Using Twitter for Teaching,Learning, and Professional      Development       Social Media Series
PresenterJason Rhode, Ph.D.Assistant Director, FacultyDevelopment and InstructionalDesign CenterNorthern Illinois Universi...
Today’s Workshop• Introduce the basics of Twitter• Explore best practices for using Twitter in  teaching, learning, and pr...
Have you used Twitter before?• If no, please select the No option X• If yes, please select the Yes option 
Have you setup a Twitter account?• If no, please select the No option X• If yes, please select the Yes option 
Do you use a smart phone or tablet?• If no, please select the No option X• If yes, please select the Yes option 
Rate your proficiency with TwitterA. Newbie: I’m brand new to Twitter, never used beforeB. Novice: I’ve setup an account a...
Join the conversation on Twitter!     #twitter4tlpd
Pedagogical Frameworkengaging                                        presentingstudents in                                ...
Social Media Tools & Technologies               Blogs       Wikis                     Social     Social    Podcasts       ...
Social Networks• connections among users  with shared interests,  relationships, or contexts• “following” or “friending”  ...
Twitter Basics
Twitter Described“Part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describ...
Twitter Search
Trending Topics            "most breaking" news           stories from across the           world; hottest emerging       ...
Platform Independent• Twitter messages, referred to as “tweets” can  be sent and received from multiple platforms:  – Web-...
The Web: Twitter.com
Twitter App: Smart Phone
Twitter App: iPad
SMS• Account can be  configured to allow for  messages to be sent via  SMS to 40404
http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2009/01/twitter_first_off_the_mark_with                               _hudson_p.php
Election Coverage on Twitter  http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/election.pulse
Iranian Election Protests & Twitterhttp://www.newsweek.com/2009/06/25/a-twitter-timeline-of-the-iran-election.html
Hurricane Sandyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/hurricane-sandy-twitter_n_2025910.html
Following Others               Following someone on               Twitter means:               a) you are subscribing to  ...
FollowersPeople who receive your tweets
Anatomy of a Tweet
Hashtag (#)  The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords ortopics in a Tweet. It was created organically by T...
@MentionAny Twitter update that contains @username anywhere in the   body of the Tweet. (Yes, this means that replies are ...
@ReplyPublic reply to another Twitter user, always beginning with                       @username
Retweet (RT)Tweet that is reposted to your followers, either by clicking the“Retweet” link on the Twitter website or by be...
Direct Message (D)private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers
FavoritesFavorites, represented by a small star icon next to a Tweet, aremost commonly used when users like a Tweet and wi...
ListsCollections of other users
Why Tweet?• Expand your personal learning network• See what’s happening right now in the world  and your discipline• Share...
Email vs. Twitter         Email                      Twitter• Send messages             • Send private, public  privately ...
Uses for Twitter in Academia• Participating in backchannel conversations at  conferences using hashtag• Following colleagu...
Why Use Twitter in Teaching?• Extend learning experiences beyond the “walls”  of the classroom• Bring in current events to...
How to Get Started on Twitter1. Setup a free account at twitter.com2. If you have a mobile device, download &   install fr...
The Twitter Experiment at UT Dallas          http://youtu.be/6WPVWDkF7U8
Academic Excellence in 140      http://youtu.be/SVOY2x81_bg
Learning in Authentic Contexts   http://irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1222
More Twitter Studieshttp://citeulike.org/user/jrhode/tag/twitter
NIU’s Social Media Use Guidelines    http://niu.edu/marketing/socialmedia/guidelines.shtml
Questions?• What other questions do you have?
More Resourceshttps://jasonrhode.com/twitterinedu
Archives Available Online   www.niu.edu/facdev/programs/archives
Archives Available in iTunes      Search “NIU Faculty Development”
Follow Faculty Developmentfacebook.com/facdev       twitter.com/facdev            pinterest.com/facdev
Continue the conversation on Twitter!        #twitter4tlpd
Contact the PresenterJason Rhode, Ph.D.Faculty Development andInstructional Design CenterNorthern Illinois Universityjrhod...
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Have you wondered what Twitter is and what if any practical applications there are for teaching and learning? Perhaps you are among the 30% of faculty who now use Twitter in some capacity and you would like to learn some tips and tricks for better utilizing Twitter in education context. During this online session offered 11/30/2012 we introduced the basics of Twitter and explored best practices for using Twitter in teaching, learning and professional development.

