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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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  • 1. 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/
  • 2. Agenda
    Introductions
    Overview of Twitter
    Twitter & your professional learning
    Twitter in your classroom
    Tools, tips, tricks, cautions
    Having Fun!
  • 3. What is Twitter?
    Microblog
    Public Messages
    Limited by 140 Characters
    Choice of whom to follow
  • 4. Why Use Twitter?
    Follow Famous Folk
    Find like minded learners
    Receive instant feedback
    Give back to the community
    Spread and share resources with others
  • 5. Guy Kawasaki Tweet
    If you printed twitter graphic images…..
  • 6. 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.”
  • 7. How does Twitter Work?
    Set up an account at www.twitter.com
    Use a professional username
    Identify people to follow
  • 8. Twitter Vocabulary
    Tweet
    Direct Message (DM)
    Follow
    Mention
    ReTweet (RT)
    Hashtag #
    Fail Whale
    Tweetup ;)
  • 9. Online in Twitter.com
    Image of a mention
    Image of a dm
    Demo of follow
    Hashtag #
  • 10. Twitter API’s
    Tweetie
    Tweetdeck
    Twitteriffic
    Ubertwitter
    Seesmic
    Computer & Mobile
  • 11. Finding Others
    Click on friend’s and see who they follow
    Search Twitter by keyword
    Buttons from blogs
    Recommendations from others
    Lurk>respond>engage
  • 12. Twitter and Professional Learning
    Use the right tool for purpose
    Help or advice
    Keeping up with what’s new
    Offering expertise
    Great connections
  • 13. 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#
  • 14. Resources for Teachers
    Thirty Ways to use twitter for learning
    Twitter 4 Teachers wiki
    Interesting Ways to Use Twitter
  • 15. Tools, tips, tricks, cautions
    Shortening urls
    Symbols in tweets
    Sharing blogs, images
    Certain protocol for participation
    Give to get
  • 16. Having Fun with Twitter
    Share images - twitpic
    Video – twitvid