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[ICTs in English] ICTs in English Update - Term 4 Week 2

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  • From: "Claire Amos" <am AT>
  • To: <ictenglish AT>, <secondaryenglish AT>
  • Subject: [ICTs in English] ICTs in English Update - Term 4 Week 2
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:18:36 +1300

Last Week on ICTs in English


There was a continuation of the discussion around the topic of ‘Using Twitter as a PLN’


There were several great recommendations:


From Simon Evans:
There is a full write up about twitter and some useful links on the Software for Learning website for teachers starting out.


From Tamara Yuill Proctor:

I have found Twitter a useful way to gather information/resources over the past couple of months. I did a collaborative paper where one of the tools  I looked at was Twitter  - a small section of this is posted on my blog: if anyone wants to have a look.


From Fiona Grant: - A Twitteraholic's Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter by Sue Waters


And Allanah King:

This wiki of Twitter types may help you.


Other contributors also offered up their “Who I follow” lists for inspiration

Kelly Faulkner - @kiwispouse

Karen Melhuish - @virtuallykaren


And for those who can’t bring themselves to peruse twitter itself, I really like this software that allows you to read Twitter links of the people you follow as if it were a newspaper!


You can even view twitter entries about a specific topic (posts identified with a specific keyword – referred to as a hash tag on Twitter). Here is one for #edtech

By using this, you could even follow topics from Twitter without even joining Twitter – but what fun would that be!?


This week I would love to hear from you about how you are integrating or combining software and websites for you students – do you combine Moodle and Google Docs, or wikis and blogs?


All the best for Week 2!






Claire Amos

Facilitator: ICTs in English community


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