The Power of Twitter!

An old post that I did not publish until now…It seems fitting that I now post this as twitter continues to garner more and more popularity in everyday media.

I was first introduced to Twitter by Alec Couros when I took ECMP 355 this past summer. Slowly, I began to build my network of followers. Discovering the Twitter 4 Teachers wiki created by Gina Hartman made it easy for me to connect with business educators, physical educators and many others from all levels and subject areas of education. After some time learning the in’s and out’s of twitter and patiently building my personal learning network (PLN) I now find Twitter to be a very powerful tool. It has allowed me to connect with many educators from around the world, stay up to date with new educational technology tools, and share my work/ideas with experienced educators. For more information on how to get started on Twitter check out this blog post by Kate Klingensmith.

Below I have embedded a recent CBC news segment on Twitter that Alec Couros and myself appeared in. I had no idea I was going to be interviewed and originally thought Adam was going to interview me about basketball.

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2 responses to “The Power of Twitter!

  1. Great post! I too have felt the “power of Twitter” over the past few months. The concept of a PLN was foreign to me before this semester, but I am so happy I have had the opportunity to build one!

    My colleague and I created Twitter in the Classroom resource: classroomtweets.wikispaces.com if you want to visit.

  2. How cool that you got to take one of @courosa ‘s classes! I’m sure you learned alot, and I’m also sure that Twitter is near the top of your list in terms of value. Thanks for helping encourage others to tap into it’s power! @kate__k

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