: A Whole New World of Professional Learning<br />Kathy Perret, Instructional Coach<br />Northwest AE...
At Learning Forward, we are committed to every educator engaging in effective professional learning every day so every stu...
Do you want to …<br />Keep current?<br />Learn for other educators? <br />Engage in inspiring conversations?<br />Get new ...
Extend your staffroom globally<br />
Why do others use TWITTER?<br />
Professional Learning Networks (PLN)<br />
Twitter…<br />
Really, what is Twitter? <br />
The Lingo: Twitter Literacy<br />
Getting Started with Twitter<br />What is Twitter: http://www.explania.com/en/animations/detail/what-is-twitter<br />
How do I begin?<br /><ul><li>Go to http://twitter.com/
Click on Sign up now
Type in your full name
Choose a Username
Type in a strong password
Type in email address
Type the words you see and then click on Create my account</li></ul>Thisis your twitter online identity from now on. Choos...
Next stages …<br />If you are setting up a Professional Network<br /><ul><li>Ignore Step one (suggestions) and click on Ne...
Ignore Step twoand click on Next Step
Ignore Step three (it is better to do this later once you have filled out your profile information) Click Next Step</li></...
Confirm your account<br />
One line bio (160 character limit)<br /><ul><li>I am a teacher/educator/administrator…
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  • As educators we all are have learning networks. It is our choice how we utilize them and learn from them. Let’s watch a short video to describe how Twitter fits into this.
  • Briefly describe my own journey.
  • @repliesIf you start a tweet with @(username), this will automatically land in that person’s “@replies” folder.  You’ll notice that if you reply to something someone said, your message will automatically start with this “address”.  These tweets will show up in your friends’ tweet-streams only if they have chosen to see @replies – you can change the settings for this.DMThis stands for Direct Messages.  These are private messages that most people choose to use to introduce themselves or to bring an elongated “@reply conversation” over to a more appropriate venue.  You can DM someone from your DM folder or from the sidebar of their profile page, but only if they are following you.RTThis stands for ReTweet.  If you want to share what someone else tweeted, it is only polite to give them credit by including “RT @(username)” somewhere in your message.
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    1. 1. : A Whole New World of Professional Learning<br />Kathy Perret, Instructional Coach<br />Northwest AEA<br />President of Learning Forward-Iowa<br />kperret@nwaea.org<br />Visit my blog Learning is Growing @ http://learningisgrowing.wordpress.com/<br />
    2. 2. At Learning Forward, we are committed to every educator engaging in effective professional learning every day so every student achieves. <br />
    3. 3. Do you want to …<br />Keep current?<br />Learn for other educators? <br />Engage in inspiring conversations?<br />Get new ideas and feedback? <br />Connect and collaborate? <br />Indentify Influencers and Mentors?<br />Build deeper relationships?<br />Become a resource for other colleagues?<br />Learn outside your discipline from others leaders? <br />If you answer YES to any of these, TWITTER may be for you! <br />
    4. 4. Extend your staffroom globally<br />
    5. 5. Why do others use TWITTER?<br />
    6. 6. Professional Learning Networks (PLN)<br />
    7. 7. Twitter…<br />
    8. 8. Really, what is Twitter? <br />
    9. 9. The Lingo: Twitter Literacy<br />
    10. 10. Getting Started with Twitter<br />What is Twitter: http://www.explania.com/en/animations/detail/what-is-twitter<br />
    11. 11. How do I begin?<br /><ul><li>Go to http://twitter.com/
    12. 12. Click on Sign up now
    13. 13. Type in your full name
    14. 14. Choose a Username
    15. 15. Type in a strong password
    16. 16. Type in email address
    17. 17. Type the words you see and then click on Create my account</li></ul>Thisis your twitter online identity from now on. Choose a name you want to be remembered by (it is ok to use your real name!)<br />
