Last summer at the TASSP Summer workshop I attended a session on Twitter. I created a Twitter account during that session and that started me on the path to where I am today. Now, one year later, I am going to present three sessions on using Twitter to build your PLN (Personal Learning Network). Up until that point last summer, I relied on others for my professional development, but since then, I have been learning something new almost daily … and it’s been on my own terms.
I would like to acknowledge a few people who I have found through Twitter. They have shared some resources that I will use during my presentation this week, and without being on Twitter, I would never have been able to find this information as easily as I have. They are a valuable resource for me, and I am very grateful to each of them for the part they have played in helping me grow as an educator.
Thank you …
- Eric Sheninger – @NMHS_Principal – Twitter Resources, Apps, and Tools
- Daniel Zeevi – @DanielZeevi – Twitter 101: What is Twitter Really About
- Leland Rechis – @leland – Introducing Fast Follow, and Other SMS Tips
- Jerry Blumengarten, AKA Cybraryman – @cybraryman1 – Cybraryman’s Internet Catalogue
- Tom Murray – @tomascmurray – and Chad Evans – @cevans5095 – Google Doc — Weekly Twitter Chats
- Tony Sinanis – @Cantiague_Lead – Everything We Need to Know We Learned on Twitter
- Erin Klein – @KleinErin – Twitter for teachers: Erin Klein’s Awesome 10-Minute Video Tells All
- Jeff Herb – @jeffherb – How to Join Twitter
- Rita Clawson – @RitaClawson – Clawson’s Bloggity
- Sally Cariker – @carikers –Random Thoughts and Musings
- Jennifer Rogers – Technology Times in an E-Classroom
It truly has been an interesting year for me as far as my professional development goes. I cannot stress enough how valuable of a tool Twitter is for educators, and I hope that more people get on board. With Twitter you have access to thousands of teachers, administrators, and other educational professionals throughout the world. There is no easier way to learn, exchange ideas and be in control of your own professional development.
If you haven’t begun to use Twitter to build your PLN, what are you waiting for?