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Comment by Nell Eckersley on August 25, 2011 at 4:55pm

 

I came across this useful resource

"An Educator's Guide to Twitter" LiveBinder compiled by Steven W. Anderson @web20classroom

 

http://livebinders.com/play/play/34291

Comment by Matt on August 14, 2011 at 1:53pm
I agree, Twitter can be a valuable resource for educators.  There are PD opportunities available via Twitter. One way to utilize Twitter is to participate in a scheduled chat.  This post shows the benefits of using Twitter as a PD resource.  Here is a link to a post that has screencasts regarding teachers and Twitter.
Comment by Thomas Whitby on August 11, 2011 at 3:08pm
Lori Thanks!
Comment by Lori Callister on August 11, 2011 at 2:39pm
Tom, along with your great info, there is also a great post on Mike Gwaltney's blog about how to use Twitter in the classroom - it also provides great background on Twitter's flexibility and reach for learning for all of us. http://bit.ly/nMoJWg
Comment by Adam Cross on August 11, 2011 at 9:37am
Thank you, the blog post was very helpful.  The archive addresses the problem I had with taking it all in, or revisiting a conversation, link, etc.  I knew I must have been missing something.
Comment by Thomas Whitby on August 10, 2011 at 5:30pm
One can never follow all of the tweets during an #Edchat it is impossible. We have done as much as 3,000 in an hour. It would be like entering a football stadium and engaging everyone in conversation. One must enter #Edchat with a strategy. In addition the entire #Edchat is archived for a later review. I offer you a link to a post I did on this: #Edchat Revisited
Comment by Adam Cross on August 10, 2011 at 5:21pm
#Edchat is certainly informative, but Twitter is very unorganized.  A tsunami of information flows through #Edchat and it is impossible to take it all in.  Then Twitter makes it very hard go back and review comments or information afterwards.  When #Edchat is in full swing I feel like I'm trying to catch a rainstorm in a Dixie cup.  

In my opinion Twitter works well for random ideas, questions and announcements.  Whereas a forum allows ideas to be posted and actual conversations to take place all in one location without the disconnect.  That's just my two cents.

Thank you for taking the time to blog and tweet; your comments are informative and thought provoking.  I will soon be a teacher and was turned on to #edchat and your blog in particular by @johnmikulski, one of the best teachers I have ever had.
Comment by Thomas Whitby on August 10, 2011 at 2:33pm
Adam #Edchat is not for everyone. It is also not where the important discussions take place. #Edchat opens the discussion for consideration. Some topics were never even considered by some educators. Once the #edchat opens the discussion with many contributions from many educators, people can reflect on their opinions. The real discussion is in the Blog posts addressing the Topic after the #Edchat exposure. It allows for a deeper consideration and reflective comments from others. I believe that many educators don't know what it is that they don't know. #Edchat opens discussions and offers people and sources for educators to explore these subjects.
Comment by Adam Cross on August 10, 2011 at 2:29pm
My previous post sounded more negative than I intended so I just want to clarify a little bit.

I use and love Twitter, I just think that large conversations like #EDCHAT would be far more beneficial in a forum evironment.
Comment by Adam Cross on August 10, 2011 at 2:03pm
It is certainly a fantastic crowd sourcing tool but it is horrible for conversations about education.  #EDCHAT would be far more useful if held in a forum or sight just like this.  Conversations would be threaded, searchable and not limited to 140 characters.

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