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How can I use Twitter to develop my PLN?

An overview for teachers
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Imogen McLennan

on 4 May 2015

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How can I use twitter to build PLN
What is twitter anyway?
Why Twitter?
Users can access the site via the web and mobile devices to exchange frequent bite-size updates of information called 'tweets' which are messages of up to 140 characters long that anyone can send or read. Users share these tweets which are micro-bits of information that can contain things like photos, videos, quotes, article links and more. Each tweet can also have replies from other people creating real-time conversations around hot topics, breaking news and interesting new content.
How do I start to use it?
Sign up at Twitter.com
Search for topics of interest, people you admire, or whom inspire you and click
Follow
twitter
/ˈtwɪtə/
2.
make a posting on the social media website Twitter.
"many active bloggers are twittering more and more these days"
"Twitter is a social network and real-time communication service used by millions of people and organizations to quickly share and discover information." Daniel Zeevie, Social Media scientist
How does using twitter effect my PLN?
These is where I find the people who are following me
What are all the funny symbols and what do they mean?
In a nutshell
This is where the beauty of building a PLN starts...
Sharing and learning
What's so important about #hashtags?
A hashtag is similar to putting hardcopy or electronic resources in a folder.
This open networking environment has also led to an entire ecosystem built around the Twitter platform where creative people, designers, marketers and businesses can flourish together.
Daniel Zeevie
Your name and email
Click!
Type in a name of someone you'd like to follow
Click the follow button- it's that simple!
This is my Twitter handle. When people reply or share my tweets they use this to identify me.
Just Like I have used here for others
Links to my blog and about me page.
Share/ tweet the exact tweet of someone else.
Shows the original tweeter that you like their tweet and notifies your followers.
Email something important, embed in your blog or website, or if need be report for inappropriate usage.
Michael is someone I follow
I get notified that he favourited someone else's tweet!
Here's the link to the information Michael favourited.
This takes me straight to the information, so that I can read it and learn for myself. I may then retweet or favourite it myself!
This organises the tweets so that everyone following that hashtag is seeing relevant information
Here the tweeters are responding to a question. The A1, A2 and A3 are answers to questions 1, 2 and 3.
Now, if you're feeling confident after all of that and you'd like to file those you follow and follow you, create some lists!
Ok, so I can learn from others, share resources, blogs, articles, videos etc. Why is it so important that my PLN is made up of people I don't usually have contact with?
Found this on twitter- challenged my thinking. That's got to be good!
How can I use twitter to develop
my PLN?
What some teachers have said about how using Twitter has been helpful in developing their PLN


Finally, here's a link to my blog post about how twitter is useful in developing PLN.
http://thinkspace.csu.edu.au/imogenmcl/2015/03/31/how-using-twitter-contributed-to-developing-my-pln/
Follow me on Twitter; we can learn together. @ImogenMcL
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