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This is a group for sharing resources to help others to get started with Twitter it will also serve as a place to connect with other Twitter users.

Members: 385
Latest Activity: Jul 12

Twitter In Plain English



Here is a great collection of resources from @stacybodin that she has put together on getting started on Twitter. There are also several lists there that all users need to do is click to instantly follow some great educators!
http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/curriculum/tech/socialnetwork/twitter/twitter.htm

Discussion Forum

How best to keep track of twitter discussions

Started by David Carter. Last reply by Erika Podlovics Apr 18, 2011. 15 Replies

How do people best maintain all the resources that are sent on Twitter. There are so many good resources, how do people keep track of them all? Admittedly not all engage me but there is a lot that do…Continue

Twitter List

Started by Douglas Woods. Last reply by Erika Podlovics Apr 18, 2011. 23 Replies

I have created a list of, currently, 300+ educators using twitter. Mainly tweeting about technology in education. If anyone wishes to be added or removed from the list, please tweet me (@deerwood) or…Continue

Tags: list, Twitter

THE book on Twitter in the classroom?

Started by Michael Werner. Last reply by Janey Nolan Sep 7, 2010. 2 Replies

Who's writing THE book on using Twitter in the classroom?We want to publish it along with a corresponding online course for teacher professional development.Or... maybe just the online course.I know…Continue

Tags: book, publishing, Twitter

Pennsylvania Teacher Chat on Twitter

Started by Ian Snyder Aug 4, 2010. 0 Replies

Anyone teach in PA that once to join the discussion:#PATeachQuestion of Week: Describe your district and two goals for the coming year.…Continue

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Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:38am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is: www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Comment by John Altieri on March 9, 2011 at 8:45pm
@2altieri here... We're looking to follow other classes, and have some classes check out our project: https://sites.google.com/site/birchtreeproject/ Any educators on Twitter want to follow us/be followed? We're 2nd grade in NJ.
Comment by Nathan Grimm on August 24, 2010 at 3:07pm
New update to the Edutweets Widget. I made a version that is much slimmer, it should work for most sidebars.
http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/online-teaching/widgets
Comment by Nathan Grimm on August 17, 2010 at 8:11pm
Just updated my Twitter chat aggregator widget. You can find and install the new version here: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/online-teaching/widgets. If you have any trouble installing it, send me a message, I'll be happy to help.
Comment by Martha Hickson on August 13, 2010 at 8:47am
I have created a Twitter account for my high school library (nhhsmediacenter) so that I can send scheduling updates, new book alerts, contest announcements, etc., to students, staff, and parents who follow the account. One concern: Although I know the tweets that I post will contain "school appropriate" content, I'm concerned about what may appear in the Followers section (by clicking on the "followers" link on the right of the nhhsmediacenter Twitter page). I'm not wild about the prospect of seeing my library's name in the page header with potentially offensive follower tweets below it. Remember: I'm dealing with teenagers here. Is there any way for me to disable public viewing of my followers' posts? Should I deal with this when/if the problem arises (i.e., if I notice a follower with an offensive tweet, block him/her)? Or should I just not sweat it?
Comment by Ian Snyder on August 4, 2010 at 8:04am
Anyone teach in PA that once to join the discussion:

#PATeach
Question of Week: Describe your district and two goals for the coming year.

http://ateachr.blogspot.com/
(Directions for joining twitter and tweetdeck)

Please pass on to other PA Teachers.
thanks,
Ian
Comment by Greg Quinlivan on April 27, 2010 at 9:27pm
I'm new to Ning, PLN and Twitter, but I believe it has great potential.
My situation is that I'm an English language teacher working in Taiwan (at present) in an elementary school.
I'm reasonably sure that if I suggested using Twitter with students here I'd get some very strange looks, at the least.
However, through this group I hope to build my understanding and develop some useful ideas and strategies that might change that in time.
Also, I hope to enjoy some banter with fellow teachers struggling with how to bring GOOD new technology into the classroom.
Greetings and best wishes, Greg.
Comment by Camille Dempsey on February 2, 2010 at 3:26pm
Greetings. I use twitter to send messages about arts education, ed. technology and other education-related resources: http://twitter.com/cnischal Nice to meet everyone!
Comment by Michael C. Johnson on January 22, 2010 at 2:38am
I recently collected some resources (and my thoughts a little) on uses of twitter for teaching and learning. If you are interested, feel free to take a look and comment: http://michaelcjohnson.posterous.com/teaching-and-learning-with-twi... I'd love to hear additional ideas and suggested resources from all of you. And connecting with you, if you'd like, on twitter @michaelcjohnson
Comment by Susie Goneau on January 1, 2010 at 4:20pm
I would like to use twitter in my classroom, but my district will not allow it. I am able to incorporate a feed onto my web site for class updates and communication though...using Retaggr which is not blocked. http://mrsgsclass.com
 

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