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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.

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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!

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 Mark E. Weston Ph.D. on December 25, 2009 at 2:41pm
Have found twitter to be a tremendous source of information about who is doing what in education. For me it is oftentimes a reality check for my efforts to harness the power of ICT to strengthen teaching and learning. Nom de tweet is shiftparadigm
Comment by Keith Ferrell on December 23, 2009 at 2:43am
Good article here about using Twitter to create your PLN:
Comment by Mrs. Antoinette on December 17, 2009 at 11:10pm
my twitter name is @mrsannieeducate. I am looking into twitter as a pre-service educator right now. I will graduate next May and I am experimenting with everything now. However, Twitter and Google Wave are my challenges. I am trying to find secondary business educators as well as English educators to follow and grow my PLN. I have looked at all the resources offered in the threads here and I am overwhelmed. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Comment by Lola Ruth Swint on December 14, 2009 at 3:49pm
Sorry I'm slow. I'm responding to Hadley Ferguson's request for hashtag list. I just found a set on a blog -- Look for the entry "The #Hashtag Phenom." Happy hunting and Merry Christmas.
Comment by Karen Burns on December 14, 2009 at 12:44pm
Thanks so much, Kate, for including my idea in your article. I hope that I can continue to use the Twitter search idea with my students and help them become more "globalized".
Comment by Keith Schoch on December 11, 2009 at 10:37pm
Kate: Thanks for that article. It's important that we as educators have resources like that to make the case to parents who might question our motives and means. I'm lucky to be in a district where the only thing blocked is Facebook (okay, and the usual really inappropriate stuff). Too often I hear from colleagues at conferences that the programs and apps I recommend would be great, but their admins just don't trust them to be used properly in the classroom.
Comment by Ann Lusch on December 11, 2009 at 7:44pm
Kate Messner: I loved your article about your class and Twitter. Am I imagining this right? You have one classroom account and you project the conversation. Do you type what your students want to say? Or can they? I'm just trying to think out how I might do something similar in my high school setting. My students all have computers, and could probably all have their own accounts; but I'm not sure that's better.

Thanks! @amlusch
Comment by Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook on December 11, 2009 at 7:09pm
I enthusiastically followed everyone who followed me when I started with Twitter. Now I need to purge many, especially those who tweet about their breakfast, and narrow my focus to children's literacy, children's literature and technology that engages kids. Which is a broad enough focus anyway!

I too would love a #list. Plus a brain that remembers to use them!

Susan @BookChook
Comment by Hadley Ferguson on December 11, 2009 at 5:30pm
Does anyone know of a list of the # conversations, like #edchat, that deal with topics connected to teaching, technology, etc?
Comment by David Hopkins on December 3, 2009 at 8:37am
I'm still trying to find time to follow up on all the emails I get from this group ... but hey, I'm here now!!

David / @hopkinsdavid

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