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Twitter Quick Reference Guide that was created to accompany the Social Media Presentation given at AJCU 2010 CITM conference (

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Twitter Quick Reference Guide

  1. 1. Teach IT. Fordham IT. Instructional Technology Academic Computing (ITAC) Faculty Technology Centers Twitter For Additional Resources:* Quick Reference and Links Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and read other user’s updates, known as “tweets.”
  2. 2. Twitter Resources and Links Bookmarks have been organized for the presentation on Twitter at AJCU 2010:* “Resources for Teaching” Protopage tab on Twitter: “Social Media” Presentation slides: First Steps: Set Up Your Twitter Account Basic Vocabulary Getting started with Twitter is as easy as 1-2-3!! Twitterer, Tweep or Tweeple: Twitter users Follower: Twitter user who tracks your tweets 1. Go to and sign up for an account RT (ReTweet): resending another’s tweet 2. Follow people DM (Direct Message): a tweet that is only visible by the recipient 3. Join the conversation! @reply: sent to a specific user but visible to all #: hash mark that designates a topic that can be followed*+start*+terms Examples Personal Learning Network Looking for specific examples of twitter being used in higher-ed Twitter is an excellent tool to use to create a Personal Learning classrooms and as a professional development tool? Network (PLN). A PLN is a group of friends, colleagues, or experts Here are a few ideas on how teachers are using Twitter: with whom you exchange information and resources. For links to - track a conference articles and blog posts with advice to building and utilizing your own - classroom backchannel PLN with Twitter: - collaborative research bibliographies - open discussion*+pln Links to spreadsheets, lists, and posts with specific examples:*+examples Tweeple A listing of directories and tools for finding tweeple to follow: Articles*+tweeple Articles such as the following can be helpful to read before using Twitter in the classroom or as a PLN tool: Tools - NEA: “Can Tweeting Help Your Teaching?” Most tweeple find it useful to use Twitter tools such as Tweetdeck - Campus Technology: “Micro Blogging with Twitter” or TwitPic. For links to lists of Twitter tools check out: - Inside Higher Ed: “News: Tweeting in Class”*+tools For links to additional articles:*+articles Twitter Etiquette Papers Some simple do’s and don’ts of tweeting: A listing of scholarly papers and studies on Twitter: - Show, don’t tell and provide links - Help and retweet others*+papers - Humor and snark in moderation - Listen and engage in conversation - Don’t spam or over promote Safety - Pause between tweets Just like any online tool, there are safety measures and precautions - Use hashtags you should take when tweeting: - Avoid automated tweets - Don’t blast others*+safety For more advice and tips on how to tweet:*+tips Fordham IT "Technology in support of Teaching, Learning, and Research" Frank J. Sirianni, Ph.D. Instructional Technology Academic Computing (ITAC), a department of Fordham IT, Vice-President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer is a comprehensive educational technology organization, encompassing the services of Faculty Technology Centers, Media Services, Smart Classrooms, Video Conferencing, Fleurin Eshghi, Ed.D. Technology Teaching and Learning, Student Technology Services, Teaching Labs and Executive Director of Instructional Technology Academic Computing many others pertaining to the academic mission of the university. ©2010 Fordham IT | Created by: Kristen A. Treglia | 2010-04-21 11:29:29 EDT