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Twitter as a ProfessionalDevelopment Tool: How to UseTwitter to Develop a Personal      Learning Network Presented by Will...
Twitter is an information social network.Twitter allows you to:•     Follow a myriad of experts across fields•     Connect...
 Connect with educators here in the U.S.  and abroad. Share best practices and resources. Collaborate with educators ar...
 Create an account/profile Explore the features of the site Find people to follow      How do I get started?
 Choose a professional name Write an informative bio Upload a professional picture Adding your location is optional   ...
 Timeline- A record of tweets in real time.  Newest tweets are at the top. Tweet-A 140 character post. Retweet-A repost...
   Direct Message-A private message sent to    someone.   @Mention- These are public tweets that    mention you or are d...
 Type a subject area or field you are  interested in learning more about. Select and read someone’s profile. Click on t...
 Introduce yourself in a tweet. Mention @msmeca in a tweet. Ask a question and use a  hashtag.(#edtech, #edchat, #elemc...
 Cybraryman’s Twitter Page  http://www.cybraryman.com/twitter.html Getting Started with Twitter Chats  http://dayinthecl...
 Twitter: @WillDeyamport Email: deyamport.will@gmail.com Blog: peoplegogy.com            Contact Me
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  1. 1. Twitter as a ProfessionalDevelopment Tool: How to UseTwitter to Develop a Personal Learning Network Presented by Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. Candidate MECA Conference Jackson, Mississippi February 8, 2012
  2. 2. Twitter is an information social network.Twitter allows you to:• Follow a myriad of experts across fields• Connect with peers• Obtain information in real-time What is Twitter?
  3. 3.  Connect with educators here in the U.S. and abroad. Share best practices and resources. Collaborate with educators around the globe. Why should educators use Twitter?
  4. 4.  Create an account/profile Explore the features of the site Find people to follow How do I get started?
  5. 5.  Choose a professional name Write an informative bio Upload a professional picture Adding your location is optional Setting Up an Account
  6. 6.  Timeline- A record of tweets in real time. Newest tweets are at the top. Tweet-A 140 character post. Retweet-A reposting of someone else’s tweet. Hashtags(#)-A label added to tweets to categorize or identify its content. Definitions
  7. 7.  Direct Message-A private message sent to someone. @Mention- These are public tweets that mention you or are directly sent to you. Activity-A snapshot of follows, retweets, and favorites. Favorite- A way to archive tweets for future viewing. Search-A way find other users, either by name subject area, or hashtag. Features
  8. 8.  Type a subject area or field you are interested in learning more about. Select and read someone’s profile. Click on the Follow button. Find People To Follow
  9. 9.  Introduce yourself in a tweet. Mention @msmeca in a tweet. Ask a question and use a hashtag.(#edtech, #edchat, #elemchat, #phdchat) Ask for a recommendation of people to follow. Let’s Tweet!
  10. 10.  Cybraryman’s Twitter Page http://www.cybraryman.com/twitter.html Getting Started with Twitter Chats http://dayintheclassroom.edublogs.org/2011/08/ 06/getting-started-with-twitter-and-twitter- chats/ Twitter for Educators http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxpLubW-3bs Resources
  11. 11.  Twitter: @WillDeyamport Email: deyamport.will@gmail.com Blog: peoplegogy.com Contact Me
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