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         Laine M: I like delicious for sharing - much easier! EVerything is
                  located in one place. Tweets seem fleeting and then
                  you have links with no home!




                                                                            delicious
         Laine M: http://delicious.com/                                     delicious
         Laine M: All your links, bookmarks, favorites, in one place so
                  that regardless of the computer you are on they are all
                  there for you and you can share them, tag them, etc.
                                                                            delicious
         Laine M: http://delicious.com/search?p=adult+literacy
                   resources&chk=&fr=del_icio_us&lc=1&atags=&rtags=&context
                   =all|| example of delicious resources on adult literacy  delicious
     Marian T: Several people have posted links to their collections of
               links on Delicious. Here is one for GED
               http://delicious.com/GEDionline                          delicious
     Nancy S: The chart someone (Nell? Jackie?) provided on the
               difference between a Facebook page and Facebook
               group was helpful. I like to know the whys and hows so
               I can better understand how to use the tool. Any
               suggested reading like Social Media for Dummies?
                                                                        facebook
     Jackie T: Nell, you're the best! Maybe we can schedule a follow
               up chat?
                                                                        reflection
     Laine M: We are doing two separate things here - learning the
               tools and also thinking about how to use them
               pedagogically - either one is an awesome task on its
               own!!!                                                   reflection
     Marian T: Exactly! Learning it and thinking about it at the same
               time. They sorta go together, though.                    reflection
     Laine M: @ Nell Could you set up one more chat for the final
               week of small group - next week?                         reflection
     Jackie T: You're exactly right, Laine. The Lesson Repository
               group is discovering that perhaps two learning
               objectives accompany each teaching or PD activity:
               one focused on learning the tech tool, the other on the
               content of the activity.
                                                                        reflection
     Laine M: But learning it is for me and I have to "frame switch" to
               think of it in terms of adult ESL literacy learners
                                                                        reflection
susanckelly2 : Ys - I keep bouncing back and forward between my
               learning experiences and looking at using it for
               teaching                                                    reflection
     Laine M: I picked twitter to learn it because I already know
               some of the other tools but maybe I should have joined
               a group where i know the tool so I could focus on how
               to apply it to student use ....
                                                                           reflection
     Jackie T: for me, I have to "get a handle" on the tool, so to speak;
               as I do that, the possibilities for using it in my practice
               start to emerge.                                            reflection
susanckelly2 : Learning to use Twitter this week gave me a good
               insight into the Millennial generation and how they
               work/multi-task using technology                            reflection
     Nancy S: It appears a key take-away for us and our students is
               that there are many online collaboration tools and we
               should become familiar with some of them in order to
               find the right tool for the job.
                                                                           reflection
     Debra S: Tweeting is easy enough... it's getting what I'm
               interested in without spending my whole life on the
               twitter website that's hard. And it's hard to envision
               using it in an ESL class.




                                                                          twitter
susanckelly2 : I'm not convinced of it's use for educational purposes! I
               found some useful links while following the #TwEd
               chat online.                                              twitter
susanckelly2 : Sorry gotta go but be back at 10:30AM BTW I found a
               good Twitter reference book - The Twitter Job Search
               Guide' Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan and
               Deb Dib with good info on how to set up an eye-
               catching Twitter account and how to use it
                                                                         twitter
        tracey h: I really wanted someone to tell me one is best to use,
                  but instead I have become involved in exploring
                  more... I'm a little disappointed that Idon't
                  automatically see all your tweets on my page
                                                                                twitter
        Laura H: Actually, sitting here thinking it through twitter is not
                 that hard. I think what is hard for me to get use to is the
                 short messages that are relevant. Any suggestions?
                                                                                twitter
amullenmeister : Laura, I feel the same way. I struggle to find ways to
                 truncate messages, but still have them make sense!
                 Maybe it's because I'm used to Facebook, where I have
                 unlimited space!




                                                                                twitter
        Laine M: Twitter comes more easily to folks who text a lot and
                 are used to short cuts.

                                                                                twitter
amullenmeister : Laine - yes that makse a lot of sense! It's a learning
                 curve to write tweets and also to read them! I find all
                 the ## distracting for now, but I'm sure once I get used
                 to it, it'll be a piece of cake!
                                                                                twitter
          Nell E: When I first started using twitter all I did was search for
                  people to follow. And that is a good place to start. I
                  then learned about the power of the hashtag. We
                  introduced the hashtag for our small group work
                  straight away for two reasons--one, by including the
                  hashtag #TwED in your tweets we can easily come
                  back to the archive of all the tweets that we made
                  during our small group time. Two: By doing a hashtag
                  search you can immediately find a few more people to
                  follow--so it's a fast way for you to find members of our
                  group and people with similar interests
                                                                                twitter
     Laine M: Regarding the use of Twitter for our field - for adult
              literacy students abbreviating their language is very
              hard - shorter is not easier!




