Multiple Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

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Teachers and educators from around the world have discovered innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool. They have found Twitter to be a great ideas generator, a personal learning network and the next best search engine to help their classroom be better.
You can connect, communicate and collaborate to use Twitter in your teaching practice. This presentation will help you learn multiple ways to use Twitter to:
* engage students in learning;
* research topics and content areas of interest;
* source teaching strategies and ideas;
* find resources to support your classroom program; and
* connect and collaborate with colleagues.

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Multiple Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

  1. 1. Multiple Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom Karen Bonanno Founder & Managing Director © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. 2. My background Over 30 years’ experience in F-12 school education sector. Active social networker & regular contributor to social media environment. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  3. 3. Housekeeping • Disclaimer – The views and opinions are those of the presenters and are provided as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant. • Restrictions – Eduwebinar Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  4. 4. What is Twitter? Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter • Active registered users ~ 555,000,000 • Average no. of tweets per day - 58 million • Percent of Twitters who don’t tweet but watch other people tweet - 40% • No. of tweets every second - 9,100 http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/ Research Date: 5.7.2013 • Number 11 in the top sites on the web © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  5. 5. The End of Isolation http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no3/alderton_0911.htm • 61% of the time engaged in conversation via Twitter • 82% of the time followed other educators or content experts • Categories – Practice/philosophy, – Questions & – Sharing of resources • Allowed them to build connections with educators beyond their immediate vicinity • Give voice and confidence in educational discussions • Build professional reputation © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  6. 6. Connect & Collaborate • Most popular learning tool • Twitter Chat – Five questions around a theme • Teacher-driven mode – Share & exchange – Help & advice © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  7. 7. Likeminded colleagues Share & exchange Common hashtag © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  8. 8. Key in your search Idea / thought – This could be your classroom account © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  9. 9. Teaching strategies © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  10. 10. Teaching ideas http://www.aitsl.edu.au/learning-frontiers.html l © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  11. 11. Real-world events © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  13. 13. Resources to Support Programs • • • • • • Ask a question or seek a recommendation Follow a content expert Link sharing (tweet & retweet) Trend mapping (what, when & why) Current events Curate resources © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  14. 14. Other experts Links to resources © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  15. 15. Check the profile Check the web site Retweet Aside note: https://hootsuite.com/ © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  16. 16. What’s Trending © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  17. 17. What, When & Why © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  18. 18. Current Events © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  19. 19. Curate Resources • Scoop.it! http://www.scoop.it/ • Storify http://storify.com/ • LiveBinders http://www.livebinders.com/ • Pearltrees http://www.pearltrees.com/ • Paper.li http://paper.li/ • Feedly http://feedly.com/index.html And more at http://www.teachthought.com /learning/55-content-curationtools-to-discover-and-sharedigital-content/ © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  20. 20. What to do with the odd ones !!! © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  21. 21. “Digital literacy is the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engaging with digital technologies in all areas of life” Hague, C & Payton, S 2010, Digital literacy across the curriculum, Futurelab, p. 19. http://www.workliteracy.com/pages/the-crap-test/ http://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  22. 22. C.R.A.P. Test • Currency • Authority – How recent is the information? – Is it current enough for your topic? • Reliability – What kind of information is included? – Is the content opinion or is it balanced? – Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations? – Who is the author or creator? – What are the credentials? – Who is the publisher or sponsor? – Are they reputable? – What is the publisher’s interest in this information? • Purpose / Point of View – Is this fact or opinion? – Is it biased? – Is the author / creator trying to sell you something? © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  24. 24. #Hashtag • Research topics and content of interest • Aggregate discussion on content • Class messaging system • Online discussion • Gather consensus on issue Tips • Keep hashtag brief • Create them early • Keep them going • Be strategic so as to engage others © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  28. 28. In Closing http://www.slideshare.net/kbonanno Future events http://eduwebinar.com.au/webinars Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/eduwebinar Membership http://eduwebinar.com.au/membership Email karen@eduwebinar.com.au © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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