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Sally Wilson swilson@ryerson.ca January 25, 2012. Twitter in the Classroom. Overview . Some history Terminology and Twitter basics How Twitter is being used Twitter in Higher Education Examples Best Practices Twitter in the Classroom at Ryerson. History. Founded 2006 twttr

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  1. Sally Wilson swilson@ryerson.ca January 25, 2012 Twitter in the Classroom

  2. Overview • Some history • Terminology and Twitter basics • How Twitter is being used • Twitter in Higher Education • Examples • Best Practices • Twitter in the Classroom at Ryerson

  3. History • Founded 2006 • twttr • First day 224 tweets

  4. What is Twitter?

  5. Twitter Usage Stats

  6. Content of Tweets

  7. Getting online with Twitter http://twitter.com

  8. Get an Account

  9. Find people to follow @DMPRyerson @RyersonLTO @ryersonlibrary @RyersonDMZ @dhannalto @swilson416 @restiandriati @blepharisma

  10. Twitter Terminology • Tweet – 140 characters • Retweeting

  11. Hashtags #TTC #Jan25 #WEF #Ryerson #RUweb20

  12. By keywords • By hashtags #ryerson, #RUweb20, #ttc, #WEF, #occupyWEF • Twitter search (advanced options)http://twitter.com/search

  13. Twitter outside the classroom • Breaking news • Customer Service • Job Search

  14. More Twitter Uses • Quick Answers • Track Mail Shipments – UPS, FedEx • Live Twittering • Branding

  15. Twitter in the Classroom Twitter in the Classroom

  16. Class Discussion

  17. Building Community Classroom Community

  18. Sense of the World • Twitter Public Timeline • https://twitter.com/public_timeline • Trending topics

  19. Track A Conference • Be in two places at once • Can follow what delegates are saying about the conference

  20. Conferences to Track • Digital Book World #dbw12 • Florida Educational Technology Conference #EVflori4388 • Learning Technologies 2011 #LT12uk • New Media Training Institute #NMTI • Int’l Conference on Data Mining #SIAMSDM12 • Association of America Colleges & Universities #aacu12 • Wine Bloggers’ Conference #BCWINECHAT

  21. Follow a Professional/Company • @Starbucks, @StarbucksJobs • @kobo • @NewMediaJim, @hrheingold

  22. Twitter Personnas John Boyer, Virginia Tech http://www.plaidavenger.com/

  23. Find Some Plaid Personnas • Use Twitter to search for Plaid followed by the name of a world leader • Tweet your findingsEg. Found world leader @Plaid_xxxxx #RUweb20

  24. Tweeting as Characters • Twitter in Hell Project@dante1300, @danteschmante, @hell_o_dante

  25. Recreating Historical Events

  26. Tools to Use with Twitter • Image uploaders • urlshorteners • Poll creators • Twitter Dashboards • Geospatial visualization apps

  27. Images • Upload images • Link from Twitter • www.twitpic.com • yfrog.com/

  28. URL Shorteners • bitly.com • goo.gl

  29. Twitter Dashboards • www.tweetdeck.com • www.hootsuite.com • twitterfall.com

  30. Twitter Visualization Tools • http://twittermap.appspot.com/ • http://trendsmap.com

  31. Archiving • Hootsuite Archives http://hootsuite.com • The Archivist http://archivist.visitmix.com/

  32. Twitter Adoption Matrix

  33. Caveats/Best Practices • Not all students familiar with Twitter • Digital divide • Provide alternatives • Privacy issues • Make expectations clear

  34. Resources - Examples • 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/06/08/50-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-college-classroom/ • Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/files/2011/11/Published-Twitter_Guide_Sept_2011.pdf • One Hundred Ways to Teach with Twitterhttp://www.emergingedtech.com/2010/02/100-ways-to-teach-with-twitter/ • Delicioushttp://www.delicious.com/swilson416/twitter

  35. Resources - Pedagogy • The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and gradeshttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2010.00387.x/pdf • Practical Advice for Teaching with Twitterhttp://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/practical-advice-for-teaching-with-twitter/26416 • A Framework for teaching with Twitterhttp://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/a-framework-for-teaching-with-twitter/26223

  36. Twitter in the Classroom at Ryerson • @lbeckste