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An Educators Guide To Twitter

An Educators Guide To Twitter

EDTEC 470 - Using Twitter to Learn from Others San Diego State University • Spring 2012 Reading RSS feeds is a great way to keep up with what's happening. But there's another technology that provides a different, more spontaneous window into the minds of other people. It's called Twitter and it's one of the fastest growing Web 2.0 technologies. Watch a video explaining what Twitter is. Get yourself an account on Twitter. and perhaps some news bots and celebrities: CA Quake | SDSU News Team | NBC San Diego | Rachel Maddow | Wil Wheaton | Martha Stewart | Emeril And then watch Jon Stewart shake his fist at Twitter. If the shoe fits, read David Wetzel's How to Use Twitter to Stay Informed About Math and Science. Finally, consider adding some twitter lists. History | Literature | NYT Book Reviews | Biology | Physics | Music | How This Fits Into Your Personal Learning System Assignment

Twitter for iOS Updated with Improved Search and Discover Twitter has released an update to its iOS app with improvements to searches and the Discover tab, which enables you to see the latest trending topics and tweets. Other additions include links opening instantly when tapped and also performance updates which will help those with older iOS devices. What’s New in Version 5.3 Instantly access great content with improvements to search and Discover on iPhone. * Discover delivers a single stream of Tweets, Trends, Activity and accounts to follow. The update is nice as having links open up right away from the timeline saves taps and time.

Twitter Voice - Aplicaciones en Android Market App gratuita che permette di effettuare chiamate in viva voce attraverso il riconoscimento vocale di Google. Questa app permette di richiamare i contatti direttamente dalla rubrica, nel caso ci siano più numeri nella stessa scheda chiederà qual'è il numero desiderato, aspettando una conferma prima effettuare la chiamata. Per chiamare premere il pulsante "microfono" e alla richiesta dire il nome del contatto senza "chiama" o altro, a questo punto l'app provvederà a ricercare nella rubrica il nome del contatto, se esiste un solo numero nella scheda verrà chiamato immediatamente, altrimenti chiederà, in ordine di salvataggio dei numeri, a quale numero effettuare la chiamata, a questa domanda rispondere "si" per chiamare e "no" per passare al numero successivo. Si può entrare nei Settings per modificare la proprietà di attivazione viva voce in chiamata (per dispositivi con tasto menù fisico premere quello, altrimenti ci sarà in alto a destra l'icona per entrare).

The Great 140 Character Debate « Evolving Educators We are accustomed to abbreviations and symbols that signify a message. For as long as we have communicated we have used abbreviations and symbols to provide messages beyond the words themselves. The term HELP means more than the four characters it consumes. SOS even more and has one less character, and OK one less and still has meaning beyond its two characters. So why is there so much debate over the validity and value associated with using certain forms of social media to communicate, collaborate, and connect among educators through a limited number of characters? Social media applications including and similar to Twitter have a set number of characters to get your message across to others using the service. Brevity is a skill not often demonstrated in the professional world. Like this: Like Loading...

Twitter: How to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation JISC CETIS MASHe The use of Twitter to collecting tweets around an event hashtag allowing participants to share and contribute continues to grow and has even become part of mass media events, various TV shows now having and publicising their own tag. This resource is often lost in time, only tiny snippets being captured in blog posts or summaries using tools like Storify, which often loose the richness of individual conversations between participants. It doesn’t have to be this way. Using a combination of Google Spreadsheets as a data source and a simple web interface to add interactivity it’s possible to let users explorer your entire event hashtag and replay any of conversations. View example conversation replay Try out a LIVE version Update: If you are still struggling to understand the concept Radical Punch have done a overview of this tool Here's how to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation (written instructions below): Capturing the tweets

The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags In Education What is a hashtag? A word or phrase preceded by a “#.” How do hashtags work? Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.” A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase. Who can use hashtags? Anyone. What else do I need to know? Don’t hashtag spam–if your tweet doesn’t add to that hashtag’s topic, discussion, or user base, don’t add the hashtag.Use more than one hashtag if it applies to more than one topic, but choose wisely. Meeting Times Many of the hashtags have “meeting times” where educators agree to “meet and tweet”–that is, send out messages on a topic at a certain time on a certain day. If you do participate at the agreed upon time, you’ll see the tweets stream in live and participate in said conversation (via twitter) in what is nearly real-time. Updated: Added #edcamp, #ukedchat Popular Hashtags Trends General Content Areas Literacy iPad

