Twitter, Really webinar by the ONE team explained the ways and whys of a Twitter user — how tweeting, retweeting, following hashtags, and replying connect the user to others in a reciprocal relationship of connected learning.
I started Twitter to follow my not yet thirteen year old granddaughter, just to be “watchful.” Here are my first tweets:
In the webinar today, Sandy Haynes shared how she uses twitter in her courses. She has a policy for her students to sign before participating in the activities. We were all amazed and she laughed saying, “I thought everyone did this.”
And that’s important — what you’re doing in your classroom may be exactly what someone else needs to hear. And you may discover something that will tweak what you’re doing and improve your strategies.
Twitter connects us in our interest areas. Twitter hashtags and chats share our interests. Blogging fills in the details.
Another example of extended connectedness is this tweet from Michelle, asking for an alternative to the twitter curating app Storify, which is closing.
Question for my PLN: Since Storify is going away, what would you recommend to a new Twitter user interested in archiving hashtag conversations?
— Michelle Pacansky-Brock (@brocansky) February 1, 2018
If you click that link, you’ll see the interaction and suggestions.
One was from a platform, Wakelet, which will import old Storify curations as well as curate any URL on the web. I created a curation of websites dealing with Resilience and ACEs [Adverse Childhood Experiences] to see how it worked.
Since it seemed to be very easy to use, I tweeted to friends at #clmooc who have “storified” our twitter chats and activities. Click the tweet to see the conversation, and the happy results.
— Sheri Edwards (@grammasheri) February 1, 2018
Twitter is filled with bots and trolls– but it is also a beacon of hope and filled with those willing to give and get help. We all have something to share and help. There’s so much information out there, that a good solution is to add a bit our own and see what comes back to us.
So dive in to twitter: Ready, Set, Fly!
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