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I’m Proud to Be A Tweeple!

By LeaderTalk Contributor — April 29, 2009 1 min read
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I use Twitter. I prefer to be called a Tweeple not a Twit. I tweet on a regular basis and I have a network of tweeple in the Twitterverse. Confused?

Twitter - the microblogging platform that’s taking the world by storm has become embedded in mainstream culture thanks to the exposure it has received by high profile users like Ellen Degeneres, Oprah and Ashton Kucher. You’ve got 140 characters to state your message. Short, sweet and to the point. People share the important things that are taking place in their lives or the mundane. So why write about it in LeaderTalk?

Simply because Twitter has become one of the cornerstones of my Professional Learning Network (PLN). My Twitter connections have been carefully built by following a variety of educators on Twitter. It includes university professors, technology consultants, educational consultants, authors, and teachers of almost every subject area and discipline across the K-12 spectrum from around the globe. As a result I have a constant source of information on the educational goings-on both locally, nationally and internationally including just-in-time access to professional learning events involving some of today’s leading educational thinkers. Plus I’ve gained access to a network of like-minded educators who share their recommended teaching ideas and resources many of which infuse technology in almost every subject area. I learn something new via my on a daily basis both by what I share and by what others share on the Twitterverse.

You’ll only really experience the benefits of Twitter by signing up and trying it out for a period of time. I’ve included several links below that will help you get started. I’m joevans on Twitter! and I look forward to seeing you in the Twitterverse and learning together.

General Twitter Information

*Sue Water’s PLN Yourself - What is Twitter?

*Twitter Handbook For Teachers

*Twitter in Plain English

Getting Connected with Twitter

*Twitter4Teachers Wiki: Find Other Educators on Twitter

Why Twitter?

* Using Twitter to Break Down Classroom Isolation

John Evans

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