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

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How to use Twitter for learning and teaching

  1. 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. 2. @DeanGroom: Twitter is a peer-assisted learning platform
  3. 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. 4. To join, go to www.twitter.com and set up an accountImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73532212@N00/3383916444
  5. 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. 6. Using Twitter for personal learning Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/1431384410
  7. 7. Personal and professional support and mentoringImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503214348@N01/41795505
  8. 8. Networking, sharing informationImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7941044@N06/4104541211
  9. 9. Real time helpImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22177648@N06/2137737248
  10. 10. Sharing advicehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/67953162@N00/3943777830
  11. 11. Professional collaborationImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29809546@N00/2199685678
  12. 12. Friendship – enhancing face-to-facerelationships
  13. 13. Using Twitter for teachingImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98203235@N00/2085629835
  14. 14. Class discussion taken to wider audience Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44921934@N00/302001867
  15. 15. Real time news – follow international events, issues and discussions Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10717364@N06/3792337931
  16. 16. Become part of national and international campiagnshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2364696515/in/set-72157603545124242/
  17. 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. 18. Mobile options eg class announcementsImage: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34024493@N00/3183824689
  19. 19. Connecting students at a distance Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahmstewart/3716387424/
  20. 20. Organize, advertise and take part in real time events http://www.flickr.com/photos/59089413@N00/123386545
  21. 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
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