Crafting a PLN #edtechchat #iPaded #hfsoars

Later this week, I have the opportunity to share some ideas about Twitter and PLNs with a group of teachers focused on enhancing teaching and learning with iPads. This is my outline for my session…how would you improve it?

Join the Conversation! If you want to jump in and share advice with folks, feel free to join in by tweeting your PLN advice to #ec3ta13

Crafting a Personal Learning Network
Session Overview:
Today, we have the potential to tap into
a flow of conversation, a web-based learning ecology, that we can learn from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Who you choose to follow in that conversation is YOUR PLN. We’ll explore some of the workflows.

‘Appy Connections
Activity Outline
Apps Featured:

Video Tutorials:
  1. HootSuite Video (Outside of ECISD at YouTube)

Articles To Read-n-Tweet About
  1. 5 Ways To Get Quality PD This Summer
    Slideshow: Twitter Tornado of Connected Learning


    Exploring Hashtags:

    EC3 Teacher Academy – #ec3ta13
    EC Tech Ops – #ectobuzz
    Education – #edchat
    iPads in Education – #ipaded

    Twitter List Setup – Follow specific people

    Now You Try It
    