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’ve written about Twitter here and my first post about Twitter here. All speak of connections, relationships, and learning together.
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.
@kfasimpaur Is anyone thinking about the #clmooc storify ? Just found this to transfer them if needed https://t.co/7wFsG22DCk @telliowkuwp
— Sheri Edwards (@grammasheri) February 1, 2018
Our Twitter stream would be lost without a way to save the data. Wakelet seems like the easiest way to do that, although there are others [ifttt, for example].
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!
Pedagogy: Twitter, Really Presentation
Twitter Really Tweets
I can’t imagine North Dakota! I grew up in Missouri, and the weather was often crummy in winter, but no snow tunnels. I highly recommend the book Prairie Fires, a new biography of Wilder. I’m listening to it on Audible. Her life was so much more complex than the TV series ever hinted at.
I was disappointed to miss that @ONE Twitter webinar – I had a conflict on my calendar- so thanks for sharing your takeaways. I still mean to watch the recording.
The screenshot you shared of your Twitter posts for your granddaughter are touching. I sometimes wonder if I was really meant for the 19th century, too, but I’m currently listening to an Audible book about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s true-life experiences (as opposed to the TV versions) and think twice about my nostalgia. If only my great grandmothers had Twittered, I’d know more about their daily lives…!
Liz, It’s true — One of my son-in-laws recently discovered my YouTube channel — he learned a lot about my work and ideas that he had no idea of before. Our little posts may not be life-changing for everyone, but they’re life-fulfilling to those who learn with us.
I’m from North Dakota, so Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life was well known, and back when I was a kid — we still had the tunnels through the snow. This January, the snow is already gone in North Dakota. In January when I was little, it could be, with wind chill, 60 degrees below zero. Ouch. So, yes, it’s important to document our stories in some way — a journal, online or off. And sharing our pedagogy with others extends our ability to improve our profession.
Thanks for starting this short blogging journey! ~ Sheri