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  • There are many social networking tools you can use to do thisFor this discussion I want to focus on Twitter and how I recently started using this tool.
  • Twitter is a free social networking service that allows users to send and receive messages.Click image to show video
  • Click link to create accountClick sign upName username – This is when you should ask the question is this professional or personal make sure your username is appropriate.Click back to PPT n Personal or professional slideBrowse suggestion:Click a topic and it gives you suggestions of who to followClick the button follow to connect with them – I’ll have more suggestions on this laterFriends – goes into associated e-mail address book and sends a message to all users Can skipSearch – put in my name and follow meYou can always remove Explain the pageMenu options at topTweet boxHome list- messagesFollowingFollowersListed – organize usersSearch for a topic – whats going on in the news what are you interested in finding more about?
  • Accessed – any one can see the information since it is public…can make it private but takes away from some of the purpose.Adapted – anyone can take your information and use it someplace else…it is publicArchived – it can be copied by someone else and be saved…it is public
  • Share information quickly with usersMeetings and eventsEmergency informationRemindersThink about it for all school, Class, or maybe a club
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    1. 1. PLN & Twitter<br />Kimberly Pearson<br />Twitter: @krp387<br />
    2. 2. PLN<br />Personal Learning Network <br />A network of people from all over the world that are learning together<br />
    3. 3. PLN<br />Tools<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Lets take a deeper lookand create an accountby going to<br />
    6. 6. Personal or Professional?<br />Think about your audience <br />Consider your professional reputation <br />Think before you post<br />My suggestion keep your professional and personal life separate<br />Always remember this is public<br />
    7. 7. Twitter Language<br />@A reply sent to a specific person but visible to all<br />RT<br />Re-tweet similar to forwarding on e-mailAllows information to spread quickly <br />DDirect message to a specific person<br />#<br />Designates a topic <br />
    8. 8. Remember the 3 A’s of social networking<br /><ul><li>Accessed
    9. 9. Adapted
    10. 10. Archived</li></li></ul><li>So why do I want to use Twitter?<br />
    11. 11. Who should I follow?<br /><ul><li>Who are you reading?
    12. 12. What professional organizations do you belong to?
    13. 13. What vendors do you communicate with?
    14. 14. Look at the people they follow and follow them too!</li></li></ul><li>Other stuff to know:<br />Access via<br />Set up your cell phone and receive text messages<br />Twitter computer applications <br />ex. Tweetdeck and many more<br />Twitter cell phone apps<br /><br />
    15. 15. Back to PLN<br />Take some time over the summer to explore <br />Twitter is just an example<br />Remember Web 2.0 tools are about collaboration so find one that works for you<br />
    16. 16. PLN Tools<br />