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Jørgen Mortensen

This Is How to Use Twitter to Search for Educational Content ~ Educational Technology a... - 49 views

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    "students to access content and resources that are both timely and relevant"
Glenn Hervieux

How to Optimize Your Social Media Profile | Shake Up Learning - 30 views

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    Kasey Bell shares how to set up a good Twitter profile. Taking care of our brands as educators is important.
Martin Burrett

Session 315: Tips for dealing with disruptive pupils - 28 views

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    "The discussion begun which participants talking about what they viewed as disruption. Most people agreed that swinging on chairs, being late and calling out were disruptive to learning (although many felt that the root causes needed to be identified and addressed), but there was genuine disagreement about pupil interaction and banter with some UKEdChatters saying this was an inappropriate distraction, while others said they enjoyed and welcome this, at least to a point."
Sharin Tebo

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - 62 views

  • All of them responded that Twitter allows them to build connections with educators beyond those in their immediate vicinity. These connections are purposefully made as a way to find and share resources and to provide and receive support. For example, Participant 8 stated, “My primary purpose is to connect with other teachers, so that I can learn from them and share resources that I find.” Similarly, Participant 9 wrote, “I am the only biology teacher at my school. I use it [Twitter] as a means of obtaining advice, resources and collaboration…I also use it to find out about new tech tools.”
  • Twitter has helped me to build a strong professional reputation
  • they follow educators. They also follow content experts and others who share professional interests.
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  • Participants explained that they choose to follow people who are open, positive, and constructive.
  • “If their tweets seem to be of interest - providing ideas or resources, as opposed to just opinion - I will network with them.” Similarly, Participant 6 stated, “I look for people who interact and don't just post links.”
  • those they trust
  • Survey results show that nine out of ten of the respondents were able to give concrete examples of collaboration that occurred with fellow Twitter users.
  • Since Twitter is considered to be a social networking website, one aspect of this study looked at dialogue that transpired between followers to show evidence of collaborative conversations rather than unidirectional sharing of information.
  • These examples included ideas such as creating units, sharing of resources, students collaborating on projects between classrooms, exchanging professional materials and readings, writing book chapters, and even co-presenting at conferences.
  • beyond 140-character messages. That teachers moved discussions to forums that allow for deeper discussion and expansion of ideas is encouraging; Twitter does not seem to be a place to collaborate in depth, but rather to make those initial connections - a "jumping off" point.
  • how using Twitter has benefited them professionally. Four unique themes emerged from their responses:

    • Access to resources
    • Supportive relationships
    • Increased leadership capacity
    • Development of a professional vision
  • practical resources and ideas as a benefit.
  • opportunities for them to take leadership roles in developing professional development, organizing conferences, publishing, and grant writing.
  • This research study provides new insight into how teachers use social networking sites such as Twitter for professional purposes.
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    Impacts of Twitter on professional lives
Glenn Hervieux

Twitter's missing manual / fuzzy notepad - 64 views

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    Some interesting information on how Twitter works
Steve Kelly

Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom's Twitter and Instagram Accounts | EdS... - 47 views

  • Three Reasons Students Should Own Your Classroom’s Twitter and Instagram Accounts
  • We must think more critically about how we communicate via social media.
  • 1. Genuine Digital Citizenship Opportunities
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  • 2. Publishing for the World (and the Classroom Across the Hall) is Powerful
  • 3. Establishing Your Classroom Brand
  • According to educators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis, branding can be defined as “the marking practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products.” Within the past few years, this idea of branding our schools/classrooms has become extremely valuable, as it promotes transparency by painting an accurate, live picture of what is taking place. Yet, in reality, the majority of the time the educators are the ones telling these stories. While this certainly has its place, ultimately what matters most is how students feel about their experiences. Social media has allowed my students to share our classroom happenings through their eyes. It has allowed my students the opportunity to both establish and share the culture of our classroom and our school, and ultimately create our “brand”.
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    Steve- do your students run your Twitter and Instagram accounts? How many students contribute regularly? any problems with parents?
Nigel Coutts

Why build a Personal Learning Network? - 51 views

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    'Inside the Black Box' was written by Black and William in 1998 and in it they describe the classroom as a black box with inputs and outputs but what occurred inside was a mystery. For many teachers the reality has been that what occurs in their classroom has been both private and isolating, a matter between the teacher and his or her students but a task largely tackled alone. But this isolationist view is, in the age of the social media and networking increasingly challenged and more and more teachers are finding their voice, sharing their ideas and gaining valuable insights from a global community of connected educators.
H DeWaard

Edtech and Elearning: Top 100 Influencers and Brands - 54 views

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    The Top 100 Influencers and Brands in Edtech and Elearning.
C CC

UKEdChat 2015 Twitter Use Survey - 13 views

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    UKEdChat exploring how educators are using Social Media to improve learning experiences within their classrooms.
Glenn Hervieux

Twittervention | Teacher Tech - 47 views

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    Alice Keeler has several posts on using Twitter that are linked on this page. I've been on a webinar with Classroom 2.0 Live for teachers using Twitter and she has a very nice approach.
Cindy Huskey

A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Techno... - 86 views

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    Twitter Chat list and calendar
Tim Cooper

The 2015 Honor Roll: EdTech's Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs | EdTech Magazine - 57 views

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    good list of edtech blogs, some better than others. The list seems to have a wide scope to include all levels and subject areas rather than the best blogs.
Martin Burrett

Pablo - 47 views

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    A superb, quick tool to create visual tweets and Facebook posts. Just enter the text, then choose from the bank of images or upload your own.
Yozo Horiuchi

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015 - 64 views

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    by TeachThought Staff If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight. Twitter chats aren't just "things," but have evolved into fully-functioning professional development for teachers. At their worst, they're laid-back, back-and-forth resource sharing and celebration of possibility.
Clint Heitz

Education Chats - Calendars - 35 views

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    An excellent listing of many educational Twitter chats and when they happen in a Google Calendar format. Even lets you change time zones!
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    Interactive calendars of education chat schedules for Twitter.
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