Twitter-RSS-Social Bookmarking Professional LearningNetworks, CommunicationTools and Learning Tools Reynold Redekopp, PhD University of Manitoba 10/10/2012
What is Twitter?• Micro-blogging• 140(ish) characters per tweet• You can follow people (@rredekopp) or groups (#umtandt or #mlcourse)• You can lurk or actively contribute• Sharing socially• Sharing professionally
Twitter Pedagogy?Quick updates (cancelled classes, weather closures, etc)Class sharing of resourcesTeachers informing students and parentsTweeting out field tripsContacting public figures for resources and opinions (class twitter account)Following an election/social activism/fundraising/??? campaign live
RSS (Rich Site Summary)Having your computer or website subscribe to a news feed from another site.•For up-to-date info to present to a class•For sites you kind of like but dont visit regularlySamples:Netvibes - better visual setGoogle Reader - my reader list
Social BookmarkingSharing the wealth - you and othersA give and take of good resourcesA great way to give students a way to start (being the cybrarian)Examples:•LiveBinder - Tech and Culture•Diigo - my groups
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