Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-12-05

  • Told our kids the chicken & pig breakfast story. Heard this AM- "We are the pigs, you're the chicken. Stay out of it." http://bit.ly/15jbEZ #
  • @MitchSquires Thinking about using edmodo for bloggers to sign-up for afterschool lab time on specific days- can you think of a good way? #
  • Can't wait until Tuesday when I see my intermediate kids and start using edmodo with them! Counting the hours… #
  • Fontspace is a great place to get free fonts. (Science project boards, anyone? Guess what we worked on over the holiday) http://bit.ly/fVvxS #
  • @TeachingTrisha Ookaboo is very cool, but I don't think I want to use it with elem students. Some graphic pics (i.e. Aushwitz & nudes) Sad. #
  • @TeachingTrisha They need an ookaboo for kids. πŸ˜€ in reply to TeachingTrisha #
  • @TeachingTrisha Thanks for sharing that- it looked pretty similar to DimDim, so let's pass. But, I got funding approval for Elluminate! in reply to TeachingTrisha #
  • @TeachingTrisha I keep hoping that 'if I build it, they will come'. Meaning, if it's set up and they see current usefulness, they'll try it in reply to TeachingTrisha #
  • @TeachingTrisha Yes. Not sure what yet. Let's talk tomorrow, k? in reply to TeachingTrisha #
  • I want to purchase 5 new iPod touches- anyone know of a technology grant for a non-certified teacher that might cover that? #
  • More chicken/pig business at my house. Hubby telling boys "You are a definite pig." "And YOU are a chicken." ROTFL #
  • @tomwhitby ACK! I got a 28% on an AP History – tested using sides that didn't match test #'s Tchr fixed it, but scary! #edchat in reply to tomwhitby #
  • Shout out to my District folks, @MrsLauer and @val6dan for supporting online & asynchronous PD via #elluminate Thanks bunches! #tsdtech #
  • Dithering about where to divide up my blog links/directions and edmodo library/assignments… trying to centralize. #
  • I get to hang out with @giftedteacher before listening to @jamesmarcusbach tonight. http://on.fb.me/eNTVhr #
  • Listening to @jamesmarcusbach speak here in Colorado about being a Buccaneer Scholar. http://yfrog.com/2fwudoj http://bit.ly/dKFLp9 #
  • "Unique ideas that conventionally trained people…. are just ignoring" via @jamesmarcusbach #
  • @giftedteacher We're glad you're back in the land of the living. #missedyoumyfriend in reply to giftedteacher #
  • "I help people who think they aren't smart enough, realize they are smart enough…. that's what great teachers do." via @jamesmarcusbach #
  • "People who won't quit things, won't try things…. people who let go of things can sample variety of things."-@jamesmarcusbach cc/@gcouros #
  • @gcouros This talk is reminding me of your stuff about change…. maybe an unwillingness to pick things up, then put them down plays a part. #
  • Hmmm…. 'constructive insubordination' via @jamesmarcusbach. #
  • @gcouros Not streaming it live, but I'll send link to recording later. James Bach is here in CO talking about non-traditional education. in reply to gcouros #
  • "I can't be strict with my brain…. if I push to hard I reach burnout." via @jamesmarcusbach #
  • "Easy to remember things when my heart is aligned with my brain…. when not, I have lizard reflexes" -@jamesmarcusbach #
  • "Education is self-construction." ~@jamesmarcusbach #
  • "A buccaneer-scholar is anyone whose love of learning is not muzzles, yoked or shackled by any institution or authority." @jamesmarcusbach #
  • Portfolios can overcome job 'requirements'. ~@jamesmarcusbach #
  • Check out http://www.sporacle.com via @jamesmarcusbach #
  • Wrong link…. Sporcle http://www.sporcle.com/ via @jamesmarcusbach #
  • 3 kinds of buccaneering credentials- reputation & portfolio & performance=credibility! ~@jamesmarcusbach #
  • Watch "The Philospher Kings" http://bit.ly/ewtdTj suggested by @jamesmarcusbach #
  • @TeachingTrisha Yep. @monk51295 will be posting video. I'll tweet link when it's up. Wish you could have come. in reply to TeachingTrisha #
  • Must learn to edit twice, post once. #
  • @alycecookie Oh dear, you sound very much like my mother. πŸ˜€ She does send email, but they sound like a letter. "Dear Julie…. Love, Mom" in reply to alycecookie #
  • @alycecookie Is your chocolate chip cookie recipe a family secret? If not, you should share it with us mortals. #
  • Edmodo tomorrow! May the roll-out be smooth & seamless. #
  • Kinder kids learned to shrink, stretch and drag windows around today. That little corner is hard to click on for little fingers. Whew! #
  • RT @ashleydburleson: Tonight's #edchat What is the educational value of Student Blogs, Class Blogs, Class websites, or Class wiki sites? #
