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Keywords: Twitter, PLN
(This post came up in a twitter conversation today and is being posted here by request) By Andrea Zellner and Leigh Graves Wolf - cross posted from http://www.leighgraveswolf.com/2011/04/19/how-to-hack-it-on-twitter/ and http://www.andrea-zellner.com/archives/772 Recently we have had conversations with fellow grad students about the value of Twitter.  This post is targeted towards those of you...
Six months ago, I was so proud of myself for having eschewed Twitter for so long. As someone who was hesitant to create a Facebook page (but finally did), I made a solemn pledge that my digital social network would not go beyond that. After all, I'm too old to Tweet, and don't only famous people Tweet, anyway? Also, joining Twitter would add another "distraction" to the already long line of...
The #literacies chat is a weekly chat on Twitter bringing together educators, researchers and thinkers fascinated by contemporary literacies. #literacies chats are held the 1st and 3rd Thursdays @ 8:00 PM EST. Topics and archives are available at the new home of our #literacies chat: http://literacieschat.wordpress.com/  Below is a repost from my blog where I wrote about the origins of the #...
Screen shot 2011-12-06 at 11.23.49 AM.png Digital writing was the avenue through which I learned of all this great work. In social media spaces such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, educators are sharing with each other the work they do in their classrooms, schools, districts, and professional organizations. By clicking a link on the Because Digitial Writing...
Keywords: blog, Twitter, new teacher, PLN
Year one of teaching is scary enough on its own; but when you add in the prospect of thousands of people watching you go on that journey publicly, intimidation doesn't even come close to describing it. Before I started teaching, I decided I needed to write about my first year of teaching, that was settled. Journaling had helped me sort out issues and frustrations in student teaching and I wanted...