NoodleTools has just launched its own page at Facebook! Join today and become a fan!
Are you like me, unable to attend NECC in person? If you can’t be in San Antonio, then being a part of the NECC Ning is the next best thing. I joined up about a month ago, and it has been a blast to hear and learn about what has been happening out there through the Ning. It’s not too late to join and to get in on all the buzz!
I stumbled across another fun Twitter tool this evening called PowerTwitter. If you are using Twitter in Firefox, this add-on allows you and others to see your Flickr photo stream embedded in your profile and a link to your 30 Boxes account. You will need to set up an account with 30 Boxes for PowerTwitter to work.
Here are the basic steps to install this fun tool:
1. Go to http://30boxes.com/blog/index.php/2007/04/09/power-twitter-by-30-boxes/.
2. Right click on the link for the add-on and save it to your desktop.
3. Literally drag the installation icon you have downloaded into the middle of your Firefox browser. Firefox will automatically install it for you.
4. Restart your Firefox browser.
5. Once you go to your Twitter account, click on your profile, and your Flickr photostream will pop up!
Last summer, I registered for a Twitter account, but drifted away it from it quickly as I thought it was more of a “fun” social networking tool that did not have any real meaningful application.
Was I WRONG!
I reconnected with Twitter last week thanks to my friend Stephen Rahn at the Kennesaw State Ed Tech Center. In the last week, here is what I have found and/or accomplished thanks to my connections on Twitter:
I discovered an amazing library blog, http://libpower.blogspot.com/, and connected with a new colleague, Phil Goerner! Through Phil, I now have great ideas for a “Grab-n-Go” event for our faculty! Thank you, Phil!
I am following the Tweets of great leaders in my field like Doug Johnson, Joyce Valenza, “Cool Cat” teacher Vicki Davis, and Will Richardson! Doug Johnson is now one of my “followers”! It is something akin to rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars at an Oscar party!
Discovered and have been listening to some amazing educational podcasts at http://edtechtalk.com/live, an amazing resource! I haven’t had a chance yet to listen to a live broadcast although I hope to catch one today at 10:00 A.M.
Discovered the YALSA Blog (which is TERRIFIC!) through a Tweet from YALSA on Twitter!
Found and installed Twhirl, a Twitter client.
Found ChitChatEd through Vicki Davis, “Cool Cat Teacher.”
Found an excellent blog of an Instructional Technology Specialist, http://kenrodoff.blogspot.com/; Ken Rodoff is the ITS at Joyce Valenza’s school.
Found this blog, http://plethoratech.blogspot.com/, through a Tweet from becksintex.
Found this interesting article from a Tweet from becksintex, http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/03/is_web_20_an_en.html.
As you can see, Twitter can be a great resource for networking with other people and sharing resources in real time. You can Twitter me at http://twitter.com/buffyjhamilton! Come join in this fun way of learning and networking with others!
In addition, here are some ideas for using Twitter in your library: http://del.icio.us/theunquietlibrary/twitterlibraryapplications