THE MONDAY EVENING #edchatie discussion on Twitter is another short and sweet usage of Twitter that showed me some things worth integrating to the ICT in Education Conference in Tipperary Institute next month. I've embedded a video on my blog post about the hour-long #edchatie session because it's an example of the 99 other resources previously cited in these Twitter chats. Those resources also sit as social bookmarks on Delicious where they're tagged edchatie. I culled several important facts from the Twitter cross-talk about ways to break down resistance to the use of technology in Irish schools.
-- From @fboss: A mix of classroom management and teacher confidence is the best approach.
-- From @lismiss: A buddy system of techie and non-techie teachers could help.
-- From @magsamond: You have to break down the door against sharing, perhaps starting with a policy of seamless integration of technology across the school.
-- From @saorog: Third level lecturers could demonstrate practical skills. That's something @ictedu plans to show at the 14 May ICT in Education Conference.
-- From @lismiss: Arrange TeachMeets. (See above.)
After the #edchatie Twitterstream wound up, I went over to Delicious and added 11 more people to my Delicious network because those contributors had used items related to the edchatie tag.
The most-frequently resource bearing the edchatie tag is QWIKI (3535 references as a shared bookmark).