Making connections come to Life

Twitter and the microblogging concept

  • Why on earth would you Tweet?
  • Twitter homepage vs Twitter client
  • Dipping into “The River” of information that flows by
  • Deciding who to follow using a service like WeFollow
  • Using Lists
  • Tweets, Retweets and Replies
  • Understanding hashtags - Finding the Needle in the Twitter Haystack by Chris Betcher
  • Watch what's happening on TwitterFall
  • More PD than you can poke a stick at

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Some reading suggestions

Your task:
  1. Create your own Twitter account
  2. Download a Twitter client like Twitter or Seismic Desktop
  3. Check out what other participants are tweeting about this workshop by checking the hashtag for this weekend #yistne
  4. Find educators that you would like to follow on Twitter using hashtags, lists, following, or aggregation websites like WeFollowand recommend them on Twitter using the hashtag for this workshop #yistne
  5. Find 3 - 5 resources about education that you think might be of interest, and share them via Twitter using the hashtag #yistne

How can you use this with your classes?

Wow! Read all of the tweets from the whole 2 days of the workshop here (created with Tweetdoc!)