                                                                          Twitter
       Nell E: Laine, with students you can require full sentences, but
               I have to say that I am currently following a Spanish
               news station on twitter and I am learning a lot of
               vocabulary. It's not unlike reading headlines in a
               newspaper. If the headlines are interesting then I read
               the article (in twitter I go to the link provided).
               Headlines are often ungrammatical and sometimes use
               puns, so for a low level ESL student they might be
               difficult, but then you can use full sentences. I know
               teachers use twitter to send out homework
               assignments. I follow Shakespeare on twitter and he
               tweets about everyday things but in a version of
               Shakespearean English. Students could follow their
               favorite movie stars and then write a report about that
               that movie star is up to. What other ways could twitter
               be used with students?


                                                                          Twitter
     Laine M: Yes, for reading tweets, I see how we can construct
              comprehensible ones, but for them to compose a
              tweet, that might be challenging!                           twitter
     Debra S: Laine, I was thinking that a certain level of student --
              top half of NRS, maybe -- might be better at texting
              and tweeting than I am, and helping me understand
              the 'grammar' of tweeting might lower the affective
              filter for mastering the kind of formal writing
              necessary to pass the GED language test -- it's just
              another register; they've learned at least one already
              and can learn another....
                                                                          twitter
susanckelly2 : The twitter book I mentioned earlier has a lot of good
               background info on Twitter to help learn it better.
                                                                          twitter
     Laine M: twitter also has help files by topic                        twitter
     Jackie T: well, your home is your twitter home page; it has
               every tweet you send out and, I believe, every tweet
               you receive from your followers.                           twitter
Marian T: About sending tweets with @, yes, you're right, it goes
          to everyone, but shows that you're responding to that
          person.




                                                                       twitter @
  Nell E: We haven't talked yet about the desktop applications
          that you can also use to do twitter. They are more user
          friendly than the actual twitter website. I'll send out a
          list of those and some screenshots so you can see how
          they work.
                                                                       twitter applications
   JeJe B: Can someone explain tweetdeck further, please?
                                                                       twitter applications
Marian T: I tried to install Tweetdeck but for some reason I can't.
          Does anyone have another recommendation for
          managing various twitter accounts from desktop?
                                                                       twitter applications
Jackie T: Je Je, Tweetdeck is a way to manage your social media
          sites from one application on your desktop. Twitter,
          facebook, and others come to one easy to manage
          location. I love tweetdeck! :)
                                                                       twitter applications
  Nell E: With TweetDeck you can customize your Twitter
          experience with columns, groups, saved searches and
          automatic updates helping you to stay updated with
          the people and topics you care about. They say about
          themselves " We like to think of it as air traffic control
          for Twitter."
                                                                       twitter applications
Jackie T: Yes, Nell's correct, and no more going to the Web to
          send tweets.                                                 twitter applications
  Nell E: You can have tweets got to your facebook as your
          status updates without tweetdeck, but tweetdeck
          provides a very user friendly interface where you can
          see everything at once. And if you download
          tweetdeck as a desktop application then you don't
          have to open up your web browser.
                                                                       twitter applications
Marian T: OK, I just installed TweetDeck here at work. This is
          amazing! Just what I need.                                   twitter applications
   JeJe B: I guess I am not fully undertanding. How to you tweet
           without going to the web?                                  twitter applications
  Nell E: Tweetdeck connects to the web (you do need to have
           internet access), but you don't have to open explorere
           or firefox etc.                                            twitter applications
Debra S: JeJe I think tweetdeck must have connecting to your
           Internet built into it -- you don't have to open a browser
           window but it sort of does that in the background. Sort
           of like how my Quicken program can download from
           the bank or a broker directly.
                                                                      twitter applications
Laine M: If you are in tweetdeck and you click on a link there, it
           will open the link in your browser; to use tweetdeck
           you just have to be "online"                               twitter applications
   JeJe B: I am trying the tweetdeck, but it says I already have an
           account..bad password...I reset....I still ca't get
           in...maybe by the next time we eet.                        twitter applications
Debra S: So when you send out tweets that start @... with a user
           id after it, the tweet goes to your whole following but
           people understand you're referencing something
           someone said or did? But if you start out DM (is that
           right?) and a username, it only goes to that person?
                                                                      Twitter DM
Marian T: Debra, to DM someone on Twitter I click on their user
           name and then there is a link on the right that says
           Send a message to XX. I click on that link. Then the
           message goes just to them.                                 twitter DM
 Laura H: Ok, here's another question. For those who like to use
           their phones for tweeting, etc. is there a type or style
           of phone that is preferable?


