Curating with Twitter

Yesterday we explored the idea of curating for an audience.

How do we do this on Twitter?

Today’s learning comes from our “30 Days to Connected Leadership” series.  Please click on the image below, and follow the learning on that site.

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This post has several rich resources on how we can share valuable learning with each other.

Langwitches blog is another site that is particularly useful for thinking deeply about this topic.

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As we consider how our learning about self-directed learning changes our thinking, how does this impact our classroom work?  Educator Julie Balen reflects on this here.

How can you leverage your presence on Twitter to take ownership of your own professional learning?  How can you be a valuable contributor to the professional learning of others?

Follow the #BIT15 hashtag over the next three days to see how educators use social note taking to share their learning with others.



Beginning to Share on Twitter

Today we have a few resources for you to explore as we begin to think about how we will use our Twitter account to share back to our PLN.  The third week of this course is all about curation, so we will address the topic in much more detail at that time.

Today we will look at the mechanics of sharing with colleagues on Twitter.

Thanks to Brandon Zoras (@brandonzoras) for sharing another awesome screencast to help guide you in your learning.

Learning Activities

1) As we work toward becoming connected professional learners on Twitter, we need to consider the “big picture”, and how our new ways of learning will impact our work with our students. How does this article on Education 3.0 impact your thinking about becoming a connected educator?  If this resonates with you, how can you share it on Twitter with your PLN?

2) What sites do you visit online for professional learning?  You may want to read some of the blogs written by Ontario educators.  The links can be found on the OSSEMOOC website.  As you read, what resonates with you?  What would you like to share with others? Is there an easy way to share the blog on Twitter? Can you add the Twitter handle of one of the educators on our class Twitter list to the Tweet? Add the #OSSEMOOC hashtag so others following this MOOC will see your tweet.


For many more resources on this topic, please explore this OSSEMOOC post from last year.