Published on March 7, 2014
ADVANCED TWITTER Nell Eckersley
Agenda Review Twitter basics Tools that support the use of Twitter •TweetChat •Paperli •HootSuite •TwtPoll 2
Why Tweet? • Information is sent to me • I decide who to follow and un-follow • Twitter is a one way street • Constant feed of the tweets from the people I follow waiting for me • Search by hashtag, keyword, list • Follow organizations 4
Anatomy of a Good Tweet Tips • Include hashtags in content of tweet • Include shortened links to more information • Write a headline, leave out unnecessary words, but try not to use texting shorthand • Use common abbreviations 5
Shortened URLS • http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-yourschool-for-an (73 characters) • http://bit.ly/YZ8Jlk (20 characters)
Shortening Links for Your Tweets You can use BitLy to shorten URL’s without creating an account 7
Finding People to Follow • Search on https://twitter.com/search-home for people, keywords or hashtags even if you don’t have a Twitter account Once you have a Twitter Account • Search hashtags and words #AdultEd • See who follows the people you follow 8
People to Follow •@LACNYCnell •@otan •@flatechgirl •@Edudemic •@Larryferlazzo •@JoyceHinkson •@ChipCarlin •@DrSarahEaton • • • • • • • @LINCS_ED @usedgov @Education_AIR @WorldEdUS @web20classroom @ShellTerrell @mcleod @ReadWriteAct • @NCLAdvocacy 9
Tools that Support Twitter •Sending and receiving tweets • HootSuite •Managing who you follow • Lists •Twitter for conferences & events • TweetChat • Paperli • TwtPoll 10
Sending and Receiving Tweets •Twitter.com •Texts via your cell phone •Applications on computers, tablets & smart phones •HootSuite 11
Managing Who You Follow with Lists Twitter.com includes a tool called Lists http://mashable.com/2013/05/31/ne w-twitter-lists/ http://daveadelaney.com/how-touse-twitter-lists-like-a-pro/ 13
Create Your Own Lists • As you begin to follow more people on Twitter you might find that you want to be able to just see the tweets from a subset of all the people you follow • You can also follow other people’s lists to quickly grow your Twitter feed 14
Add People to Your Lists 15
Subscribe to Other People’s Lists 16
Subscribe to Other People’s Lists • Find a list that looks useful and click “subscribe” • All the people on the list will appear in your twitter feed • But you can open up the list to just see the list feed 17
Twitter for Conferences & Events Twitter can be used to • promote events • create an interactive backchannel • poll participants • interact from a distance http://dancingwithelephants.ca/digital-learning/on-twitter-backchannels-and-sociallearning/#more-331 18
What to Do Right Now? • Create a Twitter account on Twitter.com • Follow five people • Search for people using #AdultEd • Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor • Retweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets Remember to use hashtags 23
What to Do in the Next Few Weeks • Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning • reading • retweeting • following new people • Try HootSuite or receiving tweets as sms text messages • Use TweetChat during COABE March 16-19 to follow #COABE14 even if you cannot attend in person 24
Nell Eckersley • Twitter: @LACNYCNell • Email: NellE@LACNYC.org • http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-in-adult-education 25
Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) LINCS provides you with the information, resources, professional development activities, and online network you need to enhance your practice and ensure your adult students receive high-quality learning opportunities. http://lincs.ed.gov/ LINCS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. It is comprised of the Resource Collection, managed by Kratos Learning, the Regional Professional Development Centers, and the Technical Contractor, Quotient, Inc. 26
LINCS Makes a Difference How can LINCS help you with your work? It offers: A Resource Collection containing high-quality, evidencebased materials in 16 topic areas; An online Community of Practice where you can share and collaborate with your peers; A Learning Portal where you can engage in self-paced and facilitated professional development courses; and Four Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs) that deploy evidenced-based PD trainings to states. For a video overview of LINCS, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bq6Mdn2Qg 27
LINCS Technology Online Course Title: Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom Free, self-paced online course Completion time: ~ 4 hours Certificate received upon completion Course accessible through the LINCS Learning Portal: http://lincs.ed.gov/courses 28
Don’t Miss a Beat; Connect with LINCS Join the Community: https://community.lincs.ed.gov Access the Learning Portal: http://lincs.ed.gov/courses Search the Resource Collection: http://lincs.ed.gov/collections Follow the latest updates: @LINCS_ED Join our professional group: LINCS_ED Watch webinar archives and more: LincsEd 29
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