                                                                     twitter phone
Laine M: Question on the assignment to retweet - I found that if I
         click on retweet it only goes to my followers and there
         was no way to add this group's hashtag because it
         automatically posted my retweet (i hit undo); so I
         manually copied and pasted the tweet to create a
         manual retweet and added the hashtag, but that was a
         work around. How should this be done?
                                                                     twitter RT
          Nell E: Laine--you are right on about retweeting on the twitter
                  website not allowing you to add our hashtag. I did the
                  same thing you did--copied and pasted and added the
                  RT and @ to the tweet I wanted to retweet. Again, the
                  third party desktop applications that allow you to
                  manage your twitter are much more user friendly in
                  this regard. I use tweetdeck
                  http://www.tweetdeck.com/ It also automatically
                  shortens URLs so you don't have to do that manually.

                                                                        twitter RT
        Laura H: Nell, when you follow people or retweet comments is
                 there any problem like you might have with blogs for
                 ex., with spam, etc.?                                  twitter safety
         Nell E: Laura, If you follow someone and they send out tweets
                 that you don't want to receive, then you just unfollow
                 them. Twitter is a one way communication device most
                 of the time. You can send direct tweets and respond to
                 someones tweet, but most of the time you are sending
                 out a message to all your followers. And just because
                 someone follows you, you do not have to follow them,
                 so spamming and sales pitches are controlled by you.

                                                                            Twitter safety
        Nell E: Tracey--to see our tweets can follow each of us, or
                 search for the #TwEd tag                                   twitter tag
amullenmeister : Nell - is the tag case senstive? I posted some tweets
                 with the tag, but can'tseem to find them when I search
                 for the tag??                                              twitter tag
       Debra S: Is it possible to 'follow' the hashtag, or do we have to
                 search for it and then manually set up following for
                 each tweeter using it?


                                                                           twitter tag
         Nell E: http://www.contentious.com/2009/03/08/hashtags-on-
                 twitter-how-do-you-follow-them/                           twitter tag
        Nancy S: So a hashtag is really just an indexing feature, a label,
                 if you will?                                              twitter tag
     Jackie T: Thx, Nell, I also find that hash tags have a limited shelf
               life. Have others had that experience? So for example,
               I can no longer access tweets from the
               COABE/ProLiteracy conference using the #chgo10
               hashtag. I'm wondering in the longer term if it makes
               sense for us to collect our Twitter handles so that we
               can follow one another?
                                                                            twitter tag
susanckelly2 : I could see myself using Twitter to send reminders to
               my class but also to keep me updated on Adult ed
               topics                                                       twitter uses
     Debra S: Seems like we might take to heart the message of that
               slideshow and have a separate twitter ID for various
               'selves'                                                     twitter uses
     Jackie T: I also liked the idea someone mentioned last week to
               use twitter for sharing resources with classmates. So
               for PD, it can be used for teachers to share teaching
               resources.                                                   twitter uses
     Nancy S: Regarding chat feature: I notice that we're losing a few
               folks. Is that common?                                       wiggio
     Debra S: Also I don't understand the relationship of Wiggio to
               Twitter, or why we're using both Wiggio and Ning
               when they seem so similar.                                   wiggio
     Laura H: I believe Wiggio is a platform that brings together
               many features such as twitter. This allows a common
               site for communicating in many different ways,
               correct?                                                     wiggio
       Nell E: We're using wiggio as place to capture information just
               for our small group. The work we do on twitter goes
               out to all our followers not just our small group. Also on
               wiggio we can post documents which you cannot do
               directly on twitter
                                                                            wiggio
     Jackie T: For the purposes of our Twitter group, we needed a
               common platform to share and save our discussions
               until we could all get on board with Twitter. It would
               be very hard to communicate only using Twitter since
               we are all new at Twitter. So Wiggio gives us one easy
               place to access, post discussion threads, hold chats,
               and so forth, until we can all get up and running with
               Twitter.
                                                                            wiggio
        Debra S: But wiggio and ning basically do the same thing, right?
                 So the AALPD small groups all have shared space on
                 wiggio for whatever we're doing, but we could just as
                 easily have had that on ning?
                                                                          wiggio
        Laine M: In our case, we simply needed a "back channel" for
                  supporting us with Twitter, so I guess Wiggio was the
                  easy choice; Ning is a separate group of its own and is
                  much more elaborate than our small group for Twitter
                  needed.                                                 wiggio
        Debra S: Will this chat be archived, or should I be copying what
                  I want to follow up on and pasting it somewhere else?
                                                                          wiggio
          Nell E: Sorry to everyone who keeps getting kicked out of the
                  chat. I'm not sure whats causing that. I'll let Wiggio
                  know and see if they have a suggestion to stop it form
                  happening. I have to go to a conference call in a few
                  minute. Folks can continue chatting and I'll send out a
                  copy of the chat and any responses that are needed
                  later today.
                                                                              wiggio
amullenmeister : Doesn't Ning cost money? Maybe that's why they chose
                 Wiggio?                                                   wiggio ning
        Nell E: Wiggio and Ning are both online collaboration tools,
                 but they differ quite a bit in some basic ways. Ning is a
                 much more complex system to set up and offers a
                 large menu of applications the administrator can pick
                 from. Wiggio is super easy to set up and has only a set
                 amount of tools that are automatically included.
                 Wiggio groups are always private but Ning groups can
                 be public or private. Ning is starting to charge a small
                 fee too. Wiggio was created for education and 80% of
                 the users aree college students.
                                                                              wiggio ning
        Debra S: Or maybe I'm really confused and its wikispaces
                 where all the AALPD groups are? I am finding it hard to
                 keep it all sorted out, but I apologize -- I don't mean to
                 pull the conversation away from Twitter.
                                                                              wiki
Laura H: Are all of these options we have been studying stand
         alone only? Can any actually be embedded or tied to
         blackboard for example? I know that Jackie explained
         how to work with twitter and blackboard last week.
         Thank you.




