What Are You Doing? Introduction to Twitter

Have you heard of this social networking tool but aren't sure what it is or how to use it? It is in widespread use across the world - even BabyBoomers are intrigued! It is not just for the digital natives. Here is a time to try it out and find out what it is all about.

This introduction to Twitter is often conducted at the beginning of a conference. It is designed to help you registered, see how to post and find people to follow, as well as how to have dialog with others on Twitter about the conference!

Resources:

Introduction:

Introduction to Twitter
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec570/spring09/activities/opd/twitter.htm

Twitter in Plain English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o

Posting to Twitter
http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/15367

Finding information in Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGbLWQYJ6iM&feature=channel


Finding Folks to Follow:

Finding People on Twitter
http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/14022

Find People to Follow Using Twellow
http://www.twellow.com/

Find Educators for Follow Using Twitter4Teachers
http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/


Twitter in Education

Teaching with Twitter
http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html

Twittering, not Frittering: Professional Development in 140 Characters
http://www.edutopia.org/twitter-professional-development-technology-microblogging


Learning More About Twitter:

Twitter Applications
http://twitter.com/downloads

Ten Commandments of Twitter:
http://jamesrdickey.com/2008/12/the-ten-commandments-of-twitter/

David Pogue: Twittering Tips for Beginners:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/technology/personaltech/15pogue-email.html?_r=3&8cir&emc=cir

Teachers Take to Twitter:
http://www.teachersourcebook.org/tsb/articles/2009/10/01/01twitter.h03.html

Twitter Reading List:
http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/socialmedia/twitterrl.html

Using Twitter with Facebook:
http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/31113

Customizing your Twitter Account:
http://help.twitter.com/forums/10711/entries/15357

Ready for more? Explore the Posts here:
http://mashable.com/tag/twitter/