Dictionary.com defines the word character in several ways, including:
- Status or capacity: the character of a justice of the peace..
“There are angels on twitter.” We all know there are people in this world who are unsavory characters but Beverly Cornell‘s happy ending is evidence there are people of exceptional character too.
- Literature . (esp. in 17th- and 18th-century England) a formal character sketch or descriptive analysis of a particular human virtue or vice as represented in a person or type. Compare character sketch.
Educators are using the real time web, panelists David Britten, LaRon Carter, Linda Clinton and Nicholas Provenzano explain how they use the web for professional development and to engage their students to enhance learning.
- Genetics. Any trait, function, structure, or substance of an organism resulting from the effect of one or more genes as modified by the environment.
Social media advocates Angie Jenkins, Health Coach, Grace RD, CDE, MBA , Dietician, and Jodi Davis talked about how they are helping others make health improvements through connecting online. Shannon Paul, Social Media Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan moderated the health panel.
- Computers: any symbol, as a number, letter, punctuation mark, etc., that represents data and that, when encoded, is usable by a machine.
Using these characters allows us all to connect with each other in real time says Chris Barger of General Motors. He challenges us to make a difference.
- Computers. One of a set of basic symbols that singly or in a series of two or more represents data and, when encoded, is usable in a computer.
The best use of computer coding is for gaming! My undead priest was part of a daily World of Warcraft ritual. While playing, I connected with many people, including some who have become friends outside of my favorite computer generated world. Tony Legeza, of Beyond Gaming LLC discusses how gaming has been enhanced by social media.
- A style of writing or printing.
Randy Lawrence led a panel discussion about the book FEED, by M.T. Anderson with students from Cranbrook-Kingswood Upper School. Was anyone else as impressed as I was with the speaking ability of these young people. I will definitely read the book now, thanks for the introduction to it!
- Roman Catholic Theology. The ineffaceable imprint received on the soul through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and ordination.
Social Media offers an opportunity to have conversations about faith says Jon Swanson, the Social Media Chaplain and Michael Buckingham of Holy Cow Creative.
- A cipher or cipher message.
LaTonya Jones helps those of us who see math as a foreign entity. Her organization POWERORGmath helps others makes sense of math in fun and informative ways so every child can find untapped opportunity within themselves.
- Theater. (of a part or role) representing a personality type, esp. by emphasizing distinctive traits, as language, mannerisms, physical makeup, etc.
From Tired to Inspired: Ryan Doyle‘s OCD personality is passionate about Live to Give, his stage for making charity personal while rebuilding Detroit.
- Theater: (of an actor or actress) acting or specializing in such roles.
Real Estate specialists Dan Gheesling and Kevin Kaczmarek of Customer First Homes, Duke Long, Commercial Real Estate, Tim McDonald Realtor from Chicago. The panel discussed the effects of social media and the real estate market. It was moderated by Twitter superstar Maya Sabot Paveza, Realtor in DE/PA.