                                                                dashboard
Laine M: @Laura I have the same question about embedding all
         the tools into one tool for class to make it easier
                                                                dashboard
Nell's response
Delicious is a great tool for saving and sharing
booksmarks. Tweets are more fleeting in a way,
but the real time aspect and the fact that new
tweets arrive with information that I might not
know I was even looking for is part of what I like
about Twitter. Thn I can save to delicious the
links I like from tweets I've received or sent.




See line 20,




I'll create a doodle so we can find a time that
works for the majority who are interested




See line 8
My experience following a Spanish news
channel on twitter has made me realize what a
gret tool twitter can be for vocabulary. I hear
the news story on the radio in English and later
read the tweets as they come in in Spanish and
from the context of the headline I learn new
words. As a teacher you could send tweets that
specifically reference the days lesson. If you
had been talking about articles in calss you
could send a tweet that ocntaine dseveral nouns
adn studenst would have to figure out the
correct article, or may write a sentence using
each noun and applying the correct article.
There are a couple of different styles and
purposes for tweeting. I usually try to fit my
message into the 140 characters, treating the
message more like a subject line in an email
followed by the link to the actual article etc that
i'm sharing, but I see many examples where
people tweet in full sentences and the tweet
gets cut off in the overview screen, but if you
click on the message you can see the whole
thing.
I usually don't use a lot of the more arcane text
shortenings, but I do use abbreviations like
Dept. and w/, and symbols like &.

See line 26
Twitter won't work for eveyone or everything
but uses do vary. Here's a link to a blog that
looks at Twaiku--twitter haiku
http://mordenhaikupoetry.blogspot.com/2009/
02/more-on-twitter-haiku-or-twaiku.html
Shorter is not easier, but sometimes it has its
purposes. Also see line 30
To direct tweet: If you're tweeting via text on
your phone you can start the the tweet with a d
then a space and then the twitter handle of the
desired recipient and thenthe message. If you
want to direct message from twitter:
http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-
basics/topics/109-tweets-
messages/articles/14606-what-is-a-direct-
message-dm




See line 39 and 40
see line 44, 45, 46




see line 34




see line 34




You can tweet from any phone that you can text
from. But smart phones with full keyboards are
defintely helpful. Many smart phones also have
their own twitter apps that make it easier to use
all the functions of twitter

See line 51
See line 54




Are you


You cannot "follow" a hashtag, but some of the
twitter apps will let you do this. Beginners Guide
To Using #Hashtags on Twitter
http://nothing.golddave.com/?p=738 also see
line 58




Yes, exactly
I'm looking into this. So far all I can find is that
twitter has a trending topics algorithm that
marks older hashtags as unrelated to current
events.




http://velocitymg.com/explorations/leveraging-
learning/the-power-of-twitter-is-the-hashtag/




waiting for a response from wiggio

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see line 72




see line 74




the wiki will give everyone access to whatever
is posted. Only our small group has access to
our wiggio group.
You may want to look at pageflakes
http://www.pageflakes.com/ . Social
personalized homepage were you can easily
customize the Internet using „”Flakes” – small,
movable versions of all of your web favorites
that you can arrange on your personal
homepage. You can also participate in the
Pageflakes community, sharing your page as a
“Pagecast” with a private group or with the
world. Over 235,000 Flakes and 140,000
Pagecasts are available for thousands of uses
and interests, including Facebook, MySpace,
YouTube, Twitter, etc.


