BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK (PLN) USING WEB 2.0CONNECT, COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE
Tina Giannopoulos, Northlake Woods P.S., School Website, Twitter, Delicious, Wikispaces, Class Blog
Carlo Fusco, Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Twitter for Teachers PD | Twitter | Finding Fusco
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The Networked Teacher


1. Overview: What is a PLN? Wikipedia definition

The Innovative Educator:
Eight Reasons an Innovative Educator Uses Twitter
5 Readings and 2 Videos to Help Others Get Going with PLN's
5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your PLN

2. Overview of Twitter - What is it?
Why should I use it? How does it work?

3. Setting Up Accounts
• @ symbol
• # Hashtags (Today's hashtag is #watweb20.)

What the Hashtag? - tracking hashtags such as #edchat found on Twitter
The Twitter Hashtag: What is it and how do you use it?

• followers
• following
• lists
• favourites
• retweets (RT) - give credit to others for their ideas
• multiuser accounts
• Twitter Goodies: Tweet Button (let others share your blog), Widgets, Buttons (promote your account)

4. Tracking Your Posts
Delicious, Diigo, and Packrati.us- co-ordinate with Diigo or Delicious

5. Finding Links and Resources to Share
• Blogs
• Google Reader - set up accounts and choose some blogs to follow
What are RSS feeds? Subscribing to RSS feeds and classroom Blogs
(Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, Langwitches Blog, Globally Connected Learning Consultant)



6. Using Twitter with other Web 2.0 Apps and Devices
• cell phones
TweetDeck and Seesmic
Yfrog and Twitpic
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7. Going Further
• collaborating
• Google Docs
• Wikis
• Wallwisher
• other social networks: Classroom 2.0, Around the World with 80 Schools,

Twitter for Beginners - wiki by wcarozza

An Educator's Guide to Twitter - LiveBinders

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