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[Replicable Practices] Week 08: Twitter (Post 2 of 2)

March 31, 2012

Thing #15 Stepping into the Stream: I joined Twitter

This is the second part of the the eighth week that encourages participants of the 23 things @ MPJ adventure to actively join Twitter.

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Sink or swim?

Tread water or go with the flow?

I know how to swim, so off I go!

Michael move forward, become a leader in networked learning, and grow your professional learning network. Time to jump, walk, ease into, tip-toe  into the stream and join Twitter.

Reminder to self:

Personal Learning Networks for Educators

Tweet, tweet, tweet . . .

So I dipped my toe, felt the warm water and the gentle flow of the stream. I signed up for a Twitter account. It was easy and fast. Twitter immediately begins to make suggestion as to who to follow. I found that suggestion included well known celebrities and media outlets, including news and entertainment conglomerates. A quick search led me to a more appropriate relevant Twitters for me to follow, including a stream of tweets from local places.

This experience has taught me to:

  1. Be selective.
  2. Be selective.
  3. Do not become over zealous or over ambitious.
  4. Be selective.
  5. Spend an extra few minutes in research. It is worth it in the long run. Finding master teachers is not easy but when you do make sure you become part of their PLN.
  6. Explore websites / blogs / Wikis and RSS feeds. They provide an insight to the quality of individual tweets.
  7. Speak too others in your field. They will usually recommend a gem Tweeter.
  8. Remember you can always un-follow just as easy as you follow.
  9. Tweet yourself.
  10. Promote. Share. Collaborate your new ideas and other good ideas in your stream. Become a PLN Leader.
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