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The Power of 10,000 Educators in Your Pocket
This Presentation was created as a direct result of that power!
If you are currently on Twitter, tweet out during our session! Use #GCExpo13
We all know what making a connection is, but... What on earth is a connected educator?
You are not alone!
Separation of some things is a good idea, a very good idea! Professional Keep ‘em separated!
Are you intentional about your legacy? Your PLN is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy to your.... (2013, Theriault)
So many tools, so little time!
Two tools to rule them all! Well not really, but we will explain.
A Traditional Social Media Tool with some non-traditional upgrades! Google+ is:
Navigation Sort Stream By Circles Share Here, or here Current User Notification Bell Switch Accounts Your Stream Hangouts
+1 You can “like” every post by using the “+1” button. And you can go back and find all of your “+1’s later!” This post was made in the EdCampVC (Ventura County) Community.
Twitter is: Information shared in small posts (140 characters max.) called “tweets.” ●text ●links ●photos ●videos
Don’t take our word for it
Flatten the walls
The Twitter website
Anatomy of a tweet
Twitter Vocabulary Reply Retweet (RT) Modified tweet (MT) Follow/FollowerTimeline or stream FavoriteDirect Message (DM) Ts, Ss, and Ps Tweeps/Tweeple/Tweet-up/Twittermonial
Hashtags (Topics) #caedchat #ccsschat #elemchat #cpchat (connected principals) #ntchat (new teachers) #gtchat (gifted and talented) #spedchat #edtech Also grade level/subject specific
Setting up an account ●Sign in with at twitter.com ●Real name or a memorable professional name (no underscores) ●Real photo or recognizable drawing (screenshot) ●Create a bio (how long teaching, where you are, etc.) ●Make your profile public
Twitter Dos ●Follow at least educators ●Accept that you will not be able to read every tweet… EVER (power of the RT) ●Give it 2 months ●Interact with people whose tweets you find interesting (lurking is okay at first) ●Unfollow people who are not adding to your experience ●Be professional
●Follow one or two people. Look at who they follow or interact with and follow those people. ●Tweet to that one person, ask who they recommend, and follow those people. ●Click on a hashtag. Follow people who are saying things you find interesting or valuable. ●There are many lists of key people to follow. ●Look at people’s bios and tweets to help you decide if you want to follow them. Get started
How to follow
Important to remember the 3 stages of becoming a connected educator. Stage 1: Lurker Stage 2: Tentative participant Stage 3: Contributing member
"Unless the only thing you do is hand out worksheets other people made, you have things to share on Twitter." Tweet: ●about an activity you are doing ●a success you have had with a student ●about something that frustrates you so you can get help What can you share?
Twitter Clients ~ For Filtering Tweets TweetDeck Hootsuite