I chose to utilize Twitter as my PLN in Module 2.
The requirement of that module was to follow at
least 20 people. As you can see, I am following
many more than the original required amount (150
to be precise). Nearly all of the people I follow have
some relation to education, teaching and learning in
some way or another. I hope to keep expanding my
network in the future!
In order to fulfill the
Collaborate aspect of my PLN,
I replied to any tweets that
caught my eye. When I could
relate the tweet to something
we touched on in class, or saw
an opportunity for my opinion
to be heard, I replied, and
helped to move the
Topics I looked out for
included ones about flipped
classrooms and the 4
learning theories, and ones
that mentioned ways to
improve my classroom.
I also found myself tweeting about the different theories and
concepts we learned about in class, such as cyberbullying,
the 4 learning theories and technology models, and mobile
learning. I found that all the concepts we covered would be
valuable for others to know.
Throughout the term, I made use of Twitter’s @mention feature to link my
tweets to the people/technologies I referred to, and included #hashtags to
contribute to the conversations about the key ideas of my tweets. #Hashtags
that I looked out for included: #elearning, #mlearning, #cyberbullying,
#edchat and #edtech. Both of these features helped to expand my PLN and
the number of connections I had to utilize!
Here’s some evidence of other’s
interactions with me! #collaborate
Lastly, to show the Connect aspect of my
PLN, I’ve showcased people I’ve followed
on the next 4 slides, describing why I felt
they would make a positive contribution to
my PLN, and contribute to my PD as a
The Ed Tech Roundup is
a daily source for news
and reviews on the latest
The website is run by
Michael Karlin, Biology and
@ETRoundup’s goal is to help educators with
In addition to news and reviews on technology,
@ETRoundup provides suggested technology
applications, and professional development ideas.
They also have a growing library of lesson plans and
resources to help teachers with cross-curriculum
They tweet nearly every day! And their website
includes weekly podcasts! #current
Following @MathleticsCA gives me
access to all the latest news and
updates from their community of
schools across Canada
Mathletics is “the world's
No.1 e-learning platform for
math.” It helps K-12 students
enjoy math and improve their
They often tweet about math technologies, which I could use in
the future as a math minor teacher!
Tweets include many thought-provoking articles that often
discuss classroom situations, and improvement methods.
Also, I find that their tweets encourage discussion, as they
often ask “what’s your story?” Great for #collaboration!
Tweet many times every day!
Pedagoo is a “community of teachers
collaboratively supporting, encouraging and
sharing innovative and effective approaches to
Created for teachers,
Teachers can share their weekly highlights in the classroom with
#PedagooFriday to end each week in a positive way. What a great
way to share ideas! #collaborate
Through sharing practices in a positive and professional manner,
@pedagoo , aims to improve young peoples’ education outcomes.
Pedagoo.org is a “a collaborative blog allowing teachers to easily
share with an established community”
Many #PedagooFriday tweets are
posted on Pedagoo.org weekly blog.
Tweets almost every day!
This is just the kind of
support I need as a new
The eLearning Site has all the “news, views, interviews,
reviews, and how to's” of eLearning, all in one place!
Carol Cooper-Taylor , an experienced eLearning
Consultant, is the founder of The eLearning Site.
Tweets often display many of the topics we have
discussed in class, including flipped classrooms,
digital citizenship, and mobile technologies.
A great place to find
Categories for Education, Hints & Tips, and PD sort
resources for you!
Regularly see the hashtag #EdTech
Tweets on a regular basis #current
I choose to follow people/organizations that
tend to tweet about many of the key
discussion topics of edu210. Staying
current on these topics (eg: mLearning,
technology integration, etc.) will help me to
become a better educator, and Twitter is a
great way to stay up-to-date on the latest
educational trends. There are so many
resources out there and Twitter provides me
with easy access to them. I see great
potential to improve my TPACK and SAMR
implementations using the resources
available to me on Twitter!
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