Twitter for the Teaching Professional  My Personal Experience  
  The average Twitter user? My (old) personal opinions...
How can one service be useful to me and him?   Rhett Moir - "Music Technology Lecturer" v Chris Crocker - "...
"  A blogger is an average person who happens to have a need to count his friends every half hour  " Robert Brau...
  How can you use Twitter?
  However you want...
Some Examples    Promotion    Networking    Personal Branding    Finding and advertising Services    Reading News    Notif...
How can you use Twitter for teaching and learning?
  However you want...
  In Preparation for a session "As a teacher, I've realised Twitter has real potential" - Phil Beadle .The Guard...
  In the session Dallas History Professor, Monica Rankin, has found an interesting way to use Twitter in the classroom. &q...
For Reflection Twitter can be linked to a personal or professional blog which allows you to reflect and assess the strengt...
"  What we have to do is deliver to people the best and freshest most relevant information possible. We think of Twit...
How I use it New Technique for the software I teach on daily Learn Connected Updates from Guradian, BBC, and the Times abo...
How do I find the time? - You don't need to be always connected Taken from - headrush.typepad.com Your Choice <ul><ul><li>...
Reasons to find the time - Not to be left behind <ul><li>Pupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up </l...
Reasons to find the time - To engage our students <ul><li>The Average Teenager, our customer   </li></ul><ul><li>A British...
In Summary... &quot; Why should teaching and learning finish when the session does? By sharing our resources, research mat...
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  • Rhett used this presentation well during the Twitter for the teaching professional at Colchester Institute on 9 June 2010. Rhett used this to good effect by explaining his original perception of Twitter and how it has now grown on him. Rhett went on to show how he now uses it in his profssioanl role as a teacher.
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  • Recently started using Twitter   Not a big fan of facebook   How much can you learn in 140 characters   Fit this in to my day   Not a big fan of celebs
  • One of the most follwed on Twitter, all users like this?   How can one function be used by me and him?   Compare
  •   Chris Crocker represents internet blogger?   The definition of a modern day blogger
  • Like most sterotypes, there is an element of truth   But a small percentage of bloggers on the internet, are a lot of people   What I learnt  
  • Simple concept, unlimted ways to use it
  • Use personal examples   There are many other ways to use it   Concentrate on teaching and learning
  • Unlike searching on the interent , the advice given is personalised to you and from people in the same profession. mostly not behind a veil of secrecy   Example right, Padmasree Warrior CTO of Cisco getting ideas for a leadership presentation    
  • Theme weeks in college, group tutorials, induction process   Any student with a phone, or PC can particpate during the week   Should teaching be confined to the session times?
  • Incorpate Twitter and or bloggin into your reflection
  • Peronsalised stream of information on demand and immediate   Extended Network of friends, associets, celebs, professional in your field. combination of all these.
  • Implement new techniques learnt into sessions when approriote   no time to read a newspaper every day, parts that are relevent can be sent to me instantly   Follow projects and companies I work with     Hear all sides of the argument with little or no bias from the companies, not a press release   Finding the time
  • crude chart     becomes part of my daily online routine   replaces some of the traditional old media formats, print.   becomes very addictive, not wanting to be out of the &amp;quot;loop&amp;quot;
  • With new government in places plans could change, both party leaders are on twitter   This is at primary school level   If we a are a vocational college, we need to meet the needs of the modern learner or the modern employer     Rarely use a pen and paper at all now. Same with friends in other businesses
  • question validity of data due to online nature of survey   chart only includes the website, myself, paul and others never visit the site, instead use apps. So actual data much much higher.   Spped of change, 2 years ago Myspace was by far the most used social network site   Not on company of service can control the web   summary
  • Takes time to see how it can benifit you in day to day life...ive made it this far etc   Invaluable, for teaching helpful, but for improving my knowledge in my subject, insight into whats happenign in eeducation at a higher level   Saves me time daily by having information come to me rather than searhcing for the information   Feeling conected and more like a professional in a largte profession. Less isolated in a college
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    1. 1. Twitter for the Teaching Professional My Personal Experience  
    2. 2.   The average Twitter user? My (old) personal opinions...
