MY PLN UP CLOSE
Using Twitter as a Professional Learning Network

Nicole Harkins
NETWORK GROWTH
NETWORK GROWTH
 At the beginning of the term, I hadn’t even considered having a
PLN and did not completely understand how...
NETWORK GROWTH
 The kinds of groups and individuals that I follow are relevant to
my teaching career by subject specializ...
ALBERTA EDUCATION
@ALBERTAED

 This organization is a good choice for me to follow on my PLN
because it is the governing ...
AB SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY
@ABSCHOOLTECH

 This account is very valuable within my PLN. First of all, it
highlights technologic...
2L E A R N. C A S O C I E T Y
@2LEARN_CA

 This Twitter account is an important piece within my PLN. It
provides resource...
CONNECTING
 So far, the ways that I have connected using my PLN are by retweeting other people’s tweets that I find inter...
EDU 210 - Module 12 Multimedia Reflection
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EDU 210 - Module 12 Multimedia Reflection

  1. 1. MY PLN UP CLOSE Using Twitter as a Professional Learning Network Nicole Harkins
  2. 2. NETWORK GROWTH
  3. 3. NETWORK GROWTH  At the beginning of the term, I hadn’t even considered having a PLN and did not completely understand how it could benefit my teaching career. After choosing Twitter as my PLN platform, my network began to grow, as I began following different educational bodies and influential people within the educational context. As seen in the previous slide, I have now began following 42 different groups/people and I find them all very helpful for my professional development.
  4. 4. NETWORK GROWTH  The kinds of groups and individuals that I follow are relevant to my teaching career by subject specialization (i.e. Social Studies and Phys-Ed), Alberta Education related accounts, local news networks which are helpful for Social Studies classes, groups that focus on technology integration in the classroom, and many more. The following slide contains a screenshot of some of the tweets that I have found to be useful when using my PLN.
  5. 5. ALBERTA EDUCATION @ALBERTAED  This organization is a good choice for me to follow on my PLN because it is the governing body for education within the province of Alberta. This means that I will be able to gain insight about Alberta Education initiatives and other topics that are relevant in this scope. Their Twitter account is also a social media effort to transform education by engaging the public in conversation about topics involved in education.
  6. 6. AB SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY @ABSCHOOLTECH  This account is very valuable within my PLN. First of all, it highlights technological initiatives within schools in Alberta. Secondly, it outlines different opportunities for professional development within an educational context. Technology within the classroom is becoming commonplace, therefore, keeping up with this kind of knowledge is vital to being a successful educator.
  7. 7. 2L E A R N. C A S O C I E T Y @2LEARN_CA  This Twitter account is an important piece within my PLN. It provides resources that can be utilized within the classroom, professional development opportunities for educators looking to develop their skill sets in different areas of the educational realm, as well as leadership for teachers. As an educator, it is vital to increase your wealth of resources that can be used within the classroom, and 2Learn.ca Society is a good start for this.
  8. 8. CONNECTING  So far, the ways that I have connected using my PLN are by retweeting other people’s tweets that I find interesting or useful for the ways in which I approach education. I hope to engage in discussions with organizations and individuals in the future to build my PLN further and grow as an educator.

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