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As an educator, why do you tweet?

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These were the voices from the crowd during our session at #MOSWPBS

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  • 1. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“…We are here, not just because we loveour jobs, we love our students and aboveall, we Love learning. A great teachernever stops learning and I love learningwith and from my PLN!”@khurdhorstClassroom TeacherMinnesota
  • 2. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Learn, read, enjoy, share, connect.”@robb_beaneElementary PrincipalIowa
  • 3. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To stay current with educational topics.For example, Ive learned about technologyin the classroom, and I am able to readdifferent perspectives and points of view.This helps me to be more reflective asan educator.”@DeniseRawdingCurriculum SupervisorNew Jersey
  • 4. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to share and learn with educatorsaround the world.”@blairteachEducation ConsultantFormer MS teacher & administratorGeorgia
  • 5. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Keeps me informed about what othereducators are doing in the world. I enjoyhearing the different perspectives andlearn about new ideas to best serve thestudents I work with.”@JRMoormanSpecial Education TeacherIowa
  • 6. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To learn, to share, to connect.”@deannamascleInstructor of EnglishMorehead State UniversityKentucky
  • 7. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“At first I just listened, no tweeting. Nowthat I am contributing more, I feel that itis similar to spreading the good news.Innovative teaching practices shouldbe shared.”@mjgraham0Assistant PrincipalArkansas
  • 8. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Makes it easier to rememberand communicate key points.”@JameyBB05English Teacher 9-12
  • 9. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to connect with other educators.Since Ive began on Twitter, Ive learnedso much and by the same token, havecontinued to share what Im learning withothers. Twitter is a great on-goingopportunity for cpd.”@mccoyderekMiddle School PrincipalNorth Carolina
  • 10. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Instant feedback and unprecedentedopportunities for collaboration witheducators all across the globe.”@justintarteDirector of Curriculum& Support ServicesMissouri
  • 11. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“The primary purpose of my account isprofessional development. I enjoy readingarticles and advice from other educators,not just locally but globally. It helps keepme connected with new trends, keeps memotivated and excited about education.”@KeelieStuckerAssistant PrincipalMissouri
  • 12. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to learn with and from othereducators. I discover new practices, getfeedback and share my own learning.”@pousdsuptSuperintendentCalifornia
  • 13. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to learn and share with passionateglobal educators, parents, students andcommunity members. It is impossible tokeep up with everything that is taking placein education without forming a good PLN(Personal Learning & Sharing Network).”@cybraryman1Twitterbrarianmoderator on #edchatfounder of #engsschat
  • 14. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to share out great ideas,classroom successes, etc.”@Gallagher_TechTeacher Resource Technology SpecialistNew Jersey
  • 15. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I can access my Twitter feed any time ofthe day or week and find materials andideas that move my students further into21st century learning and offer themexperiences with competitive skills theyneed for success!”@marriott_nikkiComputer Applications TeacherMissouri
  • 16. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to connect with my students, staff,and parents. I have learned so much frommy PLN, and have become a betterprincipal because of it!”@MrGrovesCMSAssistant PrincipalMissouri
  • 17. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To share ideas with other teachersand my students.”@jenkravitzHistory TeacherVermont
  • 18. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To meet likeminded folks, to learn aboutinnovative practices, to be up to date onissues that are national in scope yet impactmy work, to be able to have in-the-momentinformation about concerns relevant to mywork.”@dsociaPrincipalMassachusetts
  • 19. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To put ideas and questions out fordiscussions on education relatedtopics and to participate in chats.”@ruthmcgheeEnglish TeacherVictoria, BC
  • 20. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Quick and easy way to share information.”@kschneider44TeacherWisconsin
  • 21. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to learn from others and share withothers. I also tweet to share my studentsgreat work so they can have an audience.”@teacherdebraAssistant Director ofEducational TechnologyLower School Technology FacilitatorPennsylvania
