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Why Twitter? Why Now? Using Twitter to create connections for learning

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A brief tutorial used to highlight the positive and negative ways that Twitter can be used, and how to leverage it for professional learning effectively. Aimed at newbies to Twitter.

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Why Twitter? Why Now? Using Twitter to create connections for learning

  1. 1. Image shared to the Public Domain by Geralt https://pixabay.com/images/id-3319619/ Why Twitter? Why now? Using Twitter to create connections for learning. Kay Oddone @kayoddone
  2. 2. Twitter: 2019 Multicoloured squirrels Trolling ‘A disease’ A contested space Celebrity divorce
  3. 3. Twitter: 2019 A place of learning?
  4. 4. The Twitter interface Your account The most popular hashtags (in real time) Trending hashtags Access home page Notifications Direct messages (private to you) Search people (@) or topics (#) Write tweets here (280 characters) View stream ordered chronologically or by ‘Top Tweets’ Add an image, gif or poll to your tweet Include someone in your tweet by mentioning them Include a hashtag so your tweets are seen by anyone who searches for that hashtag (not only those who follow you) Share tweet beyond Twitter Show you ‘like’ the tweet (and save it for later) ‘Retweet’ – share the tweet with your followers Make a comment and read others’ comments This indicates this tweet was retweeted Tweets with images/gifs get more attention (and more space to share info)
  5. 5. Anatomy of a Tweet Account tweeting Verified Twitter handle Date tweeted Link shared Mention Related keywords (hashtags) 4 people have shared this tweet 3 people like this tweet
  6. 6. Image shared to the Public Domain by Geralt https://pixabay.com/images/id-3319619/ Why Twitter? Why now? Q&A Kay Oddone @kayoddone

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