Whoever said Twitter was boring? Yes, the “I’m bored” or “I’m having porridge for dinner” is boring. And three mentions of the word Boring (or variations of the word Boring) in the first two lines of this post is boring.
Before you lose interest, Twitter is really useful source of interesting resources. Here’s what I’ve found in just three minutes of flicking through the musings of my followings:
- First up: 100 ways to teach with Twitter: but I’m still not convinced. For example: “Twitter promotes a sense of community through its sharing of personal information” – but does it really do this?
- Another Twitter resources list: a work-in-progress showing that Twitter itself is a work-in-progress and it’s place in education is still evolving
- A teacher’s guide to using audio and podcasting in the classroom: I’m really surprised at the number of these tools that don’t let you edit your clips. Embedded youtube vids of the various techs also.
- Free edtech papers: on a variety of topics, covers some non-tech ed items also. It’s nice to know that others have difficulties getting students to read. I am not alone.
- An adventuress in elearning tells of her experiences in LMS: yes, a LMS that incorporates all the quality features that you want just isn’t out there – yet!
- 100 mobile tools for teachers: the first line reads “teaching is a labor of love for most educators”. I don’t need to say more.
- Institution and Agency in the Age of Social Networks: There are some interesting content items in here, for example; “Communities form when individual agency is applied to the creation of institutional structure”. What happens when multiple individual agencies clash in the pursuit of a common institutional structure?
- http://www.dataliberation.org/home: an important site for Google users who aren’t entirely comfortable with Google’s mountain on personal information that we leave behind on Google sites every day.
Now I’ve a huge list of tabs open on the screen – and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that anymore.
Twitter is just too good.