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I've lost count of the times people – including a surprising number of colleagues in media companies – roll their eyes at the mention of Twitter. "No time for it," they say. "Inane stuff about what twits are having for breakfast.
A screenshot from TweetDeck showing, left, a recent #Edchat stream and, right, the #Engchat stream at the same time. Like other groups with shared interests, from epidemiologists to James Joyce fans to locked-out N.F.L. players, teachers are turning to Twitter to collaborate, share resources and offer each other support. Many, in fact, are using it to take professional development into their own hands, 140 characters at a time.
This post has kindly been shared by Best Colleges Online where it first appeared on their blog. Between the cat images and celebrity porn, the Internet actually manages to boast educational potential. Considerable educational potential, in fact. Even that Twitter thing the kids are into these days, with its 140-characters and its perpetual haze of pound signs, has its uses. More than 28, of course, but here’s a nice little starting point. Instant feedback:
Speakers and presenters at conferences are increasingly finding their audience live tweeting during their presentation. In most cases, the presenter has no clue about what the audience is saying on Twitter . This leads to a disconnect between the true thoughts of the audience in contrast with that of the presenter. In order to avoid such scenarios, you can incorporate Twitter within your PowerPoint presentation both to be an active participant as well as to gather feedback from the audience. Timo Elliott of SAP Web 2.0 has developed several free Powerpoint Twitter tools. Download the tools for MS Office from the download page for your version of MS Office and unzip the archive.
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While I was principal for 3 years I dealt with a lot bullying/behavior issues related to social media. Finally, I swore it off as a hassle that led to many discipline issues. I swore up and down that I would never use social media such as Twitter or the like.
Twitter is the home of UKEdChat, a new forum for teachers to ‘meet’ weekly to discuss education topics. Photograph: Iain Masterton/Alamy It's Thursday evening and hundreds of teachers are engrossed in a training session. The topic is pupils using mobiles in class; more than 1,000 questions and answers are pinging back and forth. "If students text in your lesson and aren't engaged, leave the profession – you're not cutting it," says one. "The kit in their pockets is often better than school equipment," says another.
- for me that is the first port of call for finding out about anyone. I look for involvement with education and teaching. So make sure that your profile, including a picture, is well updated as it helps others who might be looking to connect with you. – profile sorted, now just get started. Write about how your lessons have gone, a great website you have used today (add the link, everyone loves looking at new web resources), a good digital camera you have in school, problems with your network, revelations from your pupils.
“It's a perfecting of a feeling in language – it's a way of saying more with less, just as texting is. “We've got to realise that the Facebook generation is the future – and, oddly enough, poetry is the perfect form for them.” Asked if poetry would survive in the “age of Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger”, she said: “I think increasingly in this century poetry is probably the literary form that will last the most. “Poems are the original text messages in that they use language in a very concise way and I think they will become more relevant in this century than in the last century. “We are reading less now than we did and a lot of young people spend a lot of time in front of a computer on Facebook or tweeting.
As social media and social networks become a larger part of our online lives, the race to become the default identity platform for the social web continues to intensify, with Facebook, Twitter and Google all hoping to control — and profit from — the ways that users connect to various services. Although Facebook and Google both have massive resources to deploy in this battle, venture capitalist Mark Suster of GRP Partners argues that Twitter stands the best chance of becoming the go-to identity player for many users, and there are some pretty compelling reasons to believe he’s right. As we’ve described before at GigaOM, the biggest and earliest moves in the identity arena have come from Facebook, with the launch of Facebook Connect and then the Facebook “open graph” platform, which allowed websites to integrate with the social network for login purposes.
Twitter is one of the most popular social networking site out there. About 500,000 people sign up on it everyday. People usually have a lot of followers and also follow a lot of people themselves. This simply means a lot of noise, which can be quite annoying. The good news is that a lot of good tools are present out there that will help you cut through the noise and get to the most useful things.