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Microblogging weekly tasks

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Microblogging:    

 

 

 

This session is devoted to exploring one of the  possibilities of microblogging: TWITTER . Follow the weekly tasks and let´s explore this tool together.

 

 

Week 1  (19 - 25 May)

 

 

1. What is microblogging? Read the definition in WIKIPEDIA   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro-blogging

 

2. In order to get to know a bit about what   TWITTER is watch this Video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o

 

3. Read the following post about microblogging:

  http://www.lostintechnology.com/websites/what-is-twitter

 

4. If you are a twitter user, write a message to the group talking about your opinion about TWITTER, its advantages and disadvantages. Share your twitter username with the group by including it to the TWITTER NETWORKtable in the wiki.

 

 

 

 

Week 2  (26 - 01 June)

 

 

1. Now it´s time to try it out. Open a free twitter account at http://twitter.com/

go to our wiki  and include your twitter username to the TWITTER NETWORK table (contact us if you don´t know the wiki password). Add other members in order to start sharing information. Follow weekly tasks by adding LWCers to the contacts you follow in twitter. (USERNAME: lwcers)

 

 2.  Let´s share. Every time you use the net, go to your account in TWITTER and follow what other members have been doing. Explore their links, ask questions, interact. Remember to update your message every time you want to share what you´re doing or what you´ve discovered.

 

3. Building the LWC network: in order to help us check what other LWCers are up to, we´ve created a crowdstatus page where we can see our group updates.

Check it out: Learning with Computers CROWDSTATUS

 

 

http://crowdstatus.com/Learning%20with%20Computerscrowd.aspx

 

4. TASK in twitter: Suggest a twitter application LWCers should explore.

The message should include - name of the application + link + description

 

If you don´t know any application to suggest, use the time to explore the links other members have been suggesting.

 

 

 

Week 3  (02 - 08 June)

 

 

 

USING TWITTER TO COMMUNICATE

 

 

1. Share a link with the group at http://twitter.com/. Use your message box to write about a site you like using with your students and type the URL (ex:http://glogster.com). To address the group, type #lwcers in the message box and to check the group messages, go to http://twemes.com/lwcers

 

 

2. Share an interesting video you´ve found recently. Explain in brief words what the video is about and type the video URL.

 

3. Explore the links our group members suggest this week. Leave comments. To address one specific person, type @username + message, like the image below.

 

 

 

 

Week 4  (09 - 15 June)

 

 

TWITTER WITH STUDENTS

 

 

1. Read about how some teachers have been using twitter with students at

 

http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2008/02/twitter-in-academics-this-prof-shows.html

http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Twitter+Collaboration+Stories

http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/

 

2. DISCUSSION: "How can we use twitter with students?"

Answer the question in twitter and let´s see what our group suggests. Have you already used it with your students? How? If you haven´t, have you got any ideas?

 

 

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*OPTIONAL    (if you have extra time)

 

Want to explore other TWITTER APPLICATIONS? (widgets, desktop appls, others)

  http://twitter.pbwiki.com/Apps

 

Want to follow webheads?

http://crowdstatus.com/webheadsinactioncrowd.aspx

 

 

Interested in exploring other microblogging possibilities? Watch the video below:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6JqYGZ4MVQ

 

BLOG POSTS

 

http://www.desertofmydreams.com/?p=4449

  http://explorations.bloxi.jp/a/the-power-of-microblogging/

  http://lifefeast.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-twitter-experience.html

http://eltnotes.blogspot.com/2007/11/how-do-i-tweet-thee-let-me-count-ways.html

http://eltnotes.blogspot.com/2007/04/this-twittering-life.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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