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Twitter in education

  1. 1. Twitter in education<br />Howard Errey (@howard61)<br />eWorks<br />Howard.errey@eworks.edu.au<br />
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/32931740@N06/3939487692<br />
  3. 3. exercises<br />Empty your wallets…<br />Everyone speak at once...<br />Physical twitter http://bit.ly/7Uc0VY<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/25969181@N00/1222891287<br />
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  5. 5. Getting started<br />Gmail<br />Followees and followers<br />Feeds<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/23697075@N03/3178298862<br />
  6. 6. Twitter home page<br />
  7. 7. PLN<br />Personal learning network<br />Start by following 20 to 50 people who are interesting and or influential in your field<br />Many of them will follow you back<br />Ask questions…<br />
  8. 8. Grammar<br />@ = public talking to or about someone<br />RT = retweet<br />D = direct message (eg d howard61)<br />#Hastag<br />themes<br />Irony & humour<br />Trending topics<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/27283274@N00/4346584176<br />
  9. 9. readers<br />
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  11. 11. Intranet tweets<br />Yammer<br />Social text<br />
  12. 12. Curation<br />
  13. 13. Students<br />Don’t often like it – despite your enthusiasm<br />Yet find material that the wouldn’t otherwise use<br />Often can seem like a chore on top of already prescribed work<br />
  14. 14. Research<br />Students in the study who were asked to contribute to class discussions and complete assignments using Twitter increased their engagement over a semester more than twice as much as a control group. <br />Improved results as well…<br />http://bit.ly/jqLYsY<br />
  15. 15. Twitter search<br />People instead of information<br />3rd party APIs<br />Keep up to date with your field <br />What’s happening<br />Who are the leaders.<br />Accounting example http://bit.ly/jqLYsY<br />
  16. 16. Some possibilities…<br />Tell stories, follow trends, collate info with hashtags, include location, share a class or event with others, poll, ask questions, crowdsource, recipes, contact experts (eg NASA), integrate (like RSS) into blogs/Moodle, logbook, share resources, trip tracking, collate multiple related tweeters/topics, <br />
  17. 17. kitchen<br />
  18. 18. Links<br />31 interesting ways to use Twitter in the classroom http://bit.ly/3TwKx4<br />Twitter help for educators http://bit.ly/h1TwL<br />Twitter increases student engagement http://bit.ly/jqLYsY<br />Effects of Twitter in an online learning environment http://bit.ly/fJvKUA<br />
  19. 19. Twitter in education<br />Howard Errey (@howard61)<br />eWorks<br />Howard.errey@eworks.edu.au<br />

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