BLC10 - Using Twitter to Establish your Personal Learning Network


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Liz Davis and I used this slidedeck as we worked with attendees at BLC10 to build their networks on Twitter

Are you wondering what all the fuss is about? Have you tried it and still do not get it? In this session we will focus on the ways Twitter can be harnessed to build a rich and powerful learning community. We will discuss tips and tricks to leverage the potential of this network. Resources will be provided to help attendees set up their own networks during and/or after the session. Finally, we will capitalize on the face-to-face connections within the workshop to further enrich our online learning communities.

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  • Introduce each other Liz - should we include our school affiliations here? Reading Memorial High School
  • Screen capture during the day.
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  • Liz or Danja?
  • Real life connections Danja
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  • Danja Twitter Stream
  • Liz image of the earth Image: Peace by Cayusa via flickr Not sure I love the layout, but the hands floating in space without the color box behind it seemed weird.
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  • Danja Change image 
  • Fix layout of white box (maybe one box in background of all.
  • Professional Space Think about why you are using Twitter
  • Stand up if you are a Science teacher Secondary teacher Language teacher etc.
  • Put the oxygen mask on yourself first then put it on the children. What is your Oxygen? How are you getting it? How pure is it? What do you love to learn about? Your PLN can support you in all of this.
  • BLC10 - Using Twitter to Establish your Personal Learning Network

    1. Establishing Your    Lisa Thumann @lthumann   Liz Davis @lizbdavis Personal Learning Network BLC10 Thursday, July 16, 2010
    2. Search Twitter for #BLC10 http://
    3.   What? What is an Personal Learning Network? What is Twitter? So What? Why is it helpful?  Why do I care? Now What? What can you do to build your PLN?
    4. What?
    8. "No one knows everything, everyone knows something, all knowledge resides in humanity." Lévy 1997 Image: Peace by Cayusa via flickr
    9. So What?
    10. Advice for Teachers New to Twitter
    11. 1. Go to Settings/Profile  and fill out your Bio !
    12. 2. Tweet a few things share a link, an idea, a resource, a blog post, anything.
    13. 3. Managing your Privacy
    14. 4. Use your real name & your real picture.
    15.   <ul><li>  </li></ul>7 Steps To a Twitter Makeover
    16. Mentions @
    17. Retweeting
    18. Direct Messages
    19. URL Shortening
    20. Twitter Clients
    21. Etiquette Table Setting
    22. Follow Someone From Today
    23. They Tweet Out Their Blog Post Next Week
    24. Their Post Refers To...
    25. A Video of an event…
    26. Applications, tools, ideas…
    27. Another Blog You Are Interested in Reading
    28. You Read That Person's Blog and Start Following Them on Twitter  
    29. A Few Days Later That Person Tweets out a Link to...
    30. Now What?
    31. The positive spiral of social networks tschaut ’ s photos Contribution Reciprocity Accumulation Value
    32. Where To Find Your Tweeps <ul><li>Twitter4Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Hashtags </li></ul><ul><li>Educators on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Lists </li></ul>
    33. <ul><ul><li>1. Sign up for Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Fill out your 2 cards as best you can. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Find one person you don't know - introduce yourself and exchange cards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Repeat #2 two more times. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Continue the conversation. </li></ul></ul>Here’s what to do:
    36. May Vary