Twitter Singing PicHere is a review of my favorite tweets this past week. Topics range from free webinars and podcasts, to informative information in the world of education, writing and publishing. EdReformer, StudentsFrist, Topedtweets and Writer’s Digest are all great tweeters to seek out if inquiring about the stated topics.
As an ELA teacher, those who know me find it funny that I am now a “huge” promoter of twitter. Before I began tweeting (that still sounds funny in my head), I assumed that twitter was full of slang and fragments, meant for young people. However, though twitter most definitely speaks the language of our youth, it is a diverse arena where one can enter into a global debate and/or conversation on any given topic.
The lexicon can be challenging at first, but there are many who gladly lend advice (shout out to @topedtweets) and offer support. Though I am still a novice, there are many areas in which twitter can be utilized in language arts classrooms: electronic chats between classrooms around the world, teachers sharing best practices with one another and so much more. As educators, Jen and I are always looking for things that stretch our abilities and force us out of our comfort zone…isn’t that what we ask our students to do when teaching them a new concept?
If you are a parent, a teacher or anyone who feels that social technology has no place in education, I encourage you to jump out of the box with me and explore the new language of the furture…dare to dream!
Have a great weekend!
- HenryHolt HenryHolt @DebOlinUnferth‘s Revolution is one of @dailycandy‘s Great Nonfiction Reads for the New Year!
- edReformer edReformer Gov’s play key role in leading #edpolicy, esp shift to #elearning http://bit.ly/gzgels
- 21stprincipal 21stprincipal NC Poll Says State Should Do Away with End of Grade Testing and Adopt National Testing http://tinyurl.com/29kfxa739
- educationgadfly Fordham Institute Hot off the Press: Check out the first Gadfly of 2011. http://ow.ly/3A5nV3
- Leavittnovelist Caroline Leavitt @ @DBallWriter Sara Braunstein, for Sweet Relief of Missing Children! Thanks for reminding me!
- HenryHolt HenryHolt @DebOlinUnferth‘s Revolution is one of @dailycandy‘s Great Nonfiction Reads for the New Year! http://t.co/YRZUuBJ
- ramseyshow The Dave Ramsey Show Blake: Check our new Speakers Group! Outstanding speakers that Dave has handpicked for their expertise & passion. http://cot.ag/euxjUQ
- PublishersWkly Publishers Weekly RT @JaneFriedman Nice summary of trends – 10 predictions about future of book publishing http://bit.ly/gbBvp
- JaneFriedman Jane Friedman Nice summary of trends – 10 predictions about future of book publishing: http://bit.ly/i0dYb82
- ProcrastWriter Jennifer Blanchard The Top 10 Fiction Writing Articles of 2010: http://cot.ag/fPL5Ru
- TimesEducation Times Education One in ten state schools in the red at end of the financial year http://goo.gl/fb/VUXT
- WritersDigest Writer’s Digest Interview with lit agent Melissa Sarver, who seeks adult fiction, adult NF, young adult & middle grade: http://tinyurl.com/2ad76m3 @mjsarver