I’ll be the first to admit that several years ago when I heard about twitter I was more than skeptical. I would occasionally check it out and just not really get it.
Today, while I don’t tweet as often as I’d like, I can’t imagine a day without checking the stream to see what my favorite educators, bloggers, and organizations are up to!
And if you are new to twitter, or just haven’t experienced one before, one of the best ways to understand the power of twitter to is participate in an #edchat. These open conversations discuss a wide range of relevant topics and are fast paced discussions with many excellent ideas and resources shared.
#edchats are held each Tuesday at 12pm EST/ 5pm GMT and 7pm EST/ 12pm GMT, and you can learn more about how to participate and what it is all about here.
In fact, this Tuesday the topic was the educational value of student blogging!
There are just a few examples of the hundreds of tweets about the topic in the widget below and you can see the entire discussion on the #edchat wiki here.
This week in the Edublog world
Want to share a post, ask others to visit a blog for comments, or show off cool student work?
Use the hashtag #ebshare to let us know so we can re-tweet it for you!
Featured Edublog of the Week
A grade 3/4 class blog – check out that personalized menu!
This blog is on one of our Edublogs Campus sites.
Find more great blogs like this one in our International Edublogs Directory.
Upcoming Webinars & Live Events
Join us for next week’s live events!
Wednesday the 8th @ 9:30am PST – All About Edublogs Campus
For new Campus site-admins or for those interested in learning more about Edublogs Campus.
Thursday the 9th @ 4pm PST – Edublogs Serendipity – PD Out Of A Blue Sky
Join us in our fortnightly unconference sessions. Bring along the burning issues and hot topics YOU would like to discuss. The topic is chosen by poll at the start of the session.
Recent Posts You Might Have Missed
- We should talk – what are you doing to ensure student safety online?
- Befunky, Photopeach, and Sketchfu – it’s what students want to do!
- Is your blog read for first time visitors?
Summing it up
Twitter is fast becoming the best tool for professional learning and sharing – but I warn, it can be addicting!
This might be a good time to remind you to follow @edublogs too :)
Have a great week!