CPDin140 – John Heffernan
With a broad range of experiences, educator John Heffernan (@johnmayo on Twitter) currently finds himself transplanted from Ireland, his home, into Virginia, United States. John discusses the part that Twitter played in that, connecting him with ‘interesting, smart people’ and exposing him to people who ‘have different views and different lifestyles.’…
CPDin140 – John Johnston For once John Johnston (@johnjohnston on Twitter) finds himself on the other side of the mixing desk, having kindly volunteered to contribute his experiences to the project. John ranged broad and wide, introducing me to new concepts such as ‘continuing amateur development‘ and ‘opinionated‘ software. And what a wonderful way to […]
Some while ago, I made an ethics submission seeking approval to post recorded interviews as podcasts, provided participants gave their permission of course. I’ve posted these through a channel onRadio Edutalk, “a project to gather the voices of educators,” but haven’t yet mentioned that on here, which seems remiss. Time then to set the record straight, so from here forward, I’ll reblog each new podcast posts from Edutalk to here.
In the meantime, let me bring things up to date with a list of the podcasts already created:
- Kevin Hodgson (@dogtrax on Twitter) discusses how important the National Writing Project was in helping to make the connections that Twitter extends and amplifies.
- Robert Jones (@jonesieboy on Twitter) discusses, amongst other things, how being a connected teacher on Twitter can influence career decisions and how Twitter has become a more challenging space.
- Stacey Ramm (@tiffybum on Twitter) explains how she partitions the professional and personal sides of her life within social media, and how doing that contributed towards her memorable Twitter handle.
- Joe Dale (@joedale on Twitter) discusses the life and history of the #mfltwitterati community and the trust it engenders between participants.
- Sara Thomas (@sarahdateechur on Twitter) talked about how Twitter helped her personal development and the role it plays in supporting the EduMatch community.
- Chris Bailey (@mrchrisjbailey on Twitter) noted that Twitter provides value in the ‘connections‘ it enables and the opportunities for ‘sharing‘ which open up, but we need to be conscious of whether it might also ‘distract’.
Watch out for the next one!