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How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN
For many people, Twitter conjures up the worst of the internet: disjointed, meaningless phrases, unrecognizable abbreviations, and endless drivel about where someone's getting their double mocha today. So, Why Tweet?!?! For the inquisitive educator, there are some jewels herein that can lead to stimulating discussions, new resources, and an ongoing supportive network. You just have to know where to look. To that end, here is a list of educationally focused chats that we recommend (listed by day): Chat for educators teaching 4th grade #4thchat Mondays 8pm ET/5pm PT/7pm CT Chat for educators teaching social studies #sschat Mondays 7pm ET/4pm PT/6pm CT Chat for music educators #musedchat Mondays 8pm ET/5pm PT Chat for ELL educators #ellchat Mondays 9pm ET/6pm PT Kindergarten Chat #kinderchat Mondays 9pm ET/6pm PT General education chat #edchat Tuesdays 12 noon ET/ 9am PT 7pm ET/4pm PT Chat for science educators #scichat Tuesdays 9pm ET/6pm PT Chat for arts educators #artsed Thursdays 7pm ET/4pm PT

3 Tools to Turn your Tweets into A Newspaper Creating e-magazines and newspaper is no longer a job of only high tech guys but anyone with the rudimentary knowledge of internet surfing can now set up and run his/her own e-magazine in a matter of minutes. You want a proof ? check out these tools we have previously posted for teachers and that let them create newspapers for their students. How about creating a magazine from the tweets you share on Twitter and also from what your followers share ? Wouldn't it be a great idea to be able to read your favorite tweets in a magazine like style. 1- myTweetMag 100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty Twitter may have started off as a fun social media site for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about daily life, but it’s become much more than that for many users over the past few years as the site has evolved and grown. These days, Twitter is a powerhouse for marketing, communication, business, and even education, letting people from around the world work together, share ideas, and gain exposure. It has become a staple at many online colleges and campuses as well, leaving many academics wondering just how and if they should be using Twitter both in the classroom and in their professional lives. Whether you’re an academic or just interested in building your Twitter profile, keep reading to learn some tips and tricks that can help you take the first steps towards using Twitter for coursework, research, building a professional network, and beyond. The Basics You have to start somewhere and these tips will help ensure that your first foray in Twitter is a great experience. Etiquette

Tiny Bursts of Learning Despite the fact that I know many teachers who would rank Twitter as the most valuable and powerful networking tool they have access to, there are still many more who simply don’t “get” the value of Twitter. I’ve been to lots of conferences over the last few years where the enormous value of belonging to a Personal Learning Network was being touted, and Twitter is nearly always being suggested as the ideal tool for building that network. At one recent conference I asked for a show of hands for who was not yet on Twitter, and many hands went up… my response was “Why not? What are you waiting for? I spoke to a group of preservice teachers recently who were basically told by their lecturers that they needed to join Twitter. In contrast to all this is the general sentiment among many teachers that “we need more PD!” Learning needs to be ongoing. So how can something at simple as Twitter possibly be used to stay professionally current? How I use my Twitter PLN to learn …to name but a few.

Resources for Growing Your Professional Learning Network Get ideas and tips for creating connections and developing a network. Where do you find time for brainstorming with colleagues? Whether collaboration takes place in well-organized professional learning communities or on the fly in hallway chats, chances are it doesn't happen often enough during the regular school year. Yet research shows that networking with fellow teachers is time well spent. In a recent survey, Teachers Network found that 80 percent of teachers said network participation encouraged them to remain in the classroom, while 90 percent said that networking improved their teaching practice. A personal network doesn't eliminate the need for high-quality professional development, but it does offer a powerful antidote for classroom isolation. Neil Stephenson, who blogs at Thinking In Mind, offers this quick illustration to show the power of networks: "One day, I see kids in our school doing a really cool looking art project. Online tools allow you to build a far-flung network.

Mom This is How Twitter Works Обзор программы Twidium Accounter | Добрый день дорогие читатели, сегодня мы продолжим говорить о раскрутки твиттера, в прошлой раз, я разбирала возможности программы Twidium Inviter, которая поможет набрать тематических и не тематических читателей. Сегодня мы поговорим о автоматическом наполнении Вашей тви-ленты. Если у Вас один твиттер-аккаунт – то наполнить и раскрутить его не составляет труда, но если Вы ведете более 3х аккаунтов, это может оказаться проблемой. А решением может послужить программа Twidium Accounter, позволяющая автоматизировать процессы наполнения Вашей тви-ленты. Узнать информацию о Twidium Accounter и о других продуктах можно на официальном сайте Twidium. Постинг твиттов. С чего начать и чем закончить? 1. 2. 3. Зачем изобретать самолет, если он уже изобретен? Можно не придумывать твиты, а позаимствовать у других. На этом я заканчиваю обзор программы Twidium Accounter, Вы не должны в ней запутаться, но на крайний случай, имеется справка, служба поддержки и я)).

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The Connected Science Teacher It's summertime: time to relax, refresh and get connected. Joining an online community of science teachers is a great way to find resources, inspiration and like-minded colleagues to collaborate with as you re-tool your courses for the next school year. The list below is a good starting point to find a community or two that meets your needs. Edutopia's STEM Group This group has over 2000 members engaged in discussion and sharing ideas. Scitable Scitable is a social network created by Nature Publishing Group. My Moon My Moon is an irreverent co-moon-ity from the Lunar Planetary Institute that is focused on connecting those "under 35" to resources, experts and other information about lunar exploration. Edmodo's Science Community This community connects thousands of Edmodo-using science teachers to each other. The NSTA Learning Center This Learning Center is another large community space for science teachers, whether or not you're a member of the National Science Teachers Association.

Twitter for Professional Development One of best and worst things about teaching today is the unbelievably unfathomable amount of online resources, tools, websites, lesson plans, and overall good stuff for teaching and learning. However, there are only so many hours and minutes in the day to spend researching and finding resources that are relevant to your life as a teacher. How do you keep up with it all? Simply put: Twitter. There is nothing better than having a good group of “goto” people that you can turn to with questions about resources, bounce ideas off of for lessons and projects, and collaborate with on a regular basis. Twitter to the rescue! In addition to just following educators and others with the same interests as you, there are several different hashtags that you can follow that revolve around the educational realm.

Раскручиваем твиттер, обзор программы Twidium Inviter, плюс эксперимент | Твиттер незаменимый атрибут любого блоггера, но что делать если Вас читает только сестра и лучший друг, а подписчики обходят стороной? Не волнуйтесь у меня ситуация не лучше, но сегодня я решила все изменить. А что из этого выйдет мы узнаем по окончанию эксперимента. Ну что ж, давайте обо всем по порядку. А зачем вообще нужно развивать твиттер аккаунт, ну не читают нас, что с того? Твиттер — это источник трафика;Твиттер — это показатель авторитетности;Твиттер — это связь с клиентами и читателями;Твиттер — это средство заработка. Ну вот, кажется определились, продвижение в твиттере полезно со всех сторон. До сегодняшнего дня я не развивала свой твиттер аккаунт, число моих читателей 146, я читаю 158, количество оставленных твитов 93, примерный возраст аккаунта — около 4 месяцев. Трафик с твиттера незначительный. Для моего эксперимента по раскрутке твиттер аккаунта, компания twidium любезно предоставил мне программу Twidium Inviter, давайте с ней познакомимся. В программе есть 4 режима: