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For Teachers<br />Deb Kitchener<br />Twitter:  @kitchenerd<br />Skype:  deb.kitchener<br />Blog:  http://dkitchener.wordpr...
Agenda<br />Introductions<br />Overview of Twitter<br />Twitter & your professional learning<br />Twitter in your classroo...
What is Twitter?<br />Microblog<br />Public Messages<br />Limited by 140 Characters<br />Choice of whom to follow<br />
Why Use Twitter?<br />Follow Famous Folk<br />Find like minded learners<br />Receive instant feedback<br />Give back to th...
Guy Kawasaki Tweet<br />If you printed twitter graphic images…..<br />
Howard Rheingold<br />“I think  successful use of Twitter means knowing how to tune the network of people you follow, and ...
How does Twitter Work?<br />Set up an account at www.twitter.com<br />Use a professional username<br />Identify people to ...
Twitter Vocabulary<br />Tweet	<br />Direct Message (DM)<br />Follow<br />Mention<br />ReTweet (RT)<br />Hashtag #<br />Fai...
Online in Twitter.com<br />Image of a mention<br />Image of a dm<br />Demo of follow<br />Hashtag #<br />
Twitter API’s<br />Tweetie<br />Tweetdeck<br />Twitteriffic<br />Ubertwitter<br />Seesmic<br />Computer & Mobile<br />
Finding Others<br />Click on friend’s and see who they follow<br />Search Twitter by keyword<br />Buttons from blogs<br />...
Twitter and Professional Learning<br />Use the right tool for purpose<br />Help or advice<br />Keeping up with what’s new<...
Twitter in the Classroom<br />Tweet in a foreign language<br />Tweet in character of someone from history<br />Back channe...
Resources for Teachers<br />Thirty Ways to use twitter for learning<br />Twitter 4 Teachers wiki<br />Interesting Ways to ...
Tools, tips, tricks, cautions<br />Shortening urls<br />Symbols in tweets<br />Sharing blogs, images<br />Certain protocol...
Having Fun with Twitter<br />Share images - twitpic<br />Video – twitvid<br />
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  1. 1. For Teachers<br />Deb Kitchener<br />Twitter: @kitchenerd<br />Skype: deb.kitchener<br />Blog: http://dkitchener.wordpress.com/<br />Wiki: http://virtuallylearning.wikispaces.com/<br />Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitchenerd/<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Introductions<br />Overview of Twitter<br />Twitter & your professional learning<br />Twitter in your classroom<br />Tools, tips, tricks, cautions<br />Having Fun!<br />
  3. 3. What is Twitter?<br />Microblog<br />Public Messages<br />Limited by 140 Characters<br />Choice of whom to follow<br />
  4. 4. Why Use Twitter?<br />Follow Famous Folk<br />Find like minded learners<br />Receive instant feedback<br />Give back to the community<br />Spread and share resources with others<br />
  5. 5. Guy Kawasaki Tweet<br />If you printed twitter graphic images…..<br />
  6. 6. Howard Rheingold<br />“I think successful use of Twitter means knowing how to tune the network of people you follow, and how to feed the network of people who follow you.”<br />
  7. 7. How does Twitter Work?<br />Set up an account at www.twitter.com<br />Use a professional username<br />Identify people to follow<br />
  8. 8. Twitter Vocabulary<br />Tweet <br />Direct Message (DM)<br />Follow<br />Mention<br />ReTweet (RT)<br />Hashtag #<br />Fail Whale<br />Tweetup ;)<br />
  9. 9. Online in Twitter.com<br />Image of a mention<br />Image of a dm<br />Demo of follow<br />Hashtag #<br />
  10. 10. Twitter API’s<br />Tweetie<br />Tweetdeck<br />Twitteriffic<br />Ubertwitter<br />Seesmic<br />Computer & Mobile<br />
  11. 11. Finding Others<br />Click on friend’s and see who they follow<br />Search Twitter by keyword<br />Buttons from blogs<br />Recommendations from others<br />Lurk>respond>engage<br />
  12. 12. Twitter and Professional Learning<br />Use the right tool for purpose<br />Help or advice<br />Keeping up with what’s new<br />Offering expertise<br />Great connections<br />
  13. 13. Twitter in the Classroom<br />Tweet in a foreign language<br />Tweet in character of someone from history<br />Back channel discussion for students<br />Summarize readings<br />Collaborate through the use of hashtags#<br />
  14. 14. Resources for Teachers<br />Thirty Ways to use twitter for learning<br />Twitter 4 Teachers wiki<br />Interesting Ways to Use Twitter<br />
  15. 15. Tools, tips, tricks, cautions<br />Shortening urls<br />Symbols in tweets<br />Sharing blogs, images<br />Certain protocol for participation<br />Give to get<br />
  16. 16. Having Fun with Twitter<br />Share images - twitpic<br />Video – twitvid<br />
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