Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The EDUTWEET Project

Educators... I have a mission for you!

Many educators are struggling with ways to develop their Twitter accounts, and I have an idea that can help us leverage the power of the global educator network. Join in the EDUTWEET Project!

If we agree as Robert Scoble put it in a recent blogpost "The Secret to Twitter", that real learning happens when we follow interesting people, then we need to have a good way of finding these interesting folks. The project below helps educators to do just that, and as a secondary benefit, will provide global educators with a way to observe the expanse of the Twitterverse in education.

Here's how it works:

1] Join Twitter
2] Send a tweet using the following form: "city, country; teaching assignment; EDUTWEET"
3] Visit www.tweetscan.com and search for EDUTWEET
4] Find educators teaching what you teach, or what you're interested in learning about, and follow them!

The podcast outline of this social networking project called 'TWEETSCAN' is now online at Teacher 2.0.

4 comments:

Teachers Planet said...

Hi!
I like your blog and would like to invite you, to join http://teachersplanet.ning.com

It is an online community for teachers of all levels and curriculum areas.Your visit to the network will provide an opportunity for you to share your expertise with our teachers.At teachers planet you can start your own groups, start/participate in a discussion/ forum, add videos, music, RSS feeds, start blogs and do many more things.


Thank you for your time and consideration

Elona Hartjes said...

thanks for the info re Twitter.I am already a member so I just followed the instructions and now am waiting to link up with other teachers. Thanksjavascript:void(0)
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Brian said...

Have you checked out this site Twittearth It is almost like a combination of twitter and google earth, shown in the language it is typed it. Pretty cool.

Rodd Lucier said...

It's pretty cool Brian. It will be even more compelling when someone manages to allow it to post only one's Twitter Feeds. Perhaps cataloguing all from a common day?

I still wish Twitter would allow me to send tweets to specific sub-groups of one's followers!