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Session Description



Participants will learn how to use Twitter as a way to help increase their professional learning network (PLN). The presentation will cover initial set-up of a Twitter account, content sharing and resources, benefits and ways to help increase their presence in the global community of educators. Participants can expect to leave with a better understanding of Twitter's applications and benefits as well as the foundations to an improved and increased PLN to aid in the betterment of their profession.
Presenter: Steven Mogg and AJ Juliani
Time: 8:00AM-11:00AM

Goals


1. Understand Social Media's role in the 21st Century
2. Demonstrate an effective use of a PLN
3. Analyze the Best and Next practices of using Social Media in the classroom
4. Collaborate with peers to expand your PLN

Agenda


Before
  • Intro to Social Media
During
  • Part 1: Twitter is Social Media's Gateway
  • Activity 1
  • Part 2: Your PLN
  • Activity 2
After
  • Sign up for another Social Media app (for education)
  • Reflection

Part 1: Twitter is Social Media's Gateway...


1. Identify and Appreciate a PLN
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2. Create Twitter Account
  • Profile
    • Picture
    • Bio
    • Private vs. Open

***Examples of Twitter Accounts: @stevenjmogg @ajjuliani @diannekrause @educationismylife

3. How to use Twitter
  • Basics
    • Follow(ers)
    • @ Message
    • DM
    • Hashtags
    • Lists
    • EDU Purposes
    • Social Purposes

4. Appropriate Usage
  • Dos and Don’ts

5. Why Use it?

ACTIVITY: Don't stop, get it, get it.

1. Set up your account (if you haven't already done so).
2. Read articles
3. Ask questions
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Part 2


Define PLN

  • Definition
  • Education PLN
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Why build your PLN?


ACTIVITY: Build Your PLN

1. Follow 50-100 educators
2. Create a hashtag for your department or classroom
3. Jump into other social media for education: Diigo, Quora (AJ's favorite), StumbleUpon, etc.