TWITTER ADS
One of the first steps to building a PLN is to join Twitter. But before we do the how, let's have a look at some of the why -
20 Second Twitter Stories

I asked people in my PLN to record a short story about something that has happened to them on Twitter, or advice, or why they joined etc. Here is the result -
from @jennyluca in Melbourne
from @murcha Anne Mirtschin in Hawkesdale (Vic)


from @jasongraham99 in Indonesia
from @klbeasley Kerri-Lee Beasley in Singapore


from @dkuropatwa Darren Kuropatwa in Canada
from @bryanjack in Canada


from @lamos10 Linda Amos - Victoria.
from @ezka29 Erin Gallagher, Canberra


from @melshurtz in Malaysia
from @willie42 Andrew Williamson in Melbourne



There are also lots of Twitter Stories here, but not necessarily edu-related.

Inspired much? So....
Let's Get Tweeting!
Presentation by Keith Ferrell

Twitter in Plain English - a straightforward general explanation of Twitter.

A Beginner's Guide To Twitter

The main Twitter website - (where you go to sign up and set up your profile

FROM MY TWITTER NETWORK -
I thought rather than explaining how to 'do' Twitter to you myself, that I would get my Twitter PLN to help. Here is the result....

This video comes from @malynmawby (when you see names written with the @ symbol in front of them that indicates a Twitter 'handle') who is in Sydney.

This video can be found on Vimeo as well.

Now that you have heard a bit about what Twitter is and what it can do, here are a few aspects of Twitter that you need to know about:

The following videos were made specifically for this workshop by people in my PLN :-)
Your network is made of real people from @thecleversheep Rodd Lucier in Canada
Your Twitter Profile from @loisath Lois Smethurst in Melbourne


How to signup-tips on picking a username from @dannynic in the UK
How to Tweet - keeping it short from @mr_mitch_h in Melbourne


What an @reply is from @richardolsen in Melbourne (from the IdeasLab)
How to Retweet from @melcashen in Bendigo


Direct Messages - what they are from @itmadesimple (Tony Richards) in Melbourne
Hashtags - what they are from @dkuropatwa in Canada


Lists - what they are and why they are useful from @kimcofino in Japan
Twitter Clients from @chamada in Vietnam


Other tutorials that may be helpful:
Twitter Hashtag Tutorial
Search YouTube - there are stacks of tutorials there.
10 Steps to kick start your Twitter network
Twitter For Teachers - A professional development tool
Links from @jessmcculloch on Diigo

People & #hashtags to follow

Me - @jessmcculloch

Jane - @msblps

People To Follow
#hashtags To Follow
VICTORIA@melcashen@itmadesimple@willie42@jennyluca@mrpbps@taniatorikova
@mr_lo_nigro
@sciencematters
@russellogden
@medg56
@adriancamm
@sujokat
@jomcleay
@mrrobbo
@brittgow
@murcha
@loisathAUSTRALIA@malynmawby
@mickprest
@steve_collis
@Vormamim
My list of Oz & NZ EducatorsOTHER@dkuropatwa
@dannynic@thecleversheep
@joedale
@courosa
@ewanmcintosh
@kevinhoneycutt
@jasongraham99
@chamada
@klbeasley
@mscofino
@intrepidteacher
My list of Educators in the US and Canada
My list of Educators in the UK and Europe
My list of Educators in Asia

Most Influential Educators on Twitter
#vicpln#edchat#slidetolearn#kinderchat#elemchat#flatclassroom#globaled#1stchat#2ndchat#mathschat#innovchat
The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags


Tips on things to write about on Twitter -
  • what is happening in your classroom at the moment
  • your plans for your next class
  • links to resources you have found
  • questions about how to.....?
  • links to any content you publish on the web
  • how you are feeling that day
  • everyday happenings - like complaining about not having time to have made anything interesting for lunch!
  • project ideas
  • how amazed your are at something
  • notes from a conference presentation that you are listening to - this is called a backchannel.