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Twitter

  1. 1. Using Twitter as a Personal Learning Network Change your world in 140 characters
  2. 2. What my PLN says about twitterI have learned more from my twitter Twitter is the bestPLN in the past 3 months than I have professionalfrom all of my "formal" PD experiences development Ivecombined.- Beth Thomas ever had. Its great to meet inspiring teachers from all Ive collaborated with educators over the world. - Ms. around the world and expanded Lee my web 2.0 tool knowledge, resources, and more - Alicia Disceplola
  3. 3. Great Video on Using Twitter as a PLNhttp://vimeo.com/47414789
  4. 4. What is Twitter?Micro-Blogging (140 Characters)Powerful social-networking serviceProfessional Learning Network
  5. 5. Who uses twitter??It is not just celebrities a lot of librarians use it to!!
  6. 6. from: Jeff Bradbury Teachercast.net
  7. 7. Twitter Fun Facts• 81% of users follow less than 100people• 42% of Twitter users are between 30-50years old• Males: More work related Tweets• Females: More likely to use it to keep intouch with friends
  8. 8. Twitter Lingo
  9. 9. @One of Most Important Symbols!
  10. 10. #The Hashtag
  11. 11. RT - MTRetweet vs. Modified Tweet
  12. 12. DMDirect Message
  13. 13. Twitter: Step 1264425835www.twitter.comName/EmailBio and Photo
  14. 14. Do NOT become an EGG!!http://vimeo.com/47414789
  15. 15. FollowFind people similar interestsLook through their followers and see ifany of them are interestingFind a hashtag to follow
  16. 16. Make sure to Read and ReactIf you see something interesting, Retweet it (RT)Share links, ideas, ask questions, answer questions Become part of the social conversation
  17. 17. Twitter Chats
  18. 18. Why chat???Meet People with similar interestLearn about a topicBuild an audience
  19. 19. ChatsBest resource to find Edchat times and a list of tons ofchats: http://cybraryman.com/chats.htmlLibrary Chats:#libchat#yalitchat - 9.p.m EST Wednesdays#tlchat - Every other Monday 8:00p.m. EST#kidlitchat - 8:00p.m. EST Tuesdays#pblitchat - 10:00 p.m. EST
  20. 20. Twitter Tips Always introduceUse a recognizable Twitter yourselfhandle Let your followers knowUse your Twitter bio to help when you will beothers chatting Engage with others ... make friends Be Social ... remember to give Thanks
  21. 21. Ways to Use Twitter to Promote LibraryTweet about what you are doing every dayTweet StatsTweet fun projects students are doingTweet pictures of displaysTweet about presentations you are givingTweet about great websites etc
  22. 22. Example of how I promote myself
  23. 23. BufferGreat way to promote your library and you don’t even haveto be by the computer: http://bufferapp.com/dashboard
  24. 24. Twitter at a PLN Livebinderhttp://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=520798
  25. 25. Pinterest Livebinderhttp://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=561796
  26. 26. Edmodo Livebinderhttp://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=539565&backurl=/shelf/my
  27. 27. Special Thanks forallowing me to use parts of his presentation on Twitter Jeff Bradbury @ Teachercast.net http://teachercast.net

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