    3. 3. How can one service be useful to me and him?   Rhett Moir - &quot;Music Technology Lecturer&quot; v Chris Crocker - &quot;Britney Spears Superfan&quot;   Rhett Moir Chris Crocker   <ul><ul><li>189 YouTube views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>354 Facebook Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27 Followers on Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31,626,870 YouTube Views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1,627,987 Facebook Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>94,561 Followers on Twitter </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. &quot; A blogger is an average person who happens to have a need to count his friends every half hour &quot; Robert Brault Blogger   All Blogger's?
    5. 5.   How can you use Twitter?
    6. 6.   However you want...
    7. 7. Some Examples   Promotion   Networking   Personal Branding    Finding and advertising Services    Reading News    Notify Customers    Provide live Coverage    Teaching and Learning Taken From -  http://www.doshdosh.com/ways-you-can-use-twitter/
    8. 8. How can you use Twitter for teaching and learning?
    9. 9.   However you want...
    10. 10.   In Preparation for a session &quot;As a teacher, I've realised Twitter has real potential&quot; - Phil Beadle .The Guardian - 9th March 2010 &quot;h aving access to a ready network of peers means you have the ability to run ideas by people, get them peer-reviewed, so to speak. And if producing, for instance, a scheme of work, or an observed lesson, you can ask for and get immediate feedback as to where the best research has been done on this subject&quot;   whilst I was presparing this presentation a Twitter user asked a question. 11 minutes later she had the amount of responses she needed
    11. 11.   In the session Dallas History Professor, Monica Rankin, has found an interesting way to use Twitter in the classroom. &quot;Rankin uses a weekly  hashtag  to organize comments, questions and feedback posted by students to Twitter during class. Some of the students have downloaded  Tweetdeck  to their computers, others post by SMS or by writing questions on a piece of paper. Rankin then projects a giant image of live Tweets in the front of the class for discussion and suggests that students refer back to the messages later when studying. &quot;
    12. 12. For Reflection Twitter can be linked to a personal or professional blog which allows you to reflect and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your session. It also allows you to follow other teachers or professionals in a certain filed and gain an insight into their professional life. You can be as open or as closed as you feel comfortable. 
    13. 13. &quot;  What we have to do is deliver to people the best and freshest most relevant information possible. We think of Twitter as it's not a social network, but it's an information network. It tells people what they care about as it is happening in the world   &quot; Evan Williams CEO and founder of Twitter    Twitter is not Social Networking?
    14. 14. How I use it New Technique for the software I teach on daily Learn Connected Updates from Guradian, BBC, and the Times about educational news the second its uploaded Networking Online record company I work with Debate Really??
    15. 15. How do I find the time? - You don't need to be always connected Taken from - headrush.typepad.com Your Choice <ul><ul><li>On your PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through your games console </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your Laptop/Tablet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On your alarm clock (really!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whatever works for you personally </li></ul>
    16. 16. Reasons to find the time - Not to be left behind <ul><li>Pupils to study Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up </li></ul><ul><li>The proposals would require: </li></ul><ul><li>• Children in England to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain &quot;fluency&quot; in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell </li></ul><ul><li>Polly Curtis , education editor  </li></ul><ul><li>The Guardian , Wednesday 25 March 2009 </li></ul>
    17. 17. Reasons to find the time - To engage our students <ul><li>The Average Teenager, our customer </li></ul><ul><li>A British research group (www.cybersentinel.co.uk)compiled the information based on 150,000 reples.  </li></ul><ul><li>It found that, on the whole,  </li></ul><ul><li>teens spend some 31 hours  </li></ul><ul><li>per week online , or, if we were  </li></ul><ul><li>to divide that evenly between  </li></ul><ul><li>the days of the week, that’s  </li></ul><ul><li>around 4.4 hours per day online. </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>Teens spend 3.5 hours a week instant messaging their friends, two hours on YouTube, and three hours a week on homework help. The rest of the time is spent surfing, message boards and using the sites displayed  </li></ul><ul><li>above.  </li></ul>Based on hits to www.twitter.com, most twitter users never go there. Actual number much higher
    18. 18. In Summary... &quot; Why should teaching and learning finish when the session does? By sharing our resources, research material and ideas via a service like Twitter, it allows on demand access for students and staff to learn, share and be engaged in teaching and learning, at their own pace&quot; Rhett Moir

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