    18. 18. Next stages …<br />If you are setting up a Professional Network<br /><ul><li>Ignore Step one (suggestions) and click on Next step
    19. 19. Ignore Step twoand click on Next Step
    20. 20. Ignore Step three (it is better to do this later once you have filled out your profile information) Click Next Step</li></ul>Unless you have a Gmail or Yahoo account with addresses of contacts that might be on Twitter<br />
    21. 21. Confirm your account<br />
    22. 22. One line bio (160 character limit)<br /><ul><li>I am a teacher/educator/administrator…
    23. 23. Interested in
    24. 24. Science
    25. 25. Maths
    26. 26. ICT (technology)
    27. 27. Education
    28. 28. Instructional Leadership
    29. 29. Work in small/large school
    30. 30. Teach level …
    31. 31. Any other info about you that will attract the followers you want to learn from. </li></li></ul><li>Settings<br /><ul><li>Add your location (city name)
    32. 32. If you enable geotagging it will show geographical info of where you are ‘tweeting’ from
    33. 33. If you protect your tweets, nobody (except followers) will see what you are saying
    34. 34. If they can see what you are saying they are more likely to follow you
    35. 35. Click Save</li></li></ul><li>http://www.angelamaiers.com/2008/12/twittercreated-in-1647.html<br />
    36. 36. Who should I follow? <br />The following people have been instrumental PLN members:<br />Angela Maiers: @AngelaMaiers<br />Aviva Dunsiger: @Grade1<br />Robin Phares: @pharesr<br />Kristina Peters: @Mrskmpeters<br />Shannon Miller: @shannonmmiller<br />Kyle Pace: @kylepace<br />Shelley Terrel: @ShellTerrell<br />John C. Carver: @johnccarver<br />Jerry Blumengarten: @cybraryman1<br />Richard McGrath: @rchmcgrth<br />Tania Ash: @tcash<br />Louise Winsor: @louwinsr<br /><ul><li>Lisa Christen: @TheHomeworkDog
    37. 37. Jennifer Brokofsky: @saskateach
    38. 38. Erin Olson: @eolsonteacher
    39. 39. Michelle Baldwin: @michellek107
    40. 40. Greta Sandler: @gret
    41. 41. Joanne Jacobs: @JoAnnJ68
    42. 42. Joan Young: @flourishingkids
    43. 43. LisaDabbs: @teachingwthsoul
    44. 44. GeorgeCouros: @gcouros
    45. 45. KatyGartside: @nykat4
    46. 46. Dorie Glynn: @doriedance
    47. 47. Kelly Alford: @kellyalford
    48. 48. Nancy Hniedziejko: @NancyTeaches
    49. 49. Eddie Thompson: @EddieThompson</li></li></ul><li>Where to find other people of interest: <br />Twitter4Teachers Wiki: http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/<br />Cybrary Man’s PLN List: https://sites.google.com/a/g.coppellisd.com/twitter1/who-to-follow/cybrary-man-s-pln-list<br />Best Individual Tweeters (EduBlogAwards) http://edublogawards.com/2010awards/best-individual-tweeter-2010/<br />
    50. 50. How do you get followed?<br />
    51. 51. Twitter Chats<br />Many groups meet at scheduled times<br />Use the chat’s Hashtag<br />Tweets can still be seen by all of your followers<br />Sources for Twitter Chats available:<br />Educational Chats - http://www.cybraryman.com/chats.html<br />
    52. 52. A few extras to try…<br />URL Shortener: https://bitly.com/<br />Tweetlonger: http://www.twitlonger.com/<br />Tweet Deck: http://www.tweetdeck.com/<br />Twitter Backgrounds: http://twitrbackgrounds.com/<br />
    53. 53. Twitter Netiquette <br />Do<br />Don’t<br />
    54. 54. Additional Resources<br />Video: Twitter for Educators - http://bit.ly/hCTk1A<br />An Educator’s Guide to Twitter: http://livebinders.com/play/play/34291<br />Twitter: What’s the Big Deal? http://bit.ly/jImkVO<br />100 Tips, Apps and Resources for Teachers on Twitter http://bit.ly/cQGs59<br />34 Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom http://bit.ly/3TwKx4<br />How Can We Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning? http://slidesha.re/ajpeTP<br />Today’s Meet – Backchannel (Can be used with or without Twitter) http://todaysmeet.com/<br />Twitter Wiki (@ShellTerrell) - http://weconnect.pbworks.com/w/page/24134083/Twitter<br />
    55. 55. Give it a try! <br />

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