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I gave Tweetdeck a poking this week and plan on using it going forward. So far all the problems I'm having with twitter would be happening weather I was using Twitter or Tweetdeck. They mostly stem from forgetting to include a needed hashtag. This week along with Tweetdeck I also used Twtpoll for the first time. In the 4 days of the poll I had 145 views and only 3 votes. Many people re-tweeted the poll and several made it a favorite. It lead to many people following me and now I have 47 followers. I still believe that the best use of twitter is for immediate new. I will use it with my students and their parents to remind them to bring permission slips to school, quizzes coming up and assignments due in 2, then 1 days. I'm looking forward to getting ideas from my classmates but I will be using my Google plus account for a more leisurely look at relevant education content.
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This weeks topic has been an eye opener for me. I've been using the internet for almost 30 years now and I often think I don't have the bandwidth to learn one more thing. Reading what everyone else plans to do with wikis has made me look at them in a new way. I plan to use them as a central place for people to add content. People can comment on others content and add their own content but can not change other's content. I'm also interested in finding an easy way to organize and recall the info on the wiki.
I really see the value of reading what others have to say and learning from my classmates. I'm excited to spend more time reading what they have to say and not just for the assignment and grade. Having the ideas and information stored in a wiki allows for access and input beyond the end of the course.
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Hi, I'm Lois and teaching is my final career. It is a privilege to help students to close the achievement gap. Too many learners, young and old alike, need new skills and new ways of learning to meet the demands and challenges of the information age.