Professional Learning Networks for Music Teachers

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An introduction to PLNs and Twitter basics for music teachers.

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  • Hi all,

    please take a look at my collection of music apps for learning and teaching, with a teachers' corner, at
    http://musicappsforlearning.weebly.com/
    There's a general blog, and a special forum on most pages to discuss
    specific items.

    I'd love to get your input.

    thanks
    Anita Pincas
    London University
    A.Pincas@ioe.ac.uk
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  • PLN’s are not new
    What has changed are the people that make up our network

    OLD
    Local people: colleagues at your school, parents, kids, friends

    NEW
    Thousands of teachers, consultants, administrators from around the world, plus all the others above























  • Microblog
    Snippets of info
    140 character limit
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast
  • Facebook
    Gossip
    Hearing about what someone had for breakfast













  • Because of Twitter:
    •I landed a job worth $2K+
    •I “met” Ed Tech Crew Podcaster Tony Richards and was interviewed on their educational technology podcast
    •I have connected with many educators in my niche area (music education)
    •I have a group of experts on hand to answer any question I have about…anything
    •I keep up with what’s going on in music, education and technology
    •I’ve driven traffic to my website, my blog, my Youtube channel

  • Anatomy of the Twitter page
    Place to write your update
    Updates of people you follow (most recent at top)
    Right side-bar: your own info, etc

    Profile page
    > Settings











  • Broaden your reach (find and gain more followers)
    •You post an update and include a hashtag = it’s read by your followers AND anyone who is keeping track of the hashtag you added
    •Hashtags can be used for conferences (ie. #mtec2011 – conference), tv shows (#masterchef), subject areas (#musiced), running jokes (#annoyingsongsmykidslike)
    •Take note of the hashtags others are using, or make your own!








  • Chat sessions (#musedchat #edchat)
    a group of educators all tweet at an agreed time on a specific given topic.
































  • Professional Learning Networks for Music Teachers

    1. 1. Professional learning networks for music teachers Katie Wardrobe
    2. 2. Why build a network?
    3. 3. Support Learn Share Collaborate
    4. 4. Networking Tools
    5. 5. Webinars Twitter Forums Podcasts Networking Tools Blogs Wikis Facebook
    6. 6. Twitter
    7. 7. My Twitter is not....
    8. 8. My Twitter is not....
    9. 9. My Twitter is not....
    10. 10. My Twitter is not....
    11. 11. My Twitter is a place to ....
    12. 12. My Twitter is a place to .... learn
    13. 13. My Twitter is a place to .... learn ask
    14. 14. My Twitter is a place to .... learn ask share
    15. 15. “It’s like a virtual staffroom but you can hand-pick the staff yourself and enter the staffroom whenever it suits you” Laura Doggett, Nine great reasons why teachers should use Twitter “Following smart people on twitter is like a mental shot of espresso” @melaniemcbride
    16. 16. Twitter basics
    17. 17. tweet 140 characters you your followers
    18. 18. RT (Retweet) “forward” a tweet you your followers
    19. 19. reply/mention @name + message that person & you your followers
    20. 20. direct message D @name + message one person you (private)
    21. 21. add hashtag #musedchat #musedchat your followers & you anyone following the hashtag
    22. 22. Examples in education
    23. 23. Connecting your students with the world
    24. 24. Seeking help
    25. 25. Collaborative writing
    26. 26. Organised chat
    27. 27. #musedchat
    28. 28. #musedchat It’s fast, furious, overwhelming...... ....and fantastic!
    29. 29. Getting started
    30. 30. create Twitter Step 1 account
    31. 31. create Twitter Step 1 account fill out your Step 2 profile
    32. 32. create Twitter Step 1 account fill out your Step 2 profile follow music Step 3 educators
    33. 33. create Twitter Step 1 account fill out your Step 2 profile follow music Step 3 educators read, share, Step 4 ask, answer
    34. 34. When 140 characters is not enough
    35. 35. www.musicpln.org
    36. 36. email katie@midnightmusic.com.au web www.midnightmusic.com.au tutorials & tips www.musictechtips.com twitter @katiesw1
    37. 37. Creative Commons Images (all from Flickr) Slide 2: Warhols Light bulbs by Zetson Slide 7: Benedictine by Sanctu Look who’s calling now by Blay Slide 8: 3D Character and Question Mark by Crystaljingsr Sharing by Ryancr Slide 34: 3D people partner by Crystaljingsr
    38. 38. this presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license By Katie Wardrobe

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