Twitter as a Metacognitive Support Device by Alan Reid “If student satisfaction, engagement, and metacognitive awareness are all part of your definition of a successful course, then Twitter may be an option for you.” Integrating social media into academia is not a novel idea. And since you are reading this, chances are you probably have been utilizing some feature of social media in the classroom for years. What is more interesting is asking why academia should exploit social media and, more specifically, Twitter. Some learners are effective at self-regulation; that is, they guide their learning through metacognition – thinking about their own learning – and through strategic action and evaluation of their own progress. Increasing metacognitive awareness (knowing what you know, and what you don’t know) is critical for better self-regulation. What is a metacognitive support device? In a paper written in 2000, Ward Cates delineates two types of metacognitive support: static/directive support and dynamic/interactive support. Four types of tweets

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. It makes it easy (sort of) for people to monitor what’s happening in the conversation rather than having to try and guess what topics you should search for. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers When having a Twitter #hashtag chat, if you want to avoid overwhelming your followers, start any tweet you want to “hide” with @HideChat or (one character shorter) @HideTag . You don’t need to do this with all your chat tweets (though you could). Sources The Most Popular Hashtags

Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher Posted on Thursday April 2, 2009 by Staff Writers By Donna Scott Twitter has become a powerful tool for community organizers, marketers, and others who want to share and receive information in a fast, friendly environment. It’s no wonder, then, that some of the best online colleges teachers have also found success on Twitter, using the tool to connect with students, share information with parents, and find useful resources. Note: We’ve updated this list for 2012 with even more useful, up-to-date tools for savvy educators. Managing Twitter These tools will help make managing your Twitter account just a bit easier. Finding Friends Connect with other teachers, people in your local community, and more by finding followers through these tools. Sharing Make Twitter a sharing tool for photos, video, and more with these resources. Games These tools offer a way for you and your students to learn through Twitter gaming. News & Research

The Most Obnoxious Tweeters The Most Obnoxious Tweeters – infographic If you’ve ever been the victim of an unfollow on Twitter, you may just fit the profile of an obnoxious tweeter. The following infographic, created by Israel-based company Conduit, details 11 of the tech industry’s most annoying Twitter users. Some examples of feed-cloggers include “The Eventaholic,” who tweets about every pseudo-interesting person he meets at every single gathering he attends, and “The Social Media Butterfly,” who constantly provides updates in a bid to gain more followers. The Most Obnoxious Tweeters SEO Social Media Tip of today (please unlock). Why? Berrie Pelser, Ber|Art Visual Design: Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F. delivers high-end secure (PCI-Compliant) WordPress, Typo3 and Magento Linux Cloud VPS Hosting with professional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plus Social Media (Social Network) integration, branding and strategy. Vergelijkbare berichten: My name is Berrie Pelser, since 1999 co-owner of Ber|Art Visual Design V.O.F.

GroupTweet | Helping groups communicate privately via Twitter - Twitter Groups are here! 25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers How To Use Mood Boards For Visual Learning 5.03K Views 0 Likes Mood boards are used for photography, game design, interior design, marketing, fashion, music, advertising and even architecture; but who’s to say they shouldn’t be used in the classroom? (You might be doing this already!) How to Maximize Your New Twitter Profile Twitter is starting to look a bit like Facebook. Twitter changed their account profiles so you can visually tell the story of your business. With a little thought and planning, you can now create a Twitter page that performs like a business welcome page for existing and potential customers. And you can instantly publish your story to desktop and mobile Twitter users. What’s New With Twitter Twitter recently announced changes to Twitter account profiles and headers. New profile header images. The new Twitter header profile for the Today Show visible on the web and across all mobile devices. While the changes may seem small on the surface, together they represent a shift in the focus and future direction for this important social media tool. You have a little time to figure out how you want to use the new profile headers. Here’s how to take advantage of the new Twitter features to build an exciting visual presence on your existing Twitter account. Header Image Anatomy Your Header Image Strategy

Teachers – The 10 Stages of Twitter Stage 1 Sign up to twitter following persuasion/pestering by colleagues. Follow Stephen Fry, a famous sportsman/popstar and a news channel. Read a few tweets, don’t understand what the fuss is about and mock anyone who uses twitter. Stage 2 Overhear colleagues chatting about twitter and a great article they found. Stage 3 Think about posting first tweet. Stage 4 Upon realising you have no followers ask colleagues how to get them? Stage 5 Have a mini twitter conversation with colleague, even retweet a couple of statements. Stage 6 Practise a couple of tweets that include @names and hashtags. Stage 7 Retweet any link you find interesting as people might read them. Stage 8 Thank colleagues for introducing you to twitter, impressed with the knowledge you have gleaned and your growing number of followers. Stage 9 Reflect that twitter is an incredibly positive place and everyone is full of praise. Stage 10 (the reason for this post) When seeking opinion from a range of people, ask PLN to respond.