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  1. WITTER FOR LEARNING Tweet! Zaid Ali Alsagoff

  2. Twitter! Twitter image:

  3. Surgeons Tweet During Brain Surgery‬… Video:

  4. Twitter Mission! 1 2 3 4 FOLLOW B U I L D S H A R E ENGAGE Article:

  5. CONTENTS • Twitter? • Why Use? • Twitter Basics • Twitter #Hashtags • For Learning? • Twitter Apps • Tweeting Forward!

  6. 1 Twitter? MoreTwitterCartoons:

  7. Twitter in Plain English?

  8. What is Twitter? A free Web 2.0 social networking service that allows users to send and receive short messages (140 characters or less) known as TWEETS. Easy way to discover the LATEST NEWS related to subjects you care about.

  9. Twitter is… • User-created communication • Text • Links to web pages, images, videos • Trending topics • Multi-directional • Simultaneous 1 to 1, 1 to many, many to 1 • Time-independent • Features such as @replies and #hashtags enable asynchronous communication Unlimited Free SMS! AWESOME! Source:

  10. Important! “To fully appreciate Twitter, you should have a reason for using it!” So, What is your reason for using it? Adapted from here:

  11. 2 Why Use? TheSMS of the Internet! MoreTwitterCartoons:

  12. Did You Know? 500+ Million Users 340+ Million tweets are posted per day! 1.6 billion search queries per day! Source (as of 20/09/2012):

  13. Did You Know? I am the KING now! Change, the KING has… Source:

  14. Twitter is Connecting… Educators & Researchersaround the world! Easy way to discover the LATEST RESEARCH you care about.

  15. Doctors using Twitter? @holisticmd @drval @joannadolgoffmd @KevinMD @FredHowardMD @drmikesevilla @GarthFisherMD @hjluks @Leslie_Seppinni Dr. Kevin Pho @StepAheadnj @CesarLaraMD @harrygreenspun @tomheston @DrEvaSelhub @DrStevesBanjo @DrKimMD @DrJAshton

  16. Twitter #Hashtags Amplify Sharing… during Research/events/Activities! Examples #MedEd – Medical Education #edchat - Education##edutech - Educational Technology#web20chat - Web 2.0#DistEd – Distance education and e-learning#innochat – Innovation in education#Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators#ellchat – English Language Learners Source:

  17. 3 Twitter Basics MoreTwitterCartoons:

  18. Language of Twitter • Tweet: An individualpost. • RT (Retweet): re-telling someone else’s tweet. • @username (Reply): open message to specific person. • Message: Direct message to a follower (private). • #Hashtag: Use Hashtag to group & track discussions (conference, seminar, classroom activity, etc.). Source:

  19. Tweet Example: @zaidlearn Let's use #licircle to create a learning stream for LIT! Upload Image Click to Tweet Add Location Tweet content @ZaidLearn Tweet/Reply to ZaidLearn Hashtag: #licircle Number of characters remaining in current tweet (counts down from 140). Adapted from:

  20. 4 Twitter #Hashtags Article:

  21. What is a Twitter #Hashtag? "The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages" Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category. Hashtagscan occur anywhere in the Tweet. If you tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet. Use hashtagsonly on Tweets relevant to the topic.

  22. Creating a #Hashtag REMEMBER Make it Unique,Short&Simple! #edchat– Education #finnedchat– Finnish Education #MedEd– Medical Education#edutech- Educational Technology#DistEd – Distance education and e-learning#Lrnchat – Learning issues for educators#ellchat – English Language Learners #esl– English for Second Language

  23. A True Story Moodle is an Airport, Not a Total Solution! Nov 12, 2009

  24. #moodlewish May 07, 2010

  25. #moodlewish Amplified…

  26. Twitter #Hashtag – How?

  27. 5 For Learning? MoreTwitterCartoons:

  28. Twitter Can Be Awesome For… F2F Sessions • Classroom activity • Large lectures • Seminar discussions • Conferences • Etc. Information Sharing • Events • Course updates • Latest research (articles) • Deadlines • Reading lists • Latest items (library) Twitter during Conference: Twitter in the Classroom:

  29. The Twitter Classroom Experiment

  30. Twitter in the classroom?

  31. Does Twitter Hurt Grades? • Results? • Twitter allows for a constant ongoing discussion that goes beyond the one hour class session. • Students took full advantage of using Twitter as a forum for their questions, generating a wide range of questions that what would typically would occur in class. Source:

  32. Twitter Adoption Matrix

  33. Source:


  35. More Tips on Using Twitter?

  36. 6 Twitter Apps

  37. Real-time Updates on Tweets & Hashtags? Tools to Explore: • Twitterfall • Monitter • Visible Tweets • TweetGrid • TweetChat Great for Q&A sessions (backchannel) during lectures! TweetGrid: TweetChat: Monitter: Twitterfall:

  38. Stats on User Participation?

  39. Document Hashtag Conversations? A tweetdoc is a document that brings together all the tweets from a particular event or search term. It allows you to keep a record of an event through twitter.

  40. Get Feedback Using Polls?

  41. Share Pictures?

  42. Share Videos?

  43. Stream/Broadcast Live on Twitter?

  44. Send Direct Messages to a Group?

  45. Filtering out the Juiciest Tweets? Newspaper Magazine

  46. Own Personalized Magazine?

  47. Instant Screencasts for Twitter?

  48. Embed Tweets on a Blog/Website?

  49. Backup My Tweets?

  50. Measuring Influence? Is a standard for measuring online influence. Use it to discover your influence and compare with others you may know.