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  • 1. Using Twitter to Build Your PLNScot Wright, PrincipalOre City High School
  • 2.  Rita Clawson – Art, Student Council Advisor@RitaClawson Sally Cariker – Biology@carikers Jennifer Rogers – Principals of Information Technology@rogersjochs
  • 3. Why Twitter?Today’s Goals:1. Examine your individual ProfessionalDevelopment needs2. Use the power of Twitter to build your PLN
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Personal Learning Network (PLN)interactions with otherswhere learning occurs
  • 6.  Huntsville, Texas Melbourne, Australia Langley, BC Texas A&M Commerce Scottsbluff, Nebraska Auckland, New Zealand Brenham, Texas Houston, Texas
  • 7. The Networked Teacher: Connected!
  • 8. Why Twitter? Access to ProfessionalDevelopment 24/7
  • 9. PERSONALProfessional Development
  • 10. Why Twitter?It’s
  • 11. C-Scope ConferenceRegularRegistration$300 $300Pre -ConferenceRegistration$150 $150HotelParking$150 x 3 days$25 x 3 days$450$ 75Meals $30/day x 3days$90Total $1065(per person)
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. My Twitter Profile
  • 15. Twitter Basics Following people Look at who others are following Read their tweets You don’t have to follow everyone whofollows you.
  • 16. 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)
  • 17. Twitter Basics Chats – different subjects on different days /nights. This is a great way to get subject-specific information or ideas.*** Google Doc – Weekly Twitter chats listed by Hashtag***Lists of educational related chats
  • 18. Twitter Chats #txed – Wednesday, 8:30 PM #satchat – Saturday, 6:30 AM, 9:30 AM #edchat – Tuesday, 6:30 PM
  • 19. What do teachershave to say about Twitter?Rita Clawson -- @RitaClawsonSally Cariker -- @carikersJennifer Rogers -- @rogersjochs
  • 20. 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. in the twitter username for whoever youwant to get a text from every time they tweet.This is great for reminders!
  • 21. 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!
  • 22. Resources:- Twitter 101 - Twitter by Texts (Twitter Fast Follow)- Video Tutorials on Twitter in Education -
  • 23. Resources, continued: Jerry Blumengarten – AKA Cybraryman - @cybraryman1 Cybrary Mans Educational Web Sites - Twitter from Cybraryman - Twitter Chats page -
  • 24. Resources, continued: Twitter Hashtags – An Unofficial Guide
  • 25. Resources, continued: Everything We Need To Know We Learnedon Twitter Twitter For Teachers: Erin Klein’s Awesome 10-Minute Video Tells All How To Join Twitter – A Step-by-Step Guide
  • 26. @scot_wright Blog  Blog  Blog  Blog 
  • 27. Contact Information…….Email – wrights@ocisd.netTwitter - @scot_wrightSchool Phone – (903) 968-3300Ext. 3215
  • 28. Sign up to Twitter – A Video Tutorial
  • 29.  Send your first tweet!! Follow others Start building your PLN!!