Twitter for education

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Question # 1: Who will you follow? Question # 2: What hashtags will you follow? Question # 3: What will you retweet? Question # 4: What links will you tweet? Question # 5: What questions will you ask? Question # 6: How will you reply to tweets? Question # 7: How can tweets be graded?

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Twitter for education

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Question 1 Who will you follow

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http://sloan.ucr.edu/profiles/blogs/53-tips-and-ideas-for-a-better 41 Find people with great knowledge in your area of interest and follow them.

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Using Twitter is like sitting next to the smart kids in class. http://upsidedown.edublogs.org/2010/07/05/iste/

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Question 2 What hashtags will you follow

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Use the search feature and hashtags to find out what others are saying about a topic. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top-teaching/2015/09/twitter-teachers-beginners-guide-getting-started

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To follow a hashtag write the for the topic / event in the Twitter search box.

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A hashtag is used to categorize tweets. This is useful at for example events. Inserting the event hashtag in tweets event participants can share comments questions and links while continuing to follow the formal presentation. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/files/2011/11/Published-Twitter_Guide_Sept_2011.pdf http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.ch/2012/10/twitter-in-learning-less-is-more.html http://www.smartertechnology.com/c/a/Smarter-Strategies/The-Good-News-About-Tweet-Streams/ http://www.teachthought.com/technology/the-complete-guide-to-twitter-hashtags-in-education/

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https://medium.com/bright/three-easy-tips-for-teachers-on-twitter-ee2575cb835b.o1g55ykdn Using a hashtag opens up a tweet to a wider audience for example to people who are not physically present at a certain event.

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Ecology and evolutionary biology professor Meghan Duffy ttps://twitter.com/duffy_ma has used her account to not only follow along at conferences she can’t attend but to actively participate in discussing them. Twitter also helps her find emerging literature in her field which ensures that she’s always plugged into the latest research. http://www.lsa.umich.edu/lsa/ci.formanyprofstwitteriswhereits_ci.detail

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In Chelsey Weaver’s 4 th grade class students can jot down - in 140 characters or less - what they learned or thought was cool during the day. Chelsey Weaver then selects a few of these student comments to tweet out to parents who follow on Twitter. The Twitter activity can be a conversation starter between parents and kids who often answer "What did you do in school today" with "Nothing." http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2015/02/tweeting_teachers_how_one_nj_elementary_school_is.html

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Question 3 What will you retweet

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To share somebody else’s tweet simply click the sign for retweet. The tweet is then forwarded to your followers. Sources http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/files/2011/11/Published-Twitter_Guide_Sept_2011.pdf http://www.techlearning.com/article/20896

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https://twitter.com/Leadershipfreak/status/672074012369879041

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Question 4 What links will you tweet

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Sources http://blog.alwaysprepped.com/50twitterideasforteachers/ http://www.ceekue.com/how-to-use-twitter-to-promote-your-blog/ http://issuu.com/amymollett/docs/twitter_guide_academics Post a link to for example a blog posting or presentation.

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http://www.scribd.com/doc/2286799/Can-we-use-Twitter-for-educational-activities Twitter is a way of growing the community around blogs.

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Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/11-advantages-of-using-a-blog-for-teaching

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Question 5 What questions will you ask

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Sources http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/09/14/101-ways-to-use-twitter-on-campus/ http://applicant.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/tweetcurrency1.jpg http://www.techlearning.com/article/20896 http://edudemic.com/2012/04/100-ways-to-use-twitter-in-education-by-degree-of-difficulty/ http://www.twitip.com/why-asking-questions-are-a-powerful-twitter-technique/ To connect with students ask open questions.

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The use of Twitter encouraged cooperation among students. Students used Twitter to ask each other questions. http://blog.reyjunco.com/pdf/JuncoHeibergerLokenTwitterEngagementGrades.pdf

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Using Twitter students who might be afraid to raise their hands in the lecture hall can share their ideas without feeling intimidated. http://www.teachthought.com/social-media/10-ways-twitter-is-reinventing-the-college-lecture/

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Question 6 How will you reply to tweets

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https://twitter.com/teisenmann/status/287647711468072960

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Twitter broadens the conversation beyond the confines of classroom. It allows for others who also may have insights and resources to share to be included in the conversation. http://www.jasonrhode.com/twittertips

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Question 7 How can tweets be graded

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https://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/twitter_rubric.html

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