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Tweet!Tweet! Slide 2 Twitter! Twitter image: Slide 3 Surgeons Tweet During Brain Surgery Video: Slide 4 Twitter Mission! Article: Slide 5 CONTENTS 1.Twitter? 2.Why Use? 3.Twitter Basics 4.Twitter #Hashtags 5.For Learning? 6.Twitter Apps 7.Tweeting Forward! Slide 6 Twitter? More Twitter Cartoons: 1 Slide 7 Twitter in Plain English? Slide 8 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. Slide 9 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 as @replies and #hashtags enable asynchronous communication Source: Unlimited Free SMS! AWESOME! Unlimited Free SMS! AWESOME! Slide 10 Important! To fully appreciate Twitter, you should have a reason for using it! So, What is your reason for using it? Adapted from here: Slide 11 Why Use? More Twitter Cartoons: The SMS of the Internet! 2 Slide 12 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): Slide 13 Did You Know? Source: Change, the KING has Slide 14 Twitter is Connecting Easy way to discover the LATEST RESEARCH you care about. Educators & Researchers around the world! Slide 15 Doctors using Twitter? @KevinMD @joannadolgoffmd @drmikesevilla Dr. Kevin Pho @tomheston @DrKimMD @DrStevesBanjo @DrEvaSelhub @holisticmd @GarthFisherMD @FredHowardMD @StepAheadnj @harrygreenspun @CesarLaraMD @drval @hjluks @Leslie_Seppinni @DrJAshton Slide 16 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! Slide 17 Twitter Basics More Twitter Cartoons: 3 Slide 18 Language of Twitter Tweet: An individual post. RT (Retweet): re-telling someone elses tweet. @username (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: Slide 19 Tweet Example: Adapted from: @ZaidLearn 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 Location @zaidlearn Let's use #licircle to create a learning stream for LIT! Slide 20 Article: Twitter #Hashtags 4 Slide 21 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. Slide 22 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 Slide 23 A True Story Moodle is an Airport, Not a Total Solution! Slide 24 #moodlewish Slide 25 #moodlewish Amplified Slide 26 Twitter #Hashtag How? Slide 27 For Learning? More Twitter Cartoons: 5 Slide 28 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: Slide 29 The Twitter Classroom Experiment Slide 30 Twitter in the classroom? Slide 31 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. Slide 32 Twitter Adoption Matrix Slide 33 Source: Slide 34 Slide 35 More Tips on Using Twitter? Slide 36 Twitter Apps 6 Slide 37 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: http://twitterfall.com Slide 38 Stats on User Participation? Slide 39 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. Slide 40 Get Feedback Using Polls? Slide 41 Share Pictures? Slide 42 Share Videos? Slide 43 Stream/Broadcast Live on Twitter? Slide 44 Send Direct Messages to a Group? Slide 45 Newspaper Magazine Filtering out the Juiciest Tweets? Slide 46 Own Personalized Magazine? Slide 47 Instant Screencasts for Twitter? Slide 48 Embed Tweets on a Blog/Website? Slide 49 Backup My Tweets? Slide 50 Measuring Influence? Is a standard for measuring online influence. Use it to discover your influence and compare with others you may know. Slide 51 Need Help? Slide 52 More Twitter Tools? RIGHT HERE: Slide 53 Tweeting Forward 7 Slide 54 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 Slide 55 Individual Strategy? Article: Slide 56 Used For: Latest Updates Latest Events News Announcements Publications Class Updates Quick Discussions Collaborations Share Links (URLs) Course updates Q&A Learning Etc. University Strategy? Twitter feed for every programme Programmes Twitter feed for: Library Teaching & Learning E-Learning Student Services Healthcare Services Academic Affairs Alumni Dept/Centers Courses Student Batches Communities Clubs Twitter Feeds Slide 57 Tweeting Forward? USE Twitter to: FOLLOW relevant