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Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

10 Worst Practices in ICT for Education Michael Trucano, a recognized expert on deploying ICT in education, recently blogged about Worst practice in ICT use in education: Here’s a list of some of what I consider to be the preeminent ‘worst practices’ related to the large scale use of ICTs in education in developing countries, based on first hand observation over the past dozen or so years. I have omitted names (please feel free to fill them in yourself). As one of his humble understudies in ICT4E, I found myself in agreement – these are worst practices that are repeated again, and again, and again, when technology and schools are mixed. Worst practice in ICT use in education 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. [I thought I would leave #10 blank as an acknowledgement that there are many additional worst practices that merit mention, but I have run out of space.

How to Turn Twitter Into a Dashboard-Style Web App This is a screenshot of Twitter. No gimmicks, no PhotoShop. (Click to enlarge.) I’ll show you a simple way to turn your experience on into one very similar to most Twitter web applications out there, such as Tweetdeck, Seesmic or Hootsuite. Some may prefer this solution since you will have access to all of your Twitter data – your profile, your followers, your settings, your lists and searches – all in one place. Firefox and Chrome users can turn the native Twitter website into a customizable Twitter web application that can do the following: Add list columns Add mentions column Collapse and expand number of columns with a single click Collapse right rail column Add search columns Share photos directly Shorten urls Save draft tweets to send later and much more… There is only one requirement – you have to be using Firefox or Chrome. Firefox users: 1.

Green Web Hosting from HostPapa, Canada’s Web Hosting Provider From Toy to Tool: Cell Phones in Learning Top 5 Most Indispensable Twitter Tools for Marketers What’s more important? The quantity of your Twitter following or the depth of your relationships with your followers? The answer is BOTH! Having hundreds of thousands of followers must be nice. But we all know that the depth of the relationships you maintain with your tweeple is paramount. This article will reveal five great Twitter tools that will help you find and engage with quality Twitter followers. Notice I mentioned “depth.” This article will focus on getting you those numbers. Specifically, I want to explore how to generate new followers, how to manage your newly found follower surplus and how to turn those shallow relationships into deeper ones using the top 5 most indispensable Twitter tools. #1: Blast Follow Editors note: BlastFollow is no longer operational due to changes in Twitter authentication requirements. Editors note: This tool, if abused, will get you temporarily banned from Twitter. How does this help YOU gain more followers? Twitter is a Law of Reciprocity platform.

80 Ways To Use Twitter As A SMB Owner It’s pretty common. A small business owner comes to us looking for help promoting his or her business. We suggest using Twitter as a way to find new leads, build relationships and as an overall way to cost effectively market their business. The small business owner then turns around, tilts their head and responds, “Twitter? What can Twitter do for me?” Well, I’ll tell you. Just like last time, hit print. Build Credibility Market Your Business Grow Ears Grow Your Online Network Connect more personally with contacts from other social networksUse relationship building instead of cold calls and cheesy flyersUse Twellow or Listorious to find people with common interestsFill out your Twellow and We Follow profiles to make it easy for people to find youUse Twitter search to find relevant conversations you can jump intoFind guestbloggers for your blogFind guestblogging opportunities for yourselfMeet influencers and your ‘industry famous’. Grow Your Offline Network Have Fun

Tablet PCs for Classroom Use The Tablet PC is an intriguing new development in portable computing technology. This article describes the Tablet PC, gives some technical details, compares the Tablet PC to other forms of computer, provides an example of actual classroom use at the University of Illinois, and suggests further research on, and potential applications of, this technology in classroom instruction. Description of the Tablet PC A Tablet PC is a portable computing device which looks much like a detached screen from a conventional notebook computer, or perhaps a hand-held computer that's been scaled up. As a quasi-hybrid of laptop and palmtop computers, the Tablet PC owes much to those earlier technologies. Unlike a notebook (but like a palmtop) the normal way of entering data in a Tablet PC is with a stylus rather than a keyboard. Unlike a palmtop (but like a notebook), the Tablet PC features a full-sized color screen, an internal hard drive, and other features associated with a standard computer. Conclusion

The 5 Keys to Educational Technology Ed Tech | Viewpoint The 5 Keys to Educational Technology What is educational technology? What are its purposes and goals, and how can it best be implemented? By Hap Aziz09/16/10 Educational technology is the considered implementation of appropriate tools, techniques, or processes that facilitate the application of senses, memory, and cognition to enhance teaching practices and improve learning outcomes. Educational technology has a multi-faceted nature comprising a cyclical process, an arsenal of tools (both physical and conceptual), and a multiple-node relationship between learners and facilitators of instruction, as well as between learners themselves. There are five key components of my own definition of educational technology that are meant to tie the multiple facets of the concept together. 1. There is a broad basis for discussion and debate within the field regarding multiple possible definitions of educational technology. Januszewski, A. (2001).