November, 7 2013 , Austin , TX

Twitter: Sharing Knowledge Empowers

Sandy Kendell

Educational Technology Specialist

Twitter: @EdTechSandyK

Blog: edtechsandyk.blogspot.com

Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders

Link to presentation slides: http://tiny.cc/twitter4pg-tftx13

Link to Livestream recording of presentation (starts 19 minutes into recording): http://livestre.am/4GmGc

Imagine...

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Close your eyes!

No tricks, I promise...

Close your eyes.

Imagine your “people” - directors, principals, technicians, teachers, etc

What if one-third of them were learning all the time? Best practices? New lesson ideas? Latest education trends?

How about 50% of them? 75%?

What if just ONE person was learning all the time? What if that one person was you?

What You Imagined is Possible!

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With a free, but often misunderstood tool called...

TWITTER!

How Can Educators Use Twitter?

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As you watch this video, Tweet a thought about it!

Use hashtag #TLTF13

Why Do Educators Use Twitter?

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Do you see any common threads here?

Tweet your thoughts!

Tweet a response to someone

else’s thought!

Use hashtag #TLTF13

Sandy’s Twitter Testimony

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Is anything you are hearing striking a cord? Tweet your thoughts!

Use hashtag #TLTF13

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Started using Twitter around the same time I started my Masters Degree.

Noticed information in my classes wasn’t as new or revelatory as it might otherwise have been, because I was already being exposed to it through Twitter.

The learning did not stop when I finished my degree, and still hasn’t stopped!

I am prepared with information before initiatives start.

I am able to share new ideas with colleagues.

I have a network of people to bounce ideas off of or to ask for help.

What Can You Find on Twitter?

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Find an interesting link? Click & learn!

Info that might benefit others? Re-tweet it!

If you are interested in...

Search for...

English

#engchat or #ozengcchat

Math

#mathchat or #mathed

Science

#scichat or #scienceed

Social Studies or History

#sschat or #historyteacher

Educational Technology

#edtech or #edtechchat

Learning with Mobile Devices

#mlearning, #BYOD, #BYOTchat

Administration/Leadership

#cpchat

Something not listed here?

One or two key words.

# not required.

  • Log in to Twitter OR go to search.twitter.com in a web browser.
  • Find the magnifying glass and search for one of the suggested terms below.
  • Take a moment to browse through what you find.

I didn’t get Twitter at first. You might still be reluctant. But, humor me. Let’s try something...

Search for one of the hashtags listed on the slide. What do you see?

Are You Convinced Enough to Try?

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What would you like to learn about?

Search for the topic on Twitter. Notice hashtags that are used for it.

Suggestions for Getting Started

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Don’t know where to start?

Send a Tweet to:

@EdTechSandyK

@CarrieRossTX

@MrHooker

We will help!

  • Sign up for an account and fill out your profile.
  • Commit to using Twitter a little each day. Put it on your calendar for 15 minutes! Put the app on your phone and use it when you are waiting for something.
  • Search for & follow people & organizations you already know and trust.
  • Learn about the language of Twitter.
  • Search for topics and hashtags that are interesting to you. Note the Tweeps who use those hashtags and consider following them.
  • Lurk for a bit to get acclimated.
  • Retweet others and start Tweeting your own thoughts and ideas and questions. Use hashtags if possible!

Remember those dreams?

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The best way to get your colleagues growing is to try it yourself and spread the enthusiasm by example...

What if Every Day Was Like This?

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They can be!

And it starts with YOU!

Sandy at ISTE 2013

Twitter for Professional Learning Poster Session

Additional Resources

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Twitter for Professional Learning LiveBinder

(Created for ISTE 2013)

How I Got Started on Twitter

All of my blog posts that reference Twitter

November, 7 2013 , Austin , TX

Twitter: Sharing Knowledge Empowers

Sandy Kendell

Educational Technology Specialist

Twitter: @EdTechSandyK

Blog: edtechsandyk.blogspot.com

Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders

Link to presentation slides: http://tiny.cc/twitter4pg-tftx13

Link to Livestream recording of presentation (starts 19 minutes into recording): http://livestre.am/4GmGc

Twitter: Sharing Knowledge Empowers - Tech Forum Texas 11-7-13 - Google Slides