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Twitter: Establishing Your Personal Learning Network


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This slidedeck was created as a companion to a presentation for the Center for Innovative Education's December 11th conference at Kean University. (

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Twitter: Establishing Your Personal Learning Network

  1. 1. Lisa Thumann Senior Specialist in Technology Education CMSCE, Rutgers University http:// Establishing Your Personal Learning Network
  2. 2.   What? What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN) So What? Why are they helpful?  Why do I care? Now What? What can you do to build your PLN?
  3. 3. What?
  4. 4. Image source:
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  6. 8. So What?
  7. 9. Follow Someone From Today
  8. 10. They Tweet Out Their Blog Post Next Week
  9. 11. Their Post Refers To...
  10. 12. A Video on YouTube
  11. 13. Research on 21st Century Learning Skills
  12. 14. Another Blog You Are Interested in Reading
  13. 15. You Read That Person's Blog and Start Following Them on Twitter  
  14. 16. A Few Days Later That Person Tweets out a Link to...
  15. 17. Now What?
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  17. 19. The positive spiral of social networks tschaut ’ s photos Contribution Reciprocity Accumulation Value
  18. 20. To Do: <ul><ul><li>1. Sign up for Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Fill out your 3 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 #3 two more times. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Continue the conversation. </li></ul></ul>Here’s what to do:
  19. 21. 1 4 3 2 7 Steps To a Twitter Makeover
  20. 23. Image Source: Liz Davis
  21. 24. Image Source: Liz Davis
  22. 25. @ lthumann