Created by @lsawyer0109
Take the Twitter Challenge!
As I shared with you at inservice, it took awhile, but with the help of my daughter, I figured it out. Then, I got my first "retweet" from Peter DeWitt! I spent some time exploring and starting following some key people in education. I was off to a slow start, but was beginning to see that there was a lot of PD out there.
I have loved growing my PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) and discovering new chats. My PD this summer was so much more than I could have imagined! On Twitter, I learned about EDCamps and participated in one this summer in Chicago. I was able to meet some of the incredible people that had become part of my PLN.
There is no end to where you can go with Twitter and I am excited to be on this journey with you!
Here We Go!
#HSDPLN (Horicon School District Professional Learning Network)
Your photo will be an EGG. Make sure you change the egg to a picture (doesn't have to be your face, but it can't stay a Twitter egg)
Update your profile so that others can see your role in education, passions, and interests.
If you already have an account, help someone else get set up! Remember to put HSD as part of your handle (if you are creating a new account).
Then share your Twitter handle with us on the Google Doc below! Follow your colleagues!
Reminder: Check the "follow" lists of your colleagues and find some folks to follow. This is a great way to grow your PLN!
Commit to a chat in the next 6 days! Remember, lurking is okay. Then tweet out which chat you will be going to! Include the chat hashtag, as well as our school hashtag, in your tweet.
"I'm going to be joining #TMchat Sunday at 9pm! #HSDPLN"
"I am going to be joining #5thchat Tuesday at 7pm! #HSDPLN"
FYI: The #miched chat at 7pm on Wednesday is Michigan teachers, however don't hesitate to join another state's chat. I particularly enjoy South Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Ohio chats.
Reminder: FOLLOW some folks in your chat tonight and grow your PLN!
For example, if @lsawyer0109 tweets
- "I'm looking forward to joining #educoach on Wednesday. #HSDPLN"
Then on Thursday you might tweet,
- "@lsawyer0109 How was your #educoach chat last night? #HSDPLN"
Then watch for a notification from @lsawyer0109 for her reply to your question.
TWITTER CHAT BASICS
Topics being discussed more than other topics.
Conferences, events, meetings, schools...Any group can create a hashtag.
USE HASHTAGS SPARINGLY
Don't go overboard on using hashtags or people will think you're #annoying!
Tag it with the person's Twitter handle and also use the hashtag #HSDPLN (See example below!)
Use the hashtag #HSDPLN
Read the tweets of other teachers and find someone from whom you could go learn more!
It could be something you learned, or a resource that was shared, or any thought about the chat itself! Tag it with the chat's hashtag and also use the hashtag #HSDPLN.
If you are giving credit to someone else, be sure to include his/her Twitter handle in the tweet as well!
Thanks for sharing the Twitter challenge @conniehamilton. I tweaked it to fit my staff. #HSDPLN
#FF means "Friday Follow" a chance for you to share a few who you think others should follow! So today, #FF a few people and tell us who we should be following!
Use the hashtag #VBPLN