Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS), and Sam Walker, a technology facilitator at the district’s Kimmel Farm Elementary School, presented a session called “Understanding and Creating Social Media Guidelines for Educators” during ASCD’s 67th annual conference March 25.
"If you moderate or participate in tweet chats, you know how frantic they can be. In a lively discussion, you can get a constant firehose of tweets pouring at you over the course of the chat, often an hour or so.
Capturing the full flood of Twitter chat is no easy task. There are workarounds (eg, copy tweets and paste periodically into a text editor, or use Storify) yet most if not all are pretty manually intensive.
As a continuing advocate and lover of RSS feeds, it’s great to learn of a simple and easy way to use RSS to automatically capture all tweets in a chat, and in a way that gives you the rich wholeness of a tweet: links to content and to the tweeter’s profile.
The Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning has spent the past few months considering the question above, working with teachers, social media experts and others to try to understand this issue, and how teachers can harness a valuable resource to develop their skills.
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"KBucket as a platform is designed to be a search site for curated content. Each search term will give you tens of possible curated and researched pages on the topic of your interest. Our vision for KBucket is a Wikipedia type platform curated and clustered by humans . This video explains our vision."
Robin Good: A great video animation introducing some of the key ideas, dreams and concepts behind content curation.
From the video: "One of the most beautiful things about the Internet is this sort of radical discovery, where you start in a place that you are familiar with, that you trust, and then you drill down and down and chase the white rabbit and then you end up in some wonderland you didn't know existed."
The clip includes thoughts from some unique curators, picked and selected by Percolate, the company sponsoring this video.
I have written extensively on what makes a good blogpost and why it is so powerful. From personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with. I learn more from blogging than I do from almost any other activity I participate in. Here are 7 good reasons why teachers should blog.