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Twitter Me This: An Introduction to Social Microblogging in Education*
It’s a blog, it’s an IM... no it’s Twitter - more efficient than email or RSS! Learn to connect with others, discover resources, and share what you’re doing using “social microblogging.”
CUE Tips Session 2009 - See slides here:
CUE Tips Session 2008
(CUE Tips Session)
SDCUE Keynote 2007
(SD CUE Keynote)
to the question "why would educators want to try twitter?"
All Previous Sessions: What does "the strength of weak ties" mean to you?
from "The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited" by Mark Granovetter
David Jakes' blog:
The Strength of Weak Ties
Review of The Two-Way Web
Overview of Social Microblogging
Hands-on With Twitter
Create an Account
Follow Others (Blogging begins with reading.)
Post a "Tweet"
Respond @ Someone Else (& View Your Responses)
Send a Direct Message (& View Your Direct Messages)
Favorite a Message (& View Your Favorites)
Welcome to the twitterverse!
Advanced Topics - Time Permitting
Use # for Hashtags
Twitter Clients ("Desktop Software")
Windows, Mac, Linux:
(Requires Adobe Air)
Twitter on Your Mobile Phone!
iPhone Apps - Consider: TwitterFon and Twitterific (But there's many others!)
More Resources To Explore
Twitter in Plain English video from the Common Craft show
Vinnie Vrotny's k12onlineconference Twitter Video
Twitter for Teachers
Another Wiki on Twitter for Teachers
A Teacher's Guide to Twitter
(A Blog Post)
Twitter Fan Wiki -- Yet another Wiki of Twitter Resources (click the Apps link!)
A Collection of Twitter in Education Blog Posts
My Blog Posts Discussing Twitter
Bloggers I Read Discussing Twitter
A Google Search for "Twitter in Education"
Who do you want in your twitter network? (That you know personally? That you know of? Or... what kinds of people do you want to follow?)
*Note: I was definitely not the first to think of "Twitter Me This" as a title. I first submitted a conference session with this title in September 2007 (to NECC, CUE, and several CUE affiliates). But it seemed too familiar, so I
searched my feeds
and found a post by
Chris Sessums dated June 28, 2007
and one by
Will Richardson dated July 8, 2007
. I haven't been able to think of a replacement title yet.
Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
President, Educational Technology and Life Corporation
5405 Alton Parkway Suite 5A-305, Irvine, Ca 92604
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