Getting started with twitter (2012)

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How to register for and use twitter - focus is on teachers but anybody can get with the programme. The edutwit workshop can be found on my blog http://www.school2.co.za.

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Getting started with twitter Maggie Verster www.ICT4Champions.co.za www.school2.co.za @ maggie v Getting started with twitter

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Go to www.twitter.com Enter your Real name Enter your e-mail Choose a password Click on “ Sign Up ” You can access Twitter from your mobile phone by going to your mobile browser and typing in m.twitter.com or using the twitter app on your smartphone. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Step 1: Register for a twitter account 2

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You will receive an e-mail with a link to click on to confirm your registration. 500 Twittering teachers unworkshop Step 1: Register for a twitter account Enter your REAL name. Twitter is about REAL people Insert your e-mail address and password Choose a username that will most accurately describe you Kitty Cat kittycatme@gmail.com ************* Kittycatclever Tick only if you do not share your computer! 3

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Follow the on-screen instructions Twitter will take you through a series of steps to help you build a quick network of interest. 500 Twittering teachers unworkshop Welcome to the twitter experience! Click on N ext Your tweet stream will show on the right

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By following people that have the same interests as you or educational leaders and organisations, you can create a powerful learning network on the fly. 500 Twittering teachers unworkshop Build your network of interest Click on follow You can skip any of the following presented steps by clicking on Skip this step to the bottom left Don’t feel obliged to follow someone- your twitter experience will be determined by those who you follow. So follow GOOD sources!!!

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Search for your own topics of interest 6 Type in any topic , subject person or organisation that you would like to follow into the search dialogue box and hit Enter You will be shown a list of the top people to follow for any given topic You will see a list of the top people for each search topic

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Search for your own topics of interest 7 Before you follow someone , first click on their twitter name to see what they are about You can always unfollow someone if they do not add value to your learning experience. If you like what you see, click on Follow

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Categories of interest 8 Click on a displayed category to see some relevant people / organisations to follow Remember you can skip this step by clicking on Skip this step on the bottom left.

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See who of your friends / colleagues are already using twitter. By giving Gmail Yahoo Hotmail/AOL Linkedin permission to share your contacts, it will auto search who is already on twitter and display a list for you to follow. Remember…you can skip any of these steps by just clicking on Skip this step on the left hand bottom of your screen. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Find people you know 9 You can always do this later…

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Activating your e-mail will give you access to many other services on twitter Check your e-mail inbox for an e-mail from Twitter. Click on the confirmation link contained in the e-mail. You will now be able to receive direct messages directly to your e-mail inbox. You will still be able to use Twitter even if you have not confirmed your e-mail. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Twitter- Confirm your account 10

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If you want real teachers to follow you, make sure that you update your settings, profile picture and Bio!!!!!!!! 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop We don’t talk to eggheads!! 11 NO Click on the dropdown arrow under your Profile icon at the top Click on Settings

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Click on Settings  Account ( Dropdown under your profile icon top right) Insert your real name, username and e-mail will be filled in already Change your time zone to (GMT+2) Pretoria Choose if you want others to see your location (you will then be able to locate others near you) Un-tick Protect my tweets. Do NOT protect your tweets – your post will not display in the conference stream if you do!! 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Twitter- Tweaking your settings 12

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Change your time zone to (GMT+2) Pretoria Choose if you want others to see your location (you will then be able to locate others near you) Un-tick Protect my tweets Do NOT protect your tweets – your post will not display in the conference stream if you do!! 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Twitter- Tweaking your settings 13

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Click on Profile Upload a photo of yourself (please hatch your egg NB!!!) You can adjust your name. Be real! Where are you based? Insert your /organisation’s web address or blog. Say something about yourself that will give potential followers a sense of what you do/are interested in. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Hatch your egg!!! Not updating your Profile settings is like leaving your house without putting clothes on...... Make sure that your Bio is professional and take your privacy into account. Peter De Lange Pretoria South Africa http ://ict4champions.co.za Love learning, sharing and social media 14

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Tweets are in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. Your tweet stream appears on the right. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Reading your tweet stream 15 Click on Home to read everybody’s tweets including yours Read your tweets here

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Tweets are in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. Your tweet stream appears on the right. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Writing tweets 16 Write your new tweet (status update) here Or click here to open a new tweet window

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Go ahead, and introduce yourself so that we can see you in the #ict4champions stream! Remember you only have 140 characters ! If you cannot say it in 140 characters, feel free to do a few tweets…….tweet ……tweet…….. Don’t forget to add the workshop hashtag #ict4champions to your tweet (anywhere) 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Twitter: Your first workshop tweet Start typing You will see how many characters you have left next to the Tweet button Your current location Click on the Tweet button to send. 17 I am a # sateacher , teach # catieb at # kingschool and am a newbie # edutwit #ict4champions

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DO: Use good language Share valuable resources and shorten them (bit.ly). Ask questions and give answers/opinions/support. Think before you tweet! Add value to your network……… DON’T: Use ALL CAPS (it is screaming) Tweet in an “altered state” Forget to credit those tweets that you are passing on (re-tweeting- RT) Demean or critise others Remember that your tweets are very public and reflect on you as a person and as a representative of an organisation. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Twitter etiquette The workshop resources and bookmarks can be found here : http:// goo.gl/BwMt7 #ict4champions 18

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Re-tweeting Re-tweeting is a way to pass on valuable links and resources from your network to your followers Hover cursor over tweet Click on the Retweet link that appears above the tweet. Click Retweet Or add RT for “retweet” (it is short!) in front of the @ persons’s name in a normal tweet Re-tweeting people’s tweets also make them aware that you value their contribution and they will probably follow you, building a stronger network 19

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The value of retweeting is that you become a filter for your followers and create relationships for a powerful network. Re-tweeting means that you value the information and feel that it is worthwhile to pass on. It adds value to your followers experience. 500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Re-tweeting Check the resources first before passing it on! Think if you REALLY want to pass it on! 20

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop How do you follow the workshop stream? #ict4champions Everything that will be happening will be in the # ict4champions twitter stream!!!!! Type #ict4champions into the search window. Click on the Gear icon and choose Save search so that you can get back to it quickly!

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop How do you follow the workshop stream? #ict4champions If you do not see your tweet in the conference stream it means that you have not added the hashtag #ict4champions to it (anywhere) Once you are in the conference stream, click on ALL to see everyone's tweets

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop How do you have conversations with someone? You will find tweets directed at you under Connect  Mentions Hover over the tweet to you and click on Reply Or add their @ theirtwittername to your tweet They are not following the right people obviously! Add the rest of your reply. Hover your cursor over the tweet and click on Reply

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop How do you follow a conversation? Always check your Mentions and In reply to …. to make sure that you do not miss out on replies directed at you. Click on In reply to… The conversation will open up in chronological order Click on Hide conversation to close the conversation

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Ideas for using twitter Build a PLN Share resources Response / discussion tool Students share work Share resource links Assessment Summaries Educational conversations Collaboration Classroom/ conference backchannel http://bit.ly/AkTVLv

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500 Twittering teachers un-workshop Join our unworkshop See you in the workshop twitterverse ! This tutorial has been prepared by @ maggiev For more free tutorials and online workshops see/like www.ict4champions.co.za 26 Became a certified edutwit for teaching and learning!! http:// bit.ly/twitterunwshop Get edutwit certified!!!

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