Twitter for Teachers - Establishing your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

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Twitter for Teachers - Establishing your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

  1. 1. for Educators Establishing your PLN (Personal Learning Network)Rachel Boyd,@rachelboydAugust, 2011
  2. 2. What’sa PLN?
  3. 3. It’s...
  4. 4. It’s yourPersonalLearningNetwork
  5. 5. It enables you to...
  6. 6. Connect
  7. 7. with people
  8. 8. from all over the world
  9. 9. who
  10. 10. you Learn.
  11. 11. People who...
  12. 12. Share
  13. 13. theirlearning
  14. 14. People who you can...
  15. 15. Collaborate with
  16. 16. enabling you to...
  17. 17. Grow
  18. 18. as ateacher...
  19. 19. and as alearner.
  20. 20. can help!
  21. 21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYP-wBaqQAI
  22. 22. First Tweet located thanks to: http://www.mytweet16.com/ My First Tweet... History
  23. 23. My HistoryFirst Tweet...Current Stats nearly 4 years on...
  24. 24. P.D. - professional development
  25. 25. My PLN on * is my BEST source of P.D.P.D. - professional development
  26. 26. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o
  27. 27. The Parrot of Purpose To get the bestout of Twitter you need to have a clear purpose.
  28. 28. Twitter Jargon
  29. 29. “Tweet”A ‘Tweet’ is the 140character message you send.
  30. 30. FollowIf you are interestedin readingsomeone’s ‘Tweets’,you them andthen their updatesappear in yourtimeline.
  31. 31. TimelineShows you all ofthe tweets fromthe people youhave decided tofollow with themost recent first.
  32. 32. Reply/MentionUse the @ sign followed by the Twitter username of the person you want to reply to or mention.
  33. 33. Direct Message Send a privatemessage betweenyou and one other.
  34. 34. RetweetRepeat something someone else says & sharewith your followers.
  35. 35. HashtagUsed to add context to your ‘Tweet’ within a theme or event.
  36. 36. Current # chats #elemchat & #kinderchatto follow: #slide2learn & #edapp #edtech & #edchat #DUedchat #comments4kids
  37. 37. WHO to follow?http://tinyurl.com/nztwits http://twitter.com/#!/ rachelboyd/following
  38. 38. How can you use
  39. 39. Ask questions
  40. 40. Ask questions Provide answers
  41. 41. Ask questions Provide answers Post great websites
  42. 42. Ask questions Provide answers Post great websites _Post links to your own blogs etc
  43. 43. Ask questions Provide answers Post great websites _Post links to your own blogs etc Retweet others’ tweets
  44. 44. http://blog.mrtweet.net/the-5-stages-of-twitter-acceptance-where-are-you-at
  45. 45. TwitterClients
  46. 46. Twitter is not so much about theinformation and useful links you can gain access to. Twitter is powerful because it allows people to share their emotions - you can gain a window on their everyday experiences, and that often helps you in your own daily struggles. - Steve Wheeler
  47. 47. Friendship is born at thatmoment when one person says to another: What! You too?I thought I was the only one. - C. S. Lewis
  48. 48. is about_Connections
  49. 49. is about_COnversations
  50. 50. Image Credits Image: A new contributor agreement for Fedora Image: L[earner|ost]http://www.flickr.com/photos/47691521@N07/4749432099 http://www.flickr.com/photos/99804259@N00/5823205990Image: [trapped]http://www.flickr.com/photos/35399883@N00/2336011749 Image: after partyImage: PLN-1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/21745851@N00/2770868509http://www.flickr.com/photos/8370367@N04/2983755525Image: question mark ? Image: The parrott that got mehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00/12364944 http://www.flickr.com/photos/8268561@N03/4548283000Image: The Lovehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/9948642@N05/3860693038 Image: "THE WARM & TENDER HAND" (by Nokia6230i)Image: Helphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/82625518@N00/5228173 http://www.flickr.com/photos/75607732@N00/143982557Image: Sharinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/29057345@N04 Image: Portraiture Workshop http://www.flickr.com/photos/65231640@N00/2974672262Image: Hennahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/65731723@N00/4737417953 Image: Here we are. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26314424@N08/2576709886Image: end - hope - anticipatehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/25084516@N03/5162608573Image: Mankindhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/73491156@N00/1394588888Image: one worldhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/50457550@N00/6898950

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