  • 22. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“...just started... to network with others,connect with like-minded educators, learn.”@mmelovelandDistrict Professional Development
  • 23. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To stay connected with the ongoingconversation about the important topicsin order to stay current in my fields ofinterest and to continue to refine myapproaches to and understanding ofthose fields.”@jcbjrUCONN Emeritus ProfessorConnecticut
  • 24. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to get more ideas and to connectwith various other educators around theworld.”@MLanghans410Science TeacherGeorgia
  • 25. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“It drives me to be better each day...I findthat I am less likely to become complacentwhen I see all the great things that otherpeople are doing, and need to have myviews constantly challenged so that I cancontinue to grow.”@paulbogushMiddle School Social StudiesConnecticut
  • 26. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To learn, share, and curate information;disseminate research or course content.”@lea_everingUniversity facultyPennsylvania
  • 27. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To be informed of the actions of legislators,FCC officials, NTIA folks, National Dept ofEd, and so forth. I find it is the best PD Ihave ever had, by the way.”@dsociaPrincipalMassachusetts
  • 28. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“PLNs, PD, networking, meeting awesomeeducators, securing an opening day PDpresenter (Dave Burgess-author- Teachlike a PIRATE).”@HalLRobertsSuperintendentTexas
  • 29. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To connect to the larger of communityof educators who are passionate abouthelping kids learn.”@edtechninjaClassroom TeacherBuilding Technology CoordinatorMissouri
  • 30. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to share little nuggets of information.If I found it valuable, someone else maybenefit as well. I learn so much fromchecking Twitter for 15 minutes a night.”@MiddleLevelEdEducational Technology andeLearning Director
  • 31. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To share ideas with other professionals.”@abeerwinkleClassroom Teacher andPhD studentTexas
  • 32. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Twitter makes me reflect on my practice; I am ableto read what other educators in my field are doing,current trends, and ideas on how to move past “oldways” of doing things. With this being my 39th yearin education, it is always “nice” to affirm the goodthings I do – but it is also exciting to experiencenew technology, social networks, and ideas!Twitter is totally customizable PD that I choose!”@ArtsyClassroomMiddle School Visual Art TeacherMissouri
  • 33. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I retweet when someone else shares anoriginal idea or a link to an article I foundvaluable. I tweet out activities and eventsin our district that Im proud of and that Idlike more people to be aware of. I tweetlinks to articles I believe will be of interestto my followers.”@SueWilsonDASDDirector of InstructionWisconsin
  • 34. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Communicate schedule changes/remindersand quickly pass along information that I findrelevant and engaging for those wantingmore.”@NNVMathMiddle SchoolMath Team CoachNevada
  • 35. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To grow professionally. To learncollaboratively. To share. To gatherfeedback. To have conversation withlike-minded individuals. To haveconversation with those who think.”@manuelherrera33District InstructionalTechnology CoordinatorMissouri
  • 36. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Share ideas and start conversations.”@nvwickScience Teacherand Technology CoachIllinois
  • 37. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I have found valuable resources thatdeepen my understanding, show me otherpoints of view to consider, and even agreewith my mindset at times! I am also ableto connect with other educators in my fieldto share experiences and processes.”@ArtsyClassroomMiddle School Visual Art TeacherMissouri
  • 38. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to learn, share and connect withgreat educators around the globe.”@stumpteacherTeacherIllinois
  • 39. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Connects me with peers and thoughtleaders worldwide. Creates a friendlycommunity of professionals in my field.Sharing of links provides current andemerging ideas. The ultimaterecommender system.”@irwinDevHead of CurriculumDevelopment UnitVancouver, BC
  • 40. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To exchange thoughts and ideas relatedto my practice and life in general.”@tbaechtoldTeacherDepartment HeadTechnology CoachIndiana
  • 41. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“1. To share out some of the instructionaldesign work and research I and mycolleagues are involved in. 2. To learnabout higher ed trends and the amazingwork colleagues at other institutions aredoing. 3. Networking.”@taevansInstructional Design andCoordinator of Open CoursesOhio
