Twitter as a Professional Development Tool: How to Use Twitter to Develop a Personal              Learning Network  Presen...
• A Personal Learning Network is an informal learning,  self-constructed, diverse professional network whose  purpose is s...
Twitter is an information social network.Twitter allows you to:•       Follow a myriad of experts across fields•       Con...
• Connect with educators here in the U.S. and abroad.• Share best practices and resources.• Collaborate with educators aro...
• Teachers in District 123: http://vimeo.com/36647045• Lalan Dema:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXPfxwKkSXM How are edu...
• 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 opt...
• 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 directly s...
• 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.• Ask a question and use a hashtag.(#edtech, #edchat,  #elemchat, #phdchat)• Ask for a rec...
• Cybraryman’s Twitter Page  http://www.cybraryman.com/twitter.html• Getting Started with Twitter Chats  http://dayinthecl...
• Twitter: @WillDeyamport• Email: wdeyamport@capellauniversity.edu• Blog: peoplegogy.com            Contact Me
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Twitter as a professional development tool

  1. 1. Twitter as a Professional Development Tool: How to Use Twitter to Develop a Personal Learning Network Presented by Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. Candidate Thames Elementary April 4, 2012
  2. 2. • A Personal Learning Network is an informal learning, self-constructed, diverse professional network whose purpose is supporting the personal or professional learning needs of the individual.• A PLN allows you to:• Make PD choices according to your individual needs• Be flexible in how you learn• Connect with like-minded peers What is a Personal Learning Network?
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. • Connect with educators here in the U.S. and abroad.• Share best practices and resources.• Collaborate with educators around the globe. Why should educatorsdevelop a PLN via Twitter?
  5. 5. • Teachers in District 123: http://vimeo.com/36647045• Lalan Dema: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXPfxwKkSXM How are educators using a PLN via Twitter?
  6. 6. • Create an account/profile• Explore the features of the site• Find people to follow How do I get started?
  7. 7. • Choose a professional name• Write an informative bio• Upload a professional picture• Adding your location is optional Setting Up an Account
  8. 8. • 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
  9. 9. • 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
  10. 10. • 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
  11. 11. • Introduce yourself 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!
  12. 12. • 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/ Resources
  13. 13. • Twitter: @WillDeyamport• Email: wdeyamport@capellauniversity.edu• Blog: peoplegogy.com Contact Me

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