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A resource for teachers on using Twitter to build a Professional/personal Learning Network

A resource for teachers on using Twitter to build a Professional/personal Learning Network

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    • CC by Mark Hamm http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3466/3383916444_bbd1947b0a_o_d.jpg
      CC by jmiles http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2772265449_77222fc527_o_d.gif
    • Twitter for Teachers
      Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
      http://caspersontest.pbworks.com/Cellphones-and-Twitter
    • Twitter misconceptions
      Narcissistic
      Mainly to follow celebs
      Just another Facebook/fad
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w
    • Twitter as resource
      Easier, quicker facebook/blog to share thoughts with friends/colleagues
      Resource for PLN: following and connecting with experts in the educational technology field
      Connecting to other master teachers
      http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/
    • Twitter Basics
      Sign up for an account at Twitter.com
      Edit your profile
      Post ideas or status updates yourself
      Follow others
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o Common Craft intro
    • Beyond the Basics
      Use a tool like Tweetdeck to manage your network and post from
      Strategies to find other’s to follow:
      Follow those your friends are following
      Go to a service like http://tweepml.org/ or Wefollow.com
      Find teachers on lists from wikis, etc
    • Ways to use Twitter in Class
      Follow experts, famous people
      Class talk, questions, feedback
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8
      Track word, event, etc.
      Homework updates, group work
      Writing, grammar, group stories
      http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/
    • Twitter Tools
      Tweetdeck/Seesmic Desktop
      Todaysmeet/Edmodo for private school based tweeting
      Twitpic/Yfrog for pictures
      Hundreds out there: search for Twitter and what function you’d like
    • For more resources:
      http://caspersontest.pbworks.com/Cellphones-and-Twitter
      Greg Casperson
      http://gcaspers.fts.educ.msu.edu/wp/
      @gcasperson
      http://teachingandtech.wikispaces.com/Twitter