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        Wiggio:    tracey hosselkus has joined the chat.
       tracey h:   Good morning!
        Wiggio:    Nancy Sharp has joined the chat.
       Nancy S:    Good morning to you, too. I guess we're the early birds.
        Wiggio:    Debra Smith has joined the chat.
       Debra S:    Hi
       tracey h:   I can only see the chat - do you think I should see more?
       Nancy S:    That is all I'm seeing as well.
       tracey h:   ok, I will be patient :)
        Wiggio:    Laura Harlow has joined the chat.
        Wiggio:    Laine Marshall has joined the chat.
        Wiggio:    Nell Eckersley has joined the chat.
         Nell E:   Hi everyone!
       Laine M:    Hey our fearless leader is here! :)
       Nancy S:    Hi back at you and to the rest of the group
        Wiggio:    tracey hosselkus has joined the chat.
       Laura H:    Hi. Glad to be here.
         Nell E:   Sorry for being late--my office just moved and had to set up my
                   computer this morning.
        Wiggio:    tracey hosselkus has left the chat.
       tracey h:   where did everyone go?
         Nell E:   So how is twitter going for everyone?
       tracey h:   oh - there you are!
       Laura H:    Truthfully, still confused.
        Wiggio:    amullenmeister has joined the chat.
       Nancy S:    Not enough time! I did find a friend to follow - a time
                   managemen expert, no less. I
        Wiggio:    amullenmeister has left the chat.
amullenmeister :   Hello?
        Wiggio:    susanckelly2 has joined the chat.
         Nell E:   Hello
        Wiggio:    amullenmeister has left the chat.
       Debra S:    Tweeting is easy enough... it's getting what I'm interested in
                   without spending my whole life on the twitter website that's
                   hard. And it's hard to envision using it in an ESL class.

        Wiggio: Jackie Taylor has joined the chat.
  susanckelly2 : Hi - Susan Clancy-Kelly joining for a few minutes. Have to go
                 shortly but will re-join at 10:30AM
      Nancy S: Regarding chat feature: I notice that we're losing a few folks. Is
                 that common?
      Debra S: Also I don't understand the relationship of Wiggio to Twitter, or
                 why we're using both Wiggio and Ning when they seem so
                 similar.
       Laine M: Hey Jackie is here too!
      Jackie T: Hi everyone! :)
       Laura H: I believe Wiggio is a platform that brings together many
                 features such as twitter. This allows a common site for
                 communicating in many different ways, correct?
  susanckelly2 : I'm not convinced of it's use for educational purposes! I found
                 some useful links while following the #TwEd chat online.
       Jackie T: Well, I can answer the twitter/wiggio connection...
        Wiggio: amullenmeister has joined the chat.
         Nell E: We're using wiggio as place to capture information just for our
                 small group. The work we do on twitter goes out to all our
                 followers not just our small group. Also on wiggio we can post
                 documents which you cannot do directly on twitter