  • @giftedteacher Can you share some links with 'get to know you' questions and brain teasers for edmodo poll/post fodder? #
  • @edmodo accounts & intro went great with 5th, ok with 4th, and it was a stretch for 3rd. Planning on edmodo fluency by Christmas. #
  • I cringe every time I have to update #wordpress I'm always certain something will break. #
  • Gave Internet Safety presentation to an audience of…… drumroll please….. ONE! But hey, it was good practice, and I got to personalize #
  • @MitchSquires I have about a million logistical questions for you after this post. http://bit.ly/eoDsYZ #
  • About 10 kids logging in from home tonight & posting on either Edmodo or their WordPress blogs. Take off! πŸ™‚ #
  • You know you've been on Twitter too much when you try to send District emails to the person with their Twitter handle. Doesn't work, btw. #
  • Did you know you can create small groups within a group in @edmodo ? Go to the group>Members. Then there's an option to Create small group. #
  • Computer model Snowflakes – using with Kindergarten prior to drawing snowflakes in KidPix http://bit.ly/fiuAMV #
  • BrainPOP on why snowflakes aren't the same http://bit.ly/dWefoB #
  • Dear District- Fix Skype for Mac. Please. I'm begging you. (Growling at a netbook, trying to set this up to Skype with an Aussie class.) #
  • @ktenkely Of course not! I've spent an hour+…. ready to just pay Apple to tether my iPhone and use that, but it'll eat up my data. in reply to ktenkely #
  • @budtheteacher Does St.Vrain use Macs & Skype? Just verifying…. #
  • I just got to say hi to @MitchSquires and some Blog Dogs! Technology is an amazing thing. Conquers time zones in a single bound. So cool. #
  • @MitchSquires That's funny. Say YES, but only if they'll stream the session via Elluminate. πŸ˜€ in reply to MitchSquires #
  • My new babies are here!!!! 22 brand new babies. Bliss! Pic with my buddy @giftedteacher http://yfrog.com/jbwmi01j #
  • @MitchSquires #wordpress plug-in called WP-Cumulus. Cool, huh? in reply to MitchSquires #
  • @MitchSquires Well, I'd like to sit in and learn from you about that "technology stuff you do". πŸ˜‰ in reply to MitchSquires #
  • @MitchSquires Tag cloud. in reply to MitchSquires #
  • So, @MitchSquires , is the plural of platapus, platapi? I wondered during our class Skype. #
  • I loved every min! RT @MitchSquires: Colorado Calling – My class skyped for half an hour with @techfacil today! http://hccweb2.org/3s2010/ #
  • @giftedteacher I just added your user account on WordPress to the ipad.berthoudelementary.com site so you can use your user & be admin. #
  • @giftedteacher Glad to see I'm not the only insomniac this evening. in reply to giftedteacher #
  • If 3rd graders can figure out Celestia, so can I. http://bit.ly/eVrIP9 Just probably not tonight…. might need a @MitchSquires tutorial. #
  • @4thGrdTeach I'd like deets on your Fantasty Map project. Can you blog about it? πŸ˜€ Por favor? #
  • @monk51295 Would you have some astromony buffs interested in mentoring solar system projects in edmodo? Collaboration. Nuff Said. #
  • @MitchSquires My kids listening to the podcast today…. one just said, "They have an accent!" And I said, "I bet they think you do too!" #
  • Dithering about Edmodo usage. Glad they're using it from home, but it makes me nervous. Seems like hybrid Facebook/Blackboard to them. #
  • @4thGrdTeach Thanks for the #FF πŸ™‚ #
  • Feeling that knee-jerk traditional inner teacher talking lots today. Trying to shove her back in the closet. #
  • @Bio_prof Thanks for the #FF in reply to Bio_prof #
  • @monk51295 Skyped successfully using the netbook in district with my bro in Canada! One step closer!!! #
  • Love this quote from @wrightsroom "I no longer have a classroom; I have a collaborative problem solving studio." LOVE. http://bit.ly/hb9R10 #
  • NYTimes: Teacher Ratings Get New Look, Pushed by a Rich Watcher http://nyti.ms/flcdYE #
  • Learning is going viral with my kids…. I keep showing ONE of them something, and next thing I know, the whole class knows how! PERFECT. #
  • Enjoying the #edcampnyc tweets. Thanks for sharing your learning this weekend! #
  • @suewaters Thanks for having instructions for embedding a Voki in a blog! You saved me a half hour. http://bit.ly/fP3Nod #
  • @mbteach Thanks for feeding us great lines from #edcampnyc Keep 'em coming! #
  • @LindaAlexAbbott Just wrote a post about your dog/deer writing. Thanks! http://bit.ly/eW1qAF #
  • RT @rgriffithjr: Being on your phone does not mean you're not paying attention – @InnovativeEdu #edcampnyc #

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