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Webpage designers: Ana Banales, Sara Foley, Kevin Jones, Patrick Messick, Kelly Nicholson and Giana Stipati


    

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Table Of Contents

I.

I. History
I.1 Who Created Twitpic
I.2 How Does Twitpic Work?
I.3 Getting More Out of Twitpic.

II.

II.What Other Applications Can Twitpic Work With?

III.

III. Real World Application
i. Elementary
ii. Secondary
iii. Post Secondary
III.1 Business/Industry

IV.

IV. How Twitpic Is Used Internationally

V.

V. References

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How Does Twitpic Work?">How Does Twitpic Work?


Twitpic is simple and easy to use. All you have to do is register on Twitter.com and then use Twitpic to upload your photos. Twitpic is the only way to put pictures onto Twitter and is a helpful site to share your photos with friends and followers through Twitter. The following video and powerpoint both provide instruction on how to use Twitpic and set up an account! Follow these videos to create a Twitpic account and they will help with the understanding of how to get your photos onto Twitter through Twitpic. 

A breif powerpoint on how to login to and use Twitpic

Short video that explains how to upload a photo on Twitpic


 
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Twitpic Compared to Facebook. 

Twitpic is used in a similar way as Facebook is set up to share pictures with family and friends. Twitpic was also designed to share pictures and photos through Twitter. Twitpic is a program that makes Twitter more user friendly by allowing users to upload photos in a similar way that Facebook allows users to do the same. 

Getting More Out of Twitpic.">Getting More Out of Twitpic.


Twitpic is a photo hosting site that is paired with Twitter.com. Photos can be uploaded to Twitpic and then shared with many people around the world. If you would like to know more about Twitpic's partner site, Twitter, click here.

http://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/INSITE/TwitterTwitpic can be used in schools in many different ways:

  • It can be used at many different levels of education.
  • It can also be used in the workplace or in businesses.
  • As of June 24, 2010, Noah Everett and Twitpic had added the ability to tag faces in Twitpic photos and also group Twitpic photo uploads by event or places. 

Possible Disadvantages

A few of the disadvantages that can go along with Twitpic and topic that brings much concern is the fact that the photos uploaded to Twitpic are ?public and what people upload can be seen by everyone. Therefore, pornographic and obscene images can be uploaded  and seen by others without consent. 

Another possible disadvantage is that a Twitter account is required to access Twitpic. Without Twitter, Twitpic is a useless website and holds no value. 

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II. What Other Applications Can Twitpic Work With?">II. What Other Applications Can Twitpic Work With?


Twitpic works mainly with its mother application, Twitter. Twitter was first created to make small conversations by posting what a person was doing at a certain time during the day. The creators of Twitter decided to add Twitpic so members of Twitter could also upload pictures  from wherever.

Visit Twitter for more information

http://www.killerstartups.com/Video-Music-Photo/twitpic-com-images-for-twitter 

 
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III. Real World Application">III. Real World Application


In an Elementary Setting

Regions of the World

Overview: Students are each assigned a region of the world and give a two to three minute long presentation on the region they were assigned. Students can only use one notecard (both sides) and can use Twitpic as well. Students will need to upload pictures that relate to their region on the website, then talk about the pictures during their presentation. 

Objective: For the students to do enough research to give a presentation on their region, and also for the students to be able to navigate the internet and Twitpic and be able to explain their pictures with 90% accuracy. 

Twitpic lesson plan .docx

Twitpic lesson plan .pdf

The TwitPic Movement

Overview: For this project students are asked to make a two-minute speech on an assigned significant person from the Civil Rights Movement. The speech should include at least three facts on the person and upload five to ten photos via TwitPic. After all presentations have been given there will be a short discussion on some of the highlights of the significant people presented.

Objective : At the end of the activity students should have a better understanding of the significant people in the Civil Rights Movement and what they did to leave an impact. They should also be comfortable enough to communicate the information with others.

The TwitPic Movement.docx

The TwitPic Movement.pdf

Heroes

Overview: Many kids at a young age have someone in their family or that they know really well that they look up to. A neat project that could be done using Twitpic would be to have the students do a Hero project. The students could think of someone in their lives that really means a lot to them. They could then take pictures of things that remind them of their hero, pictures of them with their hero, pictures of their hero doing specific things, etc. After uploading the pictures to Twitpic, the students could then show the class all of the pictures and explain what is going on in each one.

