Getting started with Twitter

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Getting started with Twitter. # schoolnetsa. We will be using twitter as our backchannel tool during the conference. This means that you can Connect and network with one another Have discussions. Share links and resources on the fly! Keep up with conference news and information. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Getting started with Twitter#schoolnetsa

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Intel ICT in the Classroom Conference 2013 Twitter- Our back channel tool

We will be using twitter as our backchannel tool during the conference. This means that you canConnect and network with one anotherHave discussions.Share links and resources on the fly!Keep up with conference news and information.Go to www.twitter.com or on your cellphone: m.twitter.comOr download the app from your app store.22Schoolnetsa11

Go to www.twitter.comEnter your Real nameEnter your e-mailChoose a passwordClick 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.#SchoolnetsaStep 1: Register for a twitter account3

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You will receive an e-mail with a link to click on to confirm your registration.#SchoolnetsaStep 1: Register for a twitter accountEnter your REAL name. Twitter is about REAL peopleInsert your e-mail address and passwordChoose a username that will most accuratelydescribe youKitty Catkittycatme@gmail.com*************Kittycatclever

Tick only if you do not share your computer!4

4amesa11Follow the on-screen instructionsTwitter will take you through a series of steps to help you build a quick network of interest.#SchoolnetsaWelcome to the twitter experience!

Click on NextYour tweet stream will show on the right5amesa11By following people that have the same interests as you or educational leaders and organisations, you can create a powerful learning network on the fly.#SchoolnetsaBuild your network of interest

Click on followYou can skip any of the following presented steps by clicking on Skip this step to the bottom left

Dont feel obliged to follow someone- your twitter experience will be determined by those who you follow. So follow GOOD sources!!!

6amesa11#SchoolnetsaSearch for your own topics of interest

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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

7amesa11#SchoolnetsaSearch for your own topics of interest

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Before you follow someone , first click on their twitter name to see what they are aboutYou can always unfollow someone if they do not add value to your learning experience.

If you like what you see, click on Follow8amesa11#SchoolnetsaCategories of interest9

Click on a displayed category to see some relevant people / organisations to followRemember you can skip this step by clicking on Skip this step on the bottom left.9amesa11See who of your friends / colleagues are already using twitter. By giving GmailYahooHotmail/AOLLinkedin permission to share your contacts, it will auto search who is already on twitter and display a list for you to follow.Rememberyou can skip any of these steps by just clicking on Skip this step on the left hand bottom of your screen.#SchoolnetsaFind people you know10

You can always do this later10amesa11Update your profile by uploading a picture and inserting a BioClick on Upload image and navigate to a picture of yourselfIf you are shy, choose a picture that represent you or an avatar (a cartoon you) Complete your BIO. Make it short, sweet, professional. #SchoolnetsaCreate your profile11

Visit your Bio often and update to make relevant!

If you want real teachers to follow you, make sure that you update your settings, profile picture and Bio!!!!!!!! Hatch your egg!!

11amesa11Activating your e-mail will give you access to many other services on twitterCheck 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.

#SchoolnetsaTwitter- Confirm your account12

12amesa11If you want real teachers to follow you, make sure that you update your settings, profile picture and Bio!!!!!!!! Hatch your egg!!#SchoolnetsaTweak your settings 13

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Click on Settings

Click on the dropdown arrow under your Settings icon at the top13amesa11Click on Settings Account(Dropdown under your profile icon top right)Insert your real name, username and e-mail will be filled in alreadyDo NOT protect your tweets your post will not display in the conference stream if you do!!#SchoolnetsaTwitter- Tweaking your settings14

Suggestions: By using your name, other like minded people can find you. Your BIO is very important. Dont use your work name (why not?) but rather state your interest eg A biology teacher who loves technology. 14amesa11Change your time zone to your local time e.g.(GMT+2) PretoriaChoose if you want others to see your location (you will then be able to locate others near you)Un-tick Protect my tweetsDo NOT protect your tweets your post will not display in the conference stream if you do!!#SchoolnetsaTwitter- Tweaking your settings15

Suggestions: By using your name, other like minded people can find you. Your BIO is very important. Dont use your work name (why not?) but rather state your interest eg A biology teacher who loves technology. 15amesa11Click on ProfileUpload a photo of yourself(please hatch your egg NB!!!)You can adjust your name. Be real!Where are you based? Insert your /organisations web address or blog.Say something about yourself that will give potential followers a sense of what you do/are interested in.#SchoolnetsaProfile-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 LangePretoria South Africahttp://ict4champions.co.zaLove learning, sharing and social media16

