Stan Skrabut<br />@skrabut<br />#UWCES<br />http://www.slideshare.net/skrabut<br />Leveraging Twitter in Education<br />
You have certainly heard about Twitter, you cannot go anywhere without hearing about it.<br />
As an educator, you wonder if Twitter has a use in the classroom.<br />
You do not want to waste your time implementing a new tool.<br />
You want to have a list of effective strategies for using this new tool.<br />54815329<br />
I will not only explain what Twitter is but also help you discover ideas for implementation.<br />
In order to learn how to leverage Twitter, you must first understand the tool.<br />
Twitter is equivalent to a radio broadcasting station. <br />
Messages are sent in real time and are organized chronologically.<br />
Each message can only be 140 characters in length.<br />
You should not send anything you do not want the public to see.<br />
You can send Tweets through countless devices and applications.<br />
At the basic level, Twitter has its own Website that you can use.<br />
You can also use your cell phone to send and receive messages.<br />
You can also receive messages through special desktop, Web, and iPad programs.<br />
Twitter has its own jargon that you should be familiar with.<br />Direct Message<br />Tweet<br />Retweet<br />Reply<br />
To reply to someone, type @username and then the message.<br />
When you are retweeting, you are forwarding the message.<br />
You can send a direct message, but typing D and then the username.<br />
You can use a hashtag to group and filter messages.<br />
Why use this tool?<br />
Twitter has a number of advantages as a communication tool.<br />
Tweets are short and to the point, making them easy to skim for content.<br />
You can share ideas with followers and the public.<br />
Updates can be received from different devices and methods.<br />
Disadvantage of using twitter<br />
Twitter is messy because it is real time; the conversations are not linear.<br />
Some people are constrained by the 140 character limit.<br />
Unregulated, Twitter can be like drinking from a fire hydrant.<br />
If for nothing else, you can use Twitter as a great feedback tool.<br />
Backchannel for classes using a hashtag.<br />
You can follow research topics in real time using search queries.<br />
You can receive input from individuals who are normally silent.<br />
Here are some ideas on how you can weave Twitter into your classes.<br />
Here are some ideas how you can use Twitter prior to class starting.<br />
You can pose questions to find out more about the students in the class.<br />
You can ask students about what they hope to gain from the class.<br />
You can also incorporate icebreakers so students can get to know one another.<br />
Here are ideas for using Twitter during class.<br />
You and your students can follow subject matter experts<br />
You can also follow trending subjects using queries.<br />
Encourage the backchannel to solicit ideas and ongoing feedback.<br />
You can use twitter to support the class between face to face sessions<br />
You can encourage students to discuss successes and challenges with course material.<br />
Encourage students to share resources and great ideas.<br />
You can divide the class into groups and have an online debate.<br />
You can have students role play scenarios.<br />
You can have your students reflect on articles, chapters, books, films, etc.<br />
You can collect response through a brainstorming session.<br />
You can take the pulse of students through questions or polls.<br />
Students can practice different languages with native speakers.<br />
During the course, you can conduct formative and summative evaluations.<br />
Finally, here are some ideas for leveraging twitter post class.<br />
Continue the in class conversations using the same or new hashtags.<br />
You can ask students to share feedback on the class. <br />
Reference<br />
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    1. 1. Stan Skrabut<br />@skrabut<br />#UWCES<br />http://www.slideshare.net/skrabut<br />Leveraging Twitter in Education<br />
    2. 2. You have certainly heard about Twitter, you cannot go anywhere without hearing about it.<br />
    3. 3. As an educator, you wonder if Twitter has a use in the classroom.<br />
    4. 4. You do not want to waste your time implementing a new tool.<br />
    5. 5. You want to have a list of effective strategies for using this new tool.<br />54815329<br />
    6. 6. I will not only explain what Twitter is but also help you discover ideas for implementation.<br />
    7. 7. In order to learn how to leverage Twitter, you must first understand the tool.<br />
    8. 8. Twitter is equivalent to a radio broadcasting station. <br />
    9. 9. Messages are sent in real time and are organized chronologically.<br />
    10. 10. Each message can only be 140 characters in length.<br />
    11. 11. You should not send anything you do not want the public to see.<br />
    12. 12. You can send Tweets through countless devices and applications.<br />
    13. 13. At the basic level, Twitter has its own Website that you can use.<br />
    14. 14. You can also use your cell phone to send and receive messages.<br />
    15. 15. You can also receive messages through special desktop, Web, and iPad programs.<br />
    16. 16. Twitter has its own jargon that you should be familiar with.<br />Direct Message<br />Tweet<br />Retweet<br />Reply<br />
    17. 17. To reply to someone, type @username and then the message.<br />
    18. 18. When you are retweeting, you are forwarding the message.<br />
    19. 19. You can send a direct message, but typing D and then the username.<br />
    20. 20. You can use a hashtag to group and filter messages.<br />
    21. 21. Why use this tool?<br />
    22. 22. Twitter has a number of advantages as a communication tool.<br />
    23. 23. Tweets are short and to the point, making them easy to skim for content.<br />
    24. 24. You can share ideas with followers and the public.<br />
    25. 25. Updates can be received from different devices and methods.<br />
    26. 26. Disadvantage of using twitter<br />
    27. 27. Twitter is messy because it is real time; the conversations are not linear.<br />
    28. 28. Some people are constrained by the 140 character limit.<br />
    29. 29. Unregulated, Twitter can be like drinking from a fire hydrant.<br />
    30. 30. If for nothing else, you can use Twitter as a great feedback tool.<br />
    31. 31. Backchannel for classes using a hashtag.<br />
    32. 32. You can follow research topics in real time using search queries.<br />
    33. 33. You can receive input from individuals who are normally silent.<br />
    34. 34. Here are some ideas on how you can weave Twitter into your classes.<br />
    35. 35. Here are some ideas how you can use Twitter prior to class starting.<br />
    36. 36. You can pose questions to find out more about the students in the class.<br />
    37. 37. You can ask students about what they hope to gain from the class.<br />
    38. 38. You can also incorporate icebreakers so students can get to know one another.<br />
    39. 39. Here are ideas for using Twitter during class.<br />
    40. 40. You and your students can follow subject matter experts<br />
    41. 41. You can also follow trending subjects using queries.<br />
    42. 42. Encourage the backchannel to solicit ideas and ongoing feedback.<br />
    43. 43. You can use twitter to support the class between face to face sessions<br />
    44. 44. You can encourage students to discuss successes and challenges with course material.<br />
    45. 45. Encourage students to share resources and great ideas.<br />
    46. 46. You can divide the class into groups and have an online debate.<br />
    47. 47. You can have students role play scenarios.<br />
    48. 48. You can have your students reflect on articles, chapters, books, films, etc.<br />
    49. 49. You can collect response through a brainstorming session.<br />
    50. 50. You can take the pulse of students through questions or polls.<br />
    51. 51. Students can practice different languages with native speakers.<br />
    52. 52. During the course, you can conduct formative and summative evaluations.<br />
    53. 53. Finally, here are some ideas for leveraging twitter post class.<br />
    54. 54. Continue the in class conversations using the same or new hashtags.<br />
    55. 55. You can ask students to share feedback on the class. <br />
    56. 56. Reference<br />
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