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Twitter for Educators
ATU Oct 10 2014
LeRoy Hill PhD
@leroyh leroy.hill@acc.edu.ai
Workshop Objectives
• Describe basic functions and terminology of
Twitter
• Discuss impact for own personal digital
Identi...
Outline
• Activity 1 – Introduction (2 Min)
• Activity 2 – Presentation (10 Min)
• Activity 3 – Practice/Demo (25 min)
• A...
ACTIVITY 1 - INTRODUCTION
Go to http://hillconcepts.com/twittered
Tell us what you know about Twitter
Password –
ACTIVITY 2 – PRESENTATION
(10 MIN)
Take part, take notes, take in
Learning?
www.materialising-interactions.com
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_X0GJsTftDcs/S2FkxExL41I/AAAAAAAAAt4/wqjTpUqV07Y/s1600/connectivism.jpg
Social media is…
• a group of Internet-based
applications that build on the
ideological and technological
foundations of W...
In other words
• Social Media is used to describe the continuous
ubiquitous online conversations using:
• Social networkin...
Social Media is not Social Networking
• Social networks represent the relationships
and connections between individuals or...
Time-Line
Twitter in Plain English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o
A CommonCraft Video
Twitter anatomy
Twitter users have developed short-form syntax to make the most of 140 characters. Here are the
fundamenta...
Twitter Glossary
• #
• @
• DM
• FF
• to follow
• follower
• following
• handle
• hashtag
• HT
• lists
• mention
• MT
• OH
• reply
• a retwe...
Twitter Home Page
Your Twitter profile page
Tools for listening
• GoogleAlerts
• Hootsuite
• TweetDeck
• Echofon
• Formulists – Create Twitter Lists
More Efficiently
To follow or not….
• Look a member
profile
• Look at who they are
– following
– followers
• Reciprocity?
Educational Hashtags
• http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
• http://www.hashtags.org/platforms/twitter/30-
ways-to-u...
URL SHORTENERS
Twitter will automatically shorten
URLs placed in tweets that are more
than 30 characters. Some other
short...
Research on Twitter suggests
• use more adverbs and verbs
• tweet on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday d
uring the afternoon
htt...
TWITTER ETIQUETTE
• Watch your Language – include the
words via, @, RT, and please.
– Say thank you for mention
– Acknowle...
MISTAKES TO AVOID
• Never RT something you did not read or follow
the link.
• DON’T YELL!
• Don’t believe the ‘get 100 fol...
• RT tweets that you suspect as strange
• Use #hashtags inappropriately (eg. good
#morning #world this is my #news)
• Don’...
Using Twitter in the Classroom
• Announcements
• Supplemental information
• Live microblogging
• Connections/PLNs (e.g., S...
Ways to use Twitter in your
classroom
Online universitues.com (2011)
http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/12/60-ins...
Communication
Examples include:
• Use Twitter as a bulletin board for students
• Parents can sign up to receive tweets fro...
Communication…
Examples include:
• use Twitter to engage and discuss during class time.
Students can also tweet about what...
Organisation
Examples include:
• End of the day summary/reflections
• Organizing dispersed group into a collective
• Colla...
Resources
• Teachers use Twitter crowdsourcing for
recommended books, teaching tools, and ideas for
lessons
• Use Twitter ...
Writing Skills
• Students can tweet sentences using a particular
word to build vocabulary learning.
• As long as students ...
Twitter Exercises
• Inspirational quotes of the day
• Conversations continue outside class
• School trip tracking
• Bringi...
Your PLN
Let your tweets flow
- Facebook
integration
- LinkedIn
Integration
Registration
following
Listening
Searching
Activity 3
Activity 4 - Reflection
• Post your reflections at http://hillconcepts.com/twittered/
www.hillconcepts.com
Twitter: @leroyh
THANK
YOU
Twitter for Educators: Anguilla Teachers' Union 2014 conference
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  1. 1. Twitter for Educators ATU Oct 10 2014 LeRoy Hill PhD @leroyh leroy.hill@acc.edu.ai
  2. 2. Workshop Objectives • Describe basic functions and terminology of Twitter • Discuss impact for own personal digital Identity & professional development • Identify uses of Twitter in in and out of the classroom • Demonstrate use of Twitter in
  3. 3. Outline • Activity 1 – Introduction (2 Min) • Activity 2 – Presentation (10 Min) • Activity 3 – Practice/Demo (25 min) • Activity 4 – Reflection (5 Min)
  4. 4. ACTIVITY 1 - INTRODUCTION Go to http://hillconcepts.com/twittered Tell us what you know about Twitter Password –
  5. 5. ACTIVITY 2 – PRESENTATION (10 MIN) Take part, take notes, take in
  6. 6. Learning? www.materialising-interactions.com
  7. 7. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_X0GJsTftDcs/S2FkxExL41I/AAAAAAAAAt4/wqjTpUqV07Y/s1600/connectivism.jpg
  8. 8. Social media is… • a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.” Kaplan and Haenlein (2010). Photo credit http://bosmol.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2945559128_53078d246b.jpg
  9. 9. In other words • Social Media is used to describe the continuous ubiquitous online conversations using: • Social networking • Blogging • Microblogging • Podcasting • Synchronous chat • Video and audio • Wikis • Social photo and video sharing • And much more Photo credit http://www.fanpilot.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/social_media_clutter1.jpeg
  10. 10. Social Media is not Social Networking • Social networks represent the relationships and connections between individuals or groups (the nodes) • Social media is the technology (tool) used to connect groups or individuals.