Suggestions: By using your name, other like minded people can find you. Your BIO is very important. Dont use your work name unless you will be tweeting on behalf of your organisation or brand.16amesa11Tweets are in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. Your tweet stream appears on the right.#SchoolnetsaReading your tweet stream17

Click on Home to read everybodys tweets including yoursRead your tweets here

17amesa11Tweets are in reverse chronological order with the newest at the top. Your tweet stream appears on the right.SchoolnetsaWriting tweets18

Write your new tweet (status update) hereOr click here to open a new tweet window18amesa11Go ahead, and introduce yourself so that we can see you in the #schoolnetsa stream! Remember you only have 140 characters!If you cannot say it in 140 characters, feel free to do a few tweets.tweet tweet..Dont forget to add the workshop hashtag #Schoolnetsa to your tweet (anywhere)#SchoolnetsaTwitter: Your first workshop tweetStart typingYou will see how many characters you have left next to the Tweet button Your current locationClick on the Tweet button to send.19

I am a #sateacher, teach #mathslitsa at #kingschool and am a newbie #edutwit #schoolnetsa19amesa11DO:Use good languageShare valuable resources and shorten them (bit.ly).Ask questions and give answers/opinions/support.Think before you tweet!Add value to your networkDONT:Use ALL CAPS (it is screaming)Tweet in an altered stateForget to credit those tweets that you are passing on (re-tweeting- RT)Demean or criticise othersRemember that your tweets are very public and reflect on you as a person and as a representative of an organisation.SchoolnetsaTwitter etiquette

The #Schoolnetsa conference resources & bookmarks can be found here: http://goo.gl/Y5q2B20

It is okay to do personal tweets in between as long as you make sure that you are always thinking about personal privacy issuesMake sure that you add value to your network- and share lifelong learning and PD 20amesa11SchoolnetsaRe-tweetingRe-tweeting is a way to pass on valuable links and resources from your network to your followersHover cursor over tweetClick on the Retweet link that appears above the tweet.Click RetweetOr add RT for retweet (it is short!) in front of the @personss name in a normal tweetRe-tweeting peoples tweets also make them aware that you value their contribution and they will probably follow you, building a stronger network 21

We can re-tweet what others are tweeting about by adding RT and the @theotherperson to our re-tweeted tweet! It is considered bad etiquette to not give credit to those tweople/peeps (people) in your twitter network who first alerted you to the resource url! So make RT an essential ingredient of being polite. Plus it can also assist in building your learning network as people tends to follow those who often RT them!

To copy (for novices) just highlight the tweet and push Ctrl-C on your keyboard. Then click in the message window and push Ctrl-V to paste the tweet into the window. Add RT to the front of the message.21amesa11The 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.SchoolnetsaRe-tweetingCheck the resources first before passing it on!Think if you REALLY want to pass it on!

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SchoolnetsaHow do you follow the workshop stream?

#Schoolnetsa

Everything that will be happening will be in the #Schoolnetsa twitter stream!!!!!Type #Schoolnetsa 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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SchoolnetsaHow do you follow the workshop stream?

#Schoolnetsa

If you do not see your tweet in the conference stream it means that you have not added the hashtag #Schoolnetsa to it (anywhere)Once you are in the conference stream, click on ALL to see everyone's tweets

#Schoolnetsa24amesa11#SchoolnetsaHow do you have conversations with someone?

You will find tweets directed at you under Connect MentionsHover over the tweet to you and click on Reply Or add their @theirtwittername to your tweet

They are not following the right peopleobviously!

Add the rest of your reply.Hover your cursor over the tweet and click on Reply25amesa11SchoolnetsaHow 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 toThe conversation will open up in chronological orderClick on Hide conversation to close the conversation26amesa11SchoolnetsaIdeas for using twitter

Build a PLNShare resources Response / discussion tool Students share workShare resource linksAssessmentSummariesEducational conversationsCollaborationClassroom/ conference backchannel

http://bit.ly/AkTVLv

27amesa11SchoolnetsaKeep in touch!!See you in the twitterverse! This tutorial has been prepared by @maggiev For more free tutorials and online workshops see/like www.ict4champions.co.za28

Maggie VersterTwitter handle: @maggiev

School 2.0 blog: www.school2.co.za

Ict4champions:www.ict4cahmpions.co.za

Mathsliteracy community:www.mathsliteracy.co.za

Library blog:www.librarians.za.net

Maths blog:http://maths-ed.blogspot.com

Schoolnet website: http://schoolnet.org.za/

Schoolnetsa Conference blog:http://schoolnetsa13.blogsport.com

Schoolnetsa Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/SchoolNetSA

Twitter:https://twitter.com/schoolnetsa

Schoolnetsa member blog for free webinars: http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com

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