Credit where credit is due is important.
Yes the “Twitter Handbook for Teachers” is an excellent resource.
While it is lovely for people on twitter to regularly thank me for the resources I create (and to get all the retweets of thanks) — I DID NOT write Twitter Handbook for Teachers. But I can understand why people think I did.
It was written by Tomaz Lasic (@lasic) who used the quote from my PLN Yourself wiki on the front page of his handbook and then made the very human mistake of not adding his own details as author on the front page. So now everyone sees my name (and website) and automatically assumes I created it.
But it is also important that I give Alan Levine credit also — as he pointed out in the comments I should have attributed him. I’ve always felt that the following words were inspired by his audio he provided for a podcast I was asked to proved for the Knowledge Tree (here is the PDF version of the podcast).
“Watching from the outside, Twitter like the the dumbest thing you’ve heard of “Why would anyone want to tell others what they are doing in 140 characters.” And yet to dismiss Twitter is a mistake because it’s an incredibly powerful tool for your personal learning and connecting with others”
And if you want to thank me here are the resources I created on twitter for my PLN Yourself wiki:
- Set up your own Twitter Account – helpful information for building your PLN using twitter
- Step 2: Set Up Twitter Account - designed as a step by step guide for f2f workshops
PS for those that know me I can’t believe you thought the handbook was my work — not one single step-by-step screenshots that is characteristic of my work!
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