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Tesl Ontario 2011 Twitter

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Tesl Ontario 2011 Twitter

  1. 1. Twitter@TESL Ontario Introductory session John Allan Socialesl.comAt this time, please1 Open your email account2 Think of an account name and a password
  2. 2. Sources for this workshop
  3. 3. GURUs“I can try out a new idea in 30 minutes with Twitter.” Ze Frank
  4. 4. Testimonials
  5. 5. Top Ten Techie Lists
  6. 6. A StoryBird
  7. 7. AnInfographic
  8. 8. Scoop it!
  9. 9. Slideshow / PowerPoint
  10. 10. Prezis
  11. 11. YouTube
  12. 12. Blog Posts
  13. 13. Elearning (Camtasia)
  14. 14. Twitter itself
  15. 15. Tweets
  16. 16. On lineCourses
  17. 17. ITunesU Apps
  18. 18. Why waste my time?• people going to the bathroom, watching a movie, going somewhere…..• Follow your industry (TESL)• Follow specific specialties• TESL drama, IELTS, literacy,….• Keep abreast of events, (online & virtual)
  19. 19. What is Twitter?• A social networking tool• A micro-blogging platform• Micro because 140 characters or less• Free• Follow (anyone, be followed)• Provide micro-updates of your life or profession• Part of a healthy PLN Personal Learning Network
  20. 20. Why Twitter for Teachers?• Discover new activities / ideas• Socializing• Sharing /ideas• Locate interesting blogs• Professional Support• Join one of many emerging networks• Possibly as a teaching tool
  21. 21. Resources for Twitter• http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/twitte r1/index.htmlRussell Stannard• Refer to hand out
  22. 22. Let’s go….• Have your email address available• Think of a descriptive username• Think of a password• Ok?• (If you have an account help out - please)• Surf to twitter.com
  23. 23. Twitter.com
  24. 24. Set up an account• At the Twitter homepage• Free / easy• Fullname• Email• Password• Username (available)• Tick, keep me logged in• Click “Create My Account”
  25. 25. *Confirm your Twitter Account• Confirm your account button• Go to your email account• Open the welcome email, Click Confirm link• Return to Twitter• Sign in• Look for your icon• *Do this later
  26. 26. Settings
  27. 27. Click HOME
  28. 28. Search for mrpottz
  29. 29. Follow Button
  30. 30. Click Follow
  31. 31. Follow by Interest
  32. 32. Other Web Resources
  33. 33. Search with a Keywordperson or interest genre
  34. 34. Tweet!• On the homePage• Click the Tweet icon• Type something• Click Tweet
  35. 35. Timeline
  36. 36. @ mentions• Any Twitter update that contains @username anywhere in the body of the Tweet.• Useful for finding a person’s posts, Useful for giving credit
  37. 37. HashTags• By placing the # symbol before a word, phrase, or abbreviation, it creates a mini-search engine phrase that can be looked up and followed on Twitter. #TESL2011 #TESOL #TESLONTARIO
  38. 38. HashTags• Create your own hashtag and either Tweet it out to your followers or send it via email #dgstk (Dana gas stock holders) #TESOLideas (Sharing Tips for TESOL) #TESLONTARIOLINC
  39. 39. Sending a Direct message• Important• (keeps communication private)• Take a conversation out of the main Twitter lists• @twitter name is public• DM (use the Twitter Message button to be sure)• Click PROFILE> Click MESSAGES> type message> Click MESSAGES(SEND)
  40. 40. Sending a Direct message• Important• (keeps communication private)• Take a conversation out of the main Twitter lists• @twitter name is public• DM (use the Twitter Message button to be sure)• Click PROFILE> Click MESSAGES> type message> Click MESSAGES(SEND)
  41. 41. Bitly• URL shortner
  42. 42. TwitPic• Share Media (pics, vid, audio) through Twitter
  43. 43. TweetDeck
  44. 44. Deleting a Tweet?• Yes, but it is already out there be careful

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