iCan Build a PLN Using Twitter and Yammer

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iCan Build a PLN Using Twitter and Yammer

  1. 1. iCan build a PLN using Twitterand Yammer<br />Effective Social Networking for Teachers<br />
  2. 2. What can a PLN do for you?<br />This month my PLN has:<br />Answered tech questions for me (almost immediately)<br />Told me that BlogEd/Portal was down<br />Shared resources and links<br />Inspired me to change my teaching practice<br />Given me ideas for a unit of work<br />Informed me about a conference<br />
  3. 3. The Networked Teacher<br />Image from http://edtechfrontier.com/<br />
  4. 4. Join Twitter <br />Go to www.twitter.com<br />Use a simple username: townesy77, debbridge, lizhem65<br />Use a profile picture that represents you<br />
  5. 5. Get the Gadgets<br />Tweetdeck<br />Echofon<br />Twitterific<br />plus lots more<br />
  6. 6. Follow Tweeters<br />Teachers<br />Politicians<br />Scientists<br />Historians<br />Authors<br />Media Organisations<br />Sports People<br />Celebrities<br />
  7. 7. Love the #<br />Hashtags for teachers<br />#nswdet<br />#dernsw<br />#edtech<br />
  8. 8. Yammer<br />Go to www.yammer.com<br />Only DET staff can join<br />No limit on characters<br />Join the #yamfire each Sunday at 8pm<br />Follow everyone or follow a few<br />Join Groups<br />
  9. 9. Helpful Links<br />Twitter Workshop – 20 steps to getting started<br />Edudemic – The Ultimate Twitter Guide for Teachers<br />Teacher Reflection – PE teacher talks about his PLN<br />Guide to Yammer – written by a DET PE teacher<br />
  10. 10. Megan Townes<br />Richmond High School<br />http://digitalhallways.wordpress.com<br />http://www.twitter.com/townesy77<br />

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