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Twitter as a ProfessionalDevelopment Tool: How to UseTwitter to Develop a Personal Learning Network Presented by Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. Candidate MECA Conference Jackson, Mississippi February 8, 2012
Twitter is an information social network.Twitter allows you to:• Follow a myriad of experts across fields• Connect with peers• Obtain information in real-time What is Twitter?
Connect with educators here in the U.S. and abroad. Share best practices and resources. Collaborate with educators around the globe. Why should educators use Twitter?
Create an account/profile Explore the features of the site Find people to follow How do I get started?
Choose a professional name Write an informative bio Upload a professional picture Adding your location is optional Setting Up an Account
Timeline- A record of tweets in real time. Newest tweets are at the top. Tweet-A 140 character post. Retweet-A reposting of someone else’s tweet. Hashtags(#)-A label added to tweets to categorize or identify its content. Definitions
Direct Message-A private message sent to someone. @Mention- These are public tweets that mention you or are directly sent to you. Activity-A snapshot of follows, retweets, and favorites. Favorite- A way to archive tweets for future viewing. Search-A way find other users, either by name subject area, or hashtag. Features
Type a subject area or field you are interested in learning more about. Select and read someone’s profile. Click on the Follow button. Find People To Follow
Introduce yourself in a tweet. Mention @msmeca in a tweet. Ask a question and use a hashtag.(#edtech, #edchat, #elemchat, #phdchat) Ask for a recommendation of people to follow. Let’s Tweet!
Cybraryman’s Twitter Page http://www.cybraryman.com/twitter.html Getting Started with Twitter Chats http://dayintheclassroom.edublogs.org/2011/08/ 06/getting-started-with-twitter-and-twitter- chats/ Twitter for Educators http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxpLubW-3bs Resources
Twitter: @WillDeyamport Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blog: peoplegogy.com Contact Me