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The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
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The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
The power of twitter
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The power of twitter

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Introduction to Twitter and ways that educators use Twitter.

Introduction to Twitter and ways that educators use Twitter.

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  • 1. The Power of Twitter for Educators Rhonda Jessen @rljessen
  • 2. What is Twitter? ● a crowd-sourced micro-blog ● the fastest growing social platform on the planet according to GlobalWebIndex ● a great tool for connecting with educators around the globe ● a new literacy?
  • 3. What is a Tweet? ● a message, or post ● can include images and video ● limited to 140 characters ● often contains txt speak
  • 4. Many Ways to Use Twitter ● Twitter can be overwhelming when you first start ● many users start and abandon Twitter at least once before they start using it regularly (I did) ● there are many different ways to use Twitter
  • 5. Exploring Twitter ● Tweetchat.com lets you explore Twitter with having an account ● you can search for specific hashtags ○ like #EdChat ● or search for specific users ○ like @CGeducation
  • 6. What are Hashtags? ● always start with # (a hashtag) ● used to sort content ○ for example #ooe13 ● sometimes used to add emphasis ○ #soexcited ● A-Z Dictionary of Educational Hashtags from Edudemic
  • 7. Setting Up An Account Ready to try it out? ● Go to Twitter.com and sign up ○ You’ll need to supply your name, email address, a password and a username (also called a Twitter Handle) ● Try to keep your username short, remember you only have 140 characters per tweet
  • 8. Compose New Tweet ● Once you are logged into Twitter you can start a tweet by clicking on the Compose New Tweet button ● try to keep your tweets less than 130 characters so others can retweet you
  • 9. What’s in a Tweet? Image Tweeted by @shareski (Dean Shareksi)
  • 10. Changing your Twitter profile ● clicking on the Edit Profile button beside the compose new Tweet button lets you ● change your profile photo ○ it starts as an egg because you’ve just hatched ● add your location, a link to your website and a bio ● you might even want to create a digital splash page on about.me and link to that
  • 11. Following People ● follow people by clicking on follow when looking at their profile page ● tweets posted by people you follow show up in your Twitter feed ● Direct Messages are private messages that can be sent to Twitter users who follow you ● create a Direct Message by clicking on the envelope to the left of the settings button
  • 12. Reply, Retweet and Favourite ● Twitter is about having conversations, not just monologues ● reply by clicking on reply ● share messages you like with your followers by retweeting ○ retweets usually start with RT ○ MT stands for modified tweet ● clicking on favourite saves the tweet to your list of favourite tweets
  • 13. Twitter in the Classroom ● Kathy Cassidy uses Twitter in grade one ● Mrs Yollis uses Twitter in grade three ● Langwitches post Assessment in the Modern Classroom has ideas on assessing Twitter use ● These 35 interesting ways to use Twitter in the classroom were crowd-sourced ● Bloom’s Taxonomy and Twitter ● Twitter as Assessment of Learning
  • 14. Manage Volume ● Once you start using Twitter and following a few people you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets ● don’t worry that you are going to miss something if you look away ● try scheduling time to devote to Twitter ○ can be based on times for Twitter chats ● try using a tool like TweetDeck or HootSuite
  • 15. Curating Content ● some users curate interesting information into daily or weekly digests ○ Brain Pickings ○ often used in MOOCS ● other users collect tweets in Storify ○ The Beginnings of #ETMOOC ○ #etmooc Twitter Chat, Digital Literacies ● Infographic from Langwitches about curating Twitter content
  • 16. Live Tweeting Events ● some users tweet about events as they are happening to share with their followers ● Langwitches PD 21Century style ● Live Tweeting an event ● Twitter automatically shortens your links, but some users use URL shorteners to make links much shorter
  • 17. Want more? ● Edudemic’s Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers ● Twittonary ● 20 ways to use Twitter with your Students ● Why Educators Should Spend 15 min a Day on Social Media ● @courosa (Alec Couros) Using Twitter Effectively in Education
  • 18. Want to test our your skills? ● join me for a Twitter Chat about Digital Citizenship tonight at 7pm MST ● we’ll be using the hashtags #ooe13 and #etmchat ● this is a joint chat between The Open Online Experience and The Post Etmooc Blog Reading Group
  • 19. Rhonda Jessen @rljessen rljessen@gmail.com The Power of Twitter for Education This presentation: http://slidesha.re/1j3qlEQ

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