Objective: Given a computer and the internet, students will use Twitpic to create a storyboard of their hero with 100% accuracy.

My Hero.docx

My Hero.pdf 

Food Photo Shoot

Overview: The general idea of this project is for the students to get a feel for using technology to learn about Nutrition. They will have to take pictures of the meals they eat for two days and upload them to a newly created Twitpic account. From there students and score and evaluate each other to make this a fun and friendly competition.

Objective: The objective of this activity is for the students to learn to use a new form of technology while working on their lesson and to work together with members of the class. 

Food Photo Shoot Lesson Plan.docx

Food Photo Shoot Lesson Plan.pdf

Geometry Lesson

Overview: This is a very fun and exciting way that teachers could change their approach on teaching simple geometry or geometric shapes. In this lesson, the teacher would upload pictures of different shapes and post them on Twitpic. A student could then go to a computer and log on and look at all of the pictures that their teacher uploaded. The student could then, in the comments box, type in what kind of shape is shown in the picture. This is a very different way than is usually done but could be exciting for the students and help familiarize both the teacher and students with new kinds of technology.

Objective: Given a computer and the internet, students will use a picture they took to learn perimeter and area with 100% accuracy.

Perimeter and Area.doc
Perimeter and Area.pdf

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Leaf Imaging with Twitpic

Overview: To help their students become familiar with local trees, especially those around their home, teachers will provide their students with a basic introduction to the various kinds of trees. Specifically, the teachers will show their students the different leaves for each of the trees with a focus on the local species of trees. After class, the students will collect and take pictures of the different tree leaves around their homes and then upload the photos to Twitpic. The next day, the class will look at the leaf photos located on each student's Twitpic and identify the tree that each leaf came* *from.

Objective: Given an image of a tree's leaf, students will be able to identify they tree species with 70% accuracy.

Leaf Imaging with Twitpic.docx

Leaf Imaging with Twitpic.pdf

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In a Secondary Setting

Demonstration Lesson

Overview: The purpose of this lesson plan is to help special needs high school students improve upon their understanding of language and its written connection to images.

Objective: The students will be able to create "How to" demonstrations by taking pictures and using Twitpic to upload them. The students should have at least a sequence of five pictures which have been labled with 100% accuracy.

Photo language lesson plan.docx
Photo language lesson plan.pdf(pdf)

Kaleidoscope

Overview: Students will learn how to create symmetrical patterns in circles.

Objective: Given a computer and internet, students will use Twitpic to create a Kaleidoscope with 100% accuracy.

Kaleidoscope.doc
Kaleidoscope.pdf

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In a Post-Secondary Setting

Pen Pal

Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to help American College Students learn more about the Spanish Culture. These American students will learn through pictures from a pen pal using a 2.0 Web Application called Twitpic.

Objective: After given a pen pal, each student will be able to view and post pictures using Twitpic to learn enough about a Spanish Culture to write a 5 page report with a 100% accuracy.

twitpic.docx
twitpic-me.pdf

Digital Multiples

Overview: Students will search for patterns in architecture.

Objective: Given a computer and the internet, students will take pictures of campus architecture and create a large repeating pattern with 100% accuracy.

Digital Multiples.doc
Digital Multiples.pdf

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In a Business Setting

Twitpic could easily be used in a business setting. By taking pictures on a phone and sending them to Twitpic this tool can be very helpful. Many people working for different businesses find information or inspiration while traveling or in their everyday lives, but don't have a camera ready. By sending pictures to Twitpic via cell phone, they have it already uploaded onto a website where they have a collection of pictures that they need. They can later extract any of them off of the website to use somewhere else at a later time. Twitpic can also be used to hold pictures of workbooks or slides and then can be shared on Twitter.

[Business Example involving Twitpic (http:/http://www.upublish.info/Article/Social-Media-Marketing-through-the-use-of-TwitPic-For-Twitter/594225)]

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IV. How Can Twitpic Be Used Internationally?">IV. How Can Twitpic Be Used Internationally?


Twitpic can be used internationally in many different ways.

Through the use of this Web2.0 application, businesses, schools, churches, and even family or friends can communicate visually.

They can all post pictures, even if they are continents apart.

