What is Twitter? A free Web 2.0 social networking service that allows users to send and receive short messages (140 characters or less) known as TWEETS. Easy way to discover the LATEST NEWS related to subjects you care about.
Twitter is… User-created communication –Text –Links to web pages, images, videos –Trending topics Multi-directional –Simultaneous 1 to 1, 1 to many, many to 1 Time-independent –Features such and #hashtags enable asynchronous communication Source: Unlimited Free SMS! AWESOME! Unlimited Free SMS! AWESOME!
Important! “To fully appreciate Twitter, you should have a reason for using it!” So, What is your reason for using it? Adapted from here:
Why Use? More Twitter Cartoons: The SMS of the Internet! 2
Did You Know? 500+ Million Users 340+ Million tweets are posted per day! 1.6 billion search queries per day! Source (as of 20/09/2012):
Did You Know? Source: Change, the KING has…
Twitter is Connecting… Easy way to discover the LATEST RESEARCH you care about. Educators & Researchers around the world!
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Twitter #Hashtags Amplify Sharing… Source: Examples #MedEd #MedEd – Medical Education #edchat#edchat - Education ##edutech - Educational Technology #web20chat - Web 2.0 #DistEd – Distance education and e-learning #innochat – Innovation in education #Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators #ellchat – English Language Learners ##edutech #web20chat #DistEd #innochat #Lrnchat #ellchat during Research/events/Activities!
Twitter Basics More Twitter Cartoons: 3
Language of Twitter Tweet: An individual post. RT (Retweet): re-telling someone else’s tweet. (Reply): open message to specific person. Message: Direct message to a follower (private). #Hashtag: Use Hashtag to group & track discussions (conference, seminar, classroom activity, etc.). Source:
Tweet Example: Adapted from: Tweet/Reply to ZaidLearn Hashtag: #licircle Tweet content Number of characters remaining in current tweet (counts down from 140). Upload Image Click to Tweet Add Let's use #licircle to create a learning stream for LIT!
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What is a Twitter #Hashtag? "The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages" Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category. Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet. If you tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet. Use hashtags only on Tweets relevant to the topic.
Creating a #Hashtag REMEMBER Make it Unique, Short & Simple! #edchat – Education #finnedchat – Finnish Education #MedEd – Medical Education #edutech - Educational Technology #DistEd – Distance education and e-learning #Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators #ellchat – English Language Learners #esl – English for Second Language
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Twitter #Hashtag – How?
For Learning? More Twitter Cartoons: 5
Twitter Can Be Awesome For… F2F Sessions Classroom activity Large lectures Seminar discussions Conferences Etc. Information Sharing Events Course updates Latest research (articles) Deadlines Reading lists Latest items (library) Twitter in the Classroom: Twitter during Conference:
The Twitter Classroom Experiment
Twitter in the classroom?
Does Twitter Hurt Grades? Source: Results? Twitter allows for a constant ongoing discussion that goes beyond the one hour class session. Students took full advantage of using Twitter as a forum for their questions, generating a wide range of questions that what would typically would occur in class.
Twitter Adoption Matrix
More Tips on Using Twitter? https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfMTE4Y2ZiOG1zZjg&hl=en
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Great for Q&A sessions (backchannel) during lectures! Real-time Updates on Tweets & Hashtags? Tools to Explore: Twitterfall Twitterfall Monitter Monitter Visible Tweets Visible Tweets TweetGrid TweetGrid TweetChat TweetChat TweetGrid: TweetChat: Monitter: Twitterfall:
Stats on User Participation?
Document Hashtag Conversations? A tweetdoc is a document that brings together all the tweets from a particular event or search term. It allows you to keep a record of an event through twitter.
Get Feedback Using Polls?
Stream/Broadcast Live on Twitter?
Send Direct Messages to a Group?
Newspaper Magazine Filtering out the Juiciest Tweets?
Own Personalized Magazine?
Instant Screencasts for Twitter?
Embed Tweets on a Blog/Website? https://twitter.com/about/resources
Backup My Tweets?
Measuring Influence? Is a standard for measuring online influence. Use it to discover your influence and compare with others you may know.
Need Help? https://support.twitter.com/
More Twitter Tools? RIGHT HERE:
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1.Tools overload 2.Role of Twitter in LEARNING 3.Firewall blocking 4.Usability & ease-of-use 5.Content ownership 6.Not all use Twitter 7.Learner confidence & support 8.Out of the comfort zone 9.Control Vs. Empowerment 10.Testing & assessmentChallenges
Tweeting Forward? USE Twitter to: FOLLOW relevant experts, lists and #hashtags (learning streams) to keep yourself updated with the latest discoveries in your learning domains. SHARE your own interesting discoveries (resources, ideas and events) with your students and wider learning community. ENGAGE with your students in and beyond the classroom to explore, discover, question, discuss and collaborate. BUILD your own learning communities through lists, #hashtags, and Twitter Apps. REMEMBER Twitter is just a tool (enabler)…Explore it to find your own magic portion for learning and teaching.
Zaid Ali Alsagoff E-Learning Manager Blog : Twitter: IMU : DID : Ext. : 3115