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Using Twitter For Teaching And Learning


Here is the presentation I used for a workshop I facilitated for educators at Otago Polytechnic on February 5th …

Here is the presentation I used for a workshop I facilitated for educators at Otago Polytechnic on February 5th 2010:

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  • 1. How to use Twitter for teaching and learning Sarah Stewart Educational Facilitator and Consultant Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin [email_address] Twitter: SarahStewart Creative Commons BY 2010 Image:
  • 2. @DeanGroom: Twitter is a peer-assisted learning platform
  • 3. Twitter allows you to send instant messages to people who are following you, no more than 140 characters Image:
  • 4. To join, go to and set up an account Image:
  • 5. Resources to get you going Common Craft. Twitter in plain English: Jane Hart. Twitter workshop: Mashable. The Twitter Guidebook:
  • 6. Using Twitter for personal learning Image:
  • 7. Personal and professional support and mentoring Image:
  • 8. Networking, sharing information Image:
  • 9. Real time help Image:
  • 10. Sharing advice
  • 11. Professional collaboration Image:
  • 12. Friendship – enhancing face-to-face relationships
  • 13. Using Twitter for teaching Image:
  • 14. Class discussion taken to wider audience Image:
  • 15. Real time news – follow international events, issues and discussions Image:
  • 16. Become part of national and international campiagns
  • 17. Connect with “famous” people, people of influence, culture and power 105@N00/4270843426
  • 18. Mobile options eg class announcements Image:
  • 19. Connecting students at a distance Image:
  • 20. Organize, advertise and take part in real time events
  • 21. Resources to help you use Twitter for teaching Tomaz Lasic: Twitter handbook for teachers: Carol Hooper-Taylor: 50 ideas on using Twitter for education: The Twitter Experiment – UT Dallas: