Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Engage the Network #edtech

I am presenting in a few weeks time at the SET Connections Conference on my favorite topic: Twitter!  If you can be there on April 16th, I would highly recommend attending.  In addition to my session, there is a fabulous lineup scheduled for the day of which I am honored to be a part. Typically, I present on using Twitter in a classroom environment.  This time around I was asked to switch it up and turn it into a session for Professional Development.  Any Professional Development requires that you be engaged in the conversation.  A great way to do that is to participate in hashtag conversations like the weekly #edchat sessions.  And a good way to do that is to use a 3rd party Twitter App know as Tweetizen.  Tweetizen allows you to build a filter specific to the keyword you want to search on Twitter and even take that filter a step further and be able to have conversations by selecting only certain people to be a part of the chat (truly turning Twitter into a chat room).  As a bonus, you can embed your filtered Tweetizen on you blog, wiki or website!  Can a local client do the same thing? Of course! But when it's out there on the web your not tied to any specific client or device.
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