Storytelling and Sharing via Twitter (and SlideShare, too)

Patricia F. Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian for the University of Michigan Health Sciences Libraries, has composed a most thoughtful and insightful on how people used Twitter yesterday to share stories about 9-11.   Not only does Anderson share her insights about the power of social media for sharing stories, but she also has created a wonderful slideshow that features poignant Tweets about 9/11.   It occurs to me that we could use SlideShare for putting together our favorite Tweets about an event, but it could also be informative and helpful to create slideshows featuring favorite Tweets with the hashtags of a favorite conference or other favorite learning event.

Take a few minutes to read Anderson’s blog post, “9-11 & Twitter:  The Stories Around Us” and  her SlideShare slideshow, “September 11 Remembered by Twitter.

21st Century Social Media Resume

What if we taught our students to create this kind of resume?  I’m adding this to my “must do” list for lessons related to digital footprints and presentation zen for my Media 21 project.   Thanks to for Tweeting this one!

Sharing Documents via Slideshare

I am about nine months late in trying this feature, but I am excited to finally test the waters with document uploads in SlideShare.  Here is my first effort!

I will be introducing Slideshare this fall to the two classes who are part of my Media 21 Capstone project; I also hope to encourage other teachers to use this resource as part of our efforts to be more green, to conserve paper and ink in budget challenged times, and to create more of a spirit of sharing with Web 2.0 tools such as these for our students.

If you are interested in how this feature stacks up against other Web 2.0 services for hosting/sharing documents, check out this helpful blog post.