It seems like people have mixed feelings about Twitter: to use or not to use? I personally believe in the use of Twitter to grow personal learning networks, and I understand the capabilities for literacy learning it provides to students who are already familiar with the micro-blogging tool. While Twitter by itself provides some great … Continue reading 5 Websites to Use with Twitter in the Classroom!
Newswordy is a great website that's been around for a couple of years. It simply and elegantly presents popular vocabulary in the context of media and news. The site focuses on buzzwords, or words that are commonly presented in news media, but not often used in everyday language. Each day, Newswordy presents, defines and shows … Continue reading Newswordy: Bring Buzzwords Into Your Classroom
If you don't already use Twitter, you should start today! It is a fantastic way to build your personal learning network and engage with other instructors across the globe to get ideas for lessons, troubleshoot classroom issues, and build global learning communities for your students. As you get your sea-legs with the Twitter basics, … Continue reading Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts To Make Your Tweeting More Efficient!
A few weeks ago I posted about Twitter hashtag chats, and how powerful they can be as ways to grow your professional learning network and develop as an educator. Last time I shared the seven that I frequent the most, and that I find most useful, but below you will find a complete schedule of … Continue reading Weekly Twitter Chat Schedule
Last night I moderated the Twitter hashtag chat #1to1techat for the very first time. It felt a lot like a first date - I was nervous, I had prepared and thought about what I was going to talk about, and I was 2o minutes early waiting for everyone else to arrive. But, as with any GOOD date, … Continue reading My Tale of Moderating A Twitter Chat
A few of my faculty members have been asking about ways they can use Twitter in the classroom recently. As I helped them integrate Twitter into their own classrooms, I started developing a running list of different ways Twitter could be used and quickly realized that the best way to show Twitter's value in the … Continue reading 22 Ways To Use Twitter With Bloom’s Taxonomy
Thanks to Twitter, my personal learning network (PLN) has been expanding exponentially. Every day I meet someone new who is doing their part to contribute to the field of educational technology, and education at large. Hearing their stories and getting to know them inspires me, and so, I decided to introduce a new feature to … Continue reading TechTalk: Monthly Interviews With Educators Around The World!