Category Archive: Twitter

Jan 29

Twitter Followers Are Not Avatars, They Are Real People

This morning, I noticed that a Turkish columnist who started following me and who I followed back unfollowed me (tongue twister of the day:) Then I went to friendorfollow and saw that a couple of Turkish professors did the same. First they follow people, then people follow them back and then they unfollow people. Is …

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Mar 28

“10 Things For Teacher Bloggers To Do Before The ISTEK Conference” by Adam Simpson

Not many people know that my background is in business and economics. Not many people know this because it is a well-kept secret. Nevertheless, I like to dust off the Michael Douglas power-braces every now and then and get all business speaky. Here’s my list of ten go-getter strategies for the teacher blogger looking to …

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Feb 09

My PLN says… – I

In the first post of my new series “My PLN says…”, I will share some selections from the last week of January and the first week of February. I’ve realized that this series will make me keep a closer and more frequent look at the resources and ideas shared by my PLN, which is great! …

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Dec 01

40 Influential and Innovative Educators in ELT

who will help you see the power of PLN (PART II) Kyle B. Pace (USA): Kyle is one of the people in my list who is not an English teacher. He is a must-to-follow in my opinion. I don’t need to write about him in detail. Start following him and then you will realize what …

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Nov 28

40 Influential and Innovative Educators in ELT

who will help you see the power of PLN (PART I) I know what it feels like to be new to online social networking and the world of Web 2.0. You decide that it would be good to meet English teachers from other countries, learn about Web 2.0 and may even be thinking of starting …

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Oct 30

Let’s Welcome the Kansas State University Students!

Yesterday a very nice thing happened. A group of Kansas State University students joined my PLN! Their teacher Cyndi Danner-Kuhn was teaching her students about twitter, they all created accounts and started following people. I would like to welcome them again and invite you to click the button below and start following them. This is …

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Aug 03

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE! (Part V) ‘Join Twitter’ by Shelly Terrell (@ShellTerrell)

Stage 1: Newbie I believe Twitter works in stages that interlock, which is shown in the above image. I joined Twitter in April 2009 when my little sister asked me if Twitter was useful for educators. I had to investigate, so I joined and added some educators I knew and all the educators in my …

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Jun 21

Top … ELT People To Follow On Twitter

Top 10? Top 50? Top 100? No, thanks… I think these lists usually forget a lot of great people so please fill in the blanks and send me the names of your favourite ELT twitterers so that I can extend the list. My aim in creating this list is to guide the newly joined twitterers. …

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Jun 08

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet

I am writing this article for my colleagues who ask me what Twitter is and for what purposes they can use it. Although I have been twittering for only two months, I have lots of things to say about it. I had signed up Twitter long before I literally started to use it. When I …

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