Sunday, April 5, 2009

5 Fun, Interesting, and Educational Things on Twitter

Today's Twitter tip for teachers new to Twitter is to post updates even if you're just getting started an only have a handful of followers. By posting updates you're letting people know what you can contribute to the education community. When people are trying to decide to follow you or not (this is a 30 second process for most people) they're going to be looking at your updates to see what you're about. If you don't have any updates or just one update and it's "trying Twitter" people aren't as likely to follow you compared to if you have a handful of updates containing something like "looking for and considering how to use Google Docs in my classroom."

Here are five fun, interesting, and educational things found today on Twitter.
1. Free eTextbook - 21st Century Physics from @monarchlibrary
2. Visual Fractions from @mtechman
3. Gossip Girls and Boys Get Lessons in Empathy from @lebby
4. FETC Free Virtual Conference for K-12 Educators from @bergenhagen
5. Six Public Speaking Tips for the Young Professional from @slidemagnet

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