Twitter was on the rise, and I had many friends using it as a social networking tool. I created an account, still not knowing the full capabilities that awaited me. Once day I happened upon @TeachPaperless and that was the beginning of an amazing journey. From there I started what has been referred to as a PLN (Professional Learning Network). I quickly began to find articles on Twitter regarding the “what and why” behind building a PLN.
What I found was amazing and beyond anything I had ever experienced before. Twitter allowed me a plethora of current technology resources in education. I follow some amazing people who share incredible projects, articles, and the latest news regarding technology. Each morning I look forward to learning something new on Twitter.
Developing a PLN using Twitter was powerful in my new position as an Instructional Technology Specialist. A few resources to get you started with Twitter:
- How to get started using Twitter (click here for instructions)
- How to create and use lists on Twitter (click here for instructions)
- Apps for mobile devices: TwitBird Pro ($2.99 has a great layout and easy to view), Tweetdeck/Echofon (Free. Also there is a desktop application.)
- Feel free to look at the professionals I follow on Twitter under the "Instructional Tech" list.