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Module 1 Revised

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In Module 1 of Twitter Kit, I go over what a PLN is and why it's important. I also go over how to build a PLN with blogs, microblogs, and wikis. Twitter can help you build a productive PLN.

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Module 1 Revised

  1. 1. presents Twitter Kitall you need to get started on Twitter
  2. 2. Twitter Kit Part 1 Module 1 – The Basics behind a PLN Module 2 - Setting Twitter Up Module 3 – Twitter Extras Module 4 – Twitter Strategy Module 5 – Find Followers and be followed
  3. 3. Module 1: The Basics Behind a PLN • What is it? • Why is it important? • How do I get started?
  4. 4. What is a PLN? • Personal Learning Network • You find teachers that interest you. • You provide information to other teachers. • It is a reciprocal learning system.
  5. 5. You find the teachers that interest you • With Facebook, or other social media networks • Blogs • Microblogs – Twitter • The Real World! – conferences, school, community
  6. 6. You provide information to other teachers • The best way to learn is to teach • You become an aggregator of information • You add your opinions and experience • Draw your own conclusions
  7. 7. It is a reciprocal learning system • Learning shouldn’t be a one way street Promote and recommend teachers that provide quality content • Respond to questions and comments • Leave it open to interactivity
  8. 8. Why is it important? • Continual learning • Every person is unique • Filter system • More voices, more reliability
  9. 9. Continual Learning • The world is on steroids • Globalization • Did college really prepare you? Opportunity
  10. 10. Every person is unique • The one size fits all school system • Every job is unique • 200 channels but nothing on • Pursue your passions
  11. 11. Filter System • Information overload • Intelligent filtering can not be done by a machine • You get to choose • Add different views
  12. 12. More voices, more reliability • Media 1.0 – one voice/opinion • Media 2.0 – several voices/ opinions + interactivity • Media 3.0 – peer chosen and filtered content. You’re not alone
  13. 13. Next Half How to get started
  14. 14. Twitter Kit Module 1 – The Basics of a PLN (2nd half) How to get started
  15. 15. How to get started • Social Media Networks • Wikis • Blogs • Micro-blogs • Real world • Virtual world
  16. 16. Social Media Networks • Facebook – Friends and Family • LinkedIn – Professional • Ning – Small private networks • The other guys
  17. 17. Wikis • Do it yourself – Media Wiki • Wetpaint.com • Pbworks.com • Wikia.com
  18. 18. Blogs • Wordpress – the king of blogs • Edublogs.org – free wordpress-based • Blogger.com – free • Typepad.com - paid
  19. 19. Micro - blogs • Twitter – the current leader • Facebook statuses • Plurk • Identi.ca
  20. 20. Real World • Conferences • Work • Community activities • Volunteer work
  21. 21. Virtual world • Second life – the king of virtual worlds • Hangout.net – rooms to hang out in • There.com • Twinity.com – replicates real cities
  22. 22. Coming Up Module 2 – Setting Twitter Up http://twitterkit.englishspark.com

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