Resources & Tools
All Things Twitter
- Learn how to use Twitter with our Quick Tech by TM Twitter 101 Tutorial
- Fabulous Infographic with Librarian Twitter Chats (These are great for most educators!)
This list is very comprehensive and has chats listed by day of the week and time! Fun and easy to look at.
- 18 Education Twitter Chats Worth Your Time
This is a great article from ISTE about some very lively education Twitter chats that are worth participating in!
- 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile via Gwyneth Jones, Librarian Superstar
- Weekly Twitter Chat Times
This comprehensive Google Doc will help you get started with finding and choosing Twitter chats to participate in. The doc has a lot of information, so don’t be intimidated, just try a few chats on for size.
- Have Your Class Tweet Experts in the Field
This post is awesome and full of great ideas on how to utilize Twitter as a learning tool in the classroom.
- The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags
This is a great listing of educational hashtags in use on Twitter. Remember to use hashtags to make your tweets easier for others to find!
- 75 of the Coolest Librarians to Follow on Twitter
While this list is from 2013, it’s still a great place to get started with following movers and shakers in the library community.
The Wikispaces home of the weekly #EdTechChat Twitter chat.
The Wikispaces home of #TLChat (Teacher Librarian) Twitter chat that takes place on the second Monday of every month.
Google Hangouts & YouTube Live
Google Hangouts allows users to chat, privately with a small group. YouTube Live has taken the place of Google Hangouts on Air and allows users to present a live broadcast to a virtual audience via YouTube.
- Making the Move: Google Hangouts on Air is Now YouTube Live
This is an awesome tutorial from Nikki D. Robertson for using YouTube Live to create live broadcasts that are recorded.
- Recap of Google Hangout Between Mollee’s 4th Graders and 10th Graders at Tavia’s School (Thinglink)
This Thinglink offers a recap of a Google Hangout we planned and did with 4th grade and 10th grade students. Our hangout focused on discussing and building a passion for reading.
- Get Creative: Blogging with a Penguin
While the opportunity has passed to do this exact hang out, the article shows how the possibilities are endless. Have an idea of who/what you want to Hang out with? Reach out and ask! Lots of zoos, aquariums, museums, and educational facilities will organize hangouts by request.
- 5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared in One Chart from Free Technology for Teachers
This is a great resources for people just getting started with blogging and for those who are getting back into it. Richard Byrne does a great job comparing and contrasting some of the most popular blogging platforms in an easy to understand chart.
- Feedly – Keeping Up With All the Content You Read in One Easy Place from QuickTechbyTM
This challenge introduces you to Feedly, an online tool that allows users to curate all of the posts they read from blogs and Websites in one place. Feedly is a great tool to use as you get started with finding and reading blogs. If you like to stay organized and your time is precious, this tool will prove invaluable. This challenge also has a Learn more @ section where you will find various links of awesome education related blogs worth reading.
- The Edublog Awards
This list highlights the 2014 Winners of the Edublog Awards. This is a great place to get started with quality blogs to read and subscribe to.
- Starting a Blog…Thinglink created by Tavia
- Blogs I <3 [Tavia]
- Blogs I <3 [Mollee]
Opportunities to Connect