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Twitter in the classroom

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An explanation of the basic features of Twitter

An explanation of the basic features of Twitter


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  • 1. Twitter in the Classroom © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 2. What Is Twitter?It’s a free Web 2.0 Social Networkingservice that allows users to send andreceive messages known as “Tweets”Sometimes called “Microblogging”Messages are restricted to 140 charactersTweets can be public or private © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 3. Why Use Twitter in the Classroom?Collaborative LearningOpens up the classroomInform others what’s going on in theclassroomGive parents a peek into your classroomAsk Questions © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 4. Why Use Twitter in the Classroom?Get feedbackShowcase good workLink to school/class website/blogAn aid to LiteracyWiden AudienceDemonstrate Editing © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 5. Why Use Twitter as an Educator?CPD (Continuing ProfessionalDevelopment)Finding ResourcesMaking ContactsDevelop your own PLN (PersonalLearning Network) © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 6. Why Use Twitter as an Educator?Ask QuestionsGet FeedbackReflective PractitionerNí neart go cur le chéile © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 7. Twitter and Internet SafetyImplement and update an InternetSafety Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)which includes TwitterEducate pupils on how to be safe onlinewhen using TwitterPupils should be aged 13 to havepersonal Twitter accounts © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 8. Common Features of TwitterUsernames use @ HandlePeople who follow your Tweets are your“Followers”You can also be “Following” otherTwitter users © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 9. Common Features of TwitterUse @ Handle to reply to someone but it’svisible to allRT (Re-Tweet) Forwarding someone else’sTweet to your FollowersDM (Direct Message) Sends a private messageto a specific person. You can only send a DMto someone who follows you © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 10. Common Features of Twitter# Hashtag designates atopic/idea/conferenceInclude web links in TweetsInclude Photographs in TweetsInclude YouTube Videos in Tweets © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 11. Video TutorialsGetting Started With Twitter -http://www.ncte.ie/ICTTraining/VideoTutorials/#22001Using the Basic Features of Twitter -http://www.ncte.ie/ICTTraining/VideoTutorials/#22000 © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 12. Who Should You Follow?@ScoilnetPrimary@ScoilnetPPrim@ncteireland@TeachingCouncil@seomraranga@fboss © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 13. Who Should You Follow?@simonmlewis@AnseoAMuinteoir@SeasSuasNet@IrishTeachers © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 14. Twitter Hashtags to Follow#edchatie#bunscoile#edstuff#mlearning#edapp#slide2learn © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 15. Twitter Hashtags to Follow#edtech#ictedu#cesi#anfomhar © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 16. Twitter ProjectsSigns of Spring #signsofspring2012Signs of Autumn #anfomharTwitter Art Project/Digital Art Week#artweek12 © Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com
  • 17. Get Tweeting!© Seomra Ranga 2012 www.seomraranga.com