Twitter voicethread

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2. Twitter

  • Microblogging- information in 140 characters or less

3. Why Tweet?

  • Share information with multiple users

4. Why Tweet?

  • Share information with multiple users
  • Breaking news- in real time
  • Collaborate on projects

5. Why Tweet?

  • Share information with multiple users
  • Breaking news- in real time
  • Collaborate on projects
  • Because your students are!!

6. Twitter Vocabulary

  • Handle : Twitter username- @PTHSLibrary
  • Hashtag :any topic preceded by a # symbol
    • used as a search term
    • called trending topics- popular terms
  • Bit.ly URL :shortens URLs for Tweets
  • RT (retweet)-post anothers tweet on your twitter feed
  • DM (Direct Message)-send a private message to another user

7. 8. Twitter in the Classroom

  • What should I tweet?
    • All classes:
      • Classroom news, homework tweetline
      • Discussions about a topic
      • Search for information about a topic
    • Astronomy/Science- have students follow an astronaut
    • English/Creative Writing/Music- summarize a work
    • Math- tweet word problems
    • Make sure to establish guidelines and standards of communication

9. Twitter Questions? 10. Voicethread

  • Online software similar to photostory
  • Allows users to upload images and then comment
  • Create an interactive discussion on a topic

11. Using Voicethread 12. Voicethread in the Classroom

  • Presentations
  • Collaborative student projects
  • Promote online learning with an emotional connection(Michelle Pacansky-Brock, online learning educator)

13. Signing up for accounts

  • Teachers can sign up for an Educators account
  • Have students create personal accounts
  • Share your voicethread with students
  • Start conversing!

14. Voicethread Questions?

  • Lets play!

15. Resources

  • Check out the PTlibTech Wiki for resources on Twitter and Voicethread :
  • http://ptlibtech.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Technologies