Creating Your PLN Using Twitter

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Creating Your Personal Learning Network Using :

Creating Your Personal Learning Network Using Gina Hartman, Educational Technology Specialist Francis Howell School District

What is a Personal Learning Network?:

What is a Personal Learning Network ? Think-Pair-Share: How would you define a personal learning network? Web definitions: A collection of resources to go to when you want to learn new ideas, strategies, and information. A group of people who can guide your learning, point you to learning opportunities, answer your questions, and give you the benefit of their own knowledge and experience. Think-Pair-Share: How do you learn new things? Source: Building your Personal Learning Network

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PLN 1.0 – Now Staff development workshops Graduate school courses Books Journals List servs Face to face conferences Usually involves spending $$ fees/purchases/tuition PLN 2.0 – Future Podcasts Social Bookmarking Blogs Wiki’s Micro-Blogging (Twitter) Ning Video / web streaming Free! Source:

How has my Personal Learning Network helped me?:

How has my Personal Learning Network helped me? Anytime, anywhere learning Share and network with other professionals Learn from “diverse” resources and different experts Stay on the cutting edge Hear about new resources Hear about new blog posts Hear about upcoming live and virtual conferences and events Find colleagues at conferences Create a backchannel (side discussion) during a speaker presentation Measure up to the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers - NETS-T (3) Teachable moments

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Created a wiki Around 240 people worldwide have edited the wiki in just a few weeks Shared the wiki link with my PLN on Twitter

The “Power” of a Personal Learning Network is AMAZING!:

The “ Power ” of a Personal Learning Network is AMAZING! Think of the ways this could help you teach and learn! Twitter!

Guided Tour of Twitter:

Guided Tour of Twitter Followers Public vs. Protected profiles Log in  to Twitter Click  Settings Scroll down and check the box next to  "Protect my Updates" SAVE  your changes . Tweeting @replies Direct messages (DM) Favorites Nudge Following someone

Let’s get you started using Twitter!:

Let’s get you started using Twitter! Create a new account – Settings – Profile is very important! Sending tweets – remember your limited to 144 characters Finding friends “Find People” ghartman

Twitter Engagement Formula 70-20-10:

Twitter Engagement Formula 70-20-10 Share Resources (70) - Successful learning in the 21st Century is not what you know, but what you share, so 70% of my Twittertime is spent sharing others voices, opinions and tools; Collaborations (20) - 20% of my Tweets are directly responding, connecting, collaboration, and co-creating with like-minded Twitter colleagues. From these important tweets, lifelong professional and personal relationships have been forged. Chit-Chat (10) - 10% of my Twittertalk is “chit-chat-how’s-your-hat” stuff. It is in these “trivial” details shared about working out, favorite movies, politics, and life in general that I connect with others as a human being. These simple chit chats are what have allowed me to know that I am never alone, and there is support whenever, wherever, and however I need it! Angela Maiers

More Ideas for using Twitter:

More Ideas for using Twitter Personal vs. Professional use Share good work-related things you’ve discovered (a good article, website, idea, etc.). Whenever possible, include a link (if it’s too long, use TinyURL to shorten it with one click). Retweet something interesting somebody else has Twittered. Show respect though by giving that person credit. Simply start your message with “Retweeting@username” and then paste in the original message (the @ symbol is the Twitter convention for responding or referring to other users). Communication tool Parkway School District Francis Howell School District

Final thought……:

Final thought…… Do you love to learn? What new things do you want to learn or work on this school year? What is your personal learning goal? Don’t wait to go to a conference or workshop! Create your Personal Learning Network today!

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Hope to see you in the Twitterverse!

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