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Presentation for teachers on using Twitter to establish a personal learning network (PLN) by Rachel Boyd, New Zealand.

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  • for Educators Establishing your PLN (Personal Learning Network)Rachel Boyd,@rachelboydAugust, 2011
  • What’sa PLN?
  • It’s...
  • It’s yourPersonalLearningNetwork
  • It enables you to...
  • Connect
  • with people
  • from all over the world
  • who
  • you Learn.
  • People who...
  • Share
  • theirlearning
  • People who you can...
  • Collaborate with
  • enabling you to...
  • Grow
  • as ateacher...
  • and as alearner.
  • can help!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYP-wBaqQAI
  • First Tweet located thanks to: http://www.mytweet16.com/ My First Tweet... History
  • My HistoryFirst Tweet...Current Stats nearly 4 years on...
  • P.D. - professional development
  • My PLN on * is my BEST source of P.D.P.D. - professional development
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o
  • The Parrot of Purpose To get the bestout of Twitter you need to have a clear purpose.
  • Twitter Jargon
  • “Tweet”A ‘Tweet’ is the 140character message you send.
  • FollowIf you are interestedin readingsomeone’s ‘Tweets’,you them andthen their updatesappear in yourtimeline.
  • TimelineShows you all ofthe tweets fromthe people youhave decided tofollow with themost recent first.
  • Reply/MentionUse the @ sign followed by the Twitter username of the person you want to reply to or mention.
  • Direct Message Send a privatemessage betweenyou and one other.
  • RetweetRepeat something someone else says & sharewith your followers.
  • HashtagUsed to add context to your ‘Tweet’ within a theme or event.
  • Current # chats #elemchat & #kinderchatto follow: #slide2learn & #edapp #edtech & #edchat #DUedchat #comments4kids
  • WHO to follow?http://tinyurl.com/nztwits http://twitter.com/#!/ rachelboyd/following
  • How can you use
  • Ask questions
  • Ask questions Provide answers
  • Ask questions Provide answers Post great websites
  • Ask questions Provide answers Post great websites _Post links to your own blogs etc
  • Ask questions Provide answers Post great websites _Post links to your own blogs etc Retweet others’ tweets
  • http://blog.mrtweet.net/the-5-stages-of-twitter-acceptance-where-are-you-at
  • TwitterClients
  • 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
  • Friendship is born at thatmoment when one person says to another: What! You too?I thought I was the only one. - C. S. Lewis
  • is about_Connections
  • is about_COnversations
  • 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