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Would You Use Twitter With Your Students?

Would You Use Twitter With Your Students?

Do you use twitter with your students? Or perhaps the question is WOULD YOU? Ever since Matt asked us to share our thoughts using twitter with students I’ve been analyzing why my instinctive response is DON’T use twitter with school students. But is my response emotional or logical? While Tom Barrett provides an excellent example of how educators could use their Twitter to collect data for students to analyze it’s use by students in classrooms has been limited. Even Edmodo,…

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Twitter as RSS Reader and Snagging URLs from Twitter

Twitter as RSS Reader and Snagging URLs from Twitter

Tonight’s insanity was motivated by Jeff Utecht’s post on Twitter as My RSS Reader especially when he says: Lately I’ve been thinking about Twitter as an RSS reader. My Netvibes page has about 30 RSS feeds in it, but my Twitter account has over 700 people or feeds that I can learn from. What I have found recently is that I’m reading and following more links from Twitter than I am from my RSS reader. Yes, I love Twitter (it’s…

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The Day Twitter Followers Made Me “Wash My Mouth Out With Soap”

The Day Twitter Followers Made Me “Wash My Mouth Out With Soap”

What can I say? Well apparently I said a lot more than people have come to expect from my mouth – as you can see from what’s been said in my twitter account! While some of my followers were a tad offended by my tweets — some actually enjoyed these more than my normal ones plus some choose to follow me! I’m comforted to know that I wasn’t alone in this – it was happening around the World – even…

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Oh NO! Is Your Scanner Down And You Didn’t Realise?

Oh NO! Is Your Scanner Down And You Didn’t Realise?

I use TweetScan all the time to effectively manage conversations in Twitter that I want to track e.g. replies to my twitter name dswaters and any other variations people have used e.g. suewaters and tags like Edublogs. With the number of people I follow I need TweetScan as my eyes and ears. By subscribing to the RSS feed for the tracking term using my feed reader I’m notified through Google Reader whenever anyone, anywhere, tweeters that term. Unfortunately – DUH…

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Tips for Diversifying Your Blog Subscriptions

Tips for Diversifying Your Blog Subscriptions

The best blog posts, for me, are those that make me STOP, reflect, ponder and challenge my own viewpoints! Take Claire Thompson “How to turn “Me Vision Into We Vision” post where she discusses the need to ensure we don’t limit our learning by getting sucked into group thinking — by restricting our blog reading and interactions to people who think the same way that we do. There is Need For Some Repetition My belief is you do need a…

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Tagging, Tracking and Using RSS with Twitter!

Tagging, Tracking and Using RSS with Twitter!

Beth Kanter and Amy Gahran have been discussing their use of twitter has meant they are less inclined to social bookmark items using del.icio.us. While twitter offers immediate gratification and connection with people plus heads-up of latest news/resources it is less ideal for retrieval and sharing at later dates. Beth thoughts are: If we add tags to Twitter we have a merge between object sharing and people sharing. What’s nice it is that with social booking sites like del.icio.us, it…

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Getting More Out of Twitter

Getting More Out of Twitter

Regardless of whether you are into Twitter or not, most people will acknowledge it has been the killer application for 2007. For such a simple application, Twitter has many layers, and it was overwhelming me thankfully my readers helped me out yesterday to get my Twitter magic back. Martin Weller highlighted that effective management of twitter lies with: Processes i.e. how many people you choose to follow, how you choose who to follow and your purpose for using twitter Technical…

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Help Me Get My Twitter Magic Back!

Help Me Get My Twitter Magic Back!

Lately I am feeling like I have lost the Twitter love. Life was fine when I was only following 150 people but now past 200 I am finding it hard to ensure I don’t miss the important conversations. Twitter is a very important source for the latest news within our networks — look at the impact on Michele’s quick post as a result of twitter. If you have not got into Twitter and are wondering what all the fuss is…

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Petrol Prices According To Twitter

Petrol Prices According To Twitter

For those into twitter you will already know about the amazing conversations and sometimes it is just good plain fun to learn more about where other people live. Photo by phxpma. So today when Kristin Hokanson twittered: at almost $3 a gal cost almost $70 to fill tank…was REALLY running on fumes got me thinking tho…what’s gas cost these days where u r? I just had to do some research — using Twitter off course! Price of Petrol Here We…

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Are You Using Twitter Effectively For Your Personal Learning?

Are You Using Twitter Effectively For Your Personal Learning?

Back in August I wrote a post titled Is Twitter shifting blogging to a new phase? I have decided to take it back!!!! Not only is twitter totally shifting blogging into a new phase but it is also changing the nature of our conversations and is incredibly important for our personal learning. If you are not using twitter and wondering why any one would like to know “What you are doing?” well while you are going this is a Web…

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