Twitter Power and a Slideshare Moment

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People have been asking me what this Twitter is all about? Today I was able to show them! I was at Tasman School showing them ‘Possibilities’- some of the incredible things you can do with a little imagination, a little skill and a little time- via the internet. We looked at blogging, wikis, podcasting, linking Skype, collaborations- the works.

I mentioned Twitter in conversation- not really meaning to go into it but got asked about it and found it hard to explain without a demonstration so put out a quick tweet asking for a hello. Within seconds I had received tweets from Brisbane, Sydney, Shanghai, Washington, Vancouver Island, Regina, Winnipeg and Wellington! Awesome stuff guys. Thank you.

On another Twitter related moment. Last night I got an iChat request- did I know how to get rid of the outside link you get when you upload a Powerpoint to Slideshare? No I didn’t!

I posted a Tweet asking for help. Simplyarun from Slideshare caught the tweet and gave me a hand to look good! He posted a fix for the problem within minutes. Awesome stuff, Slideshare. Well done.

4 thoughts on “Twitter Power and a Slideshare Moment

  1. Twitter has opened up the world for me. As a retired classroom teacher,who is now teaching on the university level, I felt very isolated and removed from the educational system. This is not good when you are teaching other teachers since I need to know current trends and tools that are being used. Sure, I read articles and blogs but with Twitter, I know what is going on today. I know what topics are important today and not weeks or months ago. I have connected with like minded people and have gotten inspired all over again. I have realized why I love teaching because I love learning and so do people on twitter. They are not afraid to ask questions and help each other. That is the magic of networking!

  2. I also agree that twitter has opened up a whole new world to me on a personal and professional level. It’s really amazing to have formed networks with such a varied, friendly and professional group of people that continues to expand day to day. Thanks for being part of that Allanah! 🙂

  3. I have to agree with the others – I discovered Twitter at ULearn last year and my personal and professional development has moved ahead by leaps and bounds. I love being able to share, collaborate with and ask questions of a network of like minded others. I have learnt so much from you Allanah, as well as all the other wonderful people on Twitter.

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