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InnovativeEdu Eyes Interactive Reading/Writing in This Edition of Edtech Tweets of the Week

Posted in Classroom strategies, EdTech Tweets of the Week, Impact on Education, twitter by Mark Barnes on February 26, 2010

Here we are for Round Two of the Tweets of the Week, something that I hope becomes one of your favorite attractions.

We had a nice start last week, and thanks to a great suggestion, there are no retweets this time. Remember, I welcome your suggestions for this weekly feature. As always, my humble commentary is next to each Tweet in parentheses. 

educatoral
educatoral
10:30am, Feb 22 from BuzzCanTweet
Blog on PLC’s and their use in teacher evaluation. Feel free to comment. http://www.educatoral.com/wordpress/ #edch… http://bit.ly/dmQ8p7 (Wanted to start with something educational, and this is a very solid contribution.)
 
 
Ms4shay
Ms4shay
5:36pm, Feb 24 from HootSuite
Police escort student out of class after refusal to recite Pledge of Allegiance – http://ow.ly/1aYcJ (Some controversy never hurts; this piece could spark some nice debate on civil rights.)
 
 
xmath2007
Clueless Woman Calls Tech Show When Her Stolen Wi-Fi Disappears http://bit.ly/bkg6db (Three Tweets in, it’s time for some humor; this is one of the classic oops moves of all time.)
 
 
dancallahan
Preview of my slides for a presentation on Twitter for teachers at my school http://bit.ly/bvr2aS (Very nice slide show on this important topic; worth your time.)
 
ELanghorst
does anyone else have people laugh when you use the word “tweet” in a conference presentation for teachers? funny (I thought so, too.)
 
InnovativeEdu
More ways to make reading / writing interactive for kids http://tinyurl.com/socnetstu (One of the most insightful blog posts of the week.)
 
 
sidneyeve
edTech: Quizzes in an Age of Course Management Software http://ow.ly/196Uw thx (In an age of online learning, it’s nice to have resources like this.)
 
JasonFlom
Absolutely hilarious! “Funniest Headline Fails of All Time” (another reason to teach critical questioning!) http://bit.ly/bZ6Gdd #Funny (Nothing to do with technology or teaching, but far too good to leave off the list.)
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Roush, EdTechSandy Headline First edTech Tweets of the Week List

Posted in EdTech Tweets of the Week, Recent Events, twitter, Web 2.0 by Mark Barnes on February 20, 2010

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no Twitter expert, but as a language arts teacher and long-time edtech expert, I like to think I recognize both good technology and good writing.

Plus, although I know my students would disagree, I like to think I have a good sense of humor.

These things being said, here is the first installment of what I hope will be both a regular and popular list of edtech Tweets of the Week.  My humble commentary is in parentheses at the end of each Tweet. If you think I’ve missed something, please comment. In fact, feel free to comment anyway.

Sarah Brownsword missbrownsword

Digital Media Theme http://bit.ly/b6Ea3h – focuses on persuasive writing and AFL – would love to hear what people think! (It’s informative; plus I teach language arts, so I’m a little biased)

Joseph Alvarado UltimateTeacher

Using VoiceThread for Writing http://bit.ly/aSqKnS @tombarrett Awesome!! Great post for all writers!!! (one of my favorite Twitter pics)
Megan Palevich mrspal
  
Check out this great post on the Committed Sardine Blog http://committedsardine.com/blogpost.cfm?blogID=778 (How can you not love something called, Committed Sardine Blog)
Cory Roush coryroush
Oh, come on, http://www.fora.tv. If you’re going to auto-play a commercial, at least give me the option to pause it or turn down the volume. (Cory is one of the smartest and wittiest young tweeters I’ve seen)
EdTechSandyK EdTechSandyK
  All educators need law coursses: RT @mashable School Accused of Secretly Spying on Students Through Laptop Webcams http://bit.ly/d8CZXZ (Certainly not Sandy’s best, but she’ll likely be a regular on this list — a true star in our business)
Lee Kolbert TeachaKidd
RT @DiscoveryComm: Cannot wait! RT @LifeonDiscovery: LIFE in Pictures – be ready to be blown away. http://bit.ly/ag32eW Premieres 3/21 (Lee is another brilliant teacher, presenter and insightful tweeter)
Steven W. Anderson web20classroom
RT @ktenkely: Dear spammers of the world, be warned, if I ever meet you, I will kick you in the shin. <-And I will get the other one! (He’s nformative, insightuful and  funny — ‘nough said)
Marsha Collier MarshaCollier
So true! RT @vanillabean45 I’ve decided I don’t want to be anyone’s friend or lover. I want to be a client. They get better treatment. (There’s a lot to be said for cynicism)
Ben Wildeboer WillyB
Got some good work done after school, though now it’s 5:00 and I’m still at work on Friday. Need to get out! (Anyone working at 5:00 on a Friday deserves to be recognized. . . or institutionalized)
carldowse carldowse
  eModeration Station » Activities for online courses: The End http://ow.ly/19mwU about 1 hours ago from HootSuite (If you teach online, you won’t want to miss this article)
 

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