First of all, businesses can use this application very easily for their benefit. Let's say a business man working for a large company had to go overseas for a conference.While over there, he was told he must report at least once a day to make sure things are going smoothly. This man would be able to create a Twitter account and then be able to take pictures of his daily events with his cell phone, he could then immediately send them to Twitpic. When Twitpic receives the picture it is then uploaded directly on to the Twitpic web site. The boss could then place comments on the pictures and tell the man overseas what he thought of the progress being made. This is just one of the ways Twitpic can be used internationally in business. Now that you know how Twitter can be used in business internationally, here is how it can be used internationally in education.

There are an endless amount of ways to use Twitpic internationally when it comes to education.

If a teacher wanted to do pen pals, this program would be a way to enhance the learning experience. This is because not only could you pen pal with locals, but students would be able to send pictures and talk to students internationally. A teacher could reconcile with another teacher from overseas and then both teachers could have their students interact on this wonderful Web 2.0 application. The students would be able to send each other pictures and comment back and fourth on them. This would be a wonderful way for students to learn about other cultures. Probably the best way to use this application in education would be in foreign language classes. Sure students are supposed to learn the language, but they also need to learn about the culture of the country they are studying. The students would be able to learn so much about the language they are studying through the pictures and comments they send and receive. Students would love Twitpic. Not only can Twitpic be used in education internationally, but it can also be used in churches.

Church groups have plenty of reasons to research this web application. If a small group is thinking about going to Africa to help some missionaries, the missionaries could post all of their pictures of Africa up on Twitpic. The missionaries would have a chance to impact the small group with pictures, and convince them to come and possibly help out. The small-group members could then post comments and ask them any questions that they are wondering about. There are many reasons to use Twitpic internationally when it comes to church organizations, but there are also many reasons to have an account on Twitpic for family and friends.

It is obvious that Twitpic was created for family and friends. If a family member or friend that lives far away wants to share pictures and stories with you, all he or she would have to do is create an account on this application. They would be able to use Twitpic to share fond memories from over seas. If a friend went on vacation he or she could post all of their fond memories that they want to share.    

Overall, Twitpic is a wonderful Web 2.0 application for friends and family, but with a little bit of effort Twitter could be used in many different countries for many different reasons. Twitter is a great way for students and teachers to share what they experience to the world through pictures.

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I. Who Created Twitpic?">I. Who Created Twitpic?


Twitpic was created by Noah Everett from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He created the website over a weekend in February 2008. Everett wanted to make a photo sharing website that worked with Twitter because none were available at the time. Since then he has re-worked the website, which took only a week to complete. He concentrated on making the website as easy to use as possible when he created Twitpic. Everett's favorite feature on the website is the ability to upload pictures from your phone. In the future he hopes to create a stronger API  for the website.

1. Personal Communication with Noah Everett 11/6/08

2. [Video - Discussion with Noah Everett about Twitpic|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-FdiOD8hiI]

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V. References:


  1.) Twitpic with Bird Image: www.findmotive.com/tag/twitpic/

  2.) Twitpic Camera Icon: http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitter_production/profile_images/50582482/twitpic-icon_bigger.gif                                                                                                                     

  3.) Elementary Lesson plan adapted from http://www.lessonplanspage.com/CISSLAHeroAuthorHistoricalFigurePhotoStoryMO.htm


  4.) Secondary Lesson plan adapted from  http://www.kodak.com/global/en/consumer/education/lessonPlans/lessonPlan128.shtml

  5.) Picture of Noah Everett: http://charlestonama.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/twitpic-creator-tells-all/

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Brochure">Brochure

Brochure as pdf

Poster

Poster as pdf/./.;/;z.;Sign Up for a Twitter Account
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27 Comments

  1. Unknown User (kjones01)

    Hello Twitpic Group,

    My name is kevin jones, your project manager. I am looking foward to working with all of you to create this wikipage.  If at any time throughout the creation of this project any of you have a question just direct it my way either on this comment board or send me an email (kjones01@purdue.edu) and i'll address your question as quickly as i can come across the answer you are looking for. All of us should post any and every idea regarding how we as a group can make this the most creative and informative project possible. Do not worry about how large and difficult this project seems to be at this time, we have eachother to work with to make this as painless as possible.  
    (smile)

    1. Unknown User (abanales)

      Go Kevin!!(big grin)

  2. Unknown User (gstipati)

    It doesn't look like you made a space for how twitpic could work in a business setting so I will just comment on that here.  By uploading pictures onto your phone and sending them to Twitpic, which is a new feature, this tool can be very helpful.  Many people working for different businesses find information or inspiration while traveling and in other places but don't have a camera ready.  You may be thinking, "Why don't they just save the picture on their phone?"  By sending it to Twitpic, they have it already uploaded onto a website where they have a collection of pictures that they need.  They can later extract any of them off of the website to use somewhere else later.

