This podcast is a recording of a presentation shared by Beth Knittle titled, “All a Twitter about Twitter: Micro-Blogging as a Professional Networking Tool.” Beth shared this presentation on November 19, 2008, at the MASSCUE 2008 conference in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. I helped out a little bit sharing some ideas too during the session. The official program description was: 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.

Show Notes:

  1. Twitter
  2. Beth’s handout for this session (PDF)
  3. My text notes from this session
  4. Ustream video archive of this session
  5. Beth Knittle on Twitter: @bknittle
  6. Wesley Fryer on Twitter: @wfryer
  7. Beth Knittle’s Presentation Wiki (additional links from this session)
  8. Beth Knittle’s homepage
  9. Beth Knittle’s blog: Beth’s Thoughts on Technology in the Classroom
  10. Twitter directories mentioned during the session: twitter4teachers.pbwiki.com and justtweetit.com
  11. Edmodo: Free private microblogging for Education 2.0
  12. Plurk

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