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The Instant Nature of Twitter

I just thought I would share with you an experience I had this evening with Twitter.

I was exploring Global 2 and thinking about changing my current class blog over from Blogger to Global 2 (which I have now started doing) to allow me to focus on one blogging provider. I realised that I wanted to add a widget that I had previously used on Blogger, but I didn’t know how to do it on Global 2. I thought that I would try asking my friends on Twitter and #VicPLN. Within three minutes I had a response telling me what to do! Another seven minutes later and I had another response! I couldn’t believe how fast I had the answers right there in front of me. All up it took me around about ten minutes to pose the question and add the widget! I even received an @ mention remarking that I had worked out the problem very quickly, to which I responded – “twitter helped me quickly”.

This is just one of the benefits of Twitter that I am discovering each day!

Happy Tweeting!!

Unit 2: Twitter, Facebook and Skype

I have already been using twitter, facebook and skype.

Twitter:

I have been using twitter for almost a year. It took me a while to see the value of it but I am now 100% behind it. I have been developing my PLN and now follow a range of educators and people supporting education. I find I am spending lots of time reading blogs and learning new things everyday that I can try with my class or use in my ICT leader role. I also have people who follow me that are supporting me in getting my own class blog up and running by commenting on my blog or simple retweeting me initial tweet.

Facebook:

I have used facebook on a social level and have ‘liked’ a few education pages. I like the idea of creating a professional account so that it can be completely separate from my social page and I can also keep track of educational pages.

Skype:

I have used skype for years as a tool to connect with friends. I use it mainly to speak with friends overseas as it is a free way to catch up. I would love to use skype in my teaching and make connections with other classes from around Australia or the world. This is one of my goals for this year!