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 classroomMultiple Ways to UseTwitter in the ClassroomKaren BonannoFounder & Managing Director EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDOver 30 years experiencein F-12 school educationsector.Active social networker ®ular contributor to social media environment.My background EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDHousekeeping Disclaimer The views and opinions are those of the presenters and are provided as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant. Restrictions Eduwebinar Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format. EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWhat 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 - 9,100http://www.statisticbrain.com/twitter-statistics/Research Date: 5.7.2013 Number 11 in the top sites on the web EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDThe 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 EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDConnect & Collaborate Most popular learning tool Twitter Chat Five questions around a theme Teacher-driven mode Share & exchange Help & advice EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDLike-minded colleaguesShare & exchangeCommon hashtag EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDIdea / thought This could be your classroom accountKey in your search EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDTeaching strategies EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDTeaching ideashttp://www.aitsl.edu.au/learning-frontiers.htmll EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDReal-world events EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDResources 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 EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDOther expertsLinks to resources EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDCheck the profileCheck the web siteRetweetAside note: https://hootsuite.com/ EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWhats Trending EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWhat, When & Why EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDCurrent Events EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDCurate Resources Scoop.it!http://www.scoop.it/ Storifyhttp://storify.com/ LiveBindershttp://www.livebinders.com/ Pearltreeshttp://www.pearltrees.com/ Paper.lihttp://paper.li/ Feedlyhttp://feedly.com/index.htmlAnd more athttp://www.teachthought.com/learning/55-content-curation-tools-to-discover-and-share-digital-content/ EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDWhat to do with the odd ones !!! EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDhttp://www2.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/handbooks/digital_literacy.pdfDigital literacy is the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engaging with digital technologies in all areas of lifeHague, C & Payton, S 2010, Digital literacy across the curriculum, Futurelab, p. 19.http://www.workliteracy.com/pages/the-crap-test/ EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDC.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? EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED#Hashtag Research topics and content of interest Aggregate discussion on content Class messaging system Online discussion Gather consensus on issueTips Keep hashtag brief Create them early Keep them going Be strategic so as to engage others EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDIn Closinghttp://www.slideshare.net/kbonannoFuture eventshttp://eduwebinar.com.au/webinarsFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/eduwebinarMembershiphttp://eduwebinar.com.au/membershipEmailkaren@eduwebinar.com.au EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDBoosting your professional competence29