Tuesday, April 26, 2011

EMWP is Going Social!

Did you know that the EMWP has a Facebook page and a Twitter Account? Social media has become an integral part of our lives as a way to share information between and among people. For that reason, we are attempting to improve communication within our site and with other NWP sites across the country using social media.

Anyone who “likes” our Facebook page is encouraged to post anything that may be of interest to our Teacher Consultants. This includes items specifically about our site, links that may be useful, information about upcoming professional development opportunities, and questions/requests for help related to teaching writing. Please post, as our page will benefit from many voices. It can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eastern-Michigan-Writing-Project/117469774954260

Our Twitter account, @emwptc, contains tweets and links about the National Writing Project, our site, and links or comments that may be of interest to our Teacher Consultants. During the upcoming Summer Institute, you can follow tweets about what is happening. You can also follow our hashtag #emwp for tweets from other Tweeters. All links posted with the #emwp hashtag are aggregated in The #emwp Daily at Paper.li This will be updated daily and tweeted out to our followers. So if you have a great link, use our hashtag.

The National Writing Project is developing a social networking site. As this gets rolled out, we will be participating. Our Facebook page, website, and Twitter account will have more information as it becomes available.

Our Technology Liaison, Karen Chichester, maintains both accounts. She may be contacted at karenchichester@gmail.com or on Twitter @kchichester. Karen is also hoping to further develop the site and address the technological needs and interests of those involved with the EMWP through a survey she put together. Please help her out by completing this survey on your technological knowledge, skills, and interests!
Survey link: https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEpVLWk0OTJsZXJZZWZKb3JzZV9KU1E6MQ#gid=0

If you’d be interested in helping with this project, please contact Karen Chichester at karenchichester@gmail.com or on Twitter: @kchichester.

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