Using Twitter to Build Your PLNScot Wright, PrincipalOre City High School
Rita Clawson – Art, Student Council Advisor@RitaClawson Sally Cariker – Biology@carikers Jennifer Rogers – Principals of Information Technology@rogersjochs
Why Twitter?Today’s Goals:1. Examine your individual ProfessionalDevelopment needs2. Use the power of Twitter to build your PLN
Personal Learning Network What is a Personal Learning Network? (PLN) A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is about using social networkingtools to interact with people who have a passion for something similar toyou, and/or who can provide you with necessary information. Throughtheir PLNs, people share ideas, lessons, websites, etc. PLNs also serve tomotivate you and challenge your thinking.
Personal Learning Network (PLN)interactions with otherswhere learning occurs
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Twitter Basics Tweet = message in Twitter. 140 characters MAX Username or Handle = @scot_wright Think … simple Think … easy to remember Think … about your professional connections-- @principal123elem, @xyztech, @AbcIsdSupt
Twitter Basics Twitter Profile – descriptive of your position Add a Link to your blog or website Add a picture – Default picture is an egg.It’s always nice to see youare a real person …………..and not an egg.
Twitter Basics Following people Look at who others are following Read their tweets You don’t have to follow everyone whofollows you.
Twitter Basics Re-tweet - re-sending someone else’s tweet Hashtag (#) – A word or phrase included ina tweet that makes it appear in a stream oftweets on that subject (#txed)
Twitter Basics Chats – different subjects on different days /nights. This is a great way to get subject-specific information or ideas. http://bit.ly/XrvCuM*** Google Doc – Weekly Twitter chats listed by Hashtag http://cybraryman.com/chats.html***Lists of educational related chats
What do teachershave to say about Twitter?Rita Clawson -- @RitaClawsonSally Cariker -- @carikersJennifer Rogers -- @rogersjochs
Twitter Fast FollowFast Follow. Anyone in the US can receive Tweetson their phone even if they haven’t signed up forTwitter.This is a simple way for people to get information inreal-time.http://blog.twitter.com/2010/08/introducing-fast-follow-and-other-sms.htmlput in the twitter username for whoever youwant to get a text from every time they tweet.This is great for reminders!
Final thoughts: What new connections can I make today? What can I learn to make learning better for kids? Questions? Sign up and get started on Twitter!
Resources:- http://bit.ly/w64Oyq Twitter 101 - http://dashburst.com/guide/what-is-twitter-about/ Twitter by Texts (Twitter Fast Follow)-http://blog.twitter.com/2010/08/introducing-fast-follow-and-other-sms.html Video Tutorials on Twitter in Education -http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/10-great-video-tutorials-on-using.html
Resources, continued: Jerry Blumengarten – AKA Cybraryman - @cybraryman1 Cybrary Mans Educational Web Sites -http://cybraryman.com/ Twitter from Cybraryman -http://cybraryman.com/twitter.html Twitter Chats page -http://cybraryman.com/chats.html
Resources, continued: Twitter Hashtags – An Unofficial Guidehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1CkUrFNr3ZThZXLh4kwk9rk-wQlwfcg8YL9zVx1R_C2s/edithttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiftIdjCeWSXdDRLRzNsVktUUGJpRWJhdUlWLS1Genc#gid=0 http://bit.ly/XrvCuM
Resources, continued: Everything We Need To Know We Learnedon Twitterhttp://leadingmotivatedlearners.blogspot.com/2013/04/everything-we-need-to-know-we-learned.html?m=1 Twitter For Teachers: Erin Klein’s Awesome 10-Minute Video Tells All http://bit.ly/11liycV How To Join Twitter – A Step-by-Step Guidehttp://instructionaltechtalk.com/how-to-join-twitter/
@scot_wright Blog http://scotwright.wordpress.com/@RitaClawson Blog http://awesomeclawson.wordpress.com/@carikers Blog http://sallycariker.wordpress.com/@rogersjochs Blog http://technologytimesteacher.weebly.com/