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Brevity is the Soul of       (t)Wit  Using Twitter to Role-Play the Classics
Overview• Intro to Twitter• Background of project • Getting started • Web 2.0 tools to help you stay organized• Applicatio...
The Experiment• Can we use Twitter to role-play Hamlet in  real time?• What would we learn if we tried it?• What is the va...
Intro to Twitter• What is Twitter?• Creative uses of Twitter • Such Tweet Sorrow
Twitter is an online social networking   and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read    text-based p...
The Basics
Signing up for an account• Pick a short name• Fill out your bio• Upload a picture  (preferably a real  one)
Connecting• Follow someone you know• Type a message like:  @danikabarker Just joined Twitter. Looking to  connect.• Hit en...
Different Tweets• @ Messages: direct your message to someone’s  attention. Anyone can see them. Recipients don’t  have to ...
Retweets• RT: Retweeting is a way  to forward interesting  tweets or links to your  followers.
Hashtags #ECOO11
The Dress Rehearsal• Audition Sheet• Calendar• Blog
The Performance
Multimedia
DiscoveriesTwitter=the greatequalizer“There are nosmall parts, onlysmall actors”
Implications for the    Classroom
Technology doesn’t necessarily = engagement
Big Ideas"What is the value in re-imagining a    text using social media?”
Be the DirectorSet up the Twitter accounts yourselfnot so much for policing but so you cansee all the planning that happen...
ListsCreate a list and add all the character handles to the list.This way people can follow a list rather than eachcharact...
It’s about what happens          in the wingsDon’t think expect the students to perform the play.Have them perform that ha...
UnderstudiesHave more than one person play each role.
Don’t grade this.Not everything we do as teachers needs to begraded, although this is sometimes a tough sell forstudents. ...
Other Applications•History role playing: http://twitter.com/#!/danikabarker/mr-t-s-history-class•Backchanneling•Homework r...
Links•   Brevity is the Soul of   •   Brevity Twitter List:    (t)Wit website               @Horatio_79/brevity-2•   Brevi...
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  1. 1. Brevity is the Soul of (t)Wit Using Twitter to Role-Play the Classics
  2. 2. Overview• Intro to Twitter• Background of project • Getting started • Web 2.0 tools to help you stay organized• Applications for classroom• Modifications/Other uses
  3. 3. The Experiment• Can we use Twitter to role-play Hamlet in real time?• What would we learn if we tried it?• What is the value of trying this in the classroom?
  4. 4. Intro to Twitter• What is Twitter?• Creative uses of Twitter • Such Tweet Sorrow
  5. 5. Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets".
  6. 6. The Basics
  7. 7. Signing up for an account• Pick a short name• Fill out your bio• Upload a picture (preferably a real one)
  8. 8. Connecting• Follow someone you know• Type a message like: @danikabarker Just joined Twitter. Looking to connect.• Hit enter or the send button.
  9. 9. Different Tweets• @ Messages: direct your message to someone’s attention. Anyone can see them. Recipients don’t have to follow you. They look like this: @danikabarker Hi! What’s up?• D Messages: can only be sent to people who follow you. Can only be seen by the recipient. They look like this: D danikabarker Hi! What’s up?
  10. 10. Retweets• RT: Retweeting is a way to forward interesting tweets or links to your followers.
  11. 11. Hashtags #ECOO11
  12. 12. The Dress Rehearsal• Audition Sheet• Calendar• Blog
  13. 13. The Performance
  14. 14. Multimedia
  15. 15. DiscoveriesTwitter=the greatequalizer“There are nosmall parts, onlysmall actors”
  16. 16. Implications for the Classroom
  17. 17. Technology doesn’t necessarily = engagement
  18. 18. Big Ideas"What is the value in re-imagining a text using social media?”
  19. 19. Be the DirectorSet up the Twitter accounts yourselfnot so much for policing but so you cansee all the planning that happens throughdirect messages.An email account is necessary to set up aTwitter account, but I’ve found a goodworkaround is to use variations on agmail address such as yourname+student1@gmail.com.
  20. 20. ListsCreate a list and add all the character handles to the list.This way people can follow a list rather than eachcharacter: eg/ http://twitter.com/#!/Horatio_79/brevity-2
  21. 21. It’s about what happens in the wingsDon’t think expect the students to perform the play.Have them perform that happens “between the lines”
  22. 22. UnderstudiesHave more than one person play each role.
  23. 23. Don’t grade this.Not everything we do as teachers needs to begraded, although this is sometimes a tough sell forstudents. Assess, and have the students reflect butthe second you tell students they’re being graded, itraises the level of anxiety and puts a stop tocreativity and playfulness, especially when tryingsomething new.
  24. 24. Other Applications•History role playing: http://twitter.com/#!/danikabarker/mr-t-s-history-class•Backchanneling•Homework reminders•Developing a PLN
  25. 25. Links• Brevity is the Soul of • Brevity Twitter List: (t)Wit website @Horatio_79/brevity-2• Brevity Blog • Create a fake newspaper• Such Tweet Sorrow • Corkboard website • Wallwisher• My presentation on Twitter • Google Search Story

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