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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thing 2- Twitter

Twitter...I'm just getting started. I haven't been actively tweeting, but I have been navigating the site and reading up on others' tweets. A link I found helpful in getting started following fellow educators' tweets is: http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/

On a personal level...
I've enjoyed using the Twitter search for specific topics such as the World Cup. I love that Twitter allows me to have contact with native Spanish speakers. Although I wasn't in Spain, I was able to share in the joy and victory of its people. Listening to individual voices and opinions is more interesting to me than reading a newspaper article about it. Although, there were some great links to live coverage on one of Spain's news sites, http://elpais.com.

I predict that I will enjoy following book reviews, tennis updates, and occasionally taking a peak at what Congress has to say.

On a professional/pedagogical level...
I think it will be almost a relief to know how many resources I can be in contact with at any given moment. I've already noticed that people are tweeting links to various websites that can be of immediate use in the classroom. I can't wait to try out some of those sites and see what's out there. I would also like to continue to update my wikispace so I can post it on Twitter for other teachers to use as a resource.
It's inspiring and refreshing to know that there is a multitude of teachers wanting to improve and to use technology in the classroom. I've learned a lot from my colleagues, but this opens up many doors in the world of education.

1 comment:

  1. I used to do full-blown reviews of interesting websites on my blog. But now, it's just easier, and less time consuming to "tweet" the URL and tell my Twitter followers to check it out. Likewise, it's often faster to see links and not have to read others' blog posts. Plus there are some fascinating, humorous, intelligent people to connect with!