April 11th 2010 archive

Twitter, PLN (New Ideas)

 

At Istek-elt and IATEFL 2010 everybody stressed how twitter helps us share, create and collaborate. We all write about the importance of our PLNs on our blogs.

I want to share what I learned from twitter last week.

In many posts I wrote how I use or used animoto. I love this tool very much as it’s easy to create and fun. However, I have never thought using it for book or story review as Christopher Rogers did. I really love this idea. I’m sure students will be able to create wondeful short summaries with animoto.

If I hadn’t had a PLN, I wouldn’t have learned about tagxedo, a tool similar to wordle, which turns words into stunning word clouds. It looks fun because you can choose different fonts, shapes, colours and themes. you can create your word cloud, save it and print it out.

tagxedo