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Twitter for Educators

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What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? For educators looking to develop their personal learning network and enhancing the student learning experience.

Presentation - Seneca College's Teaching and Learning with Technology Day, Oct 26, 2009.

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Twitter for Educators

  1. 1. What is and Why Should I Use It?<br />Bhupesh Shah<br />Teaching and Learning with Technology Day<br />October 26, 2009 | Seneca College - King Campus<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />get acquainted<br />overview of Twitter<br />your Personal Learning Network<br />Twitter and class management<br />set up aTwitter account<br />common mistakes<br />
  3. 3. Let’s get acquainted<br />tell someone what you did this past weekend<br />your plans for study week<br />how you are feeling<br />ask a question<br />or simply interact!<br />
  4. 4. Twitter<br />tell someone what you did this past weekend<br />your plans for study week<br />how you are feeling<br />ask a question<br />or simply interact!<br />in 140 characters or less!<br />
  5. 5. As my Mom would often say....<br />Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53313745@N00/<br />
  6. 6. Our teacher network in the good old days:<br />Curriculum Documents<br />Popular Media<br />Print & Digital Resources<br />Family /Local Community<br />Colleagues<br />Diagrams adapted from EXAMINING THE OPEN MOVEMENT: POSSIBILITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION (pdf. p182, doc, p.172) – Reproduced under a Creative Commons License – Alec Couros, Dec 2006)<br />
  7. 7. What has changed?<br />
  8. 8. Source: David Hopkins adapted from EXAMINING THE OPEN MOVEMENT: POSSIBILITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION (pdf. p182, doc, p.172) – Reproduced under a Creative Commons License – Alec Couros, Dec 2006)<br />Now...<br />
  9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYz9M70KVR0<br />
  10. 10. Personal Learning Network<br />
  11. 11. Twerminology<br />
  12. 12. Twerminology<br />Tweet - general(post something)<br />Retweet (RT)someone’s post<br />D – post a direct message (private)<br />@username - specific (public)<br />#hashtag group & track discussions<br />
  13. 13. 5 ways to build/enhance your PLN (personal learning network)<br />Graphic source: http://www.intersectionconsulting.com/blog<br />
  14. 14. PLN tips<br />
  15. 15. Classroom Management<br />
  16. 16. Classroom Management<br />
  17. 17. Classroom Management<br />
  18. 18.
  19. 19. Use the name one would use when searching for you online<br />xxxx@senecac.on.ca<br />
  20. 20. Desktop and Web-based Twitter Resources (multi-account)<br />TweetFunnel<br />TweetDeck<br />CoTweet<br />Splitweet<br />
  21. 21. Mobile Resources<br />Twitterberry<br />ÜberTwitter<br />Tweetie<br />Lounge<br />Tweetdeck<br />Tweeter Mobile<br />Twikini<br />Image sources: http://www.orangatame.com/; http://www.atebits.com; http://www.tweetermobile.co.uk; http://www.trinketsoftware.com<br />
  22. 22. @SouthsideAdGuy<br />@mmarando<br />@ethnicomm<br />@kathrinal<br />http://www.twellow.com/category_users/cat_id/81<br />http://www.systemicmarketing.com/top-marketing-professors-on-twitter/<br />http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/<br />http://c4lpt.co.uk/connexions/ directory of learning professionals online<br />http://associatedegree.org/2009/06/01/100-professors-you-should-follow-and-learn-from-on-twitter/<br />Academic that Tweet and other Resources<br />
  23. 23. Twitiquette: Twitter Mistakes and les Faux Pas<br />
  24. 24. Following Everyone<br />Image source: http://thundafunda.com/33/underwater-animals-fish/School of Tropical Fish,Tahiti pictures underwater photos.jpg<br />
  25. 25. Automatically Following Everyone that Follows You<br />
  26. 26. Tweeting “testing this thing out”<br />
  27. 27. Spending All Your Time on Twitter<br />
  28. 28. Self-Promoting/Boasting<br />
  29. 29. Sending Before Engaging the Brain<br />
  30. 30. Twitter TMI<br />
  31. 31. Being Anonymous<br />
  32. 32. Being a Social Butterfly<br />
  33. 33. Using the Twitter Website<br />
  34. 34. Old News is NOT Good News<br />
  35. 35. Cheating<br />
  36. 36. Not Respecting Your Followers<br />Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_14th_Dalai_Lama_FEP.jpg<br />
  37. 37. Taking and NOTGiving<br />
  38. 38. Getting Emotional<br />Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/<br />
  39. 39. Not Leaving Roomfor Retweets<br />
  40. 40. HoundingPeople<br />Image source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/l_s_g/<br />
  41. 41. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1twq7QCe19Y<br />
  42. 42. Overview of Twitter<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o<br />

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