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Are you a Twit or a
Tweep?
Lisa Stevens @lisibo lisibo.com
Today we’ll explore
why tweet?
getting started
jargon and technicalities
dos and don’ts
Twitter in education
Becoming a Twit ;)
user name
bio
profile picture
privacy
Why tweet?
connections and sharing
build a PLN
work
interests
community
worldwide knowledge
SurveyMonkey
Having a great time in
Southampton at #ililc5
learning lots about MFL.
This tweet can be seen by anyone who follows
me and...
@SpanishSam -
wish you were here
This tweet can be seen by anyone who
follows both Sam and I. It will also appear in
Sam’s...
.@bootleian - wish
you were here
This tweet can be seen by anyone in my
timeline (i.e. who follows me) as @ is not the
fir...
@ vs DM
An @ message is directed to the person but is
public - like shouting across the room.
A DM (direct message) is lik...
RT and MT
RT = retweet
Use when you want to share what someone else has
tweeted
MT - modified tweet
Use when you edit the ...
Making ‘friends’ and
influencing people
How to make ‘friends’
follow people you know
import contacts
invite people
search for things that
interest you
lists
MFL lists
https://twitter.com/joedale/lists/mfl-twitterers
https://twitter.com/joedale/lists/mfl-
departments
https://twit...
Lists
organise followers into
groups
follow ‘themes’
easily share groups of
contacts
Hashtags
meetings
interests
days
conferences
sorting things
Hashtag - ‘meetings’
#ukedchat - every Thursday 8pm-
9pm
#globalclassroom - every 2nd
Saturday 11am
#
Hashtags - ‘interests’
Twitter hashtags for teachers
#mfltwitterati - language teachers
#ipaded - iPads
#byod or #1to1
#mf...
Hashtags - to follow
memes and/or have a
laugh!
#RuinAMovieWithPancake - as I was
planning!
#FoxNewsFacts
Hashtag - days!
#FF - follow Friday - use to endorse
people/let people know you
appreciate them
#PedagooFriday - celebrate...
Hashtags
‘conferences’
#ililc5 of course!
#TMBett2015 - every year so need to
add date
#MFLDevon - for MFL conferences in
...
What should
I tweet?
You can tweet…
words
links
pictures
videos (now directly
from Twitter app (iOS
and Android)
Unmaking friends
mute
unfollow
block
report
Dos and don’ts
don’t click on tweets with just a URL
be suspicious of tweets from people
with 3 followers that follow 735 ...
Dos and don’ts
tweets are 140
characters; if you need
more than that, blog it!
(Or use Twitlonger!)
think before you tweet...
Dos and don'ts
decide if this is a personal or
professional thing. If you mix, be
careful
mind your language
review who yo...
Be interesting and
relevant!
If you have nothing to say, don’t
tweet!
Don’t get
Twitterhea!
Especially if you’re talking
about yourself!
Tweeting in education?
Is there a place for it?
What is that place?
How can we manage it?
Tweeting schools
Here’s a Twitter list of tweeting UK schools
And US/Canadian schools
Cleverbox
suggests…
Use in the
classroom
Ideas
ask questions
share work
celebrate what’s going
on
get feedback from
outside
talk to the other side of
the world
A French class
Lots of ideas
also 50 ideas - written 2005!
Practicalities
who’s in control?
do you need
permission?
one account or many?
Twitter “clients”
twitter.com
Tweetdeck
Hootsuite
Twitter app
Tweetbot app
SurveyMonkey
Visualising tweets
Visibletweets
Twitterfall
Tweetbeam
Tweetmonster
tweepsmap.com
also twocation.com
mentionmapp.com
#firsttweet
discover.twitter.com/first-tweet#lisibo
Stumbleupon quiz
paper.li
Storify
More advice and
ideas!
Join the MFL Twitterati and Step by step
instructions
Using Twitter in MFL
My biggest and best teac...
Most cartoons from
http://pictovista.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/
35-funny-twitter-cartoons.html
It’s addictive!
Lisa Stevens
lisibo@me.com
http://lisibo.com
@lisibo
Ltd
Are you a Twit or a Tweep #ililc5
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Session on Twitter delivered at #ililc5 conference, University of Southampton Feb28th-Mar1st 2015 by Lisa Stevens aka @lisibo

