By @mSchlemko & @sahlinvic
What It Means to be a Networked Educator
- by Alec Couros via flickr
Twitter in 60 Seconds
- Extend your personal learning network (PLN)
- Keep you up to date on current research, trends and news
- Give you access to new ideas about what you are passionate about
- Help you get feedback from peers and experts
- Connect you to global collaboration
Twitter is an excellent social media tool that allows you to do all of this in an instant.
Our Professional Journey
- Daily professional development—PLCs extended
- Help and support from peers and experts
- Chat groups based on my needs and areas I would like to grow and contribute
- Answers/feed back from peers that understand the challenges of the education field
- Global connections for myself and my students
- Social connections with others globally, locally and within your own building
IREC Teacher Reflection
Why Twitter for Schools?
- Engages parents & community
- Changes that stories about school
- Educates parents & community about current pedagogy
- Starting to use for collecting & reflecting on data
What do you need to think about in the area of digital citizenship for yourself, your staff and for your students?
How to Get Started with Twitter and Building Your PLN
Video: Twitter for Teachers – Part 1 – Setting up Your Twitter Account
Video:Twitter for Teachers – Part 2 – Creating Your Twitter Profile, Sending a Tweet and Replying to a Tweet.
Video: Twitter for Teachers – Part 3 – Retweeting, Favorites and adding to your PLN