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Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Communicating via Micro-blogging Twittering with Twitter Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Communicating via Micro-blogging Know: By the end of this online tutorial, you will know: What microblogging is How it is being used as a communication tool Do: Create an account with Twitter Post a Tweet Build a Professional Learning Network Tools This online tutorial will use Twitter. This is the most well known microblogging tool, but others are available including Yammer - a microblogging tool based around organisations. Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. What is the Twitter about Twitter? It seems like everyone’s tweeting about something... Who uses Twitter, and why should you care? Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Communicating via Micro-blogging What are you doing right now? You have 140 words...starting NOW! Why would anyone be interested? Is this just another time-waster? Some reading and viewing…. Twitter in Plain English (video) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-blogging Twitter 101 – 8 tips to get started on Twitter Students to learn to Twitter in Primary School Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. How can 140 words be useful? Sharing weblinks Discussing educational ideas Notifying others of interesting articles Making contact with experts Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Why should you sign up? What articles are you looking at? Real time professional development – experts in the field often share links to articles and research. Check out this cool new resource Twitter is a quick way to network with colleagues. You can ask and answer questions, learn from experts, share resources, and react to events on the fly. Critics argue that it's nothing but a high tech distraction. Meanwhile, new ideas for using Twitter in education continue to emerge and evolve. The best way to weigh the pros and cons of this free tool is to try it for yourself Source : Twittering, Not Frittering - Edutopia Live reporting from an event Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Start Twittering today! Use Twitter to tell “the world” about the challenges you face in curriculum development – or incorporating Guided Inquiry. Start all your tweets with @aleph28 so that I know you are online and can follow you! Go to www.twitter.com Click on “Get started-Join” Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. How to sign up... Fill in your: Full name Username Password E-mail address Leave the Inside Scoop box unticked if you do not wish to receive emails – they are not necessary. Type the code accurately (this is to prevent spammers) Click on Create my account Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Update your settings... Click on Settings Fill in your real name otherwise we will not be able to find you! Your username and email should be filled in already Change your time zone to (GMT+10.00) Brisbane Fill in your web/blog address if you have one One line Bio: A little about who you are Location: District + Town Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. How to sign up... Go ahead, tell us about the problems and challenges with curriculum... Remember you only have 140 characters! Begin with @aleph28 so that I receive your tweet! (this number counts down automatically) Update your status! If you cannot say it in 140 characters, feel free to do a few tweets…….tweet ……tweet…….. Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Polite Tweeting... Read more by clicking on this image to go to the Twitter Etiquette article DO: Use good language Share good resources Think about what others would like to hear from you Think before you tweet DON’T: Use ALL CAPS (it is shouting) Tweet in an “altered state” ... bound to lead to embarrassment! Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Using Twitter Twitters are in reverse chronological order, according to time, with the newest at the top. If you want to reply to a tweet hit the reply arrow or include the @the other person’s username (like @aleph28 – note no spaces between @ and username) If you want to directly reply to a person, type d space username - then the reply will only appear on their page – e.g. d aleph28 Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Create a professional learning network... Who should I follow? A colleague, teacher…. Someone I can learn with… Someone that will share… Experts in the field How? Type name in search window Click search Look if it the person that you want to follow Click follow!!!!!! Important to read the person’s Bio or blog and look at their tweets before you decide to follow him or her……. Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Create a professional learning network... Another effective way to find twitter learning partners: Find someone who share the same interests/subject area as you. Click on their picture and choose Follow Click on THEIR network and explore/follow some of their contacts If someone does not “live up to your expectations”, remove them from your network Teachers Groups Friends Experts Gurus to follow: Jeff Utecht Tim O’Reilly David Warlick Judy O’Connell Alan November Frances Manning Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Other things to do with Twitter... Twitter from your mobile phone Twitter photographs Write a story collaboratively with people across the world When you feel comfortable with Twitter.... Explore Yammer – a microblogging tool where Brisbane Catholic Education has a private account – yammer wit h colleagues!. Change your profile and background picture Click on settings Profile: Picture tab Background: Design tab Web 2.0 Skills Tutorial.. Twitter these questions...and see what answers you get! Do you believe microblogging could provide just in time learning? How could you use Twitter with fellow teachers? What will you tweet next? Are you going to explore Yammer? Basic ICT Skills: Micro blogging About this Presentation.... Acknowledgements: Bird Image : Dooley, K., Flickr Photo Download: Bird silhouette, Available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2478319102/sizes/o / [Accessed April 5, 2009]. Slide layout and some content: maggiev for the Department of Education Republic of South Africa: http://www.education.gov.za/ Follow Kay’s tweets: www.twitter.com/aleph28 This tutorial was developed by Kay Cantwell for use by educators, students and members of the general public.