Friday, 21 December 2012
An alternative way to make use of your tweets
I am a bit dull on Twitter. I tend to use it for signposting articles and other things of interest relating to Higher Education. Sometimes its a video, maybe a webtool, but mostly its articles I read in the UK press. Earlier this year Sandra Sinfield, a wonderful old-school academic from London Metropolitan University, noticed a theme running through my tweets that she thought would make a good presentation.
She asked me to make a Prezi and feeling inspired, and having first been given a basic PowerPoint to act as an outline, I created the above prezitation. It was one of the first I had made so it would benefit from me redoing it, now that I know more about picture quality and creating a zoom that does not make students feel sick. But what it does show is how we can use our tweets to make something creative.
For those interested in my method, it was a bit laborious (I can understand why people prefer Storify).
1. Sandra supplied an outline
2. I took screenshots of the pages I had posted on twitter
3. I edited the shots using Paint.net
4. I embellished and added extra material that i thought would be suitable e.g. Youtube videos
5. For tweets without links I looked for suitable images that went with the text
6. I would make lots of tea and complain a lot.
The resulting Prezi was used in lectures with trainee teachers.
So the question is, how do you use your tweets?