Twitter for Teachers: A Super-Powered PLN Tool.

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  • Twitter for Teachers: A Super-Powered PLN Tool.

    1. 1. Nancy BarlowNYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference March 3, 2012
    2. 2. Twitter For Teachers:A Super-Powered PLN Tool Nancy Barlow NYSCATE Hudson Valley Conference March 3, 2012
    3. 3. Today’s Outcomes
    4. 4. Today’s Outcomes
    5. 5. Today’s Outcomes
    6. 6. Today’s Outcomes
    7. 7. Just a warning...
    8. 8. What is Twitter?
    9. 9. What is Twitter? It’s a TOOL.
    10. 10. “Nobody who bought a drill actually wanted a drill......they wanted a hole.” -Perry Marshall
    11. 11. It’s kind of like Facebook, but not really...
    12. 12. It’s kind of like Facebook, but not really...Private Party
    13. 13. It’s kind of like Facebook, but not really...Private Party Convention
    14. 14. What else is Twitter?
    15. 15. What else is Twitter?•Posts are 140 characters or less.
    16. 16. What else is Twitter?•Posts are 140 characters or less.•“Tweet” is both a noun and a verb.
    17. 17. What else is Twitter?•Posts are 140 characters or less.•“Tweet” is both a noun and a verb.•Equipment needed: Access to Internet viacomputer, tablet or mobile device
    18. 18. What else is Twitter?•Posts are 140 characters or less.•“Tweet” is both a noun and a verb.•Equipment needed: Access to Internet viacomputer, tablet or mobile device•Accounts start with “@” (@TheTeacherGeek)
    19. 19. Let’s take a tour...
    20. 20. What can I do on Twitter to grow my Personal Learning Network?
    21. 21. @globalearner @PamAllyn @Math_Solutions
    22. 22. Twitter Chats:More bang for your PLN buck!
    23. 23. Twitter Chats: More bang for your PLN buck!•Hone in on a particular topic
    24. 24. Twitter Chats: More bang for your PLN buck!•Hone in on a particular topic•Use hashtags (#) to find/follow the chat you want
    25. 25. Twitter Chats: More bang for your PLN buck!•Hone in on a particular topic•Use hashtags (#) to find/follow the chat you want•Many chats have a weekly poll to decide thatweek’s topic
    26. 26. Twitter Chats: More bang for your PLN buck!•Hone in on a particular topic•Use hashtags (#) to find/follow the chat you want•Many chats have a weekly poll to decide thatweek’s topic•You can decide to participate, or just read
    27. 27. Twitter Chats: More bang for your PLN buck!•Hone in on a particular topic•Use hashtags (#) to find/follow the chat you want•Many chats have a weekly poll to decide thatweek’s topic•You can decide to participate, or just read•Many chats are archived afterward so you won’tmiss a resource.
    28. 28. Twitter Chats: More bang for your PLN buck!•Hone in on a particular topic•Use hashtags (#) to find/follow the chat you want•Many chats have a weekly poll to decide thatweek’s topic•You can decide to participate, or just read•Many chats are archived afterward so you won’tmiss a resource. OK, so where do I find these chats?
    29. 29. @Cybraryman’s List ofTwitter Chats
    30. 30. http://cybraryman.com/chats.html or www.theteachergeek.comJust to get you started, try #edchat.
    31. 31. #1stchat
    32. 32. #tichat
    33. 33. Tweetdeck: Manage Your Tweets!
    34. 34. Glossaryposts: tweetsstream: One’s series of tweetsfollow: Subscribe to one’s tweetsdirect message (DM): private messagebetween you and one other contacthashtag (#): keyword (searchable)retweet (RT): the act of forwarding a tweetto one’s followers
    35. 35. •Use a URL shortener (bit.ly)
    36. 36. •Use a URL shortener (bit.ly)•One account for classroom, one account for self.Use Tweetdeck to manage both.
    37. 37. •Use a URL shortener (bit.ly)•One account for classroom, one account for self.Use Tweetdeck to manage both.•Remember: It’s all PUBLIC.
    38. 38. •Be selective.
    39. 39. •Be selective.•You are under no obligation to follow someoneback.
    40. 40. •Be selective.•You are under no obligation to follow someoneback.•Choose people who will add value to yourexperience.
    41. 41. •Be selective.•You are under no obligation to follow someoneback.•Choose people who will add value to yourexperience. You will get out of it what you put into it!
    42. 42. Follow me! @TheTeacherGeek Additional Twitter Resources: www.theteachergeek.comEmail: nancyhbarlow@gmail.com

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