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Twitter in Education: what next?

Twitter in Education: what next?

  1. 1. Twitter in Education [2] What next?
  2. 2. [Recap] What is Twitter? <ul><li>‘ Twitter in Education’ Presentation on Blog: http://bit.ly/9nr9oz </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Twitter in Education’ Presentation on Slideshare: http://slidesha.re/bDZmqu </li></ul><ul><li>Information on What is Twitter, How you can use it, Terminology, Reasons to use Twitter, etc … </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your presence on Twitter <ul><li>Decide on how you want to use Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep different aspects of your life separate – have multiple accounts; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private / family / friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network / Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class / students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage accounts with Twitter application like TweetDeck: www.tweetdeck.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Twitter in the Classroom [1] <ul><li>Noticeboard : updates to timetable, content, schedules, assignments, venues, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary : 140 character summary on reading assignment forces focus on quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Share Links : each student shares a website with class. </li></ul><ul><li>Languages : send tweets in different language for students to reply, in same language. </li></ul>Adapted from: Learning with ‘E’s
  5. 5. Video 1: The Twitter Experiment (UT Dallas)
  6. 6. Twitter in the Classroom [2] <ul><li>The story : student take it in turns to tweet next line in story. (use #hashtag to collate) </li></ul><ul><li>Pen Pal : learn from student in different country about home, hobbies, friends, school, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a celeb : find a celebrity and follow and comment on progress. </li></ul>Adapted from: Learning with ‘E’s
  7. 7. Video 2: Twitter in the Classroom
  8. 8. Twitter in the Classroom [3] Adapted from: AcademHack <ul><li>Community : what starts in the classroom continues out of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Timeline : watch public timeline for sport, news, emotions, music, etc being shared. </li></ul><ul><li>Word search : track a word, not #hashtag. </li></ul><ul><li>Notepad : share thoughts and see feedback from followers. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Twitter as a ‘backchannel’ [1] <ul><li>Twitter during class using #hashtag creates the ‘backchannel’ . </li></ul><ul><li>Those present and absent can follow during and after class using #hashtag. </li></ul><ul><li>Inform class before you begin the #hashtag you want them to use. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Twitter as a ‘backchannel’ [2] <ul><li>Show Twitter during class using projector – encourages use and participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Backchannel will produce hecklers – learn to manage, don’t panic! </li></ul><ul><li>Backchannel will bring praise – learn to manage, don’t panic! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Video 3: Embracing the Backchannel
  12. 12. Twitter as a ‘backchannel’ [3] <ul><li>TweetChat www.tweetchat.com </li></ul><ul><li>TwitterFall www.twitterfall.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Twitter as a ‘backchannel’ [4] <ul><li>VisibleTweets www.visibletweets.com </li></ul><ul><li>TwitterWall www.twitterwall.com </li></ul>
  14. 14. Twitter as a ‘backchannel’ [5] <ul><li>Integrate into PowerPoint: </li></ul><ul><li>Use SAP Web 2.0 PowerPoint Tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[1] Show Twitter stream during presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[2] Show Twitter stream at bottom of presentation. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Twitter as a ‘backchannel’ [6] <ul><li>5 ways to avoid a backchannel Disaster; </li></ul><ul><li>Match audience expectation to your material </li></ul><ul><li>Tell audience backchannel will be read during presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Take break and respond to backchannel chat/comments </li></ul><ul><li>Meet negative comments head-on, don’t hide </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on delivery, engage backchannel next </li></ul>Adapted from: Mashable
  16. 16. Thank you. <ul><li>David Hopkins </li></ul><ul><li>www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/hopkinsdavid </li></ul>

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