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Using twitter among students (final version)

  1. 1. Using Twitter Among Students Name: Sara Ibrahim ID: 200910660
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Get Started With Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Using Twitter Effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Students and Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul>
  3. 3. General Information <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Founders </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definition <ul><li>Twitter is an online service and social networking that enables you to post updates with other “tweeps” by answering a single question “What’s happening?” </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter limits tweets, so you only receive and post tweets up to 140 characters. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Founder <ul><li>Jack Dorsey </li></ul><ul><li>@jack </li></ul><ul><li>“ Executive Chairman of Twitter, CEO of Square, a founder of both.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Features <ul><li>Who to follow: </li></ul><ul><li>View Suggestions: allow you to follow “tweeps” depending on who you follow and other variables </li></ul><ul><li>Browse Interests: allow you to follow “tweeps” based on over 20 categories </li></ul><ul><li>Find your friends: allow you to find “tweeps” from your email account </li></ul><ul><li>Searches: search for topics and keywords and save your search </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising: you need to have an idea about promoted trends, promoted tweets and promoted accounts </li></ul>
  7. 7. Get Started With Twitter <ul><li>Create a twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter terminology </li></ul>
  8. 8. Create a twitter account <ul><li>Step 1: go to </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: join twitter by typing your full name, email and password in the sign up box </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: choose a username (suggestions available) then click on “Create my account” </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: you can follow some stages to help you start with twitter or you can skip them </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: confirm your email address to access all of twitter’s features </li></ul>Watch how to create a twitter account
  9. 9. Twitter Terminology <ul><li>Follow: when you follow an account, all their tweets will appear in your timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Unfollow: to stop seeing someone’s tweets in your timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Retweet (RT): to share someone’s tweets with your followers </li></ul><ul><li>Block: use it when you find a spammer in your followers list to remove it from your list </li></ul><ul><li>Reply: to respond to someone’s tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Mentions: click on @mentions to check when someone has mentioned you </li></ul><ul><li>@: use it if you want to mention another tweep; it is also the first part of a username (ex. @Sara_Albastaki) </li></ul><ul><li>#: use it to categorize tweets, trending topics (TT) are usually combined with # </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Message (DM): it is private massages you want to send to other tweeps </li></ul>
  10. 10. Advantages of Twitter <ul><li>Communication tool </li></ul><ul><li>Share and receive information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Communication Tool <ul><li>Twitter made the world smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with different people around the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. we can have friend from different countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask about them and talk about our interests </li></ul>
  12. 12. Share and Receive Information <ul><li>We can know what is happening in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrities </li></ul><ul><li>Share those information </li></ul>
  13. 13. Using Twitter Effectively <ul><li>Tweeting style </li></ul><ul><li>Tag your tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Use a twitter organizer </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tweeting Style
  15. 15. Tag Your Tweet <ul><li>Make your tweets visible to other tweeps </li></ul><ul><li>Give your tweets more exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Create discussions </li></ul><ul><li># allows you to search the tweets containing the hashtag </li></ul><ul><li>Get into conversations with other tweeps about a specific topic </li></ul><ul><li>It helps connect with a particular group of people or with people interested in the same things you are (ex. #ZU) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Use a Twitter Organizer Watch how TweetDeck works…
  17. 17. Twitter and Students <ul><li>Organize events </li></ul><ul><li>Connection between students & teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Share info about a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Research tool </li></ul>
  18. 18. Organize Events <ul><li>Important announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings time and date </li></ul>
  19. 19. Connection Between Students & Teachers <ul><li>Students can ask about each other, know what is happening in their school or university </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can post test dates to inform students </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can comment about class discussion or what lessons have been taken in class to update students </li></ul>
  20. 20. Class Discussion <ul><li>Share opinions, ask questions and discuss different answers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It helps increase the students’ knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It encourages students who don’t participate to be engaged in class discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t mean we have to replace the regular formats, twitter is used to enhance class discussion process </li></ul>
  21. 21. Share Info about a Topic <ul><li>Students can share outside information about a topic taken in class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It helps widen their knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It encourages critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It encourages students to be more engaged in class </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Research Tool
  23. 23. Exercise <ul><li>Go to </li></ul>
  24. 24. Bibliography <ul><li>Bart, M. (2009, June 17). Using Twitter to Facilitate Classroom Discussions . Retrieved November 15, 2011, from Faculty Focus: </li></ul><ul><li>Miller, S. M. (2010). Enhance Your Twitter Experience. ERIC , 4. </li></ul><ul><li>Mollett, A., Moran, D., & Dunleavy, P. (2011, September). A Guide to Using Twitter in University Research,Teaching, and Impact Activities . Retrieved October 21, 2011, from LSE: </li></ul><ul><li>Sherman, A. (2011, February 2). 10 Twitter Features You Might Be Missing . Retrieved October 23, 2011, from Gigaom: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter . (2009, March 19). Retrieved October 24, 2011, from Techterms: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter For Students . (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2011, from Twitter Tips Central: </li></ul><ul><li>Using Twitter to Break Down Classroom Isolation . (2009, March 30). Retrieved October 22, 2011, from Teachers Tips: </li></ul><ul><li>Watters, A. (2011, March 21). 5 Ways Twitter Has Changed Education . Retrieved October 21, 2011, from Mind Shift: </li></ul>