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Twitter

A presentation to explain twitter to teachers who are twitter beginners.
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Jessica Allen

on 2 September 2013

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Twitter
A Professional Resource for EVERYONE!
Jessica Allen (@jessievaz12)
Director of Educational Technology
Santiago College


Tania Grosz (@taniagrosz)
Technology Integration Specialist
Santiago College
Who are we?
What is Twitter?
"Twitter is like drinking from a firehose, You can only take a few sips at a time..."
"Twitter is not a technology. It's a conversation. And it's happening with or without you." - @charleneli
"Twitter is the new Townhall. The world's the city. When something happens-good, bad or ugly..we come together. We talk,celebrate, grieve.." @pryankaa
How do you "read" a tweet?
RT=
Retweet (a message that is forwarded to others)
ow.ly
= website link to click on (other examples are bit.ly and tiny.url)
@xxxxx=
a person or company's name on twitter
#XXXXX
= a category or a topic that you can follow
How is twitter relevant to education?
Collaboration is at the heart of it!
"It creates an environment to grow personal learning & use relationships to increase passion for educating students" @TechMinock
"Twitter is continual professional development for teachers. I love the giving and sharing by teachers from all over the globe. Also, there's great education chats!" @coachk
I get professional development that is not offered at my school! @alicekeeler
Examples:
Skype in the classroom
Face to Face Meetings
Professional Resources

How do I get started?
Who should I follow?
People (tweeps!)
@jessievaz12
@taniagrosz
@web20classroom
@edudemic
@cybraryman
@juandon
@_escuela20

Topics (hashtags!)
#edchat
#edtech
#tic
#educacion
Where can I go for more information?
Livebinders
: online notebooks with a collection of websites and resources on a topic
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=993899
Examples:
@azjd- 4 characters
with 136 characters left to use to "tweet"
@taniagrosz- 10 characters
with 130 characters left to use to "tweet"
@jessievaz12- 11 characters
with 129 characters left to use to "tweet"
@web20classroom- 14 characters
with 126 characters left to use to "tweet"
Twitter Livebinder:
Works Cited
Agro, Leandro. Twitter Bird Logo. 2009. Photograph. Flickr.com. Flickr CC, 30 Sept. 2009. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3503/3967992791_d1ba113d3a_o.png>. Creative Commons License 2.0 Attribution Non-Commercial Non-Derivative
Joathina. Heart. 2006. Photograph. Flickr.com. Flickr CC, 14 Feb. 2006. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://farm1.staticflickr.com/32/99715489_2073e9cd03.jpg>. Creative Commons License 2.0 Attribution Non-Commerical Non-Derivative
Morgan, Tim. Speech. 2005. Photograph. Flickr.com. Flickr CC, 19 Dec. 2005. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://farm1.staticflickr.com/43/75288771_6b76b8977c.jpg>. Creative Commons License 2.0 Attribution
R, Blin. HowToTwitter. Digital image. Twiends. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Aug. 2013. <http://twiends.com/images/howtotwitter580.jpg>.

The End!
@XXXXX
= Name of person or company that sent the tweet
bit.ly
= website link to click on (other examples are ow.ly and tiny.url)
Tweet message
= shortened or abbreviated words are used to save character spaces
@XXXXX=
Name of person or company that sent the tweet and/or name of person or company you are sending the tweet to
Tweet message
= shortened or abbreviated words are used to save character spaces
#XXXXX
= a category or a topic that you can follow
@XXXXX=
Name of person or company that sent the tweet and/or name of person or company you are sending the tweet to
pic.twitter.com/XXXXX
= website link to click on to view a photo
Your Turn!
Go to www.twitter.com and sign up now! :)
@jessievaz12 and @taniagrosz
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