Step 1: Connection

Discussion questions

1. How did it go setting up your Twitter and RSS? Do you need more help? (We can stay after meeting and walk through it)
2. Any suggestions for each other on developing your PLN?
3. How did you do on the survey on page 43?
4. Let's talk about Push and Pull learning and technology.

Using Edmodo in the Elementary School Classroom

Edmodo Movie from Tina Schmidt on Vimeo.

Optional Challenges:

1. Set up your Twitter account to start developing a PLN (Personal Learning Network)

  • Instructions are on the powerpoint above
  • Create a professional profile, most people use their real name, no spaces
  • Use #flatclass when tweeting about the book. Check out what other people are talking about by searching #flatclass
  • Find Donna by searching @donnaroman (I'm the shoes) Look at who I'm following and use that to start looking for areas of your interest
  • @coolcatteacher @julielindsay authors of the book
  • Check out @coolcatteacher's lists. Consider following one
  • Look for organizations you like, such as: @edutopia @asdc @EdWeekteacher

This site has common education hashtags


2. Set up an RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

  • Instructions on the PowerPoint above
  • Look at the example on the RSS Feed tab of this wiki

The site below has award winning twitter and blogs in education. Check the links to the left as well. It is full of great twitter and blog resources


Here are a few student connection tools frequently used



Teaching effective online communication

Google Earth Tour of a Global Project in November

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things." ~Steve Jobs