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Twitter for teacher librarians

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Twitter for teacher librarians

  1. 1. Why Twitter?A Presentation for Teacher Librarians By Beth Redford @bethredford Dynamic Landscapes Conference May 11, 2012
  2. 2. Jennifer Malphy@jmalphyIm the Library MediaSpecialist and DistrictTechnology Coordinator forKickapoo Area Schools inViola, WI. Im a wife andmother to two little boys.
  3. 3. Planning for Summer Checkouts pic.twitter.com **reconstructed Tweet – couldn’t find the original! – BR photo courtesy of Jennifer Malphy
  4. 4. Amy works in Virginia
  5. 5. Robin works in Ohio
  6. 6. Kim works in Massachusetts
  7. 7. Map image by user:Theshibboleth on Wikipedia.com, retrieved 5/7/2012Used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license
  8. 8. Twitter is:A microblogging serviceThe world’s biggest, most up to dateannotated bibliography!
  9. 9. VocabularyTwitter is the serviceTweet is a noun…and a verbUsername ex. @bethredford
  10. 10. mobile.twitter.com/signup
  11. 11. Signing UpTwitter.comUsername – helpful if it relates to yourreal name, also if it’s shortPut in a (real) picture and descriptionwhen you get a chance
  12. 12. “Search” box@bethredford
  13. 13. @joycevalenza @sducharme@jenniferlagarde @MrSchuReads@buffyjhamilton @shannonmmiller@cybraryman1 @AuntyTech@PWKidsBookshelf @imcguy@classicsixbooks @SLJournal@jmalphy @librarian_tiff@aasl @ala_techsource@gwynethjones
  14. 14. Hashtags and Chats# makes it searchable#tlchat, #VSLA – all day#edchat - Tuesdays noon and 7 pmhttp://cybraryman.com/chats.html
  15. 15. FavoritesUse them to collect resourcesCan automatically save to Diigo
  16. 16. ConnectionsFor collaborative projectsPost requests to # chats
  17. 17. Grade Four Students Become Vermont Experts
  18. 18. Other Usesschool or library Twitter accounts@resvtClassroom Twitter accounts@sterlingmath
  19. 19. Inspiration! Twitter bird icon from twitter.com Used in accordance with Twitter’s Guidelines for Use of the Twitter Trademark

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