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An introduction to educators considering using twitter for personal or classroom practice.

An introduction to educators considering using twitter for personal or classroom practice.

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