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Published on March 6, 2014

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Communication tools for the classroom

INTC 2610 Sharon Faith

 Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".

  Twitter is on online communication tool Platform for listening to others in new ways

  Created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched in July. Over 645 million active users as of 2014 ◦ Over 2.1 billion queries daily

   2007 – 1.2 million tweets per year 2008 - 4 million per year By June 2010 – 65 million per day ◦ 750 tweets per second    By March 2012 – 340 million tweets per day October 2013 – 500 million tweets per day January 2014 – 9,100 per second

           As of January 2014, the accounts with the most followers belonged to the following individuals and organizations: Katy Perry (51 million) Justin Bieber (50.0 million) Barack Obama (41.8 million) - highest ranked account representing a politician YouTube (40.0 million) - highest account not representing an individual Lady Gaga (41.0 million followers worldwide) Taylor Swift (39.4 million) Britanny Spears (36.2 million) - highest ranked account based outside the United States Rihanna (34.3 million) Instagram (31.1 million) Justin Timberlake (31.0 million)

1. writer’s profile picture 2. writer’s Twitter @name 3. writer’s User name – e.g. John Smith 4. The “recycled” icon shows that the tweet you’re reading is a Retweet 5. The name of the person who retweeted this message. 6. The little balloon indicates a Google Maps reference in the tweet. 7. Image – the tweet contains a picture 8. Video – a video is embedded in this tweet 9. Reply – the tweet you’re viewing is a reply to an earlier tweet. 10. Expand – clicking here expands the sidebar to “drill down” on the current tweet. 11. The age of the tweet i.e. how long ago it was posted. 12. The #hashtag and is automatically hyper linked. 13. This is pretty much a standard hyperlink to an external location. 14. Also known as an @mention shows that this tweet is referencing another Twitter user. 15. Clicking on the @username expands the sidebar to show a summary profile of the person.


 At – SEARCH ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ By grade By subject By person’s name Click on a person you are following and who they are following appear

 using hashtags ◦ # = symbol used to identify a specific chat or topic ◦ #ntchat – New Teacher Chat     Twitter 4 Teachers Wiki – Website - website What the Trend – website Tagulus - website

      Created in 2003 Microsoft bought it out in 2011 70 million registered users as of September 2013 October 2013 – 2 billion per minutes a day is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service Computers free, phones, text messagingthere may be charge. Check with your provider

 A free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from around the world.

       Remote learning for Sick Students International Language Exchange Virtual field trips Authors reading to school children Mystery Skype Remote Teaching Guest speakers (career day, politicians)

  Free video conferencing for up to 10 people Team collaboration ◦ offers a suite of productivity apps that let you share what’s on your screen, collaborate in Google Drive, view You Tube videow   you can also dial the person in by clicking on the “Invite” button and then the “+telephone” link. Calls to the US and Canada are free, and international calling rates are very low.

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