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Nancy MangumThe Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Education Consultant firstname.lastname@example.org on Twitter: @nmangum on Skype: nmangum Lucas Gillispie Instructional Technology Coordinator Pender County Schools email@example.com on Twitter: @PCSTech on Skype: lucas.gillispie
What is a professionallearning network and why do I need one?
You need to ﬁrst be a learner,before you can help your teachers and students learn!
One of the best features of a PLN is that it allows you to stay current with whats going on in the ﬁeld. Image: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/jmsmith000/3096347641/sizes/l/
Having a strong PLN is like having free PD whenever you want it! http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/stephen-oung/6319155216/
Anatomy of a tweet: 140 characters, max. This is who said it. Twitter names always start with an @.“RT” stands for “re- tweet.” Kzenovka is sharing what I tweeted with her followers. These are “hashtags.” They add easily search-able keywords to a tweet. They always start with a #.
TIPS WHEN CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT: Use your real name. It lends credit. (the shorter, the better) Include a short bio., especially the part about being an educator.Ditch the egg! Add a pic of some sort. Don’t “protect” your tweets.