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This presentation shows the basics of twitter and goes deeper into using it as a tool for schools and teachers.

This presentation shows the basics of twitter and goes deeper into using it as a tool for schools and teachers.

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    Twitter in education Twitter in education Presentation Transcript

    • Bram Faems | @bramfaems | 05-2012
    • Using technology and media in education
    • Listen TweetEducation Tips
    • Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
    • Press Follow to get a “subscription” on what people are tweeting
    • You’ll see his or her tweets appear on your Twitter homescreen
    • Finding interesting people• Who are other people following?• Who are interesting people discussing with?
    • So now you’re following some interesting people.but there’s more to “follow”
    • Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
    • #education = hashtag• #event of #conference• #newsitem• #random_funny_subject
    • Nice overview on what’s happening
    • Examples (Belgium)• #ictdagnr• #dtv• #hetnieuws• #onderwijs
    • Hashtags-encyclopedia
    • Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
    • People can create (public) lists to manage the people they follow!
    • You can follow a listor be a member of a list
    • People can create lists to manage the people they follow!
    • Create your own private or public lists. You’ll love it when you follow a lot of people.
    • Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
    • You hear it first… on twitter!
    • Tired of listening? Start tweeting!
    • There’s a lot you can do with 140 characters
    • Mention @twittername in a tweet• Other user gets notified for the mention• Do this to get someone’s attention on Twitter, credit someone or start a public discussion
    • @twittername + tweet Semi-private messaging• Will not show in the twitterstream of my followers• Will be published publicly on my Twitter profile page• @palijntje will get a notification and see the message• These message are NOT private!
    • DM : direct (private) messaging
    • DM : direct (private)messaging• Between user who follow each other.• “Completely” private
    • Talking about “private” How about privacy?
    • One easy page with settings
    • Privacy settings• Keep geolocation switched off (nobody needs to know you are a long way from home)• You can choose to protect your tweets if having a big audience is not your goal.• Always think about the things you tweet first.
    • Retweet: repeat a message by someone else in your own network
    • And in education?How do I use it?
    • Information stream• Listen to what others are saying (about your school)• Get new information by valuable sources• Follow other schools
    • Communicate• Fast way to report events or school news• Embed your tweets on your website as extra source of information• Get people visiting your website by putting links on twitter.• Send your tweets to other social networks.
    • School website Social mediaInformation people are Grab peoplessearching for. attention.Posting: Posting:• Primary source of • Links to schoolsite information • Links to other sites• Articles • Short and “light”• Pictures newsMostly about informing Mostly about dialoguepeople about the and light and quickserious stuff. news.
    • Use in class• Reporting group assignments• Use as a backchannel with tweetwall during speeches• Twitter poetry – Twitter story: the art of 140 charactersUse it wisely: don’t believe the hype
    • More tips?
    • Go mobile
    • Use a twitter app like Tweetdeck for a better view.
    • Save searches with notifications and know what people are saying.
    • Schedule tweets and post them to other social networks
    • Use Favorites as “read later” list.
    • • Favorites are always public• The “tweeter” gets notified when you favorite a tweet
    • Twitter vocabularyTwunch: To have lunch with people youonly know from twitterFail whale: the screen you get whenTwitter has an errorFollow Friday: #ff : suggestinginteresting “tweeple” on FridayNSFW: Not suitable for work
    • That’s it! Have fun tweeting!Don’t forget to tweet where you saw thispresentation and mention @bramfaems