Creating a Powerful Learning tool – A Twitter PLN
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Creating a Twitter PLN/PLE
Creating a Powerful Learning tool A Twitter PLN
Frank, Divergent Learner Creative Commons Licensed4/2011Stephanie DulmageDiscuss Visual, Notes, Creative Commons Whiteboard What is/are your roles in the educational setting?1Session Goals:Define PLN and PLE
Benefits of PLNs and PLEs
Creating a PLN/PLE on Twitter
Using Twitter, Tweetdeck, and Twitterfall to Manage Your PLN
Twitter PLN/PLE Resources
4/2011Stephanie Dulmage2What Is a PLN or PLE?PLN is an acronym for personal learning network
PLE is an acronym for personal learning environment and is the tool/online space that you create your PLN in
Twitter, Moodle, Ning, Diigo,
Google Reader, Blogs, Wikis,Google+Characteristics of a PLN A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information. They are the group of people who contribute to your knowledge and understanding of topics in your field and beyond.PLNs extend your learning through increased reflection, while enabling you to learn as part of a global community. Networking online and finding individuals with whom you share connections or whose interests you share in common
4/2011Stephanie DulmageRaise your hand if you already have a virtual/online personal learning network. 3PLN Vs. PLE
4/2011Stephanie DulmageBenefits of PLNsSupports knowledge construction through networksEmpowers learners to be self-led, independent knowledge seekers and creatorsAllows for customization of learning specific to individual learning needs or interests.highly collaborative, reflective, and inspirationalFosters engagement with like-minded professionals Meaningful professional development
4/2011Stephanie DulmageShare anecdotal accounts of the benefitsShow voice thread and animoto share screenChat pod chat what do you hope to gain from creating a twitter PLN
5View the short video on the benefits of a Twitter PLN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKqJSjvJ4X0Generate 1-2 ideas of what you hope to gain from a Twitter PLN or how your Twitter PLN has impacted you?
4/2011Stephanie DulmagePLN Voicethread: http://voicethread.com/share/1990971/
GooGgleGGGoogle+Stages/Levels of Involvement in PLNSocial Network Knowledge Construction
Identify - Whats Out There?Lurk - How Do Things Work Here?Contribute What Can I Construct?Create What Can I Offer?Lead How Can I Lead or Mentor Others4/2011Stephanie DulmageImportant to know that as you develop your PLN you will go through some quite predictable stages. Give an anecdotal account:84/2011Stephanie DulmageMy choice for this graphic was deliberate: Enter in chat why you think this graphic was chosen for the levels of involvement?Highest level of learning, growth, and impact are fully realized when you begin to create and lead.9It all Starts With One Click
4/2011Stephanie DulmageExplain my story of twitter Cool Cat Teacher10What is TwitterTwitter Real-time information networkSocial networking and microblogging service that allows you connect with others by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends, or "followers."
4/2011Stephanie DulmageCreating Twitter PLNSet Up a Twitter Account
http://www.twitter.com4/2011Stephanie Dulmage12Choose an avatar photo of yourself or other logoCreate and post a bioAdd a link to your blog or web siteFind people/friends to follow
4/2011Stephanie DulmageFinding People to FollowFollow "hashtags, "searches or people Follow who your followers followPopular education hashtags/tweetchats:#edchat, #edtech, #edreform, #mathchat, #gtchat,#ntchat, #passiondriven, #nlearning, #scichat, #stem#spedchat, #k12, #elemchat, #midleved, #cpchat
4/2011Stephanie DulmageFollow you colleagues; Follow an education hashtag, Follow People Others Follow, Follow Twitter suggestionsExit to Twitter and Tweet deckDirect attention to the resources box for screen cast of Twitter how toExit to chat pod practice tweeting in 140 characters14Using TwitterTwitter: Log In Post comment in the Whats Happening? BoxComments need to be clear, concise, and 140 charactersClick TweetOther Twitter Functions:Favorite, Reply, Delete
4/2011Stephanie DulmageChat box Respond to this question: stephe1234 What are the benefits of a Twitter PLN in 140 characters? 15Managing Tweetchats/TwitterTweetdeck Tweetdeck is a platform for organizing Twitter and Twitter followers and much more:TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with whats happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more.TweetDeck you to customize your Twitter experience with columns, groups, saved searches and automatic updates helping you to stay updated with the people and topics you care about. Tweetdeck allows you to tweet, share photos, videos or links.
4/2011Stephanie DulmageTweetDeck is your personal browser, connecting you w contacts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,customize your Twitter experience with columns, groups, saved searches and automatic updates helping you to stay updated with the people and topics you care about. Tweetdeck allows you to tweet, share photos, videos or links.
Direct attention to resource for Tweetdeck how to17TwitterfallTwitterfall
Twitterfall is a Twitter client specializing in real-time tweet searches. New tweets fall into the page.
Allows you to follow the stream of a hashtag or tweetchat.
Effective when participating in a webinar, online conference or tweetchat.
4/2011Stephanie Dulmagehttp://www.twitterfall.com4/2011Stephanie Dulmage
Getting StartedSet up a Twitter AccountCreate a Profile/BioChoose People to FollowSet up a TweetdeckFollow a Hashtag or TweetchatSet up Twitterfall to manage TweetchatsIdentify, Lurk, Contribute, Create and
4/2011Stephanie Dulmage204/2011Stephanie DulmageLEADhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V74AxCqOTvgReflection and Action Planning QuestionsWhat are your plans for creating a PLN?How do you think this will benefit you?What applications do you see for your colleagues and students?How will this transform teaching and learning?How will you use this to be a change agent in your classroom, school, district?4/2011Stephanie DulmageQuestions and contact InformationResources:http://livebinders.com/edit?id=90248http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit/34291 http://livebinders.com/edit?id=51890http://cybraryman.com/pln.htmlhttp://livebinders.com/play/play/49640Contact Information:
Stephanie [email protected]: http://www.educationvisionleadership.edublogs.orgTwitter:@stephe1234