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K12 Teachers using Twitter!


Facebook Group K12Live for Teachers using Twitter
http://ping.fm/wr9Fy

K12 Teachers using Twitter!
http://twitter.com/K12Live is a web community based movement that spotlights some of the brightest teachers you know, discovered, or read about the outstanding methods and systems they use to produce win-win results for the students they serve.

Note: K12 Teachers can easily find other teachers at http://search.twitter.com if you use #K12Live when posting on #teachertuesday or #ff (#followfriday) shoutouts.

Here’s how it works:

► Join the group and let us know why you do what you do in the classroom? Why did you choose to work in education? Why did you choose your specialized area? Why did you choose your students or did you? You get the idea.

► Then head over to Twitter and create an account if you haven’t already.

► Each Tuesday or Friday come back and post a spotlight of outstanding K – 12 school employees or parents you work with, it could be someone you recently discovered or never forgot about how they impacted your life as a teacher. Use #K12Live when posting Tweets on #teachertuesday or #ff (#followfriday) shoutouts so that others know the K12 teachers.

► You can link us to a video (highly recommended) of your ‘spotlight friend’. You can point us to a blog or podcast that tells a success story that might inspire others in education to grow beyond the day-to-day challenges that blocks career progress or smashes a student’s passion to dream.

► A Tweet Out lets the entire micro blogosphere know in 140 character spaces that person is a shinning planet in your universe.

Ex. @kchichester rocks the chalkboard inspiring her students to dream big American dreams and never loose hope!http://twurl.nl/2kvitu #K12Live

Ex. @lnicewaner is blogging about the creative solutions of technology in the classroom, she gets it http://twurl.nl/4w5wqd. #K12Live

Ex. @deployedteacher wants you to check out @dogtagsforkids for sending kids dogtags from their parents overseas. Great pride at school #K12Live

► Finally pass this link around to your family and friends so that they can join in on the fun of being celebrated for the hard work they love to do. And encourage them to connect with others from this group. Support may be one of the most valuable keys to managing life’s challenges.

Goal Setting | You’re Smarter Than Most

scr cover“No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny.
You make your own future.”
President Barack Obama
Back to School Event, Arlington, VA September 8, 2009

Lets Get It On

Much has happened since you have read a current post here on Asphalt Check. But rather than bore you with the details of my life I find it more important to ask forgiveness for being unaccountable to my readers. I messed up by not blogging for more than five months to date.

Accountability

Though I can’t promise I’ll be crafting daily post, I will commit to regular post that serve to inspire and enlighten my followers with truthful thoughts on building meaningful relationships with other educators so that your ability to provide high end educational services grows weekly (also see @K12Live on Twitter).

Stop Crying

As many of you know I launched my first eBook Series out of Empowering Basics University this summer titled, Stop Crying in the Restroom [it ain’t that deep]: A Guide to Effective Goal Setting for Any Teacher on a Mission. Well if you were not following these free weekly downloads fret not. You’re probably smarter than most and waited until my endless editing was exhausted from the experiment encouraged by mentor and social media strategist David Meerman Scott, author of World Wide Rave.

Everyone can find the complete series assembled into one “no strings attached” eBook here.

I believe this Guide to Effective Goal Setting represents a body of seamless essays, videos, and teacher blog experts that speak directly to the heart of problem solving fears we all face in classrooms with challenging situations. Download Stop Crying and start Effectively Setting Your Goals today and create more time to do what you LOVE. . . Teaching.

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Tech Notes | Beyond Twitter Expectations

Tweetout Friday Coming Up Find Out More @K12Live.com

Tweetout Friday Coming Up Find Out More @K12Live.com


“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s levels of aspiration . . and expectation..”
Jack Nicklaus


This is How it’s Suppose to Work

Collaboration, Exploration, and things like Networking are far more rich experiences when they are built on a conduit that connects people. And, although, I find connecting offline way more satisfying than sitting in front of a computer screen or my Blackberry. Twitter is an excellent connector of conversation, people, and their ideas. I always expected Twitter to deliver, because, so many in my PLN (person learning network) said it could. Now it’s paying off.

