The 101 of Tweet Chat participation

Social media for learning is one of the best resources available to us. I’m a fan of the access to content that supports our growth for learning. Active participation, or even being an elegant lurker, allows for the engagement that can trigger ideas, inspiration, connections, and possibility. The chance to explore ideas connected to current …

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Is there a place for Twitter in pre-service teachers lives? Introducing social media into Teacher Education

Collaboration, community building, participation, and sharing are key outcomes and drivers of social media use (Lemon, 2012). For higher education the collection of Internet websites, services, and practices that support these outcomes can be achieved through use of social networking. The parallels that can be drawn to Twitter to engage and motivate academics as teacher …

Education Hashtags – Which ones inspire you?

Dr Narelle Lemon (@rellypops) 12/06/12 11:18 AM Great hints RT “@teachfine: 10 Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter #cdwedtechmagazine.com/k12/article/20… via @EdTech_K12 This Tweet and subsequent blog post by @teachfine inspired some thinking about what hashtags I follow for inspiration and connections in learning and teaching. I like these streams as they are an initial contact point to current …

Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse

This post is a refereed paper that I have co-written with colleagues about Twitter and the place it can have in Teacher Education as a way to support personal learning networks. The paper is made available to contribute to the field and can be referenced as follows: Lemon, N., Thorneycroft, S., Jones, D., & Forner, …

Observations of young adults: Welcome to the Twitterverse

I'm a part of a team of Australian researchers looking into Twitter as a digital tool to assist with networking (Project #pstn). We are from different locations in Australia, all working in universities. The project has a focus on Teacher Education and pre-service teacher’s use of Twitter too connect to content and people/organizations who can …

Have you got your Twitter sneakers on? A question of ettiquette…

Do you have your Twitter sneakers on? Feeling comfy? Relaxed as you would be if you were wearing your sneakers on a casual Saturday morning while sipping coffee and reading the newspaper? Think you are at one with Twitter and your profile? Happy with how much time you spend on Twitter? Have you thought about …

Mountain bike riding and online learning communities: Parallels of skills and participation

It has what? [insert raised eye brows] What on earth are you thinking Narelle? [insert shaking of head] How can an active sport have parallels to something we do mostly sitting down? Really? [insert high pitch voice] I can hear you saying these things (and well a few people already have when I ran the …