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The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter

The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter

Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom This handful of resources provide about 100 different ideas for, and examples of, using Twitter in the classroom. It’s been almost 8 months since I published the post, “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom”, about uses of the popular micro-blogging tool in the instructional setting. This post generated a lot of traffic, and continues to attract hundreds of viewers every week. Since that brief posting, I’ve come across a lot of articles containing examples and suggestions for using Twitter in instructional applications. I’ve combed through many of these and tried to boil down the redundancies to create a rich set of idea-laden resources. I also want to mention these 100 Serious Twitter Tips for Academics, which are worth reviewing to learn more and plan your approach to using Twitter in (and out of) the classroom. Here are the original “6 Examples” from last June’s post: About Kelly Walsh Print This Post

Still Don’t Get Twitter? Maybe This Will Help | Pistachio It’s okay to admit it. You’re among friends. You’ve been on Twitter for a couple of months now and you still can’t figure out what the heck all the fuss is about. It took me a while to “get” Twitter, too, but now I find it an indispensable part of my toolkit for gathering information and promoting my work. The 140-character limit is liberating. The 140-character limit can also be frustrating. Public conversations. Immediacy. Retweeting. Discovery. Searchable. Project-Based Learning Professional Development Guide An overview of the Edutopia professional development guide for teaching how to use project-based learning in the classroom. Edutopia.org's Project-Based Learning professional development guide can be used for a two- to three-hour session, or expanded for a one- to two-day workshop, and is divided into two parts. Part one is a guided process, designed to give participants a brief introduction to project-based learning (PBL), and answers the questions "Why is PBL important?" Part two assigns readings and activities for experiential PBL. Students Follow the Butterflies' Migration: Teacher Frances Koontz shows students a symbolic butterfly sent from children in Mexico. The Resources for PBL page includes a PowerPoint presentation (including presenter notes), which can be shown directly from the website or downloaded for use as a stand-alone slide show, and sample session schedules. Continue to the next section of the guide, Why Is PBL Important?

How Much Time Does Twittering Really Take? If you have been following my blog for any length of time, you know I am an enthusiastic Twitter user. I have previously written about why, so I won’t repeat myself here. Suffice it to say that I believe Twitter offers an unparalleled opportunity for brand-building, social networking, and customer engagement. Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/slobo But at what cost? Obviously, the service itself is free. The learning curve itself is also inexpensive. But what about the time it takes to Twitter? This is the standard objection from people who haven’t actually tried the service. Here’s how the math works out. Thirteen times 30 is 6.5 minutes. In my opinion, that’s not a big investment of time, especially for the benefits I receive.

90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about Twitter is the topical theme of my MAED thesis and I have been assembling and compiling several resources and academic papers on this topic. I also have a special section under the title "Twitter for Teachers" where I share with my fellow teachers and readers all the tips and tools they need to tap into the educational potential of this microblogging platform. Managing TwitterThese tools will help make managing your Twitter account just a bit easier.

Marketing Your Business With Twitter @ Small Business Tech This post is a bit of a change from my usual discussion of Apple technology, but bear with me on this one. I’ve been a member (and a largescale user as well) of the extremely popular micro-blogging site Twitter for over a year now. In that time I have enormously expanded my audience and discovered and discussed with many intelligent and fun people through the service, but Twitter is not just for discussion and merely answering “What Are You Doing?” – Twitter has many more possibilities and capabilities that everyone can utilize to market their brand and their business. First, Twitter is community based, and this means if the community likes what they see they can share (“Re-tweet”) your content with their friends. Through Re-tweeting your posts, news and content shared through Twitter can be spread through not just your friends and followers, but your follower’s followers, etc.

marbled ball ornament tutorial Answers to the Top 10 Twitter Objections Twitter for Teachers, a resource Published on April 5th, 2015 | by Mark Anderson I was reminded last week on the power of Twitter which brought together 250 education professionals to London for #TMLondon. Selfies, trending, hashtag, learning and sharing all took place and not only were there 250 teachers there, there were more than 200 viewing online at the same time too. It was phenomenal. It got me thinking again about the power of Twitter. At the same time, I’ve come across another brilliant iPad app by the long-standing graphic and media software giant Adobe called, Adobe Slate.

25 Apps that Add Form and Function to Twitter - The 2.0 Life 21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning | K12 educational transformation through technology 8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling – From Samantha on Edudemic Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling? Digital stories push students to become creators of content, rather than just consumers. Movies, created over a century ago, represent the beginning of digital storytelling. 8 Steps to Great Digital Stories Great digital stories: Are personalBegin with the story/scriptAre conciseUse readily-available source materialsInclude universal story elementsInvolve collaboration at a variety of levels In order to achieve this level of greatness, students need to work through a Digital Storytelling Process. 1. Resources 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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