Exchanges like this thread below demonstrate one of the unlimited ways to have gratifying experiences @K12Live on Twitter:

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Note: I experimented with Twitter for many weeks before the micro blogosphere opened it’s galaxy and rained down on me.

Time Well Spent

Discovering your own voice or style of connecting with people on Twitter is going to take time to figure out for most of us. So, hang in there if you are new to the family.

When I first began using Twitter (in Jan. of 2009) I was eight weeks into it and still wondering whether or not I was wasting my time. Then it was another month before I was able to hear my Twitter voice speak from my thoughts through the keyboard of my smart phone.

Well it’s been several months, many blog post and books on the subject, and a thousand tweets later. Now days I follow my tweeps as we say using Twitterberry and HootSuite from my application client Mozilla brower tricked out with Don Hollings Twittin Secrets Toolbar. Twitter life became even more beautiful with Echofon (originally Twitterfox) a sweet compliment to Facebook’s sidebar add-on.

Facebook’s Virtual Coffee for Revolutionaries

On my regular Monday conference call with Facebook group Virtual Coffee for Revolutionaries I mentioned that I didn’t see it possible to define social media tools like Twitter in definitive terms. I am a teacher, but I’m much more of a student filled with lots of inquiry and observation data. And my notes reveal that engaged Twitter users usually find new levels of appreciation when there’s an exchange of instant information needed to solve some sort of problem. However, I imagine the creativity of Twitter users as a networking application will open up near future possibilities far beyond our current imagination of how to use it.

Start reducing the confusion of building your personal learning network by experimenting with great online application clients [mentioned above]. Then invest time into learning how each tool works in order to leverage them effectively.

For Those Who Have Ears to Hear

My advice is to approach social media slow, the way a scientist collects data from her experiments. Teachers are privileged to private information. So, be quick to listen, twice as slow to speak, and even slower to bite off more than you can chew.

As always please comment and share.

How are you using Twitter? Which web applications and add-ons are working best for you at this time?

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Copyright © 2008-2010 | LaRon A. Carter The Guest Teacher

K12 Live | Spotlight on Success

The Facebook Group That Tweets Out On Friday's #K12Live

The Facebook Group That Tweets Out On Friday's #K12Live

“Faith is the courage to face reality with hope.” Dr. Robert H. Schuller

Tweet Out Friday #K12Live

The Launch of K12 Live on Facebook

K12 Live is a web community based movement that spotlights some of the brightest teacher’s you know, discovered, or read about the outstanding methods and systems they use to produce win-win results for the students they serve.

Here’s how it works:

► Join the group and let us know why you do what you do? Why did you choose to work in education? Why did you choose your specialized area? Why did you choose your students or did you? You get the idea.

► Then each Thursday or Friday come back and post a spotlight of outstanding K – 12 school employees or parents you work with, it could be someone you recently discovered or never forgot about how they impacted your life as a teacher.

► You can link us to a video (highly recommended) of your spotlight recognition. You can point us to a blog or podcast that tells a success story that might inspire others in education to grow beyond the day-to-day challenges that destroys careers and smashes a student’s passion to dream.

► Then give them a Tweet Out. Let the entire micro blogosphere know in 140 character spaces that person is a shinning planet in your universe. Encourage others to follow them if they’re on http://twitter.com using the hash tag #K12Live so everyone can read about them at http://search.twitter.com/search?q=k12live under search tag.

Ex. @kchichester rocks the chalkboard inspiring her students to dream big American dreams and never loose hope! http://twurl.nl/2kvitu #K12Live

Ex. @lnicewaner is blogging about the creative solutions of technology in the classroom, she gets it http://twurl.nl/4w5wqd. #K12Live

Ex. @deployedteacher wants you to check out @dogtagsforkids for sending kids dogtags from their parents overseas. Great pride at school #K12Live

► Finally pass this link around to your family and friends so that they can join in on the fun of being celebrated for the hard work they love to do. And courage them to connect with others from this group. Support may be one of the most valuable keys to managing life’s challenges. Post it and watch it go down at http://search.twitter.com/search?q=k12live under search tag.

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Copyright © 2009 | LaRon A. Carter “The Guest Teacher