As I have blogged about before, Edublogs supports a Student Blogging Challenge and Teacher Blogging Challenge which are two excellent forms of free professional development.
The current Teacher Blogging Challenge is called “30 Days to a Whole New PLN”.
There will be two or three posts each week about setting up, enhancing, and participating in your very own personal learning network.
This week, I was invited to write a guest post on using Twitter to build your PLN.
Click here to find the post
In this post I answer
- What is Twitter
- Why you should be interested in Twitter
- What you will get out of being on Twitter
- How to get started with Twitter to build your PLN
4 Replies to “Guest Post about Twitter on PLN Challenge”
You’ve written a wonderful post…so full of ideas, tips and strategies to get going. Twitter is hard and makes you feel uncomfortable. Then once you get your feet on firm ground, you fall in love with it. I think your tips will help people find firm ground faster….so thank you for all the time it took to create this post. It’s one that I’m sure to refer to often and recommend to other people.
@ Marsha, thanks for letting me know you thought this post was useful! When I first started I totally would agree with this “Twitter is hard and makes you feel uncomfortable.” I really want to show people that it is worth persevering with! 🙂
I agree with you both that it made me uncomfortable first, but now I find it a great way to check out what is going on in the global world of education.
I also like the river analogy, sometimes I have the time, a lot of the time I don’t, but it is great to have the option. And absolutely every time I go into twitter (whether it is for 5 minutes or an hour) I learn something new. So that in itself is great.
I still don’t quite understand the hashtags, but I will get there. I think Twitter does take a little longer to figure out than other social networking sites, but the benefits are worth it.
I think lots of people who think they are fairly tech savvy (me included) are surprised when they just “don’t get” Twitter.
Maybe I will do a post about hashtags sometime! I’m sure it took me quite a while to figure it all out too. I will add that to my sticky note 😆