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  1. 1. 1 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This USING TWITTER
  2. 2. 2 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This What is Twitter? • A micro--‐blogging site • 140 characters or less • Build up of followers • Tell people what you are doing • Share photos, documents, links
  3. 3. 3 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Facts about Twitter • Twitter was founded in March 21, 2006 (almost 8 yrs old) • 76% of twitter users access via mobile device. • 58 million Tweets per day • 87% of Americans know about Twitter • Estimated that over 74% of Twitter users are between the ages of 15-25
  4. 4. 4 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This • Twitter Handle • Following • Follower • Retweet (RT) • @ symbol • DM • Favorite • # (hashtag) Twitter Lingo
  5. 5. 5 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This • Cannot exceed 15 characters. • Can be changed without creating a new account, you will not loose your followers example @username. Simple as first & lastname (@janedoe) or random (@chevy234) Twitter Handle
  6. 6. 6 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Following someone on Twitter means: You are subscribing to their Tweets as a follower. Their updates will appear in your Home tab. That person is able to send you direct messages. Following?
  7. 7. 7 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Followers are people who receive your Tweets. If someone follows you: They'll show up in your followers list. They'll see your Tweets in their home timeline whenever they log in to Twitter. You can send them direct messages. Followers?
  8. 8. 8 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Retweet (RT) is a re-posting of someone else's Tweet. Twitter's Retweet feature helps you and others quickly share that Tweet with all of your followers. Example: Meridian Tech Center Tweet Example: Dr. Sommers retweeted the post for his followers to see, and this is how it will display on his twitter feed.
  9. 9. 9 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This @ symbol • Use this character to talk with other Twitter users, such as @username (note: there are no spaces between the @ symbol & the username) • Also can use @username to mention someone in a tweet Example of conversation: Example mention:
  10. 10. 10 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This DM – Direct Messages • lets you send your contacts private notes through Twitter. • Just like regular tweets and @replies, direct messages are limited to 140 characters. Unlike regular tweets and @replies, the only person who can see a direct message is the recipient. • You can send a DM only to a Twitter user who's following you (but you don't have to be following that user), which helps cut down on spamming and other unwanted messages. To see whether someone is following you and to send a direct message: Click on envelope to dm:
  11. 11. 11 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Favorite You can “favorite” a tweet that you like and the user that you favorite a tweet of, will be notified. This is equivalent to a “like” on facebook. Example of favorite:
  12. 12. 12 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This #hashtag Or a pound symbol, is a way for you to organize your posts on your page. If you use the # symbol on a tweet, then people can search for this. Also you can type #hashtag in search bar and find tweets. For example some hashtags to search for: #careerteched #ctemonth #edchat #edapp
  13. 13. 13 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This How to Get Started? • Determine your Twitter needs (personal, professional, classroom) • Email to set up twitter: each twitter account needs unique email address You may use your email@sotc.edu & email@sotc.org & email@sotc.gaggle.net • Gmail Trick: Gmail, you can add a dot (.) anywhere in the username and all emails address to that new alias will still reach your mailbox. For instance, if your original email address is hello@gmail.com, any emails sent to he.llo@gmail.com or he.ll.o@gmail.com will land in your mailbox because Gmails ignore periods in the email username. And that’s what you can use to trick Twitter. Twitter will consider hello@gmail and he.llo@gmail as two separate and valid email addresses even though they point to the same Gmail Inbox
  14. 14. 14 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Twitter for Professional Use? • Project brainstorming • Sharing online resources (internet sites) • Connecting to others around the world • Publishing or sharing links to published work. • Publicity for important events, blog posts, websites, podcasts, videos, live meetings/discussions, etc. • Twitter can serve as a resource to get help. • Twitter can serve as your support group when struggling with a difficult task. • Twitter provides a way to virtually attend conferences, workshops, conventions, etc. (via #hashtags).
  15. 15. 15 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Twitter for Classroom Use? • Post links, messages, photos, • Post reminders, due dates, and announcements • Scan your lecture notes and post them • Take a poll • Post a YouTube playlist for your Class NEA.ORG article stated - Inside the classroom, Twitter can be used to review lessons and remind students what is going to be covered in class that day or the next. Teachers say tweeting a few quick review questions and some good Web sites add depth to their lessons. In turn, students can tweet their own questions and observations.
  16. 16. 16 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This RULES to Remember!! Remember Twitter is a public space: Most of the communication taking place on Twitter is public and viewable to everyone. Since the information posted is public, it can be retweeted on the site by anyone who sees it. DO NOT Follow Students: Have students follow you, NEVER FOLLOW THEM and get involved in their drama Involve Parents: Invite Parents to follow you on twitter; let parents know that you will be using Twitter to post information related to class
  17. 17. 17 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Ideas of Who to follow @rdsommers - Dr. Robert Sommers/Director of Ok Dept of Career Tech @okcareertech - Oklahoma Career Tech @okacte - Oklahoma Associate of Career and Technology Education @okhorizontv - Oklahoma Horizon TV @oksde - Oklahoma State Department of Education @oklaed - Twitter account for Oklahoma Educators @tcea – Texas Computer Education Association @ctsonews - America’s Career Technical Student Organizations @greatplainsTech - Great Plains Technology Center @nwtechcenter - Northwest Technology Center @gordoncooperte1 - Gordon Cooper Technology Center @francistuttle - Francis Tuttle Technology Center @tulsatech - Tulsa Technology Center Etc….
  18. 18. 18 Company Proprietary and Confidential Copyright Info Goes Here Just Like This Ideas of #’s to Search #edtech #okacte #careerteched #bmite #mlearning #ipaded #education #web20 #flipclass #edchat Etc….
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