What is it? How do I get it?How do I manage it?            Dianne McKenzie             Head of Library           Discovery...
Traditional way of being developed professionallyYou had to go looking for it, it was based on ‘experts’, infrequent, coul...
The new way....You set the limits, it comes to you, in your time, hourly, daily, everyone is an expert
Why tweet?       Learn from people all over the world                Make connections           Something new all the time
http://www.bitrebels.com/social/the-4-stages-of-understanding-twitter-infographic/
Tips for getting the most out of twitterKnow your purpose        Be consistent                        Stay on purposeBe in...
Getting started....“How to sign up for twitter” Open a twitter account           video              http://twitter.com/   ...
Butterscotch tutorials on twitter10 part tutorial on how to use Twitter.
Start following people                You can start following a few people,                see who they follow, and follow...
People start following you
People start listing you      You start making lists    You start hash tagging #         You start RTing     People start ...
Now you have an account, commit to 15 minutes a day
Digest of Internet Information             Groups and Other stuff  Social bookmarking,but much more than that
Research Check out the video on theDiigo homepage by clicking onthis icon to see what it can do
Click on the thistab to get how to   start videos
There are many ways of using Diigo        as part of a PLN -   check out the groups already  there, create your own group....
Use a blog reader to collect blogs to read,this saves you have to go and find them each time you want to                   ...
Look for the Reader tab on the top of your gmail / google accountTo add a blog, you can select add a subscription, then   ...
Wherever you seethis symbol on a       blog click on it and itwill come up with   the choice of   homepage or reader - cho...
How to manage all of this?You can set up a start page that puts everything in the one place.
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Workshop led at 21C Learning conference, WIS, HK Feb. 2011 on building a PLN.

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    1. 1. What is it? How do I get it?How do I manage it? Dianne McKenzie Head of Library Discovery College Hong Kong http://librarygrits.blogspot.com @dimac4
    2. 2. Traditional way of being developed professionallyYou had to go looking for it, it was based on ‘experts’, infrequent, could be costly.
    3. 3. The new way....You set the limits, it comes to you, in your time, hourly, daily, everyone is an expert
    4. 4. Why tweet? Learn from people all over the world Make connections Something new all the time
    5. 5. http://www.bitrebels.com/social/the-4-stages-of-understanding-twitter-infographic/
    6. 6. Tips for getting the most out of twitterKnow your purpose Be consistent Stay on purposeBe interesting Be a list maker Talk to people - make connections
    7. 7. Getting started....“How to sign up for twitter” Open a twitter account video http://twitter.com/ Create a Profile IMPORTANT Put in a photo or pic and a brief biography Many people will block you if they do not know who you are, or what you do. Most genuine people use their real names.See the following video tutorial on step by step http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YGp4cWdndc
    8. 8. Butterscotch tutorials on twitter10 part tutorial on how to use Twitter.
    9. 9. Start following people You can start following a few people, see who they follow, and follow them
    10. 10. People start following you
    11. 11. People start listing you You start making lists You start hash tagging # You start RTing People start RTing youFind a twitter app that suites you
    12. 12. Now you have an account, commit to 15 minutes a day
    13. 13. Digest of Internet Information Groups and Other stuff Social bookmarking,but much more than that
    14. 14. Research Check out the video on theDiigo homepage by clicking onthis icon to see what it can do
    15. 15. Click on the thistab to get how to start videos
    16. 16. There are many ways of using Diigo as part of a PLN - check out the groups already there, create your own group. As an educator you can make groups for classes as well.
    17. 17. Use a blog reader to collect blogs to read,this saves you have to go and find them each time you want to read them.
    18. 18. Look for the Reader tab on the top of your gmail / google accountTo add a blog, you can select add a subscription, then put the URL in the box OR
    19. 19. Wherever you seethis symbol on a blog click on it and itwill come up with the choice of homepage or reader - choose‘reader’ for now.It will go straightinto your reader.
    20. 20. How to manage all of this?You can set up a start page that puts everything in the one place.
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