Presentation is about how I connect, collaborate and communicate with people using Twitter.
Question – who knows what Twitter is, or has an account?Here are some of the ways Twitter can be described
This is a screenshot of my Twitter feed. Point out: - my name, following vs followers, ‘tweets’, web addresses
2 things I want to show you todayThere are other uses / benefits but I would like to focus on these 2 today
Resources - to go to when you want to learn new ideas, strategies and informationPeople - who can guide your learning opportunities, answer your questions and give you the benefit of their own knowledge and experienceBut in the era of social media the word friend has taken on a new meaning.
they can be from the school down the road or on the other side of the world. Examples of people I follow:- Wenona and former colleagues, teachers and principals in Australia whom I haven’t met, Kevin Rudd! Le Monde, the ABC, BBC Education, teachers from the UK, America...well, there are about 180!
This simply means adding the hash symbol before a word and it will be ‘searchable’ and grouped with other tweets on this topicLet’s have a look again at my twitter page and see searches I have saved using hashtagsThe move me on booklet was created by twitter users tweeting about educational topics. They added the word move me on with a hash and it was grouped and added to the bookletNow I have a pdf copy of the booklet saved. I can read through and get ideas on a range of teaching topics – very useful!
Since I have been on Twitter I have felt more connected to a greater range of teachers who have new ideas, useful resources and who can answer questions I may have.I am now thinking about how I could use this with a class – perhaps students connecting with French speakers?So, if you want me to show you how to sign up and find people to follow in your subject area, email me or speak to me
Collaborating With Twitter
Fiona Rose – Wenona Staff Day 2010
What is Twitter?
Not the same as Facebook!
A micro-blogging website
Can be private or public (better)
A place where you ‘follow’ and are ‘followed’
A way of collaborating with like-minded people
Where you can explore the things that interest you
A great way to find new ideas
Two reasons why...
What is a PLN?
A collection of
A group of resources
Previously known as
“advice from friends and
More about PLNs
The people you follow on
Twitter form part of your
Friends Fellow teachers
Members of Parliament
What are Hashtags?
Hashtags help to group tweets into
categories and topics.
#movemeon – a PDF booklet
containing 80 pages of tweets on
topics such as organisation,
behaviour, activities and technology
Conclusion - Benefits
ICT resources (Wallwisher, Animoto, Xtranormal et al)
Useful teaching thought-provoking articles
valuable advice through the people in my Twitter PLN
classes why not explore how you could involve students?
Email me for more info, help or to become one of my followers!
the more you use
it, the better it