STAIR - Intro to Twitter
This stand alone instructional resource (StAIR) is designed for new teacher users to Twitter. Basics such as establishing an account, establishing followers, sending tweets, and develping a personal learning network are explored. Powerpoint kiosk is the delivery system with embedded links, video, and interactive questions.
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Wouter Laleman (Librarian)
The overall look of this Stair is very fresh and engaging. The author uses a variety of teaching techniques from lecture to video to introduce the basic facts about Twitter. I believe the Stair would be successful in teaching a novice how to get started on Twitter. The steps are logical and easy to follow.
The outside links to video tutorials and supporting blog posts reinforce the main message well.
The quiz questions at the end support a quick recap of the main content.
To make this product better I could suggest an edit of some of the audio files. The recording was done a bit to close to the microphone and the sound is slightly distorted.
Since I was viewing this PPT on a Mac I did have the usual minor incompatibility issues. Some audio content would not play and it seemed like possibly a few arrows were where I assume the author put them.
Samuel Lopez-Romero (Teacher (K-12))
"Intro to Twitter" is a great StAIR Project. If you need anyone whether its a student, a colleague, etc, to learn Twitter then they will truly benefit from this informational presentation. It provides detail information about everything you need to know about Twitter as a social networking tool and the vocabulary needed to understand the application. Navigating through the presentation was made very easy with proper directions on what to do next and all the links work flawlessly. There are lots of visuals and sounds that support the learning process, especially the embedded website links and videos.
I like the strategy it uses to have students practice on how to twit before engaging in actual learning. The quizzes also ask appropiate questions which will help the learner retain information. It also provides feeedback which can help assess learning. Another thing I like about this project is that the ultimately goal is help the learner reflect and work on their own Personal Learning Network which can be beneficial for themin the long run.
There is one thing that this presentation was missing. It mentioned that Twitter can be use in all content areas, but I would like to see some examples on how they were used in different curriculum. I believe this would give it a more personal outcome for the learner. Overall, this was a great presentation and I sure anyone can benefit from it.
The "back" and "next" button work fine. However, on the Introductory slide, on the reverse button is explained. I know its common sense but the beter we explain things to our students the better they will learn.