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To Tweet or Not To Tweet


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Presentation for the staff of North Peace Secondary School.

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To Tweet or Not To Tweet

  1. 1. To Tweet or Not to Tweet Gerry Paille
  2. 2. Xtranormal
  3. 3. Community of Practice Share common interest May be organized by someone like a teacher, department head, administrator, pro-d chair, or professional association. Members know each other and meet face-2- face periodically May or may not rely on technology
  4. 4. Network of Practice Share a common interest Decentralized Do it yourself Members may not know each other or ever meet Rely on technology Fun, exciting, empowering, viral, disruptive
  5. 5. Become a Networked Teacher Overwhelming? Credit Alec Couros
  6. 6. What Can You Do? You need to: Get involved in your Community of Practice Participate a Network of Practice Build your Personal Learning Environment Use some of the tools
  7. 7. CCK09 Lucy Grey October 13, 2009 Elluminate Recording
  8. 8. For me one of the greatest advantages in networking via blogs, tweets and online social networks has been the ease with which I am finding that exposure to other perspectives and ways of thinking. In an easy and fluid way this forces me to keep a critical mind. Betty Gilgoff
  9. 9. @AngelaMaiers October 13, 2009 Twitter
  10. 10. I'm no expert in Web 2.0, but via Twitter, RSS,, etc., I can subscribe to the brains of people who are. This stuff is really amazing. You gotta try it. @skydaddy
  11. 11. What are you doing now?
  12. 12. What are you doing now?
  13. 13. What are you doing now?
  14. 14. At its best, the social medium is a perpetual, personalized news service about topics of your choosing — whether health care reform, tech news or the latest episode of “Gossip Girl” — filtered and served to you by people who care a lot about what you care a lot about. New York Times
  15. 15. But for those who stick with it, those who are active enough to allow themselves to be drawn into conversations, start to see their transaction spaces change. New ideas flow into them which begin to widen horizons. SpEdChange
  16. 16. Create a Twitter Account Fill in your bio Add a photo Protect your timeline, or not?
  17. 17. Twitter Tips Only follow the people and topics you want to Ask if you are unsure Block Report
  18. 18. URL Shorteners
  19. 19. Twitter Searching Regular searches Advanced searches
  20. 20. Twitter Hashtags # Conference hashtag #cue10 Twitter events #edchat Twitter discussions #canucks Twitter expressions #fail
  21. 21. Twitter Searching
  22. 22. Twitter Searching
  23. 23. Twitter Searching
  24. 24. Twitter Lists
  25. 25. Twitter Spam Bots Buzz words
  26. 26. Avoid Phishing Attacks
  27. 27. Twitter Apps List of Twitter Apps and Sites
  28. 28. “Knowledge becomes personalized after conversations and interactions with others.” “In the net-gen world, it is what I have done and shared, not what I own that is important.” John Seely Brown Tech It Up 2009
  29. 29. If you can be replaced by a computer then you probably should be! The truth is that technology will never replace teachers, however teachers who know how to use technology effectively to help their students connect and collaborate together online will replace those who do not. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
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