It has been a long time since I participated in a Saturday morning educational Twitter chat, called #satchat. I thoroughly enjoyed today’s on Digital Citizenship, I archived most of it via Storify.com. The hashtag #satchat was either continued or highjacked after our conversation, so I had to manually create the Storify today. It took almost 2 hours of work on my part…from now on, I will create my Storifys as the #satchat ends.
I am still sifting through information from PETE & C 2016 and implementing ideas into my professional self. One idea that I especially liked was from George Couros, whom I follow on Twitter and via his blog, Connected Principals.
The idea was to daily Tweet something you or your students do in your classroom, adding a hashtag so you can easily track your Tweets. I have started that process, which is not very difficult to accomplish; there should be tons of ideas that can be promoted in your day if you just pay attention to what is going on…I am using the hashtag #Sal308.
This is my first weeks’ effort archived via Storify.com.
I use a free web-based tool called Storify to archive information, mainly from conferences. Storify allows you to search various types of Internet information and collates it into an interactive and embeddable web poster. I usually use it to collect Tweets from myself and others using a hashtag # search. There are a number of examples of such collections throughout my past blog posts, feel free to check them out.
While collecting Tweets from this year’s PETE & C, I learned that you can only collect and post 1000 Tweets to a Storify. That is a plethora of information, but at PETE it is less than 1 day’s worth of Tweets. So, create multiple Storifys…
You can locate Storify at Storify.com for a free account.
Last Spring, a friend of mine, Michael Micco, @mrmicco, thought it would be a good idea to start an Internet radio broadcast highlighting what PAECT members are doing in their classrooms. We did some background research and a few trial and error exercises with different platforms looking into the logistics of creating a show.
This Fall we came up with PAECT Radio, hosted on BlogTalkRadio. Our show page can be found here, along with archives of our past episodes.
Last night’s broadcast was our first excursion with using Twitter Hashtags to communicate with our listeners. We use #paectradio, obviously, as the hashtag. We did not have many responses for our first attempt, but we also gave short notice about the broadcast.