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Microblogging  (Twitter) Oct 14, 2009  Online Session w/Tracy Roberts While you are waiting…
Meet your Moderator(s)...
Elluminate: About Audio <ul><li>Headset, or </li></ul><ul><li>Earphones + mic, or </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones/earphones o...
Introductions & Audio Check <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Your surroundings – what can you… </...
Elluminate: Quick Tour <ul><li>Stuff you can do: </li></ul><ul><li>Answer y/n </li></ul><ul><li>Put your hand up </li></ul...
Session Outline <ul><li>Intro:  Twitter in Plain English  (2:25 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Video Debrief </li></ul><ul><li>Our...
Twitter in Plain English <ul><li>Video - 2:25 min – “web tour” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9id...
Twitter in Plain English <ul><li>Explains  concept  well, BUT... </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights “trivial” potential of Twitt...
Future Man on Social Networking %&@#!??
Twitter: it’s what’s for  breakfast ?
Twitter for Professional  Life <ul><li>Pro-D </li></ul><ul><li>News from my field </li></ul><ul><li>Extends “who my collea...
Twitter for Community Building <ul><li>“ Moss St. Market”  </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd  account </li></ul><ul><li>Notice :  </l...
Twitter as THE Backchannel… <ul><li>Conferences, events… gasp …your classes?! </li></ul><ul><li>A hashtag = connected, dia...
Twips (Twitter Tips)... <ul><li>No “right” way to use Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter = extremely flexible,  rapidly  ev...
Twips…about FOLLOWING… <ul><li>Follow first (lurk & learn...) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow good tweeters  only   (you define  ...
Twips: About TOOLS <ul><li>Browser enough to start </li></ul><ul><li>Try tools that  integrate  Twitter into browser (e.g....
Twips: finding info…. <ul><li>Trending Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Search keywords, #hashtags </li></ul>
Ultimately, what we like... <ul><li>Flexible, accessible, available  </li></ul><ul><li>Free Pro-D, indirect mentoring </li...
How/do you imagine using Twitter? Teaching & Learning? Other?
Next Steps? <ul><li>www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create account  </li></ul><ul><li>Find people to follow </li></ul><u...
Resources <ul><ul><li>Twitter in Plain English  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Gr...
Thank You! Tracy Roberts [email_address] On Twitter: trass www.royalroads.ca
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  1. 1. Microblogging (Twitter) Oct 14, 2009 Online Session w/Tracy Roberts While you are waiting…
  2. 2. Meet your Moderator(s)...
  3. 3. Elluminate: About Audio <ul><li>Headset, or </li></ul><ul><li>Earphones + mic, or </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones/earphones only (no mic) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why a headset?  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Introductions & Audio Check <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Your surroundings – what can you… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hear? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>smell? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>taste? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>feel? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>see? </li></ul></ul></ul>Use sliders to adjust audio Click to talk and click when finished
  5. 5. Elluminate: Quick Tour <ul><li>Stuff you can do: </li></ul><ul><li>Answer y/n </li></ul><ul><li>Put your hand up </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with icons </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a twitter account? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you tweet? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Session Outline <ul><li>Intro: Twitter in Plain English (2:25 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Video Debrief </li></ul><ul><li>Our experiences with Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twips (Twitter Tips) from CTET </li></ul><ul><li>Use? </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  7. 7. Twitter in Plain English <ul><li>Video - 2:25 min – “web tour” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What did you think? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Twitter in Plain English <ul><li>Explains concept well, BUT... </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights “trivial” potential of Twitter... </li></ul><ul><li>also illustrated in this viral cartoon... </li></ul>
  9. 9. Future Man on Social Networking %&@#!??
  10. 10. Twitter: it’s what’s for breakfast ?
  11. 11. Twitter for Professional Life <ul><li>Pro-D </li></ul><ul><li>News from my field </li></ul><ul><li>Extends “who my colleagues/team are” </li></ul><ul><li>Indirect mentoring / legitimate Peripheral participation in a professional community </li></ul><ul><li>Notice : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#sxswed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 7 hours ago from TweetDeck… </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Twitter for Community Building <ul><li>“ Moss St. Market” </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd account </li></ul><ul><li>Notice : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@username </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 minutes ago from HootSuite </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Twitter as THE Backchannel… <ul><li>Conferences, events… gasp …your classes?! </li></ul><ul><li>A hashtag = connected, dialogue possible </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Keynote Meltdown of 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li># can also mean “ harsh tag” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why not use it? Est. the hashtag </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For polling, input, engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(they might be doing it anyway) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Twips (Twitter Tips)... <ul><li>No “right” way to use Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter = extremely flexible, rapidly evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Some suggestions from CTET… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Twips…about FOLLOWING… <ul><li>Follow first (lurk & learn...) </li></ul><ul><li>Follow good tweeters only (you define good ) </li></ul><ul><li>Profiles are key – twitterview  </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to follow back </li></ul><ul><li>“ Shop” others’ lists </li></ul>
  16. 16. Twips: About TOOLS <ul><li>Browser enough to start </li></ul><ul><li>Try tools that integrate Twitter into browser (e.g., Twitterbar, Twitter Gadget on iGoogle) </li></ul><ul><li>Are you “mobile”…? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you blog? Connect both! </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet pics & videos too </li></ul>
  17. 17. Twips: finding info…. <ul><li>Trending Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Search keywords, #hashtags </li></ul>
  18. 18. Ultimately, what we like... <ul><li>Flexible, accessible, available </li></ul><ul><li>Free Pro-D, indirect mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Expands your community & colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate news. Filtered. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a river – take it or leave it </li></ul>
  19. 19. How/do you imagine using Twitter? Teaching & Learning? Other?
  20. 20. Next Steps? <ul><li>www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Create account </li></ul><ul><li>Find people to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Explore & figure out what works for you </li></ul>
  21. 21. Resources <ul><ul><li>Twitter in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Great Keynote Meltdown of 2009 http://doteduguru.com/id3712-the-great-keynote-meltdown-of-2009.html </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter apps: http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/socialmedia/twitterapps.html </li></ul><ul><li>Mashable.com – esp http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/ </li></ul><ul><li>TweetStats http://tweetstats.com/ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thank You! Tracy Roberts [email_address] On Twitter: trass www.royalroads.ca

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