Twitter & Flickr in 5 Minutes

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Twitter & Flickr in 5 Minutes

  1. 1. Twitter & Flickr in 5 minutes <ul><li>The learning potential of the creative web </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>It is a service used to publish,read and share information in 140 character length text messages. </li></ul><ul><li>It's about peer communication and interaction. </li></ul>Photo from http://tinyurl.com/bw9ovh Micro-blog Photo from http://tinyurl.com/dyjv6m Social Networking Micro-blog
  3. 3. Downsizing in the Technology does not mean downsizing in the learning. Sharing (resources,thoughts, ideas...) Learning (through conversation) Networking (connecting like-minded people) Interacting (providing experiences, perspectives...) Having fun (in a spontaneous, informal and social environment...) Micro-technologies can offer Huge , free/open Learning Possibilities
  4. 4. Useful Links <ul><li>Twitter in Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>www.commoncraft.com/Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter4teachers.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Educators Test the Limits of Twitter Microblogging Tool </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/6rbr9c </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter for Academia </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/25u2cx </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sharing (photos, videos, creative ways, ideas, the world...) Learning (through conversations) Networking (connecting like-minded people, making groups of interest, joining groups) Interacting (through comments, discussion forums) Having fun (in a spontaneous, informal and social environment...) Visualizing (learning in a visual-rich environment)
  6. 6. Useful Links <ul><li>Flickr in Education </li></ul><ul><li>http://groups.diigo.com/groups/flickr-in-education </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching with Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>http://images4education.pbwiki.com/Week2 </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching with Flickr Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachingwithflickr.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
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