Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pinterest & Twitter - ETLN Notes

Every month during the school year CTAP 3 at the Sacramento County Office of Education hosts a Ed Tech Leadership Network (ETLN)meeting where educators from across the community come together to discuss and exchange ideas for using technology in the classroom. 

December's ETLN topic of discussion was Social Media.  Gail Desler, from Elk Grove USD, shared how educators are using Twitter and Laurel Lyda, from San Juan USD, presented on another social media resource, Pinterest. 

What is Twitter?  Twitter is an online social media service that is often referred to as "micro-blogging" because each "Tweet" (text-based message) has a limit of 140 characters.  Micro-blogging allows users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links.  And, there is no minimum age restriction!

Education Tweeters by Gail Desler (@GailDesler)

  • Robert J. Marzano: Education expert and consultant who tweets about practical applications for available studies. http://twitter.com/MarzanoResearch
  • Will Richarson: Author, speeaker, instigator, blogger about the Web anad its effects on schools, education and learning.  Author of Why School? http://whyschoolbook.com. https://twitter.com/willrich45
  • Steven W. Anderson: One of Edublogs' Twitterers of the Year, predominantly writes, talks, and researches effective strategies for web 2.0 educational tools.  https://twitter.com/web20classroom
  • Vicki Davis: Flat Classroom Project co-founder Vicki Davis (alias "The Cool Cat Teacher") enthusiastically embraces all things educational technology. https://twitter.com/coolcatteacher
  • David Warlick: Educator, technologist, programmer, author & public speaker, exploring the realms of edtech or educational technology. http://twitter.com/dwarlick
  • Larry Ferlazzo: Sacramento's own-EL teacher (Luther Burbank), writer, activist. https://twitter.com/Larryferlazzo
  • 2012 Edublog Awards- Best Individual Tweeter - International annual competition- a great Twitter sampler!
  • Catlin Tucker - High school English teacher in Windsor, CA that wrote the Blended Learning book mentioned by Joe. https://twitter.com/CTuckerEnglish

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse boards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
  • Education Technology - Edudemic's recommended Pinterest boards for learning more about technology in the classroom.
  • Learnest - A Pinterest-like website geared towards educators.


1 comment:

  1. Jennifer, Thanks for educating others about pinterest...I have found a ton of ideas for my kindergarten student on it. In addition, it is a wealth of knowledge for those trying to integrate technology!