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Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Teachers
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Twitter for Teachers

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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<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. 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. What is Twitter?<br />Microblog<br />Public Messages<br />Limited by 140 Characters<br />Choice of whom to follow<br />
  • 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. Guy Kawasaki Tweet<br />If you printed twitter graphic images…..<br />
  • 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. 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. Twitter Vocabulary<br />Tweet <br />Direct Message (DM)<br />Follow<br />Mention<br />ReTweet (RT)<br />Hashtag #<br />Fail Whale<br />Tweetup ;)<br />
  • 9. Online in Twitter.com<br />Image of a mention<br />Image of a dm<br />Demo of follow<br />Hashtag #<br />
  • 10. Twitter API’s<br />Tweetie<br />Tweetdeck<br />Twitteriffic<br />Ubertwitter<br />Seesmic<br />Computer & Mobile<br />
  • 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. 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. 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. Resources for Teachers<br />Thirty Ways to use twitter for learning<br />Twitter 4 Teachers wiki<br />Interesting Ways to Use Twitter<br />
  • 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. Having Fun with Twitter<br />Share images - twitpic<br />Video – twitvid<br />

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