareupdates, conversation, information andresources...
Famous dead authors are alive and        well on Twitter…          Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
…as well as living authorsNeil Gaiman                                   And@neilhimselfMeg Cabot                          ...
Tiny fiction                    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct                    /12/twitter-fiction-140-charac...
Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
Twitter is also jam packed with educators!             Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
Twitter is an             asymmetrical social networkSymmetrical networks:• You’re friends• You’re not friendsAsymmetrical...
Getting started•   Username•   Profile picture•   Name•   Location•   Website•   Bio•   Facebook•   Public or Private?    ...
Getting started activity #1Create a profile!If you get stuck – just ask for help.             Josie Fraser Twitter Worksho...
Key conventionsThe at:             @The retweet:        RTThe hashtag:        #The direct message: DMThe url shortner:   h...
Analyzing digital literacy with a single simple tweetIsmael Peña-López (@ictlogist), 03 June 2011                         ...
Some other common conventionsThe Follow Friday:                                    #FF or #ffThe unattributed comment:    ...
Getting started activity #2Three tweets – please include the workshophashtag on all of them!• A tweet to me• An RT, either...
Finding people to follow• People you know personally or professionally• Search tweets using keywords or hashtags• Look at ...
Getting started activity #3Find at least 5 people to follow. Focus on lookingfor people who are sharing ideas and resource...
Top tips• Think before you post• Be human• Be clear and concise about resources you are  linking to• Don’t worry about mis...
thank you!Josie Fraser@josiefraser
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    1. 1. Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    2. 2. Twitter Workshop November 2012 Josie Fraser @josiefraser
    3. 3. Aims of this workshop• Explore some of the ways in which twitter can be used by schools and school staff• Find out about Personal Learning Networks• Set up accounts and get to grips with Twitter• Look at practical steps for finding and sharing resources, and developing activitiesBook IT event, Phoenix Square, Leicester 21 November 2012This workshop was delivered as part of a conference focusing on technology for reading and literacy, run in partnershipbetween Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future Programme and Whatever it Takes, the Leicester Cityreading initiative. It was designed for primary and secondary school Reading Champions, school librarians, andschool staff with a responsibility for reading and literacy. Hands on activities are indicated. Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    4. 4. Social Networks for Schools
    5. 5. What is a Social Network?Boyd & Ellison (2007) define social networkingsites as having three common elements:• A member profile• The ability to add other members to a contact list• Supported interaction between members of contact lists Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    6. 6. Social tech for educators• Communication & engagement• Professional development/PLNs• Learning & Teaching• Collaboration & co-design• Sharing & curating content Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    7. 7. Personal Learning Networks Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    8. 8. Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    9. 9. TwitterTwitter is a microblogging service which letsusers connect and shareupdates, conversation, information andresourcesTwitter in 30 SecondsThe Ultimate Guide to using Twitter in Education –Edudemic, September 201136 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the ClassroomA Beginner’s Guide to Twitter ReadWriteWeb, January 2012Analysing digital literacy with a single simple tweet ICTlogy, June2011 Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    10. 10. Famous dead authors are alive and well on Twitter… Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    11. 11. …as well as living authorsNeil Gaiman And@neilhimselfMeg Cabot critics, reviewers@megcabot , publishers –E.L. James even book@E_L_JamesMargaret Atwood shops!@MargaretAtwood Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    12. 12. Tiny fiction http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct /12/twitter-fiction-140-character-novelsJosie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    13. 13. Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    14. 14. Twitter is also jam packed with educators! Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    15. 15. Twitter is an asymmetrical social networkSymmetrical networks:• You’re friends• You’re not friendsAsymmetrical networks:• People follow you, but you don’t follow back• People don’t follow you, but you follow them• You both follow each other (Friends!)• Neither of you follow each otherFriends vs. followers: Twitters elegant design for grouping contacts Andrew Chen (2009) Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    16. 16. Getting started• Username• Profile picture• Name• Location• Website• Bio• Facebook• Public or Private? Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    17. 17. Getting started activity #1Create a profile!If you get stuck – just ask for help. Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    18. 18. Key conventionsThe at: @The retweet: RTThe hashtag: #The direct message: DMThe url shortner: http://goo.gl/ Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    19. 19. Analyzing digital literacy with a single simple tweetIsmael Peña-López (@ictlogist), 03 June 2011 Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    20. 20. Some other common conventionsThe Follow Friday: #FF or #ffThe unattributed comment: OH (overheard)The hat-tip: h/tThe modified tweet: MT Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    21. 21. Getting started activity #2Three tweets – please include the workshophashtag on all of them!• A tweet to me• An RT, either classic or automated• A tweet sharing a resource, using a shortened url Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    22. 22. Finding people to follow• People you know personally or professionally• Search tweets using keywords or hashtags• Look at who the people you like follow – or if they use lists• Search Twitter bios - https://followerwonk.com/bio Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    23. 23. Getting started activity #3Find at least 5 people to follow. Focus on lookingfor people who are sharing ideas and resourcesthat would be useful to you as an educator.Group discussion – we will talk about at leastone person that we found to follow: How youfound them, why you chose them, if you wouldrecommend them to other people in the groupto follow. Josie Fraser Twitter Workshop Nov 2012
    24. 24. Top tips• Think before you post• Be human• Be clear and concise about resources you are linking to• Don’t worry about missing things• Be polite, but you don’t have to reply to or follow everyone who mentions or RTs you• Follow and unfollow people. It’s your network. Grow it carefully• Try to avoid inspirational quotes
    25. 25. thank you!Josie Fraser@josiefraser
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