Twitter Fall 2011 Boot Camp


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TLTC Boot Camp
Seton Hall University
Level 1 and Level 2
Twitter in an hour

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Twitter Fall 2011 Boot Camp

  1. 1. Fall 2011 TLTC Boot CampLevel 1 and Level 2<br />Mary Zedeck<br /><br />Course Resources:<br /><br />Seton Hall University<br />
  2. 2. What you will be learning today<br />Access and navigate to workshop website with Twitter resources<br />What is Twitter?<br />Create Twitter account<br />Set up and edit profile settings – why is this important?<br />Terminology<br />tweet, retweet (RT), favorite, @reply (@mention), dm, #<br />Twitter search<br />Applications for teaching and learning<br />
  3. 3. What is Twitter?<br />Definition: A social networking and micro-blogging service that allows you answer the question, "What’s happening?" by sending short messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets," to your friends or "followers.”<br />“Twitter is blogging without the hassle!”<br />- Anonymous<br />
  4. 4. What’s all the fuss about?<br />Twitter can help with the following:<br />Getting real-time updates and news immediately<br />Connect with people who you may not have been connected with<br />Broadcast real-time updates immediately to your network<br />
  5. 5. Let’s see what others say about Twitter<br />
  6. 6. Twitter Statistics<br />
  7. 7. More Twitter Statistics<br />
  8. 8. Create your Account<br />
  9. 9. Sign up for a Twitter account<br /><br />Your name<br />Use an email you can retrieve here<br />Password<br />Sign up<br />
  10. 10. Sign up for a Twitter account<br />Account creation cont’d<br />Your name<br />Use an email you can retrieve here<br />Password<br />Choose a username<br />Create my account<br />Retrieve confirmation email<br />Click on link in email to confirm<br />
  11. 11. Your Twitter account<br />Your account<br />Let’s take a look around<br />Your first tweet<br />Answer this question in your first tweet:Your Name and What is your favorite movie?<br />Use the hashtag #shuboot<br />Tweet<br />
  12. 12. Follow @mzedeck<br />Search<br />mzedeck<br />Search<br />Follow<br />Follow others in the workshop<br />
  13. 13. BASICS<br />
  14. 14. Getting Started on Twitter<br />Branding yourself<br />Choosing a username<br />Choosing a photo(i.e. headshot, logo, etc)<br />Choosing a background<br />Build your network<br />Find who is already using Twitter<br />Follow people you are interested in<br />
  15. 15. Your Profile<br />Edit your profile<br />Add profile picture<br />Your name<br />Location<br />Bio<br />Save<br />
  16. 16. TERMINOLOGY<br />
  17. 17. Twitter Terminology<br />Jargon:<br /><ul><li>Tweets = Max of 140-character updates on Twitter
  18. 18. Follower = A user interested in your updates</li></ul>Symbols:<br /><ul><li>@ = public conversations
  19. 19. # = adding a hashtag to a tweet
  20. 20. RT = retweeting is sharing tweets with others
  21. 21. DM = direct messages are similar to e-mails</li></li></ul><li>Anatomy of a Tweet – link, @, #<br />
  22. 22. Anatomy of a Tweet – RT, DM<br />
  23. 23. @Reply = Public Conversation<br />For example, @mzedeck in a tweet means you are either sending a public message to that user or you are mentioning that user in your tweet<br />There is a linked search to your username on your Twitter homepage (@Mentions)<br />
  24. 24. Retweeting or “RT”<br />Twitter users share the best links, tweets and gems they find from others they are following<br />Important to do in order to build community and not just appear to be putting out your own content<br />Connect with people and let them know you’re there (gain followers!)<br />
  25. 25. # = hashtags (tagging tweets)<br />tweets tagged with #edchat:<br /><ul><li>Community driven naming convention on Twitter to help spread information while also organizing it
  26. 26. Favorite tool of conferences and event organizers
  27. 27. If everyone agrees to add a certain hashtag after their tweet, it becomes easier to find that topic in search (
  28. 28. #hcr, #health– health care
  29. 29. #Easter
  30. 30. Create your own
  31. 31. #shuboot
  32. 32. #edtech
  33. 33. #pols2290</li></li></ul><li>Favorites<br />Similar to a browser bookmark<br />Click the star next to a tweet to be able to quickly go back to it later<br />Profile/Favorites<br />
  34. 34. Tweeting Activity<br />@reply to @mzedeck and two or more participants in the workshop<br />Make sure to use #shuboot at the end of your tweet<br />Send a DM to @mzedeck and additional participants in the workshop if you wish<br />RT one of @mzedeck’s tweets and RT additional participants in the workshop if you wish<br />Try adding links to your tweets<br />Try using Favorites<br />
  35. 35. SEARCH<br />
  36. 36. Twitter Search<br />
  37. 37. Search Activity<br />Search for people or organizations to follow<br />Search Box<br />Who to Follow<br />Trends<br />
  38. 38. In Education<br />
  39. 39. Twitter Ideas for Teaching and Learning<br />Collecting Research<br />One tweet = one notecard<br />Classroom Polling<br />Facilitate Class Discussion<br />Post Information<br />Practice Foreign Language<br />Follow the News<br />Collaboration<br />
  40. 40. Twitter in the Classroom<br />
  41. 41. Questions?Email: mary.zedeck@shu.eduTwitter: @mzedeck<br />