        Wiggio: Nancy Sharp has left the chat.
        Wiggio: Laine Marshall has joined the chat.
  susanckelly2 : Sorry gotta go but be back at 10:30AM BTW I found a good
                 Twitter reference book - The Twitter Job Search Guide' Susan
                 Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan and Deb Dib with good info
                 on how to set up an eye-catching Twitter account and how to
                 use it
       Jackie T: For the purposes of our Twitter group, we needed a common
                 platform to share and save our discussions until we could all
                 get on board with Twitter. It would be very hard to communicate
                 only using Twitter since we are all new at Twitter. So Wiggio
                 gives us one easy place to access, post discussion threads,
                 hold chats, and so forth, until we can all get up and running with
                 Twitter.
       tracey h: I really wanted someone to tell me one is best to use, but
                 instead I have become involved in exploring more... I'm a little
                 disappointed that Idon't automatically see all your tweets on my
                 page
        Wiggio: Nancy Sharp has joined the chat.
        Wiggio: Nancy Sharp has left the chat.
        Wiggio: susanckelly2 has left the chat.
       Nancy S: My system just kicked me out of the chat room
       Debra S: But wiggio and ning basically do the same thing, right? So the
                 AALPD small groups all have shared space on wiggio for
                 whatever we're doing, but we could just as easily have had that
                 on ning?
amullenmeister : Doesn't Ning cost money? Maybe that's why they chose
                 Wiggio?
       Laura H: Actually, sitting here thinking it through twitter is not that hard. I
                 think what is hard for me to get use to is the short messages
                 that are relevant. Any suggestions?
       Debra S: Or maybe I'm really confused and its wikispaces where all the
                 AALPD groups are? I am finding it hard to keep it all sorted out,
                 but I apologize -- I don't mean to pull the conversation away
                 from Twitter.
         Nell E: Wiggio and Ning are both online collaboration tools, but they
                 differ quite a bit in some basic ways. Ning is a much more
                 complex system to set up and offers a large menu of
                 applications the administrator can pick from. Wiggio is super
                 easy to set up and has only a set amount of tools that are
                 automatically included. Wiggio groups are always private but
                 Ning groups can be public or private. Ning is starting to charge
                 a small fee too. Wiggio was created for education and 80% of
                 the users aree college students.
       Debra S: Thanks, Nell! That helps a lot.
amullenmeister : Laura, I feel the same way. I struggle to find ways to truncate
                 messages, but still have them make sense! Maybe it's because
                 I'm used to Facebook, where I have unlimited space!

        Nell E: Tracey--to see our tweets can follow each of us, or search for
                 the #TwEd tag
amullenmeister : Nell - is the tag case senstive? I posted some tweets with the
                 tag, but can'tseem to find them when I search for the tag??

       Laine M: In our case, we simply needed a "back channel" for supporting
                 us with Twitter, so I guess Wiggio was the easy choice; Ning is
                 a separate group of its own and is much more elaborate than
                 our small group for Twitter needed.
       Nancy S: It appears a key take-away for us and our students is that there
                 are many online collaboration tools and we should become
                 familiar with some of them in order to find the right tool for the
                 job.
       Laura H: amullenmeister, Thank you I am glad to know I am not alone on
                 that point.
         Nell E: We haven't talked yet about the desktop applications that you
                 can also use to do twitter. They are more user friendly than the
                 actual twitter website. I'll send out a list of those and some
                 screenshots so you can see how they work.
       Debra S: Is it possible to 'follow' the hashtag, or do we have to search for
                 it and then manually set up following for each tweeter using it?

       Laine M: Twitter comes more easily to folks who text a lot and are used
                 to short cuts.
       tracey h: "follow" the hashtag would be great!
amullenmeister : Laine - yes that makse a lot of sense! It's a learning curve to
                 write tweets and also to read them! I find all the ## distrcting for
                 now, but I'm sure once I get used to it, it'll be a piece of cake!

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          Nell E: http://www.contentious.com/2009/03/08/hashtags-on-twitter-
                  how-do-you-follow-them/
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        Laine M: Question on the assignment to retweet - I found that if I click on
                  retweet it only goes to my followers and there was no way to
                  add this group's hashtag because it automatically posted my
                  retweet (i hit undo); so I manually copied and pasted the tweet
                  to create a manual retweet and added the hashtag, but that
                  was a work around. How should this be done?

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        tracey h: Why does it kick us out? What am I doing? Too many windows
                  open?
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        Laura H: Are all of these options we have been studying stand alone
                  only? Can any actually be embedded or tied to blackboard for
                  example? I know that Jackie explained how to work with twitter
                  and blackboard last week. Thank you.
Nancy S: The chart someone (Nell? Jackie?) provided on the difference
          between a Facebook page and Facebook group was helpful. I
          like to know the whys and hows so I can better understand how
          to use the tool. Any suggested reading like Social Media for
          Dummies?
Laine M: @Laura I have the same question about embedding all the
          tools into one tool for class to make it easier
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  Nell E: When I first started using twitter all I did was search for people
          to follow. And that is a good place to start. I then learned about
          the power of the hashtag. We introduced the hashtag for our
          small group work straight away for two reasons--one, by
          including the hashtag #TwED in your tweets we can easily
          come back to the archive of all the tweets that we made during
          our small group time. Two: By doing a hashtag search you can
          immediately find a few more people to follow--so it's a fast way
          for you to find members of our group and people with similar
          interests
Nancy S: So a hashtag is really just an indexing feature, a label, if you
          will?
Debra S: Will this chat be archived, or should I be copying what I want to
          follow up on and pasting it somewhere else?
Laura H: Nell, when you follow people or retweet comments is there any
          problem like you might have with blogs for ex., with spam, etc.?

