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Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom
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Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom

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SCFLTA 2010 Session by Lara Ducate and Lara Lomicka

SCFLTA 2010 Session by Lara Ducate and Lara Lomicka

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  1. Tweet, tweet! Ideas for using Twitter in the Language Classroom<br />Lara Ducate<br />Lara Lomicka Anderson<br />The University of South Carolina<br />SCFLTA 2010<br />
  2. Experience with Twitter?<br />Heard of Twitter?<br />Visited Twitter.com?<br />Have a Twitter account?<br />Tweeted?<br />Read a tweet from someone else?<br />
  3. Twitter and tweets defined<br /><ul><li>Twitter - is a free social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets
  4. Tweets - text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers</li></ul>Courtesy of wikipedia.com<br />
  5. Why twitter in the FL classroom?<br />Twitter is gaining popularity in the language classroom (Antenos-Conforti, 2009; Dunlap & Lowenthal, 2009; Stevens, 2008)<br />Community building<br />Language practice outside the classroom<br />Cultural information <br />Avenues for language output and input<br />Network with/learn from other teachers<br />
  6. Possible Projects<br />Vocabulary building, cultural information, reading:<br />Follow newsfeeds in TL<br />Follow government / news organizations (vocab, geographical names)<br />Follow individuals (vocab, culture)<br />Community Building<br />Students tweet with their class<br />Student tweet with NS partners<br />Teachers tweet with/read tweets of other teachers<br />Promote your class/language<br />
  7. News tweets<br />
  8. News tweets<br />
  9. News tweets (Rue 89)<br />
  10. News Tweet (Lemonde)<br />
  11. Music<br />
  12. Famous person from target culture<br />
  13. Other tweets to subscribe to?<br />Other news organizations<br />Radio stations<br />Bands<br />Singers<br />Politicians<br />Movie stars<br />Friends<br />People of a certain occupation<br />
  14. Connecting students<br />
  15. Convinced and ready to tweet?<br />
  16. Getting Started<br />Setting up an account<br />Settings/privacy<br />Following and being followed<br />Using hashtags<br />Retweeting<br />Direct Messaging<br />Linking to mobile phone, facebook, IM<br />
  17. Setting up an Account<br />http://twitter.com<br />
  18. Applying for an account<br />
  19. Account Settings<br />
  20. Posting your first tweet<br />
  21. Following and being followed<br />
  22. How to find people to follow?<br />Search by name on Twitter<br />Find existing users in your e-mail address book<br />Look for common interests on<br />WeFollow.com<br />Look at your friends’ friends<br />
  23. Followers<br />Block, mention, unfollow, report<br />
  24. Using Hashtags<br />Words beginning with a # to help you track specific conversations<br />
  25. @ Reply<br />A comment aimed at one user, but visible to the public.<br />Or, just mentioning a user’s name with an @ will help ensure that user sees your note.<br />
  26. Retweeting<br />Sharing someone else’s post. Often abbreviated “RT.”<br />
  27. Direct Messaging (DM)<br />A direct message sent in private to another user. Goes to your e-mail inbox<br />
  28. Linking to mobile phone, facebook, desktop<br />TwitterFon -A great way to use Twitter from your iPhone.<br />TweetDeck - Powerful, customizable way to use Twitter on your desktop.<br />Facebook –<br />
  29. Beyond Tweeting<br />Adding audio: twaud.io<br />Adding pictures: twitpic.com<br />
  30. Sample project for Intermediate French, university level<br />Required: 3 tweets / week (2 in TL, 1 in NL)<br />Students interact with their class and with partners in France<br />30 mn training session in class<br />Students must follow each other<br />All tweets include the hashtag #RDE09<br />1 extra credit point for 5 direct replies<br />Purpose: community building and language practice<br />
  31. Twitter for Intermediate French<br />
  32. Benefits<br />Creates /builds community<br />Connects outside world with class discussion<br />Connects students from different classes/universities/countries<br />Can be used to network, disseminate ideas, professional development<br />Short and easy to write <br />Fun, informal, play and practice with language<br />
  33. Challenges<br />Tweets are very short – not a lot of language practice<br />Need Internet access<br />Tweeting doesn’t fit some personality types<br />Time consuming<br />Twitter spam (unwanted followers)<br />
  34. Ideas?<br />How might you use Twitter in your classes?<br />What challenges/benefits do you foresee?<br />How might you use Twitter professionally?<br />
  35. Resources for Teachers<br />Tips for Teachers on Twitter<br />http://onlinecollegedegree.org/2009/03/19/100-tips-apps-and-resources-for-teachers-on-twitter/<br />http://mrdooley.blogspot.com/2009/03/teachers-twitter.html<br />Other twittering teachers: <br />http://twitter4teachers.pbwiki.com/<br />http://justtweetit.com/education/<br />http://mashable.com/2009/02/16/twitter-professors/<br />
  36. Twitter Guidebook<br />http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/<br />
  37. References<br /><ul><li>Antenos-Conforti , E. (2009). “Microblogging on Twitter: Social networking in Intermediate Italian classes” In The Next Generation: Social Networking and Online Collaboration in Foreign Language Learning, Eds, Lara Lomicka and Gillian Lord, (pp. 59-90). CALICO: Texas State University.
  38. Dunlap, J. C. & Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Tweeting the night away: Using Twitter to enhance socialpresence. Journal of Information Systems Education, 20(2). Available: http://www.patricklowenthal.com/publications/Using_Twitter_to_Enhance_Social_Presence.pdf
  39. Stevens, V. (2008). Trial by Twitter: The Rise and Slide of the Year’s Most Viral Microbloggins Platform. TESL-EJ 12(1), 1-14.</li>

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