  3. Unknown User (abanales)

    There was not alot information that i could find for Twitpic but here are the basics....

    1.  Twitpic is a webside thats allows any member to upload pictures from all around the world. The owner of the picture then gets to tag that picture according to the country the are currently loading the picture from.

    2. As the viewer logs in to Twitpic, he/she can see the picture and know from which state it was uploaded from.

    3. Twitpic lets you share pictures with another website called Twitter. Twitter is a website that collides with Twitpic.

  4. Hi. My name is Ga-young and I am a student of Educational Technology at Ewha Womans Univertisy. Nice to meet you on the Internet. It's the first time that I work with foreign students. So, I am excited and worried......^^*

  5. Hi, twitpic team~!  This is Amy from Ewha W. Uni in South Korea. My name is Eun-mi, Kwon but just call me Amy cause it is easy to call. This is really great opportunity for me to work on a global project with you guys. (smile)

    Hmm..as Maria mentioned above, I can't find much information of Twitpic except the fact that TwitPic was started in early 2008, by Noah Everett. (wink)

    As I guess from the name of Twitpic, it is somehow related to twitter(Twitpic = Twitter + Picture). This is just my guess, not a fact. I logged on Twitpic several times and tried uploading pictues of me. However, it is still unfamiliar for me to handle. So, I'm gonna explore the site more to get information and its merit.

    See U soon!  

    Amy from Seoul.^^

    1. Unknown User (abanales)

      Welcom guys! Nice to meet you all. (big grin)

  6. Hi~~ I am Ji won and I am also a student of the Educational Technology at Ewha womans Uni. in South Korea. Nice to meet you~~ (big grin)

    I am very excited for this project, because i'ts so glabal project!~ but I am little worried about my english

    my English is not so well... so please understand me.~

    and I also checked about Twitpic.. it's little hard to understand to me..

    i should make an exertion!

    anyway, i will come here soon again~

    See you!

  7. Unknown User (pmessick)

    Whats up guys?! Im glad that we get to work with you as well... My name is Patrick Messick. I attend Purdue University, majoring in Engineering technology education. I hope to talk to you all again soon.

    Bye!

  8. Unknown User (gstipati)

    Hi. I'm excited to work with you guys.  I don't think I am leaving in 5 minutes to go somewhere so I don't think I will be able to finish my pages. Sorry.  I definitely need some help with the secondary education one though.  I will get my three done first thing tomorrow.

  9. Unknown User (gstipati)

    When will we be getting our assignments for wednesday?

  10. hi~~~!!(smile)
    i'm joo yeun, (you say ok, kate!) first of all, i'm sorry to late my presentation 
    i'm Student of Ewha Womans University ^^ nice to meet u

    i'm so excited and worried.. because This project is my first grobal projet. ^^
    i hope to we have good teamwork!

    see u again!

  11. Hi, guys~!!

    Hmm..I have some questions on this project.

    I'd like to know of our team members. How many of us are working together? Just curious!!

    Also, regarding the project schedule, I think we are a bit behind, aren't we? (pls advise me if I'm wrong.) 

    I heard we may have to assign the roles and responsibilities among our team members to complete the project. Then, we can complete the initial draft in this week(as scheduled). However,  4 of us from Ewha W. Uni. do not exactly know what we should do or how can we fulfill our roles in this team. So, I would appreciate if anyone of you may help us to work together. Look forward to hearing from you soon!!! (big grin)

    thanks,

    Amy ^^

  12. Unknown User (gstipati)

    Hello to everyone from Ewha W. Uni.  As far as I know right now, see if you can come up with some more ideas for the topics we've listed.  I especially need more ideas for how Twitpic can be used in a business setting and in a secondary education class.  If anyone from Ewha W. Uni. wants to come up with a flyer that will catch people's attention listing a couple positive things about Twitpic, that would be really great.  Once you've made one, attach it in an email to Kevin.  My email is gstipati@purdue.edu if you would ever like to email me.

    1. Hi, Giana~

      Thanks for the advice. hope we can come up with some ideas on these topics soon! Once completed the discussion, will send the e-mail before sunday. C U Soon!!

