Identifying good quality information sources using Twitter North Group Anna, Paul, Clare, Jo, Barry, Damien, Mary, Mooi ...
Learning outcomes of the session <ul><li>Appreciate the learning benefits of Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Configure and use a...
What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a micro-blogging site </li></ul><ul><li>You can only use 140 characters per “tweet” </...
How does it work <ul><li>It is simple to create an account  www.twitter.co.uk  /  www.twitter.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Once...
Terminology <ul><li>Tweet : an individual post. </li></ul><ul><li>RT (Retweet) : re-telling someone else’s tweet. </li></u...
Educational Benefits <ul><li>You have direct access to your students </li></ul><ul><li>Information is sharp and snappy </l...
Lets give it a go! <ul><li>Learning Task: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apprecia...
Technologies to facilitate task <ul><li>1. All create a twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>2. All follow each other </li></...
How do I get started? <ul><li>Simple, just go to  www.twitter.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a username </li></ul><ul><li>Fi...
What do I say? <ul><li>Make it  relevant . </li></ul><ul><li>Make it  count . </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions ; you will g...
Who do I follow? <ul><li>Find one or two people who have similar interest to you  (use Twitter Search) . </li></ul><ul><li...
Example Tweet: @MarkRussell Reply to MarkRussell HashTags: #eLearning and #University Tweet content Number of characters r...
Twittering at Conferences <ul><li>Twittering at Conferences  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/...
Useful Resources TweetDeck www.tweetdeck.com Desktop application to run and manage followers, tweets, searches, favourites...
<ul><li>7 Things You Should Know About Twitter (2-page overview) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/ELI/7Things...
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  1. 1. Identifying good quality information sources using Twitter North Group Anna, Paul, Clare, Jo, Barry, Damien, Mary, Mooi & Martin
  2. 2. Learning outcomes of the session <ul><li>Appreciate the learning benefits of Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Configure and use a Twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>Search for and find three sources of relevant information relevant to your subject area </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a micro-blogging site </li></ul><ul><li>You can only use 140 characters per “tweet” </li></ul><ul><li>You can re-tweet information on your account that you find useful </li></ul><ul><li>You will find symbols like the one above on information sites and these link to your account if right clicked on </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does it work <ul><li>It is simple to create an account www.twitter.co.uk / www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Once created get your students to “follow you” </li></ul><ul><li>You can then post useful short posts to your students and your students can reply </li></ul><ul><li>Posts can be of anything: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsfeeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examination details </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Terminology <ul><li>Tweet : an individual post. </li></ul><ul><li>RT (Retweet) : re-telling someone else’s tweet. </li></ul><ul><li>@username : open message to specific person. </li></ul><ul><li>Message : Direct message a follower (private) </li></ul><ul><li>#Hashtag : Use Hashtag to group & track discussions (conference, seminar, classroom activity, etc) </li></ul>Source: Hopkins
  6. 6. Educational Benefits <ul><li>You have direct access to your students </li></ul><ul><li>Information is sharp and snappy </li></ul><ul><li>You can post of lot of information quickly and in small bite size pieces </li></ul><ul><li>You can use various different technologies i.e. PC, smart phone, Ipad etc… </li></ul><ul><li>You can do this anywhere at any time </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lets give it a go! <ul><li>Learning Task: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciate the learning benefits of Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Configure and use a Twitter account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search for and find three sources of relevant information relevant to your subject area </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Technologies to facilitate task <ul><li>1. All create a twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>2. All follow each other </li></ul><ul><li>3. For each of your subjects you need to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A) find three sources of information outside of Twitter to tweet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B) find three sources of information inside Twitter to re-tweet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C) comment on three other peoples tweets </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How do I get started? <ul><li>Simple, just go to www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a username </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the info so people know what to expect from your tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Now you have a Twitter account </li></ul>Source: trendplanner <ul><li>Task: Set up an account; Find some friends, celebs(?), colleagues and me to follow; Tweet your first message </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch: Lynda.com training </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What do I say? <ul><li>Make it relevant . </li></ul><ul><li>Make it count . </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions ; you will get answers from your network. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how your network might retweet; your network will grow as a result of a good tweet. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide value through your tweet. </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself . </li></ul>Source: Hopkins
  11. 11. Who do I follow? <ul><li>Find one or two people who have similar interest to you (use Twitter Search) . </li></ul><ul><li>Follow them. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at who they follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the ones who look interesting to you. By following people outside your ‘normal’ network, they might follow you back ... hey presto, a growing network! </li></ul>Source: Hopkins
  12. 12. Example Tweet: @MarkRussell Reply to MarkRussell HashTags: #eLearning and #University Tweet content Number of characters remaining in current tweet (counts down from 140). Source: Hopkins
  13. 13. Twittering at Conferences <ul><li>Twittering at Conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/05/twittering-at-conferences.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Wheeler's blog post, with a link to an interesting conference paper on How people are using Twitter during Conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tweeting EdTech 09 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.insideview.ie/irisheyes/2009/05/tweeting-edtech-09.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bernie Goldbach's blog post on tweeting at EdTech, internet social networking complementing a live event (see some of the tweets from the conference) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some issues/problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A drastic ban? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/12/drastic-ban.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Great Keynote Meltdown of 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://doteduguru.com/id3712-the-great-keynote-meltdown-of-2009.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Useful Resources TweetDeck www.tweetdeck.com Desktop application to run and manage followers, tweets, searches, favourites, etc. Bit.Ly www.bit.ly Shorten website links into only 19 characters; leaves you more characters for each tweet! Twitter Search search.twitter.com Search Twitter for names, phrases, people, trends, news, etc. Source: Hopkins Tool into your browser's toolbar so that you can share web sites on the fly as you surf. http://twitthis.com/
  15. 15. <ul><li>7 Things You Should Know About Twitter (2-page overview) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutTwitt/161801 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging (2-page overview) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutMicro/174629 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching with Twitter (blog post) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steve Wheeler's blog post, with 10 ideas for using Twitter in education and some useful links including short video of David Parry talking about using Twitter with his students) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;Where Do You Learn?&quot;: Tweeting to Inform Learning Space Development (article) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/WhereDoYouLearnTweetingtoInfor/163852 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom (list) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/06/08/50-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-college-classroom/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tweeting in Class (short article) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/11/05/twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter in a nutshell: The student guide (short article) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blogs.zdnet.com/igeneration/?p=3521&tag=nl.e539 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Beginners &quot;Why?&quot; &&quot;How-To&quot; Guide To Twitter (blog post with videos) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://demogirl.com/2008/07/30/the-beginners-why-and-how-to-guide-to-twitter/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Surrender! Foucault and Twitter (blog post) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twopointouch.com/2009/05/27/surrender-foucault-and-twitter/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter: For Beginners (presentation by David Hopkins) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/hopkinsdavid/twitter-in-education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter in Education (presentation by trendplanner) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/trendplanner/twitter-for-beginners-1209915 </li></ul></ul>Links & Sources

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