Sunday, January 16, 2011

How will Tweet Pals work?


There are five master Twitter accounts according to the five schools. All of the recent tweets from these Twitter accounts are embedded in the right-hand column of this blog. Click on the Twitter username to visit that account and follow it.

ESL - English as second language


FSL - French as second language

Tweet Pals 1-A

École secondaire Louis-Joseph-Papineau (Chahnaz Chachoua)
Montreal, Quebec

Tweet Pals
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Twitosphère 1

Gladstone Secondary (Leah Turner)
Vancouver, British Columbia

Tweet Pals 1-B

École secondaire Louis-Joseph-Papineau (Chahnaz Chachoua)
Montreal, Quebec

Tweet Pals
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Twitosphère 3

Collège Louis-Riel (Robert Daigneault)
Saint-Boniface, Manitoba

Tweet Pals 2

École secondaire de la Seigneurie (Hélène Blanchet)
Quebec City, Quebec

Tweet Pals
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Twitosphère 2

École secondaire Humberside (Holly Leclair)
Toronto, Ontario

Because each school will have a master Twitter account, they will need to use #hash tags to identify which student wrote which tweet (Example: #katconseil)


Julie Lapalme will be in charge of the bilingual blog. It will be used to

  1. post Katerine-Lune and Julie's tips and comments
  2. post pedagogical resources (terminology, tutorials, etc.)
  3. communicate between the paired students using Blogger's commenting function

C - Blog tags to identify schools

Once a week, the schools are encouraged to send Julie a list of the tweets to be revised by the corresponding school. Julie will post these on the blog and will identify each school's posting using tags in the appropriate language. This will create a menu of tags or keywords on the right side. By clicking on that tag the blog will create a dedicated page with all the postings for that school.

Please note that you cannot use spaces or special characters in the spelling of your tags.

Example of tags: Ecole-secondaire-Louis-Joseph-Papineau, Ecole-secondaire-Seigneurie, Gladstone-Secondary-School, College-Louis-Riel, Ecole-secondaire-Humberside

D - Hash tags to identify students in the blog commenting function

When an individual student wants to discuss about a tweet on the blog post, they will use the commenting function. To identify themselves, they can use their Twitter username (Example: #katconseil).

    discuss their own tweet and defend their ideas in more detail than the constraint of the 140 characters of Twitter.
    discuss another tweet and/or offer suggestions for correcting the tweet

Consult: How to comment upon a tweet in a blog posting


  1. Some commenting tips!

    1. Whenever a student wants to comment on a tweet, he/she must put their Twitter username

    Example: #cuckoografik is Julie's Twitter username.

    If they want to comment on a particular tweet, they should use the @mention tag.

    Example: @katconseil means that you are referring to Katerine's Twitter account

    So a student's comment should look something like this:

    #cuckoografik @katconseil You have a typo in your tweet. The word "resturant" should be written like this "restaurant".

  2. Voici un exemple de commentaire.

    1. Lorsqu'un étudiant souhaite faire un commentaire sur un tweet, il important qu'il inscrive son pseudo Twitter.

    Exemple: #flofluo est le pseudo twitter de Florence.

    2. Si les étudiants souhaitent faire un commentaire sur un tweet, ils doivent identifier la personne à qui appartient ce tweet en utilisant la mention @

    Exemple:@Katconseil signifie que vous faite référence au tweet de Katerine-Lune.

    Les commentaires des étudiants devraient ressembler à ceci:

    #flofluo @katconseil Une erreur s'est glissée dans ton tweet. Le mot "restauran"prend un "t" à la fin, il devrait être écrit comme ceci "restaurant".

  3. Ce blogue est vraiment intéressant!


Please log in as ANONYMOUS or Name/URL. Remember to put the #hashtag to identify yourself and the @username to indicate whose tweet you are commenting.

S.V.P. choissisez l'option ANONYME ou Nom/URL pour vous connecter. N'oubliez pas de mettre le #hashtag (#mot-clé) pour vous identifier et le @pseudo Twitter pour indiquer le tweet dont vous commentez.