  • 42. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Twitter allows us to collaborate beyondthe boundaries of the faculty collaborationmeetings to a 24/7 environment withunlimited ideas and personal testimoniesby educators across the globe.”@marriott_nikkiComputer Applications TeacherMissouri
  • 43. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To share commentary on IDEAS.”@colinmadlandFaculty development (higher Ed)Kamloops, BC
  • 44. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Predominantly my tweets are to share educationalevents and information that I think may be ofinterest to both those within my school jurisdictionas well as my extended PLN on Twitter.Occasionally I will also tweet on non-educationaltopics, such as anything related to the VancouverCanucks & BC Lions, or possibly family/friendsrelated events or activities.”@EbertsRAssistant SuperintendentRed Deer, Alberta
  • 45. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To get new ideas from people all over theworld. To contribute my ideas to the world.”@coughlinlauraMiddle School Communication ArtsTeacher and Department ChairMissouri
  • 46. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To keep up with what is happeningin education. To connect with otherteachers. To share what I know.”@dendariTech Integration andprofessional developmentIllinois
  • 47. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Twitter is a great way to develop a professionallearning network where you can go to accessinformation on a regular basis or on a needs-based level. Devoting at least 10 minutes eachday to read and share information on a commontopic of discussion helps you stay current in newdevelopments and trends.”@choganessdAssistant SuperintendentMissouri
  • 48. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To learn about and share new ideas.”@tgrant14Special Education Teacher
  • 49. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“The primary reason I joined twitter wasfor the endless amounts of professionaldevelopment that is available for free. I amable to connect with educators who aresimilar to me and who provide resourcesand ideas I can use in the classroom.”@MrRubeyMiddle SchoolInstructional CoachMissouri
  • 50. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Right now I am tweeting mainly formy OLTD courses.”@playnjayn23rd Grade TeacherNanaimo, BC
  • 51. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To stay current in the field of education,and to share information with felloweducators.”@kjfnbctRetired Instructional CoachAdjunct graduate education teacherMissouri
  • 52. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet when I see or know somethingI think others may find helpful. It helpsme to stay connected to other teachers.”@farmgirl13801Special Education TeacherMissouri
  • 53. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to stay informed. I tweet to connectto other educators for ideas.”@ESMSLibraryLibrary Media SpecialistELA electives teacherMissouri
  • 54. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet to connect with others and toshare and learn together.”@tina_pElementary TeacherAdelaide, SA
  • 55. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“To communicate and connect with othereducators. For my professional reading,ear about the latest research as it happens.For the back channel at conferences.”@sailpipDeputy PrincipalSydney, NSW
  • 56. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I tweet when I see or know somethingI think others may find helpful. It helpsme to stay connected to other teachers.”@MsWhit1980Mathematics ConsultantSydney, NSW
  • 57. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Twitter is an opportunity for me tostay connected with other educators.It allows me to interact and learn fromother passionate educators and toshare my own experiences.”@LRNelson80Elementary PrincipalMissouri
  • 58. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I have two accounts. One is for my class forinteresting things, updates and homeworkand pictures. My other is my PLN.”@jburlaHead of PD & Instruction
  • 59. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Social media has multiplied our opportunitiesfor customizing teaching and enhancing thelearning experiences we make available toour students.”@marriott_nikkiComputer Applications TeacherMissouri
  • 60. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“Its how I keep in touch with membersof my PLN; we share ideas and sourceresources. Its also great to followhash tags for tweets from PDs andconferences I cant attend.”@cathysinozTeacher LibrarianMelbourne, Victoria
  • 61. Enter the World of Social Media Tigerpbis.blogspot.com #MOSWPBSAs an educator,why do you tweet?Enter the World of Social Media – Session 6E“I use Twitter as an amazing resource forclassroom instruction. I have been able toconnect to people and organizations thatshare research based ideas as well asinnovative and creative views that sparkMY imagination.”@ArtsyClassroomMiddle School Visual Art TeacherMissouri