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  1. 1. Are you a Twit or a Tweep? Lisa Stevens @lisibo lisibo.com
  2. 2. Today we’ll explore why tweet? getting started jargon and technicalities dos and don’ts Twitter in education
  3. 3. Becoming a Twit ;) user name bio profile picture privacy
  4. 4. Why tweet? connections and sharing build a PLN work interests community worldwide knowledge SurveyMonkey
  5. 5. Having a great time in Southampton at #ililc5 learning lots about MFL. This tweet can be seen by anyone who follows me and can be searched (as I have not locked my account)
  6. 6. @SpanishSam - wish you were here This tweet can be seen by anyone who follows both Sam and I. It will also appear in Sam’s notifications.
  7. 7. .@bootleian - wish you were here This tweet can be seen by anyone in my timeline (i.e. who follows me) as @ is not the first character. It will also appear in John’s notifications.
  8. 8. @ vs DM An @ message is directed to the person but is public - like shouting across the room. A DM (direct message) is like a text and is private. This is how to send e.g. email addresses or have private conversations
  9. 9. RT and MT RT = retweet Use when you want to share what someone else has tweeted MT - modified tweet Use when you edit the tweet Quote - apps like Tweetbot and Twitter allow you to quote and comment on the tweet
  10. 10. Making ‘friends’ and influencing people
  11. 11. How to make ‘friends’ follow people you know import contacts invite people search for things that interest you lists
  12. 12. MFL lists https://twitter.com/joedale/lists/mfl-twitterers https://twitter.com/joedale/lists/mfl- departments https://twitter.com/valleseco/lists/primary- languages-uk https://twitter.com/ajep/lists/language-lovers
  13. 13. Lists organise followers into groups follow ‘themes’ easily share groups of contacts
  14. 14. Hashtags meetings interests days conferences sorting things
  15. 15. Hashtag - ‘meetings’ #ukedchat - every Thursday 8pm- 9pm #globalclassroom - every 2nd Saturday 11am #
  16. 16. Hashtags - ‘interests’ Twitter hashtags for teachers #mfltwitterati - language teachers #ipaded - iPads #byod or #1to1 #mflchat #100wc
  17. 17. Hashtags - to follow memes and/or have a laugh! #RuinAMovieWithPancake - as I was planning! #FoxNewsFacts
  18. 18. Hashtag - days! #FF - follow Friday - use to endorse people/let people know you appreciate them #PedagooFriday - celebrate great things in education #errantapostropheWednesday
  19. 19. Hashtags ‘conferences’ #ililc5 of course! #TMBett2015 - every year so need to add date #MFLDevon - for MFL conferences in Devon
  20. 20. What should I tweet?
  21. 21. You can tweet… words links pictures videos (now directly from Twitter app (iOS and Android)
  22. 22. Unmaking friends mute unfollow block report
  23. 23. Dos and don’ts don’t click on tweets with just a URL be suspicious of tweets from people with 3 followers that follow 735 and have only tweeted once use ‘block’ and report spam
  24. 24. Dos and don’ts tweets are 140 characters; if you need more than that, blog it! (Or use Twitlonger!) think before you tweet! remember that your tweets are public
  25. 25. Dos and don'ts decide if this is a personal or professional thing. If you mix, be careful mind your language review who you follow periodically watch out for ‘trolls’
  26. 26. Be interesting and relevant!
  27. 27. If you have nothing to say, don’t tweet!
  28. 28. Don’t get Twitterhea! Especially if you’re talking about yourself!
  29. 29. Tweeting in education? Is there a place for it? What is that place? How can we manage it?
  30. 30. Tweeting schools Here’s a Twitter list of tweeting UK schools And US/Canadian schools
  31. 31. Cleverbox suggests…
  32. 32. Use in the classroom
  33. 33. Ideas ask questions share work celebrate what’s going on get feedback from outside talk to the other side of the world
  34. 34. A French class
  35. 35. Lots of ideas also 50 ideas - written 2005!
  36. 36. Practicalities who’s in control? do you need permission? one account or many?
  37. 37. Twitter “clients” twitter.com Tweetdeck Hootsuite Twitter app Tweetbot app SurveyMonkey
  38. 38. Visualising tweets Visibletweets Twitterfall Tweetbeam Tweetmonster
  39. 39. tweepsmap.com also twocation.com
  40. 40. mentionmapp.com
  41. 41. #firsttweet discover.twitter.com/first-tweet#lisibo
  42. 42. Stumbleupon quiz
  43. 43. paper.li Storify
  44. 44. More advice and ideas! Join the MFL Twitterati and Step by step instructions Using Twitter in MFL My biggest and best teaching resource The Language of Twitter (article in The Guardian Teachers Network) Using video on Twitter in education
  45. 45. Most cartoons from http://pictovista.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/ 35-funny-twitter-cartoons.html
  46. 46. It’s addictive!
  47. 47. Lisa Stevens lisibo@me.com http://lisibo.com @lisibo Ltd

Session on Twitter delivered at #ililc5 conference, University of Southampton Feb28th-Mar1st 2015 by Lisa Stevens aka @lisibo

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