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#CouchConference: Developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN): Taking Charge of Your Professional Development
Transcript of #CouchConference: Developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN): Taking Charge of Your Professional Development
Conference on a Couch
What is a PLN?
If you have 5 minutes, you can tweet!
Anatomy of a Tweet
Link to Main Content
Go to www.twitter.com and sign up for an account.
Let's get started!
- for Indiana educators
- for all educators
#cpchat #edadmin #satchat
- for administrators/leaders
- technology in education
- instructional coaches/leaders
#mlearning #byotchat #1to1chat
- mobile learning, BYOD, 1-1 initiatives
#mathcat #scichat #sschat
- math, science, and social studies
#engchat #langchat #eltchat #ellchat
- english and LAP education
- special education
#kinderchat ... #6thchat #elemchat #midlevchat
- grade level specific
- education reform
- gifted and talented
- new teachers
- art and music
Find people through hashtags that share your interests.
Click on their handle (username) and click "Follow."
Then see who they follow.
Who Should I Follow?
My Favorite Tweeters:
In addition to the standard Twitter phone app...
Alternatives to using twitter.com...
Shorten links to only 19 characters.
(Tweetdeck can shorten URLs for you, as well.) If you are integrating with MBC... use mbcurl.me
What do YOU want to know?
Edublog Awards Best Tweeters:
Just observe at first.
You don't have to read every tweet.
Add a profile picture.
Stick with it!
What should I tweet?
Share classroom successes
Ask questions (add a hashtag for a larger audience of experts)
Reply to others and strike up a conversation
Start small. Find a few interesting blogs to follow.
Google Blogs Search by topic
Read and COMMENT
Where To Begin
keep it short
follow Twitter hashtags
post on social networks
include blog link in comments
Use this time to continue exploring.
Browse Twitter hashtags or find people you are interested in following.
Retweet or share great finds and resources (Don't forget the hashtags on your tweets!)
Meet back here at 3:00!
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