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So I Have a Twitter Account? Now What?

Keith W O'Neal (Lipscomb University, USA)
Session Information
October 14, 2015 - 1:45pm
Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
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Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
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Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Atlantic Hall
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45 Minutes
Discovery Session 1

Forging past Twitter as a novelty and effectively using Twitter as an educational tool to connect educators & engage students.

Extended Abstract

For those that have a twitter account but still do not understand what the big deal is, or perhaps those who do not even have an account yet. Twitter is the largest Professional Learning Network in existence & we need to get educators plugged in. Discover the backchannel you have been missing at this conference, the collaboration, the discussion, the conference behind the conference. We will also discuss ideas for Twitter in the online & traditional classrooms, who to follow, twitter tips, & more. Join the discussion @ #OLC15.

This will be a sharing of best practices including discussions on lessons learned and practical applications. Attendees will have a better understanding of how to use Twitter as a professional resource & online learning community. Explanations will include how Twitter is used as a backchannel and resource magnet at conferences including this one. They will also discuss real examples of how Twitter is being used in education & be encouraged to share their own experiences. Important educational leaders & organizations to follow like @OLCTODAY will be suggested as well as a discussion of how to use hashtags such as #OLC15. Twitter chats will also be highlighted including #edchat, #edtechchat & #higheredchat as well as a few others.

Lead Presenter

After nine years in the classroom and two years as the District Technology Integration Specialist for Reynoldsburg City Schools, Keith W. O'Neal is now an Instructional Designer for Lipscomb University. He received his M.Ed. in Technology from Ashland University in 2007 and has gone on to present at multiple conferences as well as work independently with school districts & universities to further technology in the classroom & online. Supporting excellence & inspiring innovation is his passion. Follow him on Twitter @iTeachLipscomb