Micro blogging platforms

Micro blogging means that you are blogging, but generally only in 140 characters or less.

Twitter


Plurk

Edmodo - specifically built for educational use between teachers and students

Shout 'Em - you can create your own room for your Twitter accounts; posts (called 'tweets') not shared with all of your followers, just those in the room



Using Micro blogging in Education


Tweet Spot: Web 2.0 Educators Are Atwitter About Twitter - from Edutopia, Chris O'Neal talks about uses of Twitter for educators
Comparing Micro Blogging Tools - research/comparison conducted by an online class
Using Twitter as an Educational Tool - an article on how educators are using Twitter
Twittering, not Frittering: Professional Development in 140 Characters - Edutopia article on how micro blogging is becoming a huge resource for pd
Using Google Earth, Google Docs and Twitter in This Afternoon's Science Class - from Tom Barrett
Grammar Girl's Unofficial Twitter Style Guide



Micro blogging resources


We Follow (educator) - is a directory of Twitter users. This link is to those who say they are an educator.
7 Ways to Find Teachers on Twitter - from Free Tech 4 Teachers



National Educators to follow on Twitter

Hal Davidson - NETA 2009 Keynote, DEN
Will Richardson - Ed tech author, past NETA keynote
Chris Lehmann - Principal of Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia
Angela Maiers - Provides outstanding resources on a daily basis, from Des Moines
Steve Hargadon - Educational Technologist, Classroom 2.0
Tom Barrett - Classroom teacher; Nottingham, England
Sue Waters - Edublogs community facilitator; Perth, Australia
Jeff Utecht - tech educator, consultant; Bangkok, Thailand


Nebraska Educators on Twitter (email Josh if you want added) Josh Allen - Papillion-La Vista Public Schools
Michelle Baldwin - Millard Public Schools
Deanna Stall - ESU 10
Jason Everett - ESU 10
Julie Everett - ESU 10
Katie Morrow - O'Neill Public Schools
Kevin Morrow - O'Neill Public Schools
Beth Still - ESU 13
Pam Krambeck
Linda Peters
Jef Ingraham - ESU 3
Tim Hahn
Chris Pulz - Lincoln Public Schools
Jason Rushing - Lincoln, NE
Corey Dahl - ESU 8
Matt Gordon
BarbInNebraska - Catholic educator
Kristine - K-12 technology professional development
Jamey Boelhower - Centura Public Schools
Greg Robke - ESU 4
Kim Robke - ESU 4
PD Lindgren - Director of Technology
Jason Schmidt - Omaha area Lutheran school
Jane Davis - Media/Tech Coordinator, Hershey Public Schools
Renee Kopf - ESU 4
Judi Carter - Falls City
Jackie Ediger - Hastings, NE
Lynne Herr
Paul Clark
Ann Darling - Sidney
Jeremy Nielsen - Plattsmouth
Robin Colling - K-5 Computer Specialist, Lincoln, NE
Mike Kozak - NDE
Dale Holt - UNL
Todd Jensen
Jarred Rowe