Pinterest, Twitter and
LinkedIn, Oh My!
Using Social Media to Expand
your Professional (Personal)
Learning Network
A prese...
In the beginning . . .
• Twitter – an account to hold my name
• Pinterest
• Linked In – the “professional thing” to do
And then the focus changed
Image Source:
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/teacher-tutorial-on-creating-personal....
Why have a social media PLN?
• Ask and answer questions
• Collaborate
• Get Feedback
• Organize concepts
• Remove sense of...
What’s my Pinterest now?
Idea organizer
Twitter
• Microblogging
• Real time communication
• Follow others in your content area
o #careerteched
o #arkedchat – Thur...
Create a bio that helps
identify who you are
Create or find
lists
What’s been recent in career
and technical education?
Linked In
Isn’t it just a way to put up a
resume?
It’s another way to develop
your network!
Challenges
•In the beginning . . .
o Getting started
o Figuring out what tools work
best for my needs
o Determining what a...
We’ve just
scratched
the
surface!
• Additional resources -
http://moourl.com/arkactesm
• ACTE Pinterest -
http://pinterest...
• Twitter:
o@rcmclean
• Email:
mclean.robin.c@gmai
l.com
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  1. 1. Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn, Oh My! Using Social Media to Expand your Professional (Personal) Learning Network A presentation for Arkansas ACTE Summer Conference 2013 By Dr. Robin C. McLean
  2. 2. In the beginning . . . • Twitter – an account to hold my name • Pinterest • Linked In – the “professional thing” to do
  3. 3. And then the focus changed Image Source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/teacher-tutorial-on-creating-personal.html
  4. 4. Why have a social media PLN? • Ask and answer questions • Collaborate • Get Feedback • Organize concepts • Remove sense of isolation
  5. 5. What’s my Pinterest now? Idea organizer
  6. 6. Twitter • Microblogging • Real time communication • Follow others in your content area o #careerteched o #arkedchat – Thursdays at 8pm CST o #CTEChat – Wednesdays at 7:30 CST o What works for your content, may not work for others – find your niche! http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
  7. 7. Create a bio that helps identify who you are
  8. 8. Create or find lists
  9. 9. What’s been recent in career and technical education?
  10. 10. Linked In
  11. 11. Isn’t it just a way to put up a resume?
  12. 12. It’s another way to develop your network!
  13. 13. Challenges •In the beginning . . . o Getting started o Figuring out what tools work best for my needs o Determining what and how to share •Today . . . o Setting time limits on social media o Using all the ideas I am finding
  14. 14. We’ve just scratched the surface! • Additional resources - http://moourl.com/arkactesm • ACTE Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/actecareertech/
  15. 15. • Twitter: o@rcmclean • Email: mclean.robin.c@gmai l.com

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