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...
@twittername + tweet      Semi-private messaging•   Will not show in the twitterstream    of my followers•   Will be publi...
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 cho...
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    source...
Communicate•   Fast way to report events or school    news•   Embed your tweets on your website    as extra source of info...
School website            Social mediaInformation people are   Grab peoplessearching for.           attention.Posting:    ...
Use in class•   Reporting group assignments•   Use as a backchannel with tweetwall    during speeches•   Twitter poetry – ...
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 ha...
That’s it! Have fun tweeting!Don’t forget to tweet where you saw thispresentation and mention @bramfaems
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Twitter in education

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

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  1. 1. Bram Faems | @bramfaems | 05-2012
  2. 2. Using technology and media in education
  3. 3. Listen TweetEducation Tips
  4. 4. Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
  5. 5. Press Follow to get a “subscription” on what people are tweeting
  6. 6. You’ll see his or her tweets appear on your Twitter homescreen
  7. 7. Finding interesting people• Who are other people following?• Who are interesting people discussing with?
  8. 8. So now you’re following some interesting people.but there’s more to “follow”
  9. 9. Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
  10. 10. #education = hashtag• #event of #conference• #newsitem• #random_funny_subject
  11. 11. Nice overview on what’s happening
  12. 12. Examples (Belgium)• #ictdagnr• #dtv• #hetnieuws• #onderwijs
  13. 13. Hashtags-encyclopedia
  14. 14. Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
  15. 15. People can create (public) lists to manage the people they follow!
  16. 16. You can follow a listor be a member of a list
  17. 17. People can create lists to manage the people they follow!
  18. 18. Create your own private or public lists. You’ll love it when you follow a lot of people.
  19. 19. Listen• @people• #subjects and #events• Lists• news
  20. 20. You hear it first… on twitter!
  21. 21. Tired of listening? Start tweeting!
  22. 22. There’s a lot you can do with 140 characters
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. @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!
  25. 25. DM : direct (private) messaging
  26. 26. DM : direct (private)messaging• Between user who follow each other.• “Completely” private
  27. 27. Talking about “private” How about privacy?
  28. 28. One easy page with settings
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. Retweet: repeat a message by someone else in your own network
  31. 31. And in education?How do I use it?
  32. 32. Information stream• Listen to what others are saying (about your school)• Get new information by valuable sources• Follow other schools
  33. 33. 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.
  34. 34. 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.
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. More tips?
  37. 37. Go mobile
  38. 38. Use a twitter app like Tweetdeck for a better view.
  39. 39. Save searches with notifications and know what people are saying.
  40. 40. Schedule tweets and post them to other social networks
  41. 41. Use Favorites as “read later” list.
  42. 42. • Favorites are always public• The “tweeter” gets notified when you favorite a tweet
  43. 43. 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
  44. 44. That’s it! Have fun tweeting!Don’t forget to tweet where you saw thispresentation and mention @bramfaems

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