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1 Free Professional Development January 20 th Principals Coucnil SWPRSC Sublette, KS Presented by Jason Johnson Principal Meade ES / JH Unleash the Power

2 Free Professional Development What is Twitter ? Twitter=“A Short Burst of inconsequential information” Just because Lebron tweets inconsequential information doesn’t mean the education community does!! The Essential Twitter Dictionary

3 Free Professional Development Why Twitter ? Immense amount of Web 2.0 tools available, but untapped! Networking at conferences face to face? How much information do you get? Tom Whitby

4 Free Professional Development How to Twitter ? Where do I get started? I don’t want to embarrass myself? I don’t have time to consume all that information!! Wiki Page of Teachers on Twitter

5 Free Professional Development What Can I Use ? Applications for Twitter are numerous… Smartphone compatibility!!! Twitter home page Recommendation— Tweetdeck --Works on desktop, phone, ipad

6 Free Professional Development Hashtags ? What the heck are hashtags? Why do I need to worry about them? Searching? Popular hashtags for educators— #edchat, #elemchat, #midleved, #edtech

7 Free Professional Development How do I use it ? Resource development for staff Become Lifelong-Learner as a leader Not comfortable with Elementary—Don’t always trust that Best Practices are being used in 21 st Century Learning Feed the Hungry—Fatten the Full

8 Free Professional Development Take a Live Look ? #edchat Twitter Stream

9 Free Professional Development Links Twitter as PD Article-- witter-as-.html witter-as-.html Twitter Dictionary-- twitter-dictionary_b1205 twitter-dictionary_b1205 Wiki Page for Teachers-- 4/FrontPage 4/FrontPage Tom Whitby YouTube-- ure=youtube_gdata_player ure=youtube_gdata_player PLN Website--


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