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Jackie T: Thx, Nell, I also find that hash tags have a limited shelf life.
          Have others had that experience? So for example, I can no
          longer access tweets from the COABE/ProLiteracy conference
          using the #chgo10 hashtag. I'm wondering in the longer term if
          it makes sense for us to collect our Twitter handles so that we
          can follow one another?
  Nell E: Laine--you are right on about retweeting on the twitter website
          not allowing you to add our hashtag. I did the same thing you
          did--copied and pasted and added the RT and @ to the tweet I
          wanted to retweet. Again, the third party desktop applications
          that allow you to manage your twitter are much more user
          friendly in this regard. I use tweetdeck
          http://www.tweetdeck.com/ It also automatically shortens URLs
          so you don't have to do that manually.
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Laine M: @Nell - thanks! I feel better now since you did it also; just
          downloaded the app.
Laine M: Regarding the use of Twitter for our field - for adult literacy
          students abbreviating their language is very hard - shorter is
          not easier!
  Nell E: Laura, If you follow someone and they send out tweets that you
          don't want to receive, then you just unfollow them. Twitter is a
          one way communication device most of the time. You can send
          direct tweets and respond to someones tweet, but most of the
          time you are sending out a message to all your followers. And
          just because someone follows you, you do not have to follow
          them, so spamming and sales pitches are controlled by you.

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Laura H: Thank you.
Laura H: Ok, here's another question. For those who like to use their
          phones for tweeting, etc. is there a type or style of phone that is
          preferable?
Debra S: So when you send out tweets that start @... with a user id after
          it, the tweet goes to your whole following but people understand
          you're referencing something someone said or did? But if you
          start out DM (is that right?) and a username, it only goes to that
          person?
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  Nell E: Laine, with students you can require full sentences, but I have
          to say that I am currently following a Spanish news station on
          twitter and I am learning a lot of vocabulary. It's not unlike
          reading headlines in a newspaper. If the headlines are
          interesting then I read the article (in twitter I go to the link
          provided). Headlines are often ungrammatical and sometimes
          use puns, so for a low level ESL student they might be difficult,
          but then you can use full sentences. I know teachers use twitter
          to send out homework assignments. I follow Shakespeare on
          twitter and he tweets about everyday things but in a version of
          Shakespearean English. Students could follow their favorite
          movie stars and then write a report about that that movie star is
          up to. What other ways could twitter be used with students?

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 JeJe B: Is someone going to answer Debra S.'s questions? They are a
          few of the questons I have.
Marian T: Debra, to DM someone on Twitter I click on their user name
          and then there is a link on the right that says Send a message
          to XX. I click on that link. Then the message goes just to them.

Laine M: Yes, for reading tweets, I see how we can construct
          comprehensible ones, but for them to compose a tweet, that
          might be challenging!
Marian T: About sending tweets with @, yes, you're right, it goes to
          everyone, but shows that you're responding to that person.
 JeJe B: Thanks!
 JeJe B: Can someone explain tweetdeck further, please?
Marian T: I tried to install Tweetdeck but for some reason I can't. Does
          anyone have another recommendation for managing various
          twitter accounts from desktop?
Debra S: Laine, I was thinking that a certain level of student -- top half of
          NRS, maybe -- might be better at texting and tweeting than I
          am, and helping me understand the 'grammar' of tweeting
          might lower the affective filter for mastering the kind of formal
          writing necessary to pass the GED language test -- it's just
          another register; they've learned at least one already and can
          learn another....
Jackie T: Je Je, Tweetdeck is a way to manage your social media sites
          from one application on your desktop. Twitter, facebook, and
          others come to one easy to manage location. I love tweetdeck!
          :)
  Nell E: With TweetDeck you can customize your Twitter experience
          with columns, groups, saved searches and automatic updates
          helping you to stay updated with the people and topics you care
          about. They say about themselves " We like to think of it as air
          traffic control for Twitter."

 JeJe B: Thanks again! :)
Jackie T: Yes, Nell's correct, and no more going to the Web to send
          tweets.
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  Nell E: You can have tweets got to your facebook as your status
          updates without tweetdeck, but tweetdeck provides a very user
          friendly interface where you can see everything at once. And if
          you download tweetdeck as a desktop application then you
          don't have to open up your web browser.

