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Twitter, Blogs, and Conferences – Oh My! presented by Gregg McGough, Teacher, Penn Manor High School . To hear this webinar you will need to choose your audio mode. Go to the control panel in the upper right corner of your screen and click the button of how you will be listening. Your choices:
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Educators attend Model Schools Conferences to grow intellectually by evaluating “best practices” from Model Schools and synthesizing the “new” instructional and assessment methods with the “old” practices from their own teaching experiences.
Educators attend Model Schools Conferences to prepare for the times when they, who have the courage to push for authentic learning in the classroom, have their professional fortitude and knowledge challenged.
Educators attend Model School’ Conferences to collaborate and communicate with professional peers who are currently facing the same joys, issues, and problems of modern education.
Take that which is learned outside of the limits of the day-to-day, black-and-white environment of the past and enhance the academic possibilities of future learning situations with the colorful perspectives of collaborative exploration and discovery.
Shapes and informs practice as a “window into people’s beliefs and experiences.”
“…narrative has an inherently temporal thread in that current events are understood as rising out of past happenings and pointing to future outcomes.”
Sinclair Bell, J. (2002). Narrative inquiry: more than just telling stories. Unpublished manuscript, Department of
Education, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Retrieved from ld-sig.org/files/Bell_TQ36.2.pdf.
She sweeps in to remind potential users that technology is not for feint of heart. She will try to dissuade by telling one that his/her story is unimportant or that the journey is too difficult.
Only 8% of US internet users are active on Twitter.
Just celebrated its fifth birthday.
460k new accounts daily.
177 million tweets per day
162% increase in new Twitter users.
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you answer the question, "What are you doing?" by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends, or "followers."
Harvested directly from: http://tweeternet.com/
Cogdill, S., Fanderclai, T.L, Kilborn, J., & Williams, M.G. (2001). Backchannel: whispering in digital
conversation. Proceedings of the 34th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences,
Krissy’s Blog http://greatdaytolearn.com/learningendeavour/
Step 1 – Go to http://twitter.com and enter:
a. Full Name b. Email c. Password d. Username
SKIP the next two screens by clicking the “Skip” button at the bottom of the page. You can always go back and add this information at a later date.
Click the upper right corner of the Profile Page to enter your profile. Don’t forget to add a 140-character biography.
Start Tweeting and following other educators as you start to build your online Personal Learning Community (PLC). By the way, Tweeting means to type a brief 140 comment about a topic and hitting submit. You may follow me to start @McGough3R.
**Don’t tweet anything that you would not like stated at the next school board meeting.
A Hashtag is nothing more than a Twitter term for a marker that is added to a tweet in order for it to become part of a conversation thread. This small feature allows users the chance to chat with another Tweeter and also with the entire PLC simultaneously.
Two Established Hashtags:
#SPNchat – Weekly Discussion Group that meets Tuesday nights at 9pm(EST.)
#MSC2011 – Official Hashtag of the 2011 Model Schools’ Conference.
Individuals who would like to take Twitter for a spin before becoming a member can go to Twitter Search and type in any hashtag. The search will allow the user to view the tweets as they occur in real time. The only function that is lost in this mode is the ability to participate.
Every SPN member has a unique story to tell and a forum with which to publish it for others to read.
A blog is short for Web Log.
It allows individuals to publish their own personal narratives.
It is important to read some blogs before attempting to write one. Great examples at Technorati.
Short paragraph or two that focuses on one concept or idea.
Others can comment on your blog and start a conversation.
It is important to establish WHY you are attending a session before you decide what presenters to view. Participants should move from the inside out and not the other way. Presentation categories:
Sinek, S. (2009). Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action. New York: Penguin Publishing Group.
June 26-29, 2011 - Nashville
Showcasing the nation’s most successful practices for improving student achievement and growth!
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