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  • [twitter]Welcome 2 this quick tutorial on how to get started with twitter. R U ready?[/twitter]
  • Suggestions: By using your name, other like minded people can find you. Your BIO is very important. Don’t use your work name (why not?) but rather state your interest eg A biology teacher who loves technology.
  • Suggestions: By using your name, other like minded people can find you. Your BIO is very important. Don’t use your work name (why not?) but rather state your interest eg A biology teacher who loves technology.
  • Suggestions: By using your name, other like minded people can find you. Your BIO is very important. Don’t use your work name unless you will be tweeting on behalf of your organisation or brand.
  • It is okay to do personal tweets in between as long as you make sure that you are always thinking about personal privacy issuesMake sure that you add value to your network- and share lifelong learning and PD
  • We can re-tweet what others are tweeting about by adding RT and the @theotherperson to our re-tweeted tweet! It is considered bad etiquette to not give credit to those tweople/peeps (people) in your twitter network who first alerted you to the resource url! So make RT an essential ingredient of being polite. Plus it can also assist in building your learning network as people tends to follow those who often RT them! To copy (for novices) just highlight the tweet and push Ctrl-C on your keyboard. Then click in the message window and push Ctrl-V to paste the tweet into the window. Add RT to the front of the message.
  • Getting started with twitter

    1. 1. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopGetting started with twitter Getting started with twitter Maggie Verster www.ICT4Champions.co.za www.school2.co.za @maggiev
    2. 2. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopStep 1: Register for a twitter account  Go to www.twitter.com  Enter your Real name  Enter your e-mail  Choose a password  Click on “Sign Up” You can access Twitter from your mobile phone by going to your mobile browser and typing in m.twitter.com or using the twitter app on your smartphone. 2
    3. 3. 500 Twittering teachers unworkshopStep 1: Register for a twitter account Enter your REAL Kitty Cat name. Twitter is about REAL kittycatme@gmail.com people Insert your e-mail ************* address and Kittycatclever password Tick only if you do not share your Choose a computer! username that will most accurately describe you You will receive an e-mail with a link to click on to confirm your registration. 3
    4. 4. 500 Twittering teachers unworkshopWelcome to the twitter experience! Follow the on-screen instructions Your tweet stream will show on the right Click on Next Twitter will take you through a series of steps to help you build a quick network of interest.
    5. 5. 500 Twittering teachers unworkshopBuild your network of interest By following people that have the same interests as you or educational leaders and organisations, you can create a powerful learning network on the fly. Click on follow You can skip any of the following presented steps by clicking on Skip this step to the bottom left Don’t feel obliged to follow someone- your twitter experience will be determined by those who you follow. So follow GOOD sources!!!
    6. 6. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopSearch for your own topics of interest Type in any topic, subject person or organisation that you would like to follow into the search dialogue box and hit Enter You will see a list of the top people for each search topic You will be shown a list of the top people to follow for any given topic 6
    7. 7. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopSearch for your own topics of interest Before you follow someone , first click on their twitter name to see what they are about If you like what you see, click on Follow You can always unfollow someone if they do not add value to your learning experience. 7
    8. 8. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopCategories of interest Click on a displayed category to see some relevant people / organisations to follow Remember you can skip this step by clicking on Skip this step on the bottom left. 8
    9. 9. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopFind people you know See who of your friends / colleagues are already using twitter. By giving • Gmail • Yahoo • Hotmail/AOL • Linkedin permission to share your contacts, it will auto search who is already on twitter and display a list for you to follow. You can always do this later… Remember…you can skip any of these steps by just clicking on Skip this step on the left hand bottom of your screen. 9
    10. 10. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopTwitter- Confirm your account  Check your e-mail inbox for an e-mail from Twitter.  Click on the confirmation You will still be link contained in the e-mail. able to use Twitter even if  You will now be able to you have not receive direct messages confirmed directly to your e-mail inbox. your e-mail. Activating your e-mail will give you access to many other services on twitter 10
    11. 11. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopWe don’t talk to eggheads!! Click on the dropdown arrow under your Profile icon at the top Click on Settings If you want real teachers to follow you, make sure that you update your settings, profile picture and Bio!!!!!!!! 11
    12. 12. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopTwitter- Tweaking your settings  Click on Settings  Account (Dropdown under your profile icon top right)  Insert your real name, username and e-mail will be filled in already Do NOT protect your tweets – your post will not display in the conference stream if you do!! 12
    13. 13. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopTwitter- Tweaking your settings  Change your time zone to (GMT+2) Pretoria  Choose if you want others to see your location (you will then be able to locate others near you)  Un-tick Protect my tweets Do NOT protect your tweets – your post will not display in the conference stream if you do!! 13
    14. 14. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopHatch your egg!!! Not updating your Profile settings is like leaving your house without putting clothes on......  Click on Profile Peter De Lange  Upload a photo of yourself (please hatch your egg NB!!!)  You can adjust your name. Be Pretoria South Africa real!  Where are you based? http://ict4champions.co.za  Insert your /organisation’s web address or blog.  Say something about yourself Love learning, sharing and social media that will give potential followers a sense of what you do/are interested in. Make sure that your Bio is professional and take your privacy into 14 account.
