This is an introduction to Twitter and three associated tools (Tweetdeck, Google Reader and Diigo) which I did at IH Newcastle on 18th August 2011. I’ve edited it slightly from the original presentation to make it easier to read online. Hopefully it should give you a basic idea of how to use these tools. If you need help, feel free to ask in the comments.
I look forward to seeing you on Twitter.
You might also find these pages interesting:
- A Whole New World of ELT – for lots more useful links for Twitter and blogs
- Tools for the 21st-century teacher – for other useful tools for your classroom
- Easy technology for the EFL classroom – some tools to use inside and outside the class
- Teaching 2.0 in the one-computer classroom – when you’ve only got one computer available
P.S. Here is a screenshot of the tweets people sent me when I asked them to say where they are from and what they’ve learnt from Twitter. Click to make it bigger. It’s a good way to find people to follow to start you off!
Update: Here is my comprehensive (I hope!) guide to Twitter for Professional Development