    2. Hi, Giana!

      We discussed Twitpic in business setting and a secondary education class. Then we decided to upload our opinions individually.(smile)

      I think Twitpic can be used especially in secondary science class. Science is a difficult subject to most students I think..... So, it is good for secondary students to study science by sharing pictures related to science each other.

      In business, for example, if a company makes a project with a foreign company, some of the members go on a business trip abroad. If they upload pictures in foreign company, internal company members can understand quickly situation. So the project will be easy through Twitpic.

      And finally, a flyer that will catch people's attention listing positive things about Twitpic......

      We can share all the things even if we are apart through Twitpic!

      Tiwtpic can be used in every field!

      These two are my opinion about Twitpic advertisement phrase. (star)

  13. Unknown User (kjones01)

    hi~~~!!
    i'm joo yeun, (or you say ok kate!) first of all, i'm sorry to late my presentation 
    i'm Student of Ewha Womans University ^^ nice to meet u

    i'm so excited and worried.. because This project is my first grobal projet. ^^
    i hope to we have good teamwork! (thumbs up)

    see u again!(smile)

    (this was actually joo yeuns post but she accidentily added to the main page so i helped her out and put it into the comments section, just remember to click on the 'add comment' below the children pages whenever you want communicate with the group)

  14. Hi, everyone! Are you guys having a lovely weekend? Here in Seoul, Korea, it drizzled all day and got colder as winter is coming! Hope no one catches a cold !! (big grin)

     Hmm... I've just uploaded some ideas on the children regarding secondary education and biz setting. Pls refer to them in children above.

    Enjoy your weekend ! see u! 

    thx.

    Amy

    1. i checked it,

      and i will upload my ideas in children sections(question)

  15. kk i upload my idea about business setting,

    umm.. plz checking that and add idea  : )

  16. Unknown User (emstrong)

    Hey Twitpic Group! Here is your peer evalution from Evernote!

    Good Luck with everything!

    Peer Evaluation

  17. Unknown User (kstaats)

    Hey i just wanted to say that i really like how you have put your website together! I like how everything is so accessable and easy to maneuver around with. I also like how you incorporated the graphics without cluttering up the information. Great Job!

  18. Hi guys,

    I heard that Thanksgiving day is coming soon and I can imagine how happy you will be for the holiday ! (smile)

    I have some questions regarding Twitpic project.

    1. Does this page contain the brochure for Twitpic above link? I tried to open it but I can't. So, can anyone help me download it? 

    2. for next step, what are we supposed to do? Pls let me know the schedule and plan.

    thanks,

    Happy holiday~!(red star)  

  19. Unknown User (abanales)

    Hey guys! i found what i was looking for..hint hint: Cookie.

  20. Unknown User (gstipati)

    For those of you who want to look at the brochure or the lesson plan, click the link that says pdf and it should come up.

  21. Unknown User (jones434)

    Twitter is a relatively new social networking site. I have just started using Twitter and have enjoyed it thus far. This application does not do its justice. Twitter is a great way to immediately stay in contact with many friends at once, no matter where you are and by using Twitpic they can right away see the pictures you have to share, even if you are out of the States.  Twitpic can be used in the classroom through various projects and lessons.

                    This website not only needs more images, it also needs more structure. There is nothing but black and white paragraphs straight down. The application needs to be broken up so it doesn’t bore the viewers. They could have incorporated examples of images from Twitpic, color, and a clearer picture of the creator if that is important to them. This site does do a good job of clearly showing the links for the lesson plans and having big enough titles. I think the Twitpic application is average and they could have offered a lot more information and images throughout the application.

  22. Unknown User (theil)

    The website to me was sort of unclear in sections. It didn't really explain how to use twitpic through a twitter account. I personally do not have a twitter account, but for those like me who don't have an account how does it work? The website gives great examples of how teachers can use it to upload pictures or what not, but the process of how to do that is unclear. Everybody does not use twitter so a clear explanation would have been very beneficial.

    Teachers could use twitpic in the classroom by uploading pictures to the site and having their students investigate them. For instance, a teacher could upload certain Civil War pictures to twitpic for a project. In this project it is the students responsibility to go to twitpic, investigate and analysis what the pictures represent, and finally writing a short assignment over the pictures. One application of twitpic that could be beneficial to teachers was the easy access of pen pals. Although unless you comment on the picture through twitter you can't talk to your pen pall, but instead you can see pictures of another culture. This can develop learning skill for students and let them become more knowledgeable on other cultures throughout the world.

    If i had to rate twitpic i would give it a 3/5 stars