Twitter: Sharing Knowledge Empowers

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  • 1. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders November, 7 2013 , Austin , TX Twitter: Sharing Knowledge Empowers Sandy Kendell Educational Technology Specialist Twitter: @EdTechSandyK Blog: edtechsandyk.blogspot.com Link to Livestream recording of this presentation (starts about 19 minutes into the recording): http://livestre.am/4GmGc
  • 2. Imagine... Close your eyes! No tricks, I promise... November 7, 2013, Austin , TX Photo Used With Permission Under CC By 2.0 License
  • 3. What You Imagined is Possible! With a free, but often misunderstood tool called... TWITTER! November 7, 2013, Austin , TX Photo Used With Permission Under CC By 2.0 License
  • 4. How Can Educators Use Twitter? As you watch this video, Tweet a thought about it! Use hashtag #TLTF13 November 7, 2013, Austin , TX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-oSTuBt91I
  • 5. Why Do Educators Use Twitter? Do you see any common threads here? Tweet your thoughts! Tweet a response to someone else’s thought! Use hashtag #TLTF13 November 7, 2013, Austin , TX
  • 6. Sandy’s Twitter Testimony > = Is anything you are hearing striking a cord? Tweet your thoughts! Use hashtag #TLTF13 November 7, 2013, Austin , TX
  • 7. What Can You Find on Twitter? ● Log in to Twitter OR go to search.twitter.com in a web browser. ● Find the magnifying glass and search for one of the suggested terms below. ● Take a moment to browse through what you find. If you are interested in... Search for... English #engchat or #ozengcchat Math #mathchat or #mathed Science #scichat or #scienceed Social Studies or History #sschat or #historyteacher Educational Technology #edtech or #edtechchat Learning with Mobile Devices #mlearning, #BYOD, #BYOTchat Administration/Leadership #cpchat Something not listed here? One or two key words. # not required. Find an interesting link? Click & learn! Info that might benefit others? Retweet it! November 7, 2013, Austin , TX
  • 8. Are You Convinced Enough to Try? What would you like to learn about? Search for the topic on Twitter. Notice hashtags that are used for it. November 7, 2013, Austin , TX
  • 9. Suggestions for Getting Started Don’t know where to start? ● Sign up for an account and fill out your profile. ● Commit to using Twitter a little each day. Put it on your calendar for 15 minutes! Put the app on your phone and use it when you are waiting for something. ● Search for & follow people & organizations you already know and trust. ● Learn about the language of Twitter. ● Search for topics and hashtags that are interesting to you. Note the Tweeps who use those hashtags and consider following them. ● Lurk for a bit to get acclimated. ● Retweet others and start Tweeting your own thoughts and ideas and questions. Use hashtags if possible! Send a Tweet to: @EdTechSandyK @CarrieRossTX @MrHooker We will help! November 7, 2013, Austin , TX
  • 10. Remember those dreams? The best way to get your colleagues growing is to try it yourself and spread the enthusiasm by example... November 7, 2013, Austin , TX Photo Used With Permission Under CC By 2.0 License
  • 11. What if Every Day Was Like This? They can be! And it starts with YOU! November 7, 2013, Austin , TX Sandy at ISTE 2013 Twitter for Professional Learning Poster Session
  • 12. Additional Resources Twitter for Professional Learning LiveBinder (Created for ISTE 2013) ● http://tiny.cc/TwitterISTE2013 How I Got Started on Twitter ● http://edtechsandyk.blogspot.co m/2009/10/building-personallearning-network-pln.html All of my blog posts that reference Twitter ● http://edtechsandyk.blogspot.co m/search/label/twitter November 7, 2013, Austin , TX
  • 13. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders November, 7 2013 , Austin , TX Twitter: Sharing Knowledge Empowers Sandy Kendell Educational Technology Specialist Twitter: @EdTechSandyK Blog: edtechsandyk.blogspot.com Link to Livestream recording of this presentation (starts about 19 minutes into the recording): http://livestre.am/4GmGc