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Building Your PLN

  1. 1. Building your PLN: Twitter and Blogging By:Hugh McDonald @hughtheteacher Gallit Zvi @gallit_z
  2. 2. Shape of Dayo Twittero Twitter Exploration Timeo Why Blog?o Blogging Exploration Time using Kidblog
  3. 3. All this… Thank you @courosa
  4. 4. Can Now be found Here!
  5. 5. Gaming Thank you @courosa
  6. 6. Two Players Thank you @courosa
  7. 7. Connections have Evolved http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiR Ng&list=FLnYZoKqsu4pKrxdqyjnrNdw&index=9&f eature=plpp_video
  8. 8. Are we where our students are?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhpmEZWu RQ&feature=youtu.be Thank you @gcouos
  9. 9. Web 2.0: What it is?• Participation• Collaboration• Changing the way internet can be used in the classroom• Knowing, Wondering, Learning, & Sharing• Twitter, Blogging, Facebook, Google Docs, wikis, youtube etc…
  10. 10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM
  11. 11. What it isn’t?• Just consuming information from websites for content
  12. 12. Why Twitter?• “Twitter in 60 Seconds”http://www.slideshare.net/CatherineRitz/twitter-for-professional-development
  13. 13. Why Twitter?• Connections: Create your own Personal Learning Network (PLN)• Collaboration: Share resources and ideas with like minded teachers & students• Live Chats (#hashtags)• Research: Search for resources you need• Impress your students• Use new sites and resources even they haven’t heard ofhttp://www.slideshare.net/CatherineRitz/twitter-for-professional-development
  14. 14. Benefits of a Twitter PLNhttp://linoit.com/users/mrsdkrebs/canvases/Joining%20the%20Conversation
  15. 15. Where are you joining the Conversation?• 1. Im not interested. I dont get it. In fact, how did I get into this session anyway?• 2. Ive been thinking about it, considering joining in. However, I dont know how.• 3. Im ready to go! Just point me in the right direction.• 4. Ive already joined the conversation, and Im having lots of fun and making connections Denise Krebs https://sites.google.com/site/iowajoiningtheconversation2012/inspiration
  16. 16. Twitter Time!• Twitter app on your device or go to twitter.com
  17. 17. Let’s get started!
  18. 18. Add more “tweeps”
  19. 19. Starting Your Twitter PLN
  20. 20. FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  21. 21. Hashtag
  22. 22. Some Education Hashtags We Use• #sd36learn• #edchat• #bced• #1stchat, 5thchat etc…• #kinderchat• #geniushour• #choose2matter• #youmatter• #learn365• #elemchat• #edtech
  23. 23. Why Blog with Students?• Authentic Audience• Increased Intrisic Motivation for the task• Engaged Learners
  24. 24. More Reasons to Blog• Share thoughts, ideas, and opinions, & support them with details that make understanding easy. –Pictures, captions, videos• Will learn to communicate effectively
  25. 25. Become better writers, both in content and mechanics.
  26. 26. Become better readers,improving comprehension and the ability to read critically.
  27. 27. Blog to a Worldwide Audiencehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgZ3X0e67Tc&feature=player_embedded
  28. 28. Take Ownership of their Own Learning
  29. 29. Use Web 2.0 technology as a toolto publish their work to share with their peers, family, and friends.
  30. 30. Blogging Platforms *Personal Weebly Blog ifStudents created own E-Portfoliowebsite.
  31. 31. KidBlog
  32. 32. Express YourLearning Too!!
  • KristaLopez

    Apr. 21, 2013

Building your PLN and becoming a connected educator through the use of twitter and blogging!

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