So began at the beginning. What does a new user need to know? My early perception that this would be easy was quickly altered as I realized all the lingo, tech terms, and number of uses for Twitter. Half of my audience are proficient Tweeps, so clearly I needed to think of my "Detective's Guides" (inspired by Verena's Detective/case study approach to the course) in two parts; one for newbies and a second one for experienced users. It also became apparent that there are Tweeps involved in this course that have knowledge and experience on Twitter that I have not yet developed. This made me feel like there should be a third installment to the Twitter Detective Guide series...one that I am not equipped to create (at this point). So I have put a call to action out for DigiFoot participants (and anyone else who knows some advanced Twitter uses) to collaborate to produce the third guide. I will gladly publish the collaborative work once the information has been collected. It will be interesting to see who might take me up on this challenge. If you're interested, add your idea to the google doc.
One of the resources being used in the DigiFoot12 course is MightyBell. This is a service that I have not seen before but I am becoming a fan early in my exploration. I can see this being an essential tool to use for collaborative group work. I love that you can share links, videos, files, images, comments, ask questions, post conversation topics, and schedule events within your group. I decided to try it out for our week two Twitter topic and so far it has worked very well. This is definitely a tool that I will use again.
During our first meeting to kick off DigiFoot12, reference was made to The Seven Degrees of Connectedness post and infographic recently created and shared by Rodd Lucier (will collaboration from Zoe Branigan-Pipe and Silvia Tolisano). This infographic (seen to the left) became a basis for great discussion about developing your PLN and using Twitter. It naturally fit with my presentation when considering my own path to learning using Twitter and social media; from being the hesitant lurker, to branching out to share and connect, to making meaningful contacts, and then on too deeper face to face relationships. The recording of the meeting can be viewed HERE!
I am feeling very connected after reflecting on my Twitter use for this course. You've heard me say it before, but I'll say it again....Twitter has changed my life! Digi foot12 tweet me
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