  11. 11. Time-Line
  12. 12. Twitter in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o A CommonCraft Video
  13. 13. Twitter anatomy Twitter users have developed short-form syntax to make the most of 140 characters. Here are the fundamentals. • Mention Once you've signed up and chosen a Twitter username, you and others can mention an account in your Tweets by preceding it with the @ symbol, eg: "Glad your shipment arrived @janesmith!" • Retweet When you see a Tweet by another user that you want to share, click Retweet below it to forward it to your followers instantly. • Message 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 @joesmith234 what is your order number?" • Hashtag Users often prepend # to words in their Tweets to categorize them for others eg: "Check out our new products for the Fallhttp://t.co/link2 #fallsale" Think of hashtags as the theme of your Tweet. Users can then click on a hashtag to see other similarly-themed tweets and find yours in search. •
  14. 14. Twitter Glossary
  15. 15. • # • @ • DM • FF • to follow • follower • following • handle • hashtag • HT • lists • mention • MT • OH • reply • a retweet • to retweet • RT • trending • to trend • a tweet • to tweet • Twitter • unfollow • URL • URL shortener Note: There's a difference between a mention and a reply. Make sure you know which is which.
  16. 16. Twitter Home Page
  17. 17. Your Twitter profile page
  18. 18. Tools for listening • GoogleAlerts • Hootsuite • TweetDeck • Echofon • Formulists – Create Twitter Lists More Efficiently
  19. 19. To follow or not…. • Look a member profile • Look at who they are – following – followers • Reciprocity?
  20. 20. Educational Hashtags • http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html • http://www.hashtags.org/platforms/twitter/30- ways-to-use-twitter-for-education/ Photo via BigStock #edtech
  21. 21. URL SHORTENERS Twitter will automatically shorten URLs placed in tweets that are more than 30 characters. Some other shorteners: – TinyURL.com – OW.ly – Bit.ly Be aware that some users will question shortened URL.
  22. 22. Research on Twitter suggests • use more adverbs and verbs • tweet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday d uring the afternoon http://ttadvertising.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/marketing-tip-tweet-smell-of- success http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920021315.do
  23. 23. TWITTER ETIQUETTE • Watch your Language – include the words via, @, RT, and please. – Say thank you for mention – Acknowledge someone’s effort • Write professionally • Never RT praise replies. • Resist Twitting too much Image credit: http://meghangargan.com/millennialmusings/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/bird.png
  24. 24. MISTAKES TO AVOID • Never RT something you did not read or follow the link. • DON’T YELL! • Don’t believe the ‘get 100 followers a day’ spam • Follow someone that mentions you without doing research. • Don’ beg someone to follow you. • Be slack about your Twitter security
  25. 25. • RT tweets that you suspect as strange • Use #hashtags inappropriately (eg. good #morning #world this is my #news) • Don’t just repeat everyone else – be topical & fresh • Send out a public reply that is supposed to be private. MISTAKES TO AVOID…
  26. 26. Using Twitter in the Classroom • Announcements • Supplemental information • Live microblogging • Connections/PLNs (e.g., Siemens, 2004) • Collect real world data • Twitter polls • Backchannel communication • Other? – see recommendations by Online Unversity
  27. 27. Ways to use Twitter in your classroom Online universitues.com (2011) http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/12/60-inspiring-examples-of- twitter-in-the-classroom/
  28. 28. Communication Examples include: • Use Twitter as a bulletin board for students • Parents can sign up to receive tweets from teachers, learning about activities, tests, projects, and more. • Using hashtags on Twitter, students who were not able to make it to class can follow along and stay on top of the conversation. http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/12/60-inspiring-examples-of-twitter-in-the-classroom/
  29. 29. Communication… Examples include: • use Twitter to engage and discuss during class time. Students can also tweet about what they are learning, difficulties they faced, resources etc. • Twitter Pop quiz / poll. Source http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/12/50-ways-to-use-twitter-in-your-classroom.html
  30. 30. Organisation Examples include: • End of the day summary/reflections • Organizing dispersed group into a collective • Collating view & comments through the use of hashtags
  31. 31. Resources • Teachers use Twitter crowdsourcing for recommended books, teaching tools, and ideas for lessons • Use Twitter for data from foreign distant places eg temperatures, opinions, locations, and interesting facts. • Find authors, scientists, or historians on Twitter and get connected; a great resource for the classroom.
  32. 32. Writing Skills • Students can tweet sentences using a particular word to build vocabulary learning. • As long as students are held accountable for their grammar, using Twitter offers a great opportunity for improving writing and punctuation. • Use Twitter to teach students to be concise, summarizing major points without going over Twitter-imposed character limits. • Ask students to unscramble anagrams, contribute synonyms, or give vocabulary definitions on Twitter.
  33. 33. Twitter Exercises • Inspirational quotes of the day • Conversations continue outside class • School trip tracking • Bringing characters to life • Class newspaper • Conference following • Bonus assignments • Reading assignment summaries • Link sharing • Trend mapping • Current events • Researching locations • Twitter puzzles • Language learning • Twitter poetry • Twitter book club • Word tracking • A Twitter story • Sharing microreviews • Twitter haiku Twitter art show • Collaborative event watching • Find foreign pen pals Source: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2011/12/60-inspiring-examples-of-twitter-in-the-classroom/
  34. 34. Your PLN Let your tweets flow - Facebook integration - LinkedIn Integration
  35. 35. Registration following Listening Searching Activity 3
  36. 36. Activity 4 - Reflection • Post your reflections at http://hillconcepts.com/twittered/
  37. 37. www.hillconcepts.com Twitter: @leroyh THANK YOU

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