Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ways to get ‘snapshot feedback’ from Students or Peers using the new Twitter poll

Last week Twitter announced that they were rolling out a new poll option that you can use within a Tweet. Users will be able to create their own two-choice poll right directly from the Tweet compose box and it will remain … Continue reading

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Some pinteresting visual ways to curate information in #HigherEd

What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that allows users to visually share and discover new interests by posting (known as ‘pinning’) images or videos to their own or others’ boards (i.e. a collection of ‘pins,’ usually with a … Continue reading

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What makes a good Tweet engaging?

  Tweeting and brevity go hand in hand. With just 140 characters it is important that our tweeted messages are succinct, make sense, and are engaging. There are a number of pointers that can help to increase engagement.

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Why is it useful for educators to participate in a Tweet Chat?

  Social CPD Social Media at its best is interactive and sparks dialogue, discussion, debate, questions and the opportunity for social learning with others. Of course it can also be useful to both broadcast useful information and be the conduit … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on growing and engaging your Twitter follower base

Who are you Tweeting to? This is an important question to consider. It may be that you have just started Tweeting and deciding who you think might be interesting to follow. As you become more confident it is likely that … Continue reading

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