Marian T: OK, I just installed TweetDeck here at work. This is amazing!
          Just what I need.
 JeJe B: I guess I am not fully undertanding. How to you tweet without
          going to the web?
  Nell E: Sorry to everyone who keeps getting kicked out of the chat. I'm
          not sure whats causing that. I'll let Wiggio know and see if they
          have a suggestion to stop it form happening. I have to go to a
          conference call in a few minute. Folks can continue chatting
          and I'll send out a copy of the chat and any responses that are
          needed later today.
  Nell E: Tweetdeck connects ot he web (you do need to have internet
          access), but you don't have to open explorere or firefox etc.

Laine M:    Thanks for your support and guidance, Nell!
Nancy S:    It's been fun! Thanks
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Debra S:    Thanks, Nell.
Jackie T:   Nell, you're the best! Maybe we can schedule a follow up chat?

Laine M: We are doing two separate things here - learning the tools and
         also thinking about how to use them pedagogically - either one
         is an awesome task on its own!!!
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    Marian T: Exactly! Learning it and thinking about it at the same time. They
              sorta go together, though.
    Jackie T: Nell, you're the best! Maybe we can schedule a follow up chat?

    Laine M: We are doing two separate things here - learning the tools and
              also thinking about how to use them pedagogically - either one
              is an awesome task on its own!!!
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    Marian T: Exactly! Learning it and thinking about it at the same time. They
              sorta go together, though.
    Laine M: @ Nell Could you set up one more chat for the final week of
              small group - next week?
    Jackie T: You're exactly right, Laine. The Lesson Repository group is
              discovering that perhaps two learning objectives accompany
              each teaching or PD activity: one focused on learning the tech
              tool, the other on the content of the activity.

     Laine M: But learning it is for me and I have to "frame switch" to think of
               it in terms of adult ESL literacy learners
susanckelly2 : Ys - I keep bouncing back and forward between my learning
               experiences and looking at using it for teaching
     Laine M: I picked twitter to learn it because I already know some of the
               other tools but maybe I should have joined a group where i
               know the tool so I could focus on how to apply it to student use
               ....
    Debra S: JeJe I think tweetdeck must have connecting to your Internet
               built into it -- you don't have to open a browser window but it
               sort of does that in the background. Sort of like how my
               Quicken program can download from the bank or a broker
               directly.
    Jackie T: for me, I have to "get a handle" on the tool, so to speak; as I do
               that, the possibilities for using it in my practice start to emerge.

susanckelly2 : The twitter book I mentioned earlier has a lot of good
               background info on Twitter to help learn it better.
     Laine M: If you are in tweetdeck and you click on a link there, it will open
               the link in your browser; to use tweetdeck you just have to be
               "online"
    Jackie T: @ Laine: I think Nell plans to schedule a follow up chat.
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     Laine M: twitter also has help files by topic
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susanckelly2 : Thank - will take a look at those help files
susanckelly2 : I could see myself using Twitter to send reminders to my class
               but also to keep me updated on Adult ed topics
    Debra S: Seems like we might take to heart the message of that
               slideshow and have a separate twitter ID for various 'selves'
    Jackie T: I also liked the idea someone mentioned last week to use
               twitter for sharing resources with classmates. So for PD, it can
               be used for teachers to share teaching resources.
     Laine M: I like delicious for sharing - much easier! EVerything is located
               in one place. Tweets seem fleeting and then you have links
               with no home!
susanckelly2 : Tell me more about delicious
     Laine M: http://delicious.com/
     Laine M: All your links, bookmarks, favorites, in one place so that
               regardless of the computer you are on they are all there for you
               and you can share them, tag them, etc.
susanckelly2 : thanks will take a look later today
    Jackie T: well, your home is your twitter home page; it has every tweet
               you send out and, I believe, every tweet you receive from your
               followers.
      JeJe B: I am trying the tweetdeck, but it says I already have an
               account..bad password...I reset....I still ca't get in...maybe by
               the next time we eet.
     Laine M: http://delicious.com/search?p=adult+literacy
               resources&chk=&fr=del_icio_us&lc=1&atags=&rtags=&context
               =all|| example of delicious resources on adult literacy
    Marian T: Several people have posted links to their collections of links on
               Delicious. Here is one for GED http://delicious.com/GEDionline

     Jackie T: I have to leave now, but it was great chatting with y'all today. :)

susanckelly2 : Learning to use Twitter this week gave me a good insight into
               the Millennial generation and how they work/multi-task using
               technology
      JeJe B: Me too. Thanks!
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     Laine M: bye all, thanks for the insights and more apps and stuff! :)
     Laura H: Good bye. Thanks for the great information everyone.
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susanckelly2 : gotta go thx for the info everyone
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    Marian T: Bye everyone, have fun with Twitter!
    Debra S: Me too -- thank you, all!
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