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                     : 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…
Interested in
Science
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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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This PPT was used at the TICL2011 conference. Presenter: Kathy Perret kperret@nwaea.org

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