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Handout given during a presentation given at Faculty Technology Day at Fordham 5/16/2011.
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  1. 1. TWITTER Share resources and links to events, news, and blog posts Engage through dialog Post real-time updates examples Privacy and safety Basic Vocabulary Looking for specific examples of twitter Just like any online tool, there are Twitterer/Tweeple: Twitter users being used in higher-ed classrooms and as safety measures and precautions you Follower: Twitterer who tracks your tweets a professional development tool? should take when tweeting: RT (ReTweet): resending another’s tweet Here are a few ideas on how teachers are - enable/disable “tweet location” DM (Direct Message): tweet that is only using Twitter: - use a secure password visible by the recipient - track a conference - beware of spam @reply: sent to a specific user but visible - classroom backchannel to all - collaborative research bibliographies For guides and tips on using twitter #: hashtag designates a topic or event that - open discussion safely: can be followed - follow academic/literary/political figures - tweet questions for instant feedback - invite experts to talk with hashtags - promote causes and raise awareness Personal Learning Network - collaborate with other classrooms Additional resources: Twitter is an excellent tool to use to create - send announcements and reminders a Personal Learning Network (PLN). A PLN is a group of friends, colleagues, or experts Links to spreadsheets, lists, article and with whom you exchange information and posts with specific examples: resources. For links to articles and blog posts with advice to building and utilizing your own PLN with Twitter: articles and papers A listing of scholarly papers and studies on Twitter: tweeple and hashtags Twitter etiquette A listing of directories and tools for Some simple do’s and don’ts of tweeting: Articles about using Twitter in the classroom finding tweeple to follow: or as a PLN tool: - Show, don’t tell and provide links - Help and retweet others Useful hashtags: - Humor and snark in moderation - #edchat - Listen and engage in conversation Tools - #highered - Don’t spam or over promote - #smcedu - Pause between tweets Most tweeple find it useful to use Twitter tools - Use hashtags - #educause such as Tweetdeck or TwitPic. Don’t forget to - Avoid automated tweets - #edtech start using a backup/archiving as well as a - Don’t blast others notification system. More about hashtags including a helpful spreadsheet: For more advice and tips on how to tweet: For links to lists of Twitter tools check out: IT | “Created by: Kristen A. Treglia | We have technology, finally, that for the first time in human history allows people to really maintain rich connections with much larger numbers of people. ~Pierre Omidyar 2011-05-13 14:35:35 GMT-04:00