    15. 15. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopReading your tweet stream Click on Home to read everybody’s tweets including yours Read your tweets here Tweets are in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. Your tweet stream appears on the right. 15
    16. 16. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopWriting tweets Or click here to open a new tweet window Write your new tweet (status update) here Tweets are in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. Your tweet stream appears on the right. 16
    17. 17. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopTwitter: Your first workshop tweet Go ahead, and introduce yourself so that we can see you in the #ict4champions stream! Remember you only have 140 characters!  Start typing  You will see how I am a #sateacher, teach #catieb at #kingschool and am a many characters you newbie #edutwit #ict4champions have left next to the Tweet button  Your current location  Click on the Tweet button to send. If you cannot say it in 140 characters, feel free to do a few tweets…….tweet ……tweet…….. Don’t forget to add the workshop hashtag #ict4champions to your tweet (anywhere) 17
    18. 18. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopTwitter etiquette DO:  Use good language The workshop resources and bookmarks can be found here: http://goo.gl/BwMt7 #ict4champions  Share valuable resources and shorten them (bit.ly).  Ask questions and give answers/opinions/support.  Think before you tweet!  Add value to your network……… DON’T:  Use ALL CAPS (it is screaming) Remember that your tweets are  Tweet in an “altered state” very public and reflect on you  Forget to credit those as a person and as a tweets that you are passing representative of an on (re-tweeting- RT) organisation.  Demean or critise others 18
    19. 19. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopRe-tweeting Re-tweeting is a way to pass on valuable links and resources from your network to your followers  Hover cursor over tweet  Click on the Retweet link that appears above the tweet.  Click Retweet  Or add RT for “retweet” (it is short!) in front of the @persons’s name in a normal tweet Re-tweeting people’s tweets also make them aware that you value their contribution and they will probably follow you, building a stronger network 19
    20. 20. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopRe-tweeting The value of retweeting is that you become a filter for your followers and create relationships for a powerful network.  Check the resources first before passing it on!  Think if you REALLY want to pass it on! Re-tweeting means that you value the information and feel that it is worthwhile to pass on. It adds value to your followers experience. 20
    21. 21. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopHow do you follow the workshop stream? #ict4champions  Type #ict4champions into the search window.  Click on the Gear icon and choose Save search so that you can get back to it quickly! Everything that will be happening will be in the #ict4champions twitter stream!!!!!
    22. 22. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopHow do you follow the workshop stream? #ict4champions  Once you are in the conference stream, click on ALL to see everyones tweets If you do not see your tweet in the conference stream it means that you have not added the hashtag #ict4champions to it (anywhere)
    23. 23. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopHow do you have conversations with someone? You will find tweets directed at you under Connect  Mentions Hover over the tweet to you andyour cursor Hover click on Reply the tweet and over They are not following the right people click on Reply obviously! Add the rest of your reply. Or add their @theirtwittername to your tweet
    24. 24. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopHow do you follow a conversation? Click on In reply to… The conversation will open up in chronological order Click on Hide conversation to close the conversation Always check your Mentions and In reply to ….to make sure that you do not miss out on replies directed at you.
    25. 25. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopIdeas for using twitter  Build a PLN  Share resources  Response / discussion tool  Students share work  Share resource links  Assessment  Summaries  Educational conversations  Collaboration  Classroom/ http://bit.ly/AkTVLv conference backchannel
    26. 26. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshopJoin our unworkshop Became a certified edutwit for teaching and learning!! http://bit.ly/twitterunwshop Get edutwit certified!!! See you in the workshop twitterverse! This tutorial has been prepared by @maggiev For more free tutorials and online workshops see/like www.ict4champions.co.za 26

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