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Twitter

Twitter – what is it?

  • Asks what are you up to right now?
  • Limited to just 140 characters
  • Like the status update feature on Facebook – and that’s all
  • Follow people you know, those you don’t, organisations, publications
  • Part blog, part social networking site, and part IM tool

Twitter in Plain English

… more Twitter related links from Delicious.

Twitter – an example

Intute: Education on Twitter features blog posts and new Internet resources on Education

Also follow other organisations / publication such as Education Week, Futurelab, BBC Education and individual academics

Twitter – possible uses

  • Pointers to online resources based around a course
  • Student reminders about deadlines
  • Breaking down barriers and getting to know others over this “virtual water cooler”
  • Keeping up to date for you and students
  • Instant lecture feedback – are you Twittering about this presentation?
  • 7 things you should know about Twitter by EDUCAUSE looks at this further
  • The Intute Twitter 500 some suggestions on educational use of Twitter

Exercise

Go to Twitter at http://twitter.com/ and register for an account

Add your first Tweet (short message of 140 characters)

Follow the Intute: Education channel at: http://twitter.com/intuteeducation

Advanced

Go to the Twitter Search page at: http://search.twitter.com/advanced

Try a search term and filter the latest Tweets to those that contain links

Blog

Add your Twitter feed or the Intute: Education Twitter feed to your blog

http://support.wordpress.com/twitter/

Written by Paul Ayres

March 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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