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Twitter & Teacher Collaboration - NETA 2012

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Twitter & Teacher Collaboration - NETA 2012

  1. 1. twitter a powerful collaboration tool for teachersEric Langhorst Liberty, Missouri @elanghorst
  2. 2. 8th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Junior High Liberty, Missouri
  3. 3. Adjunct Graduate FacultyBaker University & Park University
  4. 4. Currently writing dissertation Doctor of Education Walden UniversityTopic – Social Studies Teachers Using Twitter to Collaborate
  5. 5. @elanghorst on Twitter
  6. 6. www.ericlanghorst.com/neta2012
  7. 7. Where are you? Have never used Twitter Have Twitter account but rarely use it Use Twitter often
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronescobar/2569091622/sizes/l/in/photostream/Did you know Twitter has roots in NEBRASKA
  9. 9. Evan Williams Twitter co-founder native of Clarks, Nebraskahttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Evan-Williams.jpg
  10. 10. my journey my Twitter Birthday is December 17, 2007
  11. 11. Who cares what I ate for breakfast? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjordan/2417210981
  12. 12. Twitter is currently my first choice for news, ideas and asking questions andmy most important tool for collaboration.
  13. 13. 100 million active users http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/08/twitter-has-100-million-users/
  14. 14. 350 milliontweets a day http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/09/08/twitter-has-100-million-users/
  15. 15. Great statistics but can this help me as a classroom teacher? http://www.flickr.com/photos/76994867@N00/4267034867
  16. 16. YES and here are 3 big reasons….. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76994867@N00/4267034867
  17. 17. Teachers tend to teachon isolated islands. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebehnken/5885152699/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  18. 18. Teachers tend to teachon isolated islands. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebehnken/5885152699/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/3297205226/ Teachers want information as needed.
  20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwarby/3297205226/ Teachers want information as needed.
  21. 21. Teachers lovefree. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotthudson/2986260634/
  22. 22. Teachers lovefree. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scotthudson/2986260634/
  23. 23. Twitter vocabulary http://www.flickr.com/photos/greeblie/3338710223/
  24. 24. tweeta posting which can be text, a link toa website, a photo or combination –140 character limit
  25. 25. The value ofmany tweets iswhat happens asa result of thatinitial spark. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdrx/6030455556/in/photostream/
  26. 26. “Would you like to go get some ice cream?” 40 charactershttp://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2858743646/
  27. 27. Ten years after ice cream……
  28. 28. followwhen you “follow” someone you canview their tweetsfollowerswhen someone “follows” you theycan see all of your tweets
  29. 29. Facebook is for people you know from your past,
  30. 30. Facebook is for people you know from your past,Twitter is about people you want to know NOW.
  31. 31. replyansweringsomeone’stweet,including theirTwitter name,everyone cansee
  32. 32. direct messagesending someone a message, onlythat person can see, they must befollowing youa little likesending ane-mail tosomeone
  33. 33. share what is happening in your classroom
  34. 34. Why not just send an e-mail?
  35. 35. Why not just send an e-mail?Expectation of a response.
  36. 36. retweetpassing along someone else’s tweetto your followers – passing alonggood information
  37. 37. So, how do you keep up with all these tweets? http://www.flickr.com/photos/eflon/5079163335/
  38. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/31246066@N04/4377035185/The river will flow,with or without you watching it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbh/4809673039/
  39. 39. Must “trap” the information that is important to you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/archer10/6019820676/
  40. 40. hashtagsallows you to find specific themesor topics, people include hashtagswithin their tweets#royals#historyteacher#election2012
  41. 41. You can check out tweets from this conference by checking hashtag: #neta12
  42. 42. chatsa scheduled time at which Twitterfollowers discuss a common themeand use a common hashtagcan participate live or check in laterwith the archive
  43. 43. anyone can follow the chatconversation if they do a search for the same hashtag #sschat #sschat (social studies chat)takes place each Monday between6:00 PM and 7:00 PM Central Time
  44. 44. chats are archived so one can participate live (synchronous learning) or view the archive when they can (asynchronous learning)http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/64581364/in/faves-speakingofhistory/
  45. 45. archive of January 9, 2012 social studies chat current events in social studies
  46. 46. Use Twitter tools. http://www.flickr.com/photos/zzpza/3269784239/lightbox/
  47. 47. TweetDeck
  48. 48. HootSuite
  49. 49. TweetCaster
  50. 50. Fast Follow Text Feature
  51. 51. Xefer.com
  52. 52. TweetStats.com
  53. 53. TweetStats.com
  54. 54. TweetStats.com
  55. 55. Getting started & finding people to follow
  56. 56. Don’t just follow celebrities. http://www.celebs101.com/wallpaper-276392--5251--Lady+Gaga+Wallpaper.html
  57. 57. Be a lurker.http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotos_medem/3399096196/
  58. 58. Complete your profile
  59. 59. Complete your profile
  60. 60. Complete your profile
  61. 61. Complete your profile
  62. 62. Be a topic lurker.
  63. 63. Be a topic lurker.
  64. 64. Be a topic lurker.
  65. 65. Check other people’s list. Who do they follow?http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_molina/2815688603/
  66. 66. Cultivate your followers, grow your network. http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/2983762346/
  67. 67. You can still tweet what you ate for breakfast, but throw in a little collaboration too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesjordan/2417210981
  68. 68. www.ericlanghorst.com/neta2012
  69. 69. Eric Langhorst8th Grade American History Teacher South Valley Junior High Liberty, Missouri @elanghorst on Twitter speakingofhistory@gmail.com www.ericlanghorst.com
  70. 70. twitter a powerful collaboration tool for teachersEric Langhorst Liberty, Missouri @elanghorst

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