Twitter

I had been writing about diving into the world of Twitter Bots for Networked Narratives, and my interest in creating my own Twitter Bot, if only to understand the process of how it is done. Well, I did it. Check out the PeaceLove&Bot bot. Every six hours, the PeaceLove bot will send out a new tweet that begins with the lines made famous in the Elvis Costello song (but written by Nick Lowe)...
Yesterday was cold in Denver...really cold. My husband decided this would be a good time to go houseplanting shopping. He watched a TedTalk about how houseplants increase the amount of oxygen in buidings in Delhi. Since I wanted to spend time with my husband, I decided to simply go along for the ride.  We got to the greenhouse and were a bit dumbfounded. We have grown houseplants, but we really...
Keywords: Twitter, game, tvsz
(This first appeared at my blog, Kevin's Meandering Mind) The #TvsZ game ended last night, after a weekend of furious activity on all the teams involved to complete the final “mission” that pulled together all sorts of strands of stories, media and collaborative principles. Unfortunately, I was out of the house for much of the afternoon and left the curating of my team’s mission to others. I did...
If you read last week's entry, you know that I decided to take on a new risk in my AP Literature classes last Monday: integrating Twitter into my classroom discussion (specifically the student-led discussion known as a Socratic Seminar).Let me just start by saying that this was not perfect, but it was better than I imagined it would be, and I will definitely do it again.This was to be our first...
Taking risks has never felt like a natural part of my personality. I don't typically blaze my own trail. I look for the safe, the comfortable, the experiences I can control. This is as true in my professional life as my personal. However, this risk-averse tendency is often in conflict with another aspect of my character: the desire to improve myself—to improve my craft. This desire manifests in...
Keywords: clmooc, maker, Twitter, #ce14
Have you ever found some completely amazing resource on the web and then seeing that it was a couple years old thought, "Wow! Where have I been? How did I miss this?" The truth is that there are vast treasures out there if only we can find them at the moments we can use them. Turn this around and think about content you have posted on the web in the past and how it might be useful to others now....
Keywords: Twitter, social media
This school year, I had the opportunity to work on a very interesting project that explored how to use Twitter to connect the learning of my students with others around the country. The National Public Radio and PBS affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area KQED offered a tremendous opportunity for teachers who want to encourage students use social media purposefully and academically. Their “Do Now...
Twitter has done something interesting for its 8th birthday: it is allowing folks to find their very first tweet. I couldn't resist -- mainly because I couldn't remember how long ago that was nor could I even vaguely remember what I wrote for my very first tweet?   Oh. How creative! (snark) But 31,000 tweet later as @dogtrax (I know? What the heck do I write about? I don't know), I am still...
[This is a cross post from http://kbakerdoyle.wordpress.com] Twitter has grown exponentially as a tool for educators to use for professional networking, sharing ideas, finding resources, and seeing what's trending in media, politics, and pedagogy. Just check out this exhaustive list of education chats  (thanks to Tom Whitby for this) to get an idea of all the education conversations happening on...
Keywords: Google, Google+, Twitter, #clmooc
"Even if it ends up being just the 10 of us in this MOOC, I think this is going to be really amazing." In our earliest planning conversations, our facilitation team wondered if anyone would show for the Making Learning Connected Massive Open Online Collaboration (#clmooc). In the month leading up to the June 15th start date, before we made any substantive decisions about organization or...

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