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    1. 1. Using Twitter for Teaching,Learning, and Professional Development Social Media Series
    2. 2. PresenterJason Rhode, Ph.D.Assistant Director, FacultyDevelopment and InstructionalDesign CenterNorthern Illinois Universityniu.edu/facdevjrhode@niu.edutwitter.com/jrhode
    3. 3. Today’s Workshop• Introduce the basics of Twitter• Explore best practices for using Twitter in teaching, learning, and professional development
    4. 4. Have you used Twitter before?• If no, please select the No option X• If yes, please select the Yes option 
    5. 5. Have you setup a Twitter account?• If no, please select the No option X• If yes, please select the Yes option 
    6. 6. Do you use a smart phone or tablet?• If no, please select the No option X• If yes, please select the Yes option 
    7. 7. Rate your proficiency with TwitterA. Newbie: I’m brand new to Twitter, never used beforeB. Novice: I’ve setup an account and followed a few people, but that’s about itC. Power User: I check Twitter at least weekly, post periodically, and feel comfortable with many featuresD. Pro: I tweet regularly, use hashtags, share links, and engage in conversations with other users
    8. 8. Join the conversation on Twitter! #twitter4tlpd
    9. 9. Pedagogical Frameworkengaging presentingstudents in material andcollaborations, concepts in aconnecting meaningful andconcepts with memorablereal-world Socially ways, guiding theapplications learning process Engaged Onlinefostering social Instruction pulling together,presence, reviewing, andproviding timely selectinginformation, content,guiding the resources, andlearning process conversations
    10. 10. Social Media Tools & Technologies Blogs Wikis Social Social Podcasts Bookmarks Networks Video Photo Sharing Sharing
    11. 11. Social Networks• connections among users with shared interests, relationships, or contexts• “following” or “friending” to add a connection in your network• either public or private Recommended Free Social• used for different Networking Tools: purposes (personal, • Twitter.com professional, academic) • Facebook.com • LinkedIn.com• many networks intertwine • Google+Diagram courtesy http://flickr.com/photos/joepemberton/3305147093
    12. 12. Twitter Basics
    13. 13. Twitter Described“Part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given moment, in 140 characters or less” – Educause 7 Things You Should Know About Twitter
    14. 14. Twitter Search
    15. 15. Trending Topics "most breaking" news stories from across the world; hottest emerging trends and topics of discussion on Twitter
    16. 16. Platform Independent• Twitter messages, referred to as “tweets” can be sent and received from multiple platforms: – Web-based Twitter account – Software client on any desktop or laptop – Twitter app on smart phone – Twitter app on tablet – SMS from any phone• The same Twitter account can be accessed from any of the above platforms!
    17. 17. The Web: Twitter.com
    18. 18. Twitter App: Smart Phone
    19. 19. Twitter App: iPad
    20. 20. SMS• Account can be configured to allow for messages to be sent via SMS to 40404
    21. 21. http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2009/01/twitter_first_off_the_mark_with _hudson_p.php
    22. 22. Election Coverage on Twitter http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/election.pulse
    23. 23. Iranian Election Protests & Twitterhttp://www.newsweek.com/2009/06/25/a-twitter-timeline-of-the-iran-election.html
    24. 24. Hurricane Sandyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/hurricane-sandy-twitter_n_2025910.html
    25. 25. Following Others Following someone on Twitter means: a) you are subscribing to their Tweets as a Follower b) their updates will appear in your timeline c) that person has permission to send you private Tweets, called direct messages
    26. 26. FollowersPeople who receive your tweets
    27. 27. Anatomy of a Tweet
    28. 28. Hashtag (#) The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords ortopics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
    29. 29. @MentionAny Twitter update that contains @username anywhere in the body of the Tweet. (Yes, this means that replies are also considered mentions.)
    30. 30. @ReplyPublic reply to another Twitter user, always beginning with @username
    31. 31. Retweet (RT)Tweet that is reposted to your followers, either by clicking the“Retweet” link on the Twitter website or by beginning a tweet with RT @username
    32. 32. Direct Message (D)private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers
    33. 33. FavoritesFavorites, represented by a small star icon next to a Tweet, aremost commonly used when users like a Tweet and wish to save it for later.
    34. 34. ListsCollections of other users
    35. 35. Why Tweet?• Expand your personal learning network• See what’s happening right now in the world and your discipline• Share with others your discoveries, new knowledge gained, or resources located• Participate in larger conversation without personally “friending” other users• Communicate with colleagues and students from a mobile platform
    36. 36. Email vs. Twitter Email Twitter• Send messages • Send private, public privately to selected replies, or completely recipients public messages• Unread messages • Unread messages keep collect in inbox flowing by in stream• Messages are private & • Public messages can be only recipient can view viewed by anyone & easily collected via hashtags
    37. 37. Uses for Twitter in Academia• Participating in backchannel conversations at conferences using hashtag• Following colleagues in your discipline• Engaging students in authentic conversations and learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom• Utilizing mobile devices in field or classroom for real-time conversations and information sharing
    38. 38. Why Use Twitter in Teaching?• Extend learning experiences beyond the “walls” of the classroom• Bring in current events to the curriculum• Engage students within lecture-based instruction• Connect students from across multiple sections or institutions• Reach out to experts in the field• Pull the world into your classroom• Introduce students to informal professional development
    39. 39. How to Get Started on Twitter1. Setup a free account at twitter.com2. If you have a mobile device, download & install free Twitter app3. Follow a few users, suggestions: @NIUlive @FacDev @jrhode4. Find other NIU colleagues and departments to follow (see NIU Social Media Smashup at smashup.niu.edu5. Post to Twitter!
    40. 40. The Twitter Experiment at UT Dallas http://youtu.be/6WPVWDkF7U8
    41. 41. Academic Excellence in 140 http://youtu.be/SVOY2x81_bg
    42. 42. Learning in Authentic Contexts http://irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1222
    43. 43. More Twitter Studieshttp://citeulike.org/user/jrhode/tag/twitter
    44. 44. NIU’s Social Media Use Guidelines http://niu.edu/marketing/socialmedia/guidelines.shtml
    45. 45. Questions?• What other questions do you have?
    46. 46. More Resourceshttps://jasonrhode.com/twitterinedu
    47. 47. Archives Available Online www.niu.edu/facdev/programs/archives
    48. 48. Archives Available in iTunes Search “NIU Faculty Development”
    49. 49. Follow Faculty Developmentfacebook.com/facdev twitter.com/facdev pinterest.com/facdev
    50. 50. Continue the conversation on Twitter! #twitter4tlpd
    51. 51. Contact the PresenterJason Rhode, Ph.D.Faculty Development andInstructional Design CenterNorthern Illinois Universityjrhode@niu.eduniu.edu/facdevtwitter.com/jrhode815.753.2475
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