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  • 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. 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.  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.  Create an account/profile Explore the features of the site Find people to follow How do I get started?
  • 5.  Choose a professional name Write an informative bio Upload a professional picture Adding your location is optional Setting Up an Account
  • 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.  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.  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.  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.  Cybraryman’s Twitter Page Getting Started with Twitter Chats 06/getting-started-with-twitter-and-twitter- chats/ Twitter for Educators Resources
  • 11.  Twitter: @WillDeyamport Email: Blog: Contact Me