Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

November 9, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Here Is Who I Recommend You Follow On Twitter

'Tweeting down Twitter Lane, Waddington, Lancashire' photo (c) 2013, Duncan Hull - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

 

Over the years, I’ve posted two “Best” lists for who I recommend people follow on Twitter:

The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links

The Fifteen “Twitterers” Whose Tweets I Read First

Many, if not most, of those recommendations still hold true.

However, here is “latest and greatest” list of my recommendations that I’ve collected in a Storify. I’ll also be adding to it over the coming months:

October 1, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Easily Create A “Portrait” Of Your Twitter Connections

I’ve previously used Vizify to make a thirty-second “greatest hits” animation of your time on Twitter

You can read about it at Read Write Web, and check mine out below:

 

Now, it lets you create an interactive “circle of Twitter connections.” I can’t embed it, but I’ve uploaded a screenshot below. You can see mine here, and create your own here.

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September 7, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Finally, You Can Search All Your Tweets (& Everybody Else’s, Too)

'twitter' photo (c) 2012, hank Mitchell - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Topsy now lets search all the tweets ever sent!

You can read more about it at The New York Times (If Google Could Search Twitter, It Would Find Topsy) and at NBC News (You can now view (almost) every tweet ever).

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

August 20, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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I’ll Be Co-Hosting A Combined #engchat & #sschat Next Monday

'hashtag' photo (c) 2011, Dan Moyle - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

I hope you’ll join me at a combined #engchat & #sschat next Monday at 7 PM EST. It’s called #engsschat, and the topic will be broad — “Teaching social studies and English to English Language Learners.” Melissa Seideman will be my co-host.

Here are some resources on how to participate in a Twitter Chat:

How to Participate in a Twitter Chat

How to Participate in a Twitter Chat Session

Over the weekend, I’ll be publishing four questions we’ll be using to focus the discussion. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments section of this post.

It should be fun!

August 14, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“The Top Twitter Feeds in Education Policy”

I periodically post places to find resources that are supposedly the “most popular” of something or other. I might or might not agree with the criteria used to determine that popularity, but I nevertheless find some useful pieces of information.

You can find a collection of these sites at The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (So Far).

The Top Twitter Feeds in Education Policy is a new “popular” listing that has been created by Mike Petr1lli. It’s worth a look.

July 18, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Easy New Way To Subscribe To Twitter Via RSS

Last month, Twitter unfortunately killed-off RSS feeds for users of the service. Subscribing to your own Twitter feed is a great way to archive your tweets and make them searchable through whatever RSS Reader you’re using. Of course, now that Google Reader, too, has been killed-off, most of the other readers available right now don’t have a search feature. However, most are promising to deliver that ability soon.

Even though Twitter doesn’t provide an RSS feed for your tweets, there’s a new site that’s been created to do just that. Go to RSS 4 Twitter, type in your Twitter user name (or, for that matter, any user name) and you’re immediately given an RSS feed. Add it to your RSS Reader and your tweets will start showing up there. RSS 4 Twitter will also create a feed for a hashtag.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

March 13, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Twitter Now Lets You Create A Tweet Widget For Your Website Or Blog

I’m not sure how new this is, but it’s certainly new to me. I just went to my Twitter profile and saw a message saying Embed Your Timeline In Your Website. I clicked on it and it took me to my settings under widgets. After one click I got the code for a widget, which I have put on my sidebar and shows my timeline. Is this brand new, or have I just missed it earlier?

December 10, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Uploading Twitter Profile, Header, & Background Photos

This is a minor issue, but Twitter has announced that by December 12th, all users will have the ability to upload a “header and background photos” on their profile page.

They have a short and sweet video showing how to do it. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

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