Tools for Managing Twitter

So far in this course, we have been looking at Twitter tools through the Twitter.com website.

As we become interested in several different online conversations, and as we learn about quite a few different hashtags, we need better ways to organize our various Twitter streams.

Today we will look at one tool to help us do that on a laptop/desktop computer.

Tweetdeck can be accessed through the site or as a Chrome App.

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Brandon Zoras continues his series of Twitter screencasts with a look at how Tweetdeck can be used to organize your Twitter feed on your laptop.

Twitter Features Explained

Here at #OSSEMOOC we hope that your first two days of this mini-MOOC have helped you to see some of the potential of using Twitter as a source of professional learning.  This year, there has been an explosion of Twitter chats, where educators are having online conversations about topics they are passionate about.  Twitter chats often lead to further exploration of topics, on blogs, using Adobe Connect, Skype, Facetime or Google Hangout, on collaborative Google Docs/Slides or other collaborative platforms.

The most important idea is that we can collaborate with anyone, anywhere, anytime now.  As we realize this, we begin to see the infinite potential for student learning.

Will our understanding of networked learning translate into networked learning for our students?

OSSEMOOC is a community (the “C” stands for Community, not Course – we don’t have a finish line), and we invite our Ontario Education Leaders to contribute to the learning of others through this platform*. Today, we thank Brandon Zoras (@brandonzoras) for contributing an awesome guide to the features of Twitter found on your Twitter profile page (twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle).

 

Twitter Basics

 

 

 

Mentions and Hashtags

 

 

Activities for Learning

  1. What did you learn in these screencasts?  Choose one bit of learning and share it on Twitter.  Use the #ossemooc hashtag and #ontedleaders.  Add the link to this site.
  2. Help build the list of Ontario educators learning to use Twitter for self-directed learning.  This list will remain open and continue to grow as other educators work through this course.  Please add your Twitter handle here.
  3. Using Twitter daily helps build confidence and capacity.  How will you build Twitter into your daily routine?  One way is to find Twitter challenges or Twitter chats where you become part of a social group sharing in social media.  Currently, #OntEdLeaders are participating in this challenge, and a calendar of education chats can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

*Contact us at ossemooc at gmail dot com if you would like to share your learning through blogging, screencasts, leading Twitter chats, contributing resources, or leading synchronous discussions.

Resources:

Anatomy of a Tweet