Archive for February, 2013
Here is the Blog and Twitter roll for this year. I will be updating it as my students finish creating their blogs (They should all be done by Feb. 19th).
Most of my students chose to use Twitter and blogging as part of their independent study unit. These are my student’s Twitter accounts dedicated to their independent study topics. They would appreciate a follow and a visit to their blogs (Some aren’t quite ready for visitors yet….). Their handles indicate their topic; hopefully 1 or 2 of the topics interest you. This is a good opportunity to demonstrate the value of twitter, instead of just re-tweeting requests to “see how far a tweet can go…”
This one is mine: Twitter: @ginrob_pt Blog: firstname.lastname@example.org
@Qbseparation Blog: quebecisu.wordpress.com
@jexboi Blog: Goodandbadofsocialnetworking.blogger.com
@childpageants Blog: childpageants.wordpress.com
@Michaelalogo Blog: mouseyhorse
@Assisted5uicide Blog: lalalittle45.wordpress.com
@Icensorship Blog: http://internetcensorship89.wordpress.com
@ Hey_Quarrymen blog: heyquarrymen64.blogspot.ca
@H_Euthanasia Blog: spoonwither.wordpress.com
@GlobalWarmingeE Blog: GlobalWarmingFactsE.blogspot.com
@howthedinosdied Blog: http://howthedinosaursdied.blogspot.ca/
@bunny_books Blog: http://bannedbooks123.wordpress.com
@Child_LabourPS Blog- childlabourisu1.wordpress.com
@GoodeHeighly Blog- Heidi12315.wordpress.com
Well folks, it’s that time of year again. My students are starting their twitter accounts and will soon be blogging about their ISU topics. I’m hoping more of my followers on Twitter will follow them this year. Last year, more followers unfollowed me than chose to followed my students. Granted, one might argue that I was producing a lot of noise by forwarding so many of their tweets and links to their posts; however, I was still surprised.
Most of my followers are educators and have proclaimed interests in student digital learning. I rarely retweet about “the 5 things you need to do for digital learning” or “how to improve student writing through blogging,” or the like. Instead, once a year, I provide an example of how my students are doing actually doing it; example rather then theory.
So this is a warning, I’m going to get noisy really soon. I will be tweeting about them and to them quite a bit in about a week.
- Unfollow me if you wish,
- ignore me if you can,
- or show how committed you are to student learning and help show the value of networks and digital media by following 1 or 2 of my students and responding to them from time to time.
Last year, @HeidiSiwak and @mbcampbell360 did an amazing job and really helped turn a school assignment into an authentic experience. I’m hoping others will join in more actively as well.
There’s a lot of theory out there and a lot of technophiles who talk about “cognitive surplus” and the value of voluntary networks. I didn’t really see too much last year—as I said, I was surprised.
In a week I will begin posting on twitter my student accounts and blog addresses; I will also post them here. Please follow 1 or 2 and perhaps respond from time-to-time
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