Do you tap on the star on a tweet to favorite it, but then never come back to it again? That’s not a surprise to me. In fact, I always have a vague sense of guilt about favoriting a tweet, essentially a promise to revisit innovative ideas that goes unfulfilled. This blog post is about remembering and sorting my Twitter favorites.
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” — Maya Angelou
Here’s my something….
1) How to find your Twitter favorites.
If you’re not sure about where to find your favorited tweets, don’t feel bad! I find them quite easily on my iPad Twitter app, Tweetbot, as well as on Hootsuite for iPad or web. However, looking for your Favorites on Twitter isn’t obvious, although it should be.
To get there, you first have to click on Me then go to favorites:
That said, why not just use the link to your favorites, save it as a bookmark on your Internet browser? If you are logged into Twitter, just type in http://twitter.com/mguhlin/favorites and that will get you in to your Favorites! Obviously, replace the username with your own.
You can also look at other people’s favorites to see how their brains are working; simply replace the username for the person whose favorites you want to look at. For example:
- Doug “Blue Skunk Blog” Johnson – https://twitter.com/blueskunkblog/favorites
Looking at his Favorites, I can see that his last favorite was back on August 2nd when Doug favorited something Dr. Scott Mcleod shared. He uses Favorites the way I imagine…to track interesting links.
- Dr. Scott Mcleod – https://twitter.com/mcleod/favorites
Looking at Scott’s favorites, I can see that he uses this tool as a way to track the conversations that involve him, probably so he can get back to them easily.
These are two different approaches to using Twitter Favorites and both, of course, are equally valid.
2) In reviewing my Twitter Favorites, I realize how many gems have just been thrown into a treasure chest and left to sparkle in the dark:
- Video: Slam Poetry
- Collaborative Writing Process with GoogleDocs
- Essay Opportunity
- Writing Challenge
- Write It!
- Grammar Flip
- Poem and Letter to Students
- The Noun Project – Find free images, as well as for pay, for your presos.
eLearning, Social Media, BYOD/Flipped Classroom
- Web site – http://byod.wikispaces.com/home
- Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom http://bit.ly/18C6WWZ
- Creating Video Tutorials for a Flipped classroom http://ow.ly/21CfHA
- 10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom – http://ow.ly/21nNE2
- Grammar Flip
- Ten Tools to Start a Twitter Chat | @bcurrie5 http://bit.ly/16Zd9yX
- 1 minute video explaining Twitter
- 60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category http://bit.ly/13Up8K0
- Twitter Fest
- Building a Culture of Continuous Learning http://buff.ly/144S4gn
- 11 Rules for Success
- How Bill Gates runs meetings. “Polite Meetings are a Waste of Time” http://bit.ly/13ED2TE
- 5 Ways To Use Technology To Engage With Parents http://zite.to/1aBNSMK
- CoffeeTime Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Ag5spOGyk&feature=youtu.be&a
- Herzog Plumbs Guilt And Loss Wrought By Texting And Driving http://j.mp/16tmVmH
- use social media to be proactive in messaging. We tweeted this http://vimeo.com/72996089 to address new OH Report card
- How to be effective and motivated.http://youtu.be/zHGqiVDsH4Q
- When Competition Is Pointless http://zite.to/1bOyUAX
- Be Your Own Mentor: REFLECT http://zite.to/14tC4ou
- Someone Needs You to lead
- Sylvia Martinez and The Maker Movement: Invent to Learn, Tinker to Teach! #makered #makerspace http://goo.gl/ve90eu
- When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy Manifesto
- App request process
- AirServer in the classroom
- iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area http://bit.ly/R0FNHh
- Flip It! Lite is a gr8 free #iosedapp for making animations! http://j.mp/1d2pAMR
- Visual Poetry – Create Word Clouds On Your iPad | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5v12dV
- Episode 10 – Reshan Richards http://wp.me/p3Ng0L-4w
- Running Records made easy with ‘Explain Everything’ | Slome School
- Google Spreadsheets + Screenchomp = Dynamic Reading Records http://zite.to/16ALf8C
- Great S-A-M-R Model featuring iPad work…. http://ow.ly/nNQc5
- Groklaw shuts down:”There is now no shield from forced exposure” by the US. http://goo.gl/HGCvf9
- Who is spying on you? http://zite.to/15MSLdY
- Lavabit founder, under gag order, speaks out about shut-down decision #technology http://ars.to/14wk4Zw
A quote from Someone Needs you to Lead:
Leadership isn’t about rank, position, or power. It’s about sharing. It’s about having the confidence and willingness to serve. Lead your teaching colleagues in an exploration of a new instructional strategy. Lead a student in finding his passion. Lead your department in strengthening their communication methods. Lead a global Twitter conversation. Lead something, somewhere, somehow.
I can’t argue with that…select yourself as a leader.
What’s your “something to throw back?” Share…
Check out Miguel’s Workshop Materials online at http://mglearns.wikispaces.com