Tweeting and Turning: The Use of Twitter in Education<br />Lisa Vallad<br />COLTT 2011 Conference<br />
Lisa Vallad<br />Finance Training Specialist and CPE Program Manager at the University of Colorado, Office of University C...
Agenda<br />What is Twitter?<br />The Stats<br />Creating an Account<br />Using Twitter<br />Research<br />How is Twitter ...
What is Twitter?<br />“Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what y...
The Stats<br />460K New Accounts Daily<br />155M Tweets/Day<br />200M Registered Users<br />That would make Twitter the 5t...
Creating an Account<br />
Creating an Account<br />
Creating an Account	<br />Confirm Your Account<br />Sign-Up for Mobile Notifications<br />Download App to your Smartphone<...
Tweets<br />“Small bursts of information”<br />Limited to 140 characters<br />PUBLIC and available to anyone interested in...
How do you Tweet?<br />http://Twitter.com<br />On the Home Page, in “What’s Happening”<br />Mobile<br />Text Tweet to “404...
Following<br />Following someone on Twitter means:<br />You are subscribing to their Tweets.<br />Their updates will appea...
Followers<br />Followers are people who receive your Tweets. If someone follows you, they:<br />Become your follower and w...
The Jargon<br />Mention<br />You and others can “mention” an account in your Tweets by preceding it with the @ symbol, i.e...
The Jargon<br />Message<br />If you want to privately Tweet to a particular user who’s already following you, start your T...
Twitter in Education<br />In the Classroom<br />Live Twitter Feed (Using Hotseat, TweetDeck, etc.) during class to field s...
Twitter in Education	<br />Educator Professional Development<br />Follow conferences you are unable to attend<br />Network...
10 Twips (Twitter Tips) for Education	<br />Have personality and build community.<br />Don’t use Twitter for RSS or “News”...
10 Twips for Education<br />Use “favorites” to organize the chaos and feature your most important tweets.<br />Don’t tweet...
In the News………<br />New York Times<br />“Investment Values Twitter at $8 Billion” – 7/7/11<br />“Obama to Host Twitter Tow...
In the News……..<br />Fox News<br />“Republican Presidential Field Participates in First-Ever Twitter Debate” – 7/20/11<br />
In the News………<br />BBC<br />“Surrey Police Hail Car Crime Twitter Campaign a Success” – 7/19/11<br />
References<br />Bradley, P. (2009). Whither twitter?. Community College Week, 21(19), 6-8.<br />Mansfield, H. (2009). 10 T...
Welcome to Twitter<br />Twitter: valladls<br />Lisa.vallad@cu.edu<br />
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  1. 1. Tweeting and Turning: The Use of Twitter in Education<br />Lisa Vallad<br />COLTT 2011 Conference<br />
  2. 2. Lisa Vallad<br />Finance Training Specialist and CPE Program Manager at the University of Colorado, Office of University Controller<br />Pursuing Master’s of Education with a focus on Training and Development at North Carolina State University<br />Twitter: @valladls<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />What is Twitter?<br />The Stats<br />Creating an Account<br />Using Twitter<br />Research<br />How is Twitter used in education?<br />In the News………<br />
  4. 4. What is Twitter?<br />“Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting”.<br />Used by businesses, organizations, and individuals.<br />http://twitter.com.<br />
  5. 5. The Stats<br />460K New Accounts Daily<br />155M Tweets/Day<br />200M Registered Users<br />That would make Twitter the 5th largest country in the world, behind China, India, USA, and Indonesia.<br />
  6. 6. Creating an Account<br />
  7. 7. Creating an Account<br />
  8. 8. Creating an Account <br />Confirm Your Account<br />Sign-Up for Mobile Notifications<br />Download App to your Smartphone<br />Update your Profile<br />Photo<br />Bio (160 Characters)<br />
  9. 9. Tweets<br />“Small bursts of information”<br />Limited to 140 characters<br />PUBLIC and available to anyone interested in them<br />
  10. 10. How do you Tweet?<br />http://Twitter.com<br />On the Home Page, in “What’s Happening”<br />Mobile<br />Text Tweet to “404-04” (after you have established your mobile device on http://Twitter.com)<br />Smartphone App<br />Timeline Page<br />Click “Write”<br />
  11. 11. Following<br />Following someone on Twitter means:<br />You are subscribing to their Tweets.<br />Their updates will appear in your timeline.<br />That person has permission to send you private Tweets (direct messages).<br />
  12. 12. Followers<br />Followers are people who receive your Tweets. If someone follows you, they:<br />Become your follower and will display in the “newest follower” section.<br />Receive your Tweets on their home page, phone, or any application that they use.<br />
  13. 13. The Jargon<br />Mention<br />You and others can “mention” an account in your Tweets by preceding it with the @ symbol, i.e. “Thanks for the birthday wishes @valladls”.<br />Retweet<br />When you see a Tweet by another user that you want to share, click Retweet below it to forward to your followers instantly.<br />
  14. 14. The Jargon<br />Message<br />If you want to privately Tweet to a particular user who’s already following you, start your Tweet with DM or D to direct-message them, eg: “DM@CU_CPE_4CPAs when is your next course offering?”<br />Hashtag<br />People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets to make it searchable. Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category.<br />
  15. 15. Twitter in Education<br />In the Classroom<br />Live Twitter Feed (Using Hotseat, TweetDeck, etc.) during class to field students’ questions<br />Extra credit opportunities<br />Reminder of deadlines<br />Supplement to Learning Management Systems (LMS)<br />Engagement in distance education<br />
  16. 16. Twitter in Education <br />Educator Professional Development<br />Follow conferences you are unable to attend<br />Networking<br />Follow Professional Organizations<br />
  17. 17. 10 Twips (Twitter Tips) for Education <br />Have personality and build community.<br />Don’t use Twitter for RSS or “News” unless you call your profile “News”.<br />Have multiple Twitter accounts, representing different segments of your organization.<br />Be nice, thankful, reply and retweet.<br />Follow everyone who follows you.<br />
  18. 18. 10 Twips for Education<br />Use “favorites” to organize the chaos and feature your most important tweets.<br />Don’t tweet about your coffee, the weather, or how tired you are.<br />Don’t only tweet your own content.<br />Send messages, but not via auto-responders.<br />Limit your tweets to five per day.<br />
  19. 19. In the News………<br />New York Times<br />“Investment Values Twitter at $8 Billion” – 7/7/11<br />“Obama to Host Twitter Town Hall” – 6/30/11<br />For Rep. Anthony Weiner, Twitter Has Double Edge” – 5/31/11<br />
  20. 20. In the News……..<br />Fox News<br />“Republican Presidential Field Participates in First-Ever Twitter Debate” – 7/20/11<br />
  21. 21. In the News………<br />BBC<br />“Surrey Police Hail Car Crime Twitter Campaign a Success” – 7/19/11<br />
  22. 22. References<br />Bradley, P. (2009). Whither twitter?. Community College Week, 21(19), 6-8.<br />Mansfield, H. (2009). 10 Twitter tips for higher education. University Business, 12(5), 27-28.<br />M., E. E. (2009). Higher ed: A-Twitter or not?. University Business, 12(9), 14.<br />Thames, G. (2009). Twitter as an educational tool. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 22(4), 235.<br />Young, J. R. (2009). Teaching with twitter: Not for the faint of heart. Chronicle of Higher Education, 56(14), A1-A11.<br />
  23. 23. Welcome to Twitter<br />Twitter: valladls<br />Lisa.vallad@cu.edu<br />
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