Monday, August 17, 2009

What I learn from using Twitter!


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What are we going to learn today? This question is the question that I ask students daily. The more I use the web microblogging tool Twitter, it is the question I ask myself ask before logging in. I have found that Twitter can be a great tool for professional learning. To prove this, I have started this page to track what I have leaned on Twitter to prove to myself and others that it is worth the time. So here we go:

Twitter Empowered Teacher:

Monday, August 17, 2009
@isteconnects "Engage Me or Enrage Me": Lisa Nielsen discusses ways to implement passion based learning. (Love the comments and thoughts.)
@Larryferlazzo Religious Geography of the United States , pretty interesting (First time seeing Flowdata. I like the charts. Could be a great tool for students to use.)
@kdwashburn RT @englishraven: RT @ShellTerrell: Powerful read! Real World vs. Classroom World #education (@jerridkruse of interest) (Yes, we need to stop using this tool for fact learning and start using it as a means to solve problems. No the questions is how? What are some practical ways of doing this?)
@kdwashburn RT @edteck: Just blogged this: Inspire Your Students To Tell A Story With Prezi #edtech (I like Prezi very much, this is a great example of non-linear presentation. The problem that I have with Prezi is that students either need to log in using a email account or you need to purchase.)
@kdwashburn Foundations & Frameworks uses this extensively! RT @web20classroom/ @SuzanneWhisler: "Think alouds" to improve rdg comp. (Great strategy for reading comprehension, but how about instead of thinking aloud taking your thoughts and placing it in a Tweet, Edmodo or Diigo so others can learn from your thoughts while making you comprehend what you have just read.)
@maggiev I cry!! RT @edmodo One teachers Edmodo experience with a student (I love the description of Fred's life, this is so true for many kids today.)
@thecleversheep Super teachers' to be paid more; teach less, in effort to raise achievement levels in Australia. (via @mobbsey) (Take the best teachers and place them in schools that under achieving and pay them well.)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

@mcarlsI haven't been on Ning for a week or so. Did they limit your outstanding friend requests to 50? Trying to greet people @ (Ning for those that use and grow through voicethread.)
@skajderRT @scmorgan: Do teachers need education degrees? NYT Opinion: (Interesting thoughts about how teachers should be trained and compensated.)
@clifmimsIcon_lockNews: The 35 Best iPhone Apps Of The Year (So Far) - TechCrunch (Wish I had a Iphone.)
@girtbysea We're hardwired to google (How the brain hard-wires us to love Google, Twitter, and texting. And why that's dangerous.)
@nharm Social Media Revolution (Nice youtube video on social media revolution.) It is changing the world, are you going to be apart.
@nharm: Twitter in the classroom-from Jane Hart Great Ideas on how to use twitter int he classroom.

1 comment:

  1. I've been on Twitter for about 6 months and feel like it's my #1 learning tool - great contacts out there that are willing to share.
    Keep on Tweetin'