Using Twitter, Plurk, Etherpad, Pb Works

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Published on November 19, 2009

Author: pageman



powerpoint presentation for my webinar on how to use twitter, plurk, pbworks, etherpad etc. for interactive learning.

Using Twitter, Plurk, Etherpad, PbWorks etc.for Interactive Learning Web 2.0 tools for Education By Paul Pajo

What is Twitter? Twitter is 140 character microblogging It is blogging, but like SMS, you have to make it short and sweet Everyone now is on Twitter – CNN, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and oh yeah, Oprah Winfrey

What can you do in Twitter? Your students can follow one another Your students can follow the teacher Your students can follow people they admire Additionally, you can ask them to follow the people who are on the bleeding and cutting edge of what’s happening

What does Twitter look like?

You can reply in twitter using @

Special ReTweeting facility

Sample Re-Tweet

The retweet (RT) will now be on the home page

Encourage your class to have their own hashtags (i.e. #benilde

All twitter posts with #vertsolhashtags n be searchedca

Just go to

Power Tip#1: You can link your class blog to Twitter! You can configure your feeds to have a tag (i.e. [vertsol]) that will post automatically on your twitter account Great way for other twitter users see what your students are posting People who track your topic (i.e. retail technology) can also link to your class blog via Twitter (!!!)

Tracking [vertsol]

[vertsol] blogs

You can also DM (direct message) to your students

What is Plurk?

Power Tip #2: Be in the social network where your students are Plurk – is where majority of the Benilde students are “Social Networking Fatigue not withstanding, Plurk is more than a Twitter clone. Plurk is themed IM (Instant Messaging) for groups of people spread out on a time line. And if you like Twitter and Pownce, chances are, you’re going to like Plurk, too…”

Think of Plurk as Twitter on a timeline with a lot of AJAX effects

Plurk Karma: Why Plurk is sooo addicting!

You can search also

Why Etherpad? “I was facilitating a workshop session where teachers were creating a lesson plan from scratch. At the beginning, on person was typing everything into a Word document. Other teachers were making suggestions and recommendations but the typist had a hard time keeping up with the process. I quickly created a new "pad" and sent the URL to all the teachers in the session. After they got to the site, they all were able to edit the document, make additions, and generate a well-structured lesson plan that they could all take with them. In this situation, not only did EtherPad help the process move faster, but it also gave everyone an opportunity to collaborate, and consequently, design a better lesson.”

Use Plurk to remember the etherpad link -

Sample Etherpad:

Power Tip #3 Use the CaptureFox plug-in for Firefox to Screencast

Something to look out for:Google Wave

Google Wave? What if email was invented in the 21st century? I think of it as a tool that’s as short-form as Twitter, as AJAX-y as Plurk, as collaborative as etherpadand as easy-to-access as a wiki – if you could somehow put them all together – you have Google Wave Invite-only, wait for a few more months!

Thanks for listening and collaborating!

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