How to use Twitter for learning and teaching

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Some thoughts about how to use Twitter in education, especially if you teach in higher education

Some thoughts about how to use Twitter in education, especially if you teach in higher education

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  • 1. How to use Twitter for learning and teaching Sarah Stewart Program Developer, EDC Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin sarahstewart07@gmail.com Twitter: SarahStewartImage:http://www.flickr.com/photos/13524378@N03/2 Creative Commons BY 2012397881577
  • 2. @DeanGroom: Twitter is a peer-assisted learning platform
  • 3. Twitter allows you to send instantmessages to people who are following you, no more than 140 characters Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503019876@N01/1824234195
  • 4. To join, go to www.twitter.com and set up an accountImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73532212@N00/3383916444
  • 5. Resources to get you goingCommon Craft. Twitter in plain English:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0oJane Hart. Twitter workshop:http://www.slideshare.net/janehart/twitter-workshop-16Mashable. The Twitter Guidebook:http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter
  • 6. Using Twitter for personal learning Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/1431384410
  • 7. Personal and professional support and mentoringImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503214348@N01/41795505
  • 8. Networking, sharing informationImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7941044@N06/4104541211
  • 9. Real time helpImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
  • 10. Sharing advicehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/67953162@N00/3943777830
  • 11. Professional collaborationImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29809546@N00/2199685678
  • 12. Friendship – enhancing face-to-facerelationships
  • 13. Using Twitter for teachingImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98203235@N00/2085629835
  • 14. Class discussion taken to wider audience Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/302001867
  • 15. Real time news – follow international events, issues and discussions Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10717364@N06/3792337931
  • 16. Become part of national and international campiagnshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2364696515/in/set-72157603545124242/
  • 17. Connect with “famous” people, people of influence, culture and power http://www.flickr.com/photos/39895100 @N02/4410788484 http://www.flickr.com/photos/26400047@N http://www.flickr.com/photos/68099 03/4126189128 105@N00/4270843426
  • 18. Mobile options eg class announcementsImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34024493@N00/3183824689
  • 19. Connecting students at a distance Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart/3716387424/
  • 20. Organize, advertise and take part in real time events http://www.flickr.com/photos/59089413@N00/123386545
  • 21. Resources to help you use Twitter forteachingTomaz Lasic: Twitter handbook for teachers:http://www.scribd.com/doc/14062777/Twitter-Handbook-forCarol Hooper-Taylor: 50 ideas on using Twitter foreducation:http://cooper-taylor.com/blog/2008/08/50-ideas-on-using-twThe Twitter Experiment – UT Dallas:http://www.youtube.com/das_captcha?next=/watch%3Fv