Saturday, February 2, 2013

Using Twitter to find and disseminate ideas, lessons

I follow a history teacher, David Korfhage, who originally tweeted a link to the online program ThingLink, which allows you to tag images with video, audio, social profiles, and web links. Today, I went to his original post and replied, thanking him and including a link to a lesson I created using ThingLink. I created the lesson on Google Docs and shortened the Google Docs URL using Tiny URl. Within minutes about 12 people were viewing the document. You can go into Google docs and it shows other viewers.

This is all very cool and a wonderful way for teachers all over the country to find and share ideas, lessons, and thoughts.


  1. thanks for sharing! great idea. I agree that this sort of continuous communication between educators is key to progress.

  2. I have been playing around with ThingLink..(a few hours or more) and while it is way cool and all I do wonder if students would get lost in the technology aspect. I want to believe otherwise, but honestly, it has taken me some time to make the connection with this tool. Do other examples exist of how it has been used successfully?

  3. My kids didn't have much trouble but it took them a while to get pictures and figure out the different ways to annotate them.
    Here's video tutorial you might watch: