Connecting and Collaborating in a Digital World

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This was presented at the Friday Institute's (NCSU) Technology Leaders Institute - 2012.

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  • 1. Connecting andCollaborating in a Digital World
  • 2. Nancy MangumThe Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Education Consultant nkmangum@ncsu.edu on Twitter: @nmangum on Skype: nmangum Lucas Gillispie Instructional Technology Coordinator  Pender County Schools lucas@edurealms.com on Twitter: @PCSTech on Skype:  lucas.gillispie
  • 3. What is a professionallearning network and why do I need one?
  • 4. You need to first be a learner,before you can help your teachers and students learn!
  • 5. 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/
  • 6. Having a strong PLN is like having free PD whenever you want it! http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen-oung/6319155216/
  • 7. Do you ever feel like this?
  • 8. Where do you begin?
  • 9. 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 #.
  • 10. Brevity forces clarity. -Mike Ashcraft
  • 11. Time to create your account!
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Whom do I follow?
  • 14. Begin following other media/technology educators by starting with this list: Nancy Mangum (@nmangum) Lucas Gillispie (@PCSTech) NCSLMA (@NCSLMA) Shannon Miller (@shannonmiller)
  • 15. Now, follow each other!
  • 16. Amazing Educators:•@jenniferlagarde Organizations,Publications,•@joycevalenza and Groups to Follow:•@dwarlick • @NCSLMA•@willrich45 • @aasl•@rmbyrne • @learnnc•@web20classroom • @den (Discovery•@gwynethjones Education Network)•@buffyjhamilton • @brainpop•@kellyhines • @guysread•@InnovativeEdu • @sljournal•@coolcatteacher • @mashable•@mcleod • @EdReachUS•@shannonmiller
  • 17. Now, let’s look at some additional tools that will get you CONNECTED!
  • 18. Zite
  • 19. Tweetdeck
  • 20. Pinterest
  • 21. Flipboard
  • 22. Being part of a “network” doesn’t end at followingothers. Let YOUR voice be heard, too!