Beth Knittle presented a session this afternoon at the MASSCUE 2008 conference in Sturbridge, MA, titled “All A Twitter about Twitter.” Handouts from the session are available on Beth’s Wiki. I shared a few ideas during the preso as well. We Ustreamed the session, and I also archived the Ustream text chat.
Twitter is a free social messaging service for staying connected in real- time, using the web, your phone, or IM. It is a cross between chat and micro-blogging. Twitter can play a key role in developing a learning environment. Participating in the network can provide just-in-time support and continued learning, and it facilitates a better understanding of the people you collaborate with. Come discover some tips and tricks to make Twitter work for you. (We’ll also examine Plurk, another Twitter- like tool.) Wesley Fryer, a world-class Twitterer, will join the discussion.
This is the first time I’ve been listed in a conference program as “a world-class Twitterer.” Since that term is largely undefined, I suppose it is very much up for debate whether or not my use of Twitter qualifies me for such a title. Honestly, I think the best thing about Twitter is the opportunity to both contribute to and benefit from the shared learning of educators networked together. This, to me, is a big part of Connectivism.
I was glad to hear Beth demo Edmodo, which is a walled-garden “twitter-like” application for use by teachers and students.
Presenters had trouble with bandwidth/WiFi connectivity at the conference hotel during sessions today. Thankfully (for this and other sessions) I was able (again) to BYOB!
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On this day..
- Discount this weekend: Playing with Media eBook 50% off thru Nov 20th! - 2011
- Final Dissertation Defense: Impact Analysis of Phonecasted Lecture Summaries - 2011
- MASSCUE XO Learning Moments - 2008
- No laptops at our meeting! - 2008
- Discussing the Megan Meier MySpace / Suicide Tragedy - 2007
- Facing the realities of bullying in our schools and communities - 2007
- Thinking Coffee 2.0 - 2007
- Changing expectations of learning - 2007