GAFE Illinois Summit
Design Spaces for Learning: Exploring Physical and Virtual Learning Areas with Chris Johnson and Christian Long
Developing the Design Mind: An Introduction to Design Thinking w/Christian Long and Laura Deisley
IDEA EXCHANGE: BYO and One-to-One Panel (moderator)
Leaders and Learning Spaces (Workshop)
Learning at the Speed of Technology (workshop)
Life on the Screen (Workshop)
Life on the Screen (Presentation)
What If The Story Changed? (K12 Online Conference)
What If? (Educon Workshop)
What If? (Presentation)
140 Characters and Beyond: Extend Your Use of Twitter
Do you want to know what I had for breakfast? How bad traffic is in Chicago rush hour? Of course not! But by now, you've probably have had a chance to try out Twitter and engage in the actual conversations that can help you become an active member of an always-on learning network. This session will help you extend and add value to your Twitter experience by demonstrating a variety of new Twitter tools that can serve to create a more comprehensive and capable platform for learning. Leave the session with an understanding of how to enlarge the affordances of Twitter and how to make it an essential part of your practice.
At its most fundamental, it's about hyperconnectivity....
At its essence, it's about economy of thought in 140 characters or less...
At its very worse, it's self-indulgent, trivial, and narcissistic...
And at its best, it's about community, a sense of belonging, and an reduction in the isolation that we may feel in our personal or professional lives...
Engaging in deeper skills:
Managing Your Twitter Experience
- Tweeting from PowerPoint: embed tweets in the notes section of a PowerPoint slide, when you advance to the slide, your slidedeck tweets for you. Use SAP Web 2.0 tools | Download the Tool Slidedeck |Download the AutoTweet add-in for PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2004 (right-click and select ?save as?) 1. Download the zipped file from the link to the left, 2. Open the zipped file, 3) Open the AutoTweet PPT file 4) Go to Add-Ins in the upper menu bar 5) open the AutoTweet Menu Commands and configure. NEW CHANGES-- NOTE: You'll need to get a Supertweet API proxy bypass to make this work. Fill in the credentials in the AutoTweet panel with your Supertweet credentials. To get the slide to tweet: in the Notes window of a slide, use this script [twitter] Your 140 word tweet goes here [/twitter]. Note: do not use hastags within the tweet, it seems to prevent the slide from autotweeting.
- Display tweets in Prezi | resource is here.
- Display tweets in Keynote (via Darren Kuropatwa) | resource is here.
- Scheduling Tweets | Account Management: manage your twitter account on many levels, including scheduling tweets to be sent out. Use SocialOompf | or Twuffer
- RSS: you can use Twitter search to develop an RSS feed on a particular topic of interest such as literacy or cooperative learning. Each search return produces an RSS feed that can be aggregated into your reader. This is also a great way to add individuals to your network that you may be unaware of that are interested in the same topics. Also see: 7 "Secret" Ways to Use Twitter Search.
- Google Update search: this is for ISTE
- Del.icio.us Twitter Subscription: this is for Twitter + Education. Subscribe to this in your reader and receive the newest ideas from a team of researchers from around the world.
- Image searching: use Twicsy.com for locating images in Twitter. This is particularly useful for current events.
- Link searching: use Backtweets to locate mentions of a particular Web address in Tweets
- Collecting your own data: use TwtApps, which includes interfaces for polls and surveys, as well as seven other productivity tools. Use can also use PollAnywhere
- Evernote: you can send tweets from twitter to your Evernote account by linking your account with Twitter and then adding a @myEn to the tweet. Learn how here.
- Sending Links from Twitter to del.icio.us: use Packrati.us | djakes del.icio.us account | Send tweets you favorite, tweets you retweet, tweets directed to you with URL's
- Aggregrating in a Twitter newspaper: use Paper.li
- Embeddable polls: use PollAnywhere to create embeddable polls with data that appears in a Powerpoint slide, votes can be through the web or cell phone. Sign up for a free education account here.
Displaying Twitter for a Class or Presentation Backchannel
- Screencasting: use Screenr
- Video: use Twitvid
- Voice Recording: use Chir.ps
- Images: use Twitpic
- Multi-publishing: To publish media to multiple locations at once, use PixelPipe or Ping.fm | my account
- More effective tweeting with media: use Post.ly | Learn how here
- Auto Tweeting from Posterous | my account
Developing an online course:
- Twiducate: use Twiducate to develop a Twitter-like plaform for student contribution in 140 characters. Set up student accounts yourself.
- HootCourse: use Twitter or Facebook as a way to connect students through this interface
- Twitter Rubric: interesting application of an assessment rubric to the use of Twitter.
Conversation and Collaboration
- Group Collaboration: use GroupTweet to communicate via direct messages. Basically, send a DM to multiple users.
- When 140 characters are just not enough: use Twitlonger, BigTwitt or TinyPaste to extend your thoughts.
- Tweetlator: convert tweets into seven different languages
Using Twitter as a School Presence:
Ideas for teaching
- Response to a Criticism about Using Twitter in the Classroom | TeachPaperless
- Twitter for Learning - 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology | Tony Karrer
- 31 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | multiple authors
- Using Twitter-But Not in the Classroom | David Parry
- 100 Ways to Use Twitter in Your Library | Accelerated Bachelor Degree
- If You Were on Twitter | Scott McLeod
- How Twitter is Affecting Student Grades | Mashable
- An Educators Guide to Twitter | Steven Anderson
Twitter Network Visualization
The Twitterverse | Fast Company
Twitter for Libraries | Information Today
The Twitterverse in Interactive format (access all the tools in the graphic) | oneforty.com
Is Twitter a Waste of Time | eStrategy after Hours
The First Tweet from Mt. Everest | Mashable
10 Historic Tweets that Captured the World | Mashable
Bin Laden's Death Sparks Record 12.4 Million Tweets per Hour | more Mashable
Twitter Statistics | Huffington Post
Twitter, and its associated tools, represents a pliable and agile platform for connecting learners.
Connective social environments are disruptive, and contribute to the challenge of rethinking learning what it means to be well-educated.
Connections made through Twitter can contribute to friendship, interest, and academic-based pursuits. (See Ito)
These connections are scalable, with students of all ages having the capability to connect.
The hastag links people, conversations, and resources.
How will you use Twitter?
Connective, social environments are disruptive for schools, and