My Top 5 Retweets of 2019!

As excited as I am to share my own content on Twitter, I’m even more excited to share other people’s content on Twitter! There are so many awesome educators and creators out there in my Twitter PLN and I love to spotlight what they’re creating and sharing.  Here are my 5 “retweets” that were viewed the most!

(Note: these weren’t standard “retweets,” they were quoted retweets.)

My Top 5 Tweets of 2019

love Twitter and I love sharing on Twitter.  But the best part is seeing other people get excited about what I share.  Here are my 5 tweets that were seen the most times on Twitter:

#EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 12.4.19

In episode 32 of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast, Sethi De Clercq of eduflip.net joined me to talk about effectively sharing new technology information with teachers, using video in the classroom and tools for students to create video with.  We talked about EdPuzzle, screencasting tools (Nimbus & Loom), Flipgrid, Loom, Explain Everything, Backchannel Chats and more!

Also, in the Soapbox Moment I discussed my thoughts on being sure that we are Doing Better once we Know Better.

A week after the episode was released, I was joined on Twitter by an awesome crew of “Duct Tapers” who were eager to talk about the content from this episode!  Below are some of the best tweets from the chat curated by Mighty Duct David Allan!

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#EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 11.20.19

In episode 31 of the Educational Duct Tape PodcastJornea Armant, Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid, joined me to talk about video creation tools for students under the age of 13 and connecting the entire learning community to your classroom.  Also, in the Soapbox Moment I discussed my thoughts on how we can go about moving on when a tech tool goes away.

A week after the episode was released, I was joined on Twitter by an awesome crew of “Duct Tapers” who were eager to talk about the content from this episode!  Below are some of the best tweets from the chat curated by Mighty Duct David Allan!

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#EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 11.6.19

In episode 30 of the Educational Duct Tape PodcastDavid Ternent, a STEM teacher from Ohio, joined me to talk about 3D-modeling, 3D-printing, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).  Also, in the Soapbox Moment, I discussed my thoughts on how becoming aware of new technology tools is much like browsing through a hardware store.

A week after the episode went live, I was joined on Twitter by an awesome crew of “Duct Tapers” who were eager to talk about the content from this episode!  Below are some of the best tweets from the chat, curated by me and some of the #EduDuctTape “Mighty Ducts” volunteers.

Below, you’ll find those selected responses for each question.  As always, since Q1 was silly & fun, we’ll save that one for last.  Check it all out below!

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#EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 10.23.19

In episode 29 of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast,  Jon Corippo, Chief Learning Officer for CUE & coauthor of EduProtocols Field Guides 1 and 2.  Also, in the Soapbox Moment, I discussed my thoughts on focused persistence and how my daughter taught me to make changes in the classroom happen “tissue by tissue.”

A week after the episode went live, I was joined on Twitter by dozens of “Duct Tapers” who were eager to talk about the content from this episode!  Below are some of the best tweets from the chat, curated by me and some of the #EduDuctTape “Mighty Ducts” volunteers.

Below, you’ll find those selected responses for each question.  As always, since Q1 was silly & fun, we’ll save that one for last.  Check it all out below!

Continue reading #EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 10.23.19

Embed Twitter Timeline in Google Sites

**Oops. As of 2/21/19, you cannot embed a “stream” of tweets with a certain hashtag.  I believe it was a future at the time of this original post that has been removed.  Alternatives include (but are not limited to) adding tweets manually to a Twitter moment & embedding that, adding tweets to a Wakelet wake and embedding that, use other tools (TweetDeck’s Stories, possibly HootSuite’s hootfeed tool).**

Whether you’re a teacher communicating with your class, a school communicating with your community or an educator sharing with other educators around the world, embedding Twitter in Google Sites is a good tool.  It was missing from the new Google Sites initially, but now they’ve added it in.

The animated GIF below demonstrates how to do it.  I’m not the first to share this process, but I wanted to create a GIF to demonstrate it.  I looked at Alice Keeler’s post about it to make sure I knew the steps before I started.  If you need the step-by-step (or info about the other Twitter-Google Sites embeds), check out her post.

Embed Twitter Timeline in Google Sites Animation

TwitListManager

***NOTE: On 8/29/18, I received word on Twitter that TwitListManager is either no longer working or not working consistently. I haven’t confirmed “what’s up.” An alternative called twitterlistmanager.com was suggested.  I have not used it and cannot confirm its quality, safety or reliability. Others do recommend it though!***

If you’ve been on Twitter for a long time, you probably follow more people than you can possibly keep up with.  And, if you’re like me, it probably bums you out when you’re missing some good posts from some of the people that you really want to see everything from.

The solution is lists.  Create lists in Twitter that contain the “important” people or that relate to a certain thing (i.e., the school you work for).  Don’t worry: your lists can be private.

Well, if you’ve ever created lists in Twitter, you know that it’s clunky. TwitListManager is the best solution for that that I’ve found.  Go to the site, log into Twitter and assign all of the accounts you follow to certain lists.  Easy-peasy.

 

TwitListManager Animation

My strategy:

  • First, I have lists for my school district and my friends (I read every tweet in those lists).
  • Second, I separate everyone into Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3.  Level 1 are the people who I really want to see posts from.  I try to read all of them.  Level 2 are people who I’d like to read the posts from, but they’re not a priority.  Maybe if I have to wait an hour in the doctor’s office waiting room…  Level 3?  Well, I’m just following them to be polite.😬 Sorry, if you’re in Level 3! 😬
  • Finally, I have some other lists that I use at certain times.  That includes things like the NFL Draft–I use that list for a few days every April–and Fantasy Football–I look at that lists on Sunday’s in the fall and when I’m setting my lineup.