It looks fairly simple: a plea by someone and then a reply by another:
Thu 03 Feb 13:53 – Help librarians. I need to put together a 50 minute session for Year 12 IB students on Internet, research and study skills. #vicpln #edtech
Thu 03 Feb 14:20 – @megsamanda Start local, go global. So school resources, area resources (public libs),globalrescs (wiki, goog, worldcat) GL! #vicpln #edtech
Thu 03 Feb 15:45 – @MentoneMif thanks for your help…anything else you would recommend? #vicpln #edtech
Thu 03 Feb 16:42 – @megsamanda Goog wonderwheel for narrowing searches? #vicpln #edtech
If you still need to be convinced about the value (read power) of Twitter, then consider what happened to me this afternoon.
I logged onto Twitter to just have a look around. I saw the reply from @MentoneMif on one of the hashtags – #vicpln – I regularly follow. Intrigued by the content of the tweet, I scrolled through my nicely organized TweetDeck lists and saw the plea for help from @megsamanda just 30 minutes earlier. Satisfied that I couldn’t add much more to the succinct reply by @MentoneMif I continued scanning through #edtech. Many tweets later I spotted the thanks from @megsamanda with the tag question of anything else recommended. Just an hour later @MentoneMif suggests wonderwheel.
This is the point at which I very unexpectedly achieve a short powerful lesson about yet another amazing ‘tool’ that is out there in cyberspace just waiting to be utilized! Wonder wheel is amazing! A fantastic tool for helping to suss out resources for research or just general learning.
I found it a little convoluted to locate though. Not sure why. These directions should help.
Go to the Google page > Enter ‘google’ into the search bar > Select ‘More search tools’ from the left menu panel > Select ‘WonderWheel’
While enjoying the wheel of wonder be sure to look at the websites listed on the right hand side. They contain much info. I ran three searches: cyclone > cyclone definition > cyclone verses hurricane
Little did these two people know that they were ‘educating’ a third along the way. Cause I enjoyed my discovery so much I of course re-tweeted @MentoneMif’s tweet adding my own take – Fabulous resource! To ensure a larger audience, I added additional hashtags:
RT @MentoneMif @megsamanda Goog wonderwheel for narrowing searches? #vicpln #edtech #elearning #edchat – Fabulous resource!
Who knows how many more people may now discover this resource. Go Twitter!!
**Thanks @MentoneMif and @megsamanda for permission to publish your tweets.