Multiple Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom

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Teachers and educators from around the world have discovered innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool. They have found Twitter to be a great ideas generator, a personal learning network and the next best search engine to help their classroom be better. You can connect, communicate and collaborate to use Twitter in your teaching practice. This presentation will help you learn multiple ways to use Twitter to: * engage students in learning; * research topics and content areas of interest; * source teaching strategies and ideas; * find resources to support your classroom program; and * connect and collaborate with colleagues.

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Microsoft PowerPoint - 11 December 2013 Twitter in the classroom

Multiple Ways to Use

Twitter in the

Classroom

Karen BonannoFounder & Managing Director

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Over 30 years experience

in F-12 school education

sector.

Active social networker &

regular contributor to

social media environment.

My background

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What is Twitter?

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

Active registered users ~ 555,000,000

Average no. of tweets per day - 58 million

Percent of Twitters who dont tweet but watch other people tweet - 40%

No. of tweets every second - 9,100

http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/

Research Date: 5.7.2013

Number 11 in the top sites on the web

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The End of Isolationhttp://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no3/alderton_0911.htm

61% of the time engaged in conversation via Twitter

82% of the time followed other educators or content experts

Categories Practice/philosophy,

Questions &

Sharing of resources

Allowed them to build connections with educators beyond their immediate vicinity

Give voice and confidence in educational discussions

Build professional reputation

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Connect & Collaborate

Most popular learning tool

Twitter Chat

Five questions around a theme

Teacher-driven mode

Share & exchange

Help & advice

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Like-

minded

colleagues

Share &

exchange

Common

hashtag

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Idea / thought This could be your classroom account

Key in your

search

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Teaching

strategies

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Teaching

ideas

http://www.aitsl.edu.au/learning-frontiers.html

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Real-world

events

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Resources to Support Programs

Ask a question or seek a recommendation

Follow a content expert

Link sharing (tweet & retweet)

Trend mapping (what, when & why)

Current events

Curate resources

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Other

experts

Links to

resources

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Check

the

profile

Check

the web

site

Retweet

Aside note:

https://hootsuite.com/

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Whats Trending

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What, When & Why

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Current Events

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Curate Resources

Scoop.it!

http://www.scoop.it/

Storify

http://storify.com/

LiveBinders

http://www.livebinders.com/

Pearltrees

http://www.pearltrees.com/

Paper.li

http://paper.li/

Feedly

http://feedly.com/index.html

And more at

http://www.teachthought.com

/learning/55-content-curation-

tools-to-discover-and-share-

digital-content/

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What to

do with

the odd

ones !!!

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http://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdf

Digital literacy is the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engaging with digital technologies in all areas of life

Hague, C & Payton, S 2010,

Digital literacy across the curriculum, Futurelab, p. 19.

http://www.workliteracy.com/pages/the-crap-test/

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C.R.A.P. Test Currency

How recent is the information?

Is it current enough for your topic?

Reliability What kind of information is

included?

Is the content opinion or is it balanced?

Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?

Authority Who is the author or creator?

What are the credentials?

Who is the publisher or sponsor?

Are they reputable?

What is the publishers interest in this information?

Purpose / Point of View Is this fact or opinion?

Is it biased?

Is the author / creator trying to sell you something?

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#Hashtag

Research topics and

content of interest

Aggregate discussion on

content

Class messaging system

Online discussion

Gather consensus on

issue

Tips

Keep hashtag brief

Create them early

Keep them going

Be strategic so as to

engage others

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