Edmodo http://www.edmodo.com/home Edmodo is a social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts.
Edmodo provides free classroom communication for teachers, students and administrators on a secure social network.
Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices.
Edmodo stores and shares all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more.
Edmodo is accessible online or using any mobile device, including Android and iPhones.
Edmodo has special institutional features for schools and districts that can be accessed for free by administrators.
Quote "Edmodo is what Twitter would have looked like if it had been designed by an educator"
See e.g. www.edmodo.com/publisher/discovery
10 Real Time Twitter Games http://bit.ly/bnHpwp 10 Real Time Twitter Games You Can Enjoy With Just A Tweet
5 Twitter Uses for School Leaders http://bit.ly/91bsDN 5 Twitter Uses for School Leaders
In my blog this week, I take the recent 5 Habits of Successful Executives on Twitter in the article by Bruce Philps at http://mashable.com/2009/06/12/twitter-executives/ and apply the examples to the type of viral leadership superintendents and principals can use in school districts.
Visible Tweets ... Visualisation http://visibletweets.com/ Visible Tweets
BRILLIANT visualisation of Twitter .... the large text would mean excellent for projecting at a conference or in a workshop .. or in a public area.
TweetGrid http://www.tweetgrid.com/ TweetGrid
TweetGrid is a powerful Twitter Search Dashboard that allows you to search for up to 9 different topics, events, converstations, hashtags, phrases, people, groups, etc in real-time.
As new tweets are created, they are automatically updated in the grid. No need to refresh the page!
Tweetbeat Firsthand http://bit.ly/aYTC3B View A Person’s Twitter Profile On Any Webpage With Tweetbeat Firsthand
A Framework for Teaching with Twitter http://chronicle.com/blogPost/A-Framework-for-Teaching-with/26223/ A Framework for Teaching with Twitter
Faculty are increasingly experimenting with social media, and it's exciting to find more and more courses incorporating Twitter.
I'll address my own pedagogical use of Twitter in a future ProfHacker post, but for today I want to share a general framework for Twitter adoption in the classroom.
Read Twitter as a daily newspaper http://paper.li/ Read Twitter as a daily newspaper
paper.li organizes links shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format.
Newspapers can be created for any Twitter user, list or #tag.
See the Shamblesguru Daily Newspaper
The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers http://edudemic.com/2010/06/the-ultimate-twitter-guidebook/ The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook For Teachers
Busy teachers may feel that taking the time to learn how to use Twitter isn’t worth the return for the students benefit, so that’s why this list of 100 tips, apps, and resources is worth browsing.
Find out how to get started with Twitter, ways to use it in an educational setting, and tools to help you use it better with these resources.
Educational Chats on Twitter http://cybraryman.com/chats.html Educational Chats on Twitter
One of the wonderful things about Twitter is the way it brings people from all over the world together to share ideas, collaborate and work to made education better.
On this page I have included some of the educational chats that I have stumbled upon and/or participated in or will join.
HOW TO: Send an Audio Tweet http://mashable.com/2010/07/26/how-to-audio-twitter/ HOW TO: Send an Audio Tweet
We’ve already brought you ways to share music on Twitter, but the solutions below will help you share the spoken word. Whether you want to sing happy birthday to someone, rant, or make a heartfelt apology, we’ve found five services that can help you out.
Chir.ps | Twaud.io | Chirbit | ShoutoMatic | AudioBoo |
Klout http://klout.com/kscore/ Klout
The Klout Score is a numerical representation of the size and strength of a person's sphere of influence on Twitter. The scores range from 1-100 with higher scores representing a wider and stronger sphere of influence. The size of this sphere is calculated by measuring true reach (engaged followers and friends vs. spam bots, dead accounts, etc.). Strength of influence is calculated by tracking interactions across your social graph to determine the likelihood of someone listening to or acting upon any specific message.
12 Expert Twitter Tips for the Classroom http://bit.ly/9xhiwy 12 Expert Twitter Tips for the Classroom
Send Presents via Twitter with Twitgift http://mashable.com/2010/04/23/twitgift Send Presents via Twitter with Twitgift
Twitgift.me is a simple, social way to give real (non-virtual) gifts to your Twitter friends.
Twitter ... Pick your follower of the day http://tweetrandomizer.com/ Twitter ... Pick your follower of the day
We are here to help you to select random follower of the day for any twitter account.
What for...? For fun (are you follower of the day of someone famous?), for follow Friday, to pick a contest winner, to attract your followers (link directly to your twitter account page) or just to tweet it =). Have fun!
Twtpoll http://twtpoll.com/ Twtpoll is a feedback tool that helps you to conduct polls/surveys on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site.
Accessible Twitter http://accessibletwitter.com/ Accessible Twitter is an alternative to the Twitter.com website.
It is designed to be easier to use and is optimized for disabled users.
Students failing because of Twitter, texting http://bit.ly/cBULN6 Students failing because of Twitter, texting
Ontario's Waterloo University is one of the few post-secondary institutions in Canada to require the students they accept to pass an exam testing their English language skills.
Almost a third of those students are failing.
Twubs http://twubs.com/ Twubs are Twitter groups built around content aggregated from #hashtags.
View the full social landscape of a Twub with tools such as our Live Tweet Feed which pulls in external images, videos and links, and our Tweetups & Events Scheduler.
Start searching for your favorite topics now and take full advantage of these and many more useful Twub features to connect and share with people of similar interests.
ShoutEm http://www.shoutem.com/ "ShoutEm is a free service that allows you to create your own private microblogging network.
Your ShoutEm network can be as simple as Twitter or as robust as FriendFeed.
As the administrator of your ShoutEm network you can choose to allow users to post pictures, attachments, and have threaded conversations.
LiveFyre http://livefyre.com/ LiveFyre is a place for topical, public, live-streaming conversation and debate between friends and people who like the same stuff you do.
Start a Fyre about virtually anything- articles, blog posts, videos, tweets, you name it, then pose a question or statement to spark the debate.
Twitter http://twitter.com/ Twitter : A global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: What are you doing?
Answer on your phone, IM, or right here on the web
Twitter is for staying in touch and keeping up with friends no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
For some friends you might want instant mobile updates—for others, you can just check the web. Invite your friends to Twitter and decide how connected you want you to be.
Use Twitter in PowerPoint ... as a voting tool https://www.polleverywhere.com/twitter-powerpoint-slides Use Twitter in PowerPoint ... as a voting tool
Try it now: How would you use Twitter as a presenter?
If people tweet and include "@poll", we'll pick it up as fast as Twitter allows.
With Poll Everywhere, you can invite people to tweet a short comment directly to your slide in real-time, while still blocking inappropriate or off-topic tweets.
You can also ask multiple choice questions and watch a graph evolve as people vote.
Tweetchat : live streaming of a hash tag http://tweetchat.com/ Tweetchat : live streaming of a hash tag
Set your tag and refresh time and it's like you are in your own Twitter Group Room.
HootSuite http://hootsuite.com/ HootSuite is the ultimate Twitter toolbox. With HootSuite, you can manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success.
HootSuite lets you manage your entire Twitter experience from one easy-to-use interface.
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams (presentation) http://www.ted.com/talks/evan_williams_on_listening_to_twitter_users.html Twitter Co-founder Evan Williams (presentation)
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
Twitterfall http://twitterfall.com/ Twitterfall is a way of viewing the latest 'tweets' of upcoming trends and custom searches on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Updates fall from the top of the page in near-realtime.
For popular trends, Twitter is queried from the Twitterfall server, and results are pushed to your browser, rather than your browser doing the queries, or your computer polling our server repeatedly. This means using Twitterfall for popular trends is nicer on Twitter than other services.
You can toggle trends on the left, selecting or deselecting as many as you like by simply clicking on them. The list of trends are updated every few minutes right in the page (if you are looking at a trend that is no longer popular, you will receive a message in the stream).
You can also type in custom search queries yourself, and select or deselect these as much as you like by clicking on them. These custom search queries can also be refined by location by using the Geolocation panel.