The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How To Participate in a Twitter Chat


 "If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." - George Bernard Shaw

Only 8% of the general population uses Twitter, with the majority of user between the ages of 18-29. For the education community this means most of our teachers, librarians, administrators are not using Twitter and are most likely not aware of the tremendous networking and professional development opportunities Twitter and specifically Twitter chats provide. 

As the moderator of the Alabama School Library Association's (ASLA) monthly Twitter chat sessions (#aslachat) I had not taken these facts into consideration.  A gross over site on my part.  Additionally, other educators have contacted me asking how they can start a similar chat for their state when so many educators have no clue how to use Twitter.

A good educator knows that you cannot expect your students to grasp the concept of a lesson with out adequate background knowledge. I failed to provide this background knowledge for the very people ASLA wanted to connect with through Twitter.  As moderator I had to back track and provide a source for Alabama Librarians to reference so they would feel confident enough to step outside of their comfort zone and participate in this new collaborative experience. 

I have now produced 13 Twitter tutorial (5 minutes each) that take a user from: Setting up a Twitter account to Using Paper.li to read links you may have missed during a Twitter chat. (see below) I have also included access to my AETC (Alabama Educational Technology Conference) Prezi about Twitter and Twitter Chats. Feel free to use any of these resources with the educators in your life. I am also available for webinars.

Another great source for information regarding Twitter in Education is Jerry Blumengarten's Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites.

Prezi-Presented at AETC June 2011 http://bre.ad/04dief








Session 2 – How to create a Twitter profile: http://youtu.be/W0akrPX52_8




Session 3 – Finding friends and following people: http://youtu.be/dIeQZvAl0hw



Session 4 – What is a hashtag and how do I use it: http://youtu.be/p2P59OViCYQ



Session 5 – Twitter chat like the Pros…Reply & ReTweet: http://youtu.be/unzW9LKaQz4


Session 6 – Twitter chat like the Pros…How to send an original tweet: http://youtu.be/ncBUM9DNVdo


Session 7 – Twitter chat like the Pros…How to add a link to your tweet: http://youtu.be/cd9tRsj7dK8



Session 8 – What is a mention and a direct message: http://youtu.be/yQAqugRqfHo


Session 9 – Twitter manners: http://youtu.be/1-3lqxNr8rA


Session 10 - Hootsuite: http://youtu.be/cm2i4YmP8kU


Session 11- Hootsuite...Hold on and enjoy the ride: http://youtu.be/mcbZ9tjCIn4



Session 12 Part 1- Chats for FAST! How can I possibly read everything: http://youtu.be/ZW5ypn9W8Fk

Session 12 Part 2 - Chats for FAST! How can I possibly read everything: http://youtu.be/pYlEZqmfxXw



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Works Cited

Austin, Miles. "Twitter #Chat Is Hot New Trend." Web Tools & Strategies to Increase Sales – Fill the Funnel. 29 Oct. 2010. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.fillthefunnel.com/2010/10/29/twitter-chat-is-hot-new-trend/>.

Blumengarten, Jerry. "Educational Web Sites Twitter." Cybraryman Catalogue of Educational WebSites - Educational Web Sites for Teachers, Educators, Parents, Students. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.cybraryman.com/twitter.html>.

Leaders, Feeling. "The Heart of Innovation: 15 Awesome Quotes on Collaboration." Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2010/07/35_awesome_quot.shtml>.

Noyes, Katherine. "Who’s Using Twitter? Some Surprising Answers | PCWorld Business Center." Reviews and News on Tech Products, Software and Downloads | PCWorld. 10 Dec. 2010. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/213243/whos_using_twitter_some_surprising_answers.html>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 1‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iF1xOICT9g>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 10‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm2i4YmP8kU>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 11‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcbZ9tjCIn4>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 12 Part 1‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW5ypn9W8Fk>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 12 Part 2‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYlEZqmfxXw>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 2‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0akrPX52_8>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 3‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIeQZvAl0hw>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 4‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2P59OViCYQ>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 5‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unzW9LKaQz4>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 6‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncBUM9DNVdo>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 6‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncBUM9DNVdo>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 8‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQAqugRqfHo>.

Robertson, Nikki. "‪ASLA Twitter Chat Videos: Session 9‬‏ - YouTube." YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. 18 July 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-3lqxNr8rA>.

Robertson, Nikki. "There Is Only One Happiness In Life...To Tweet And To Be Tweeted by Nikki Robertson on Prezi." Prezi - The Zooming Presentation Editor. May-June 2011. Web. 19 July 2011. <http://prezi.com/x1f8iq1_8okg/there-is-only-one-happiness-in-lifeto-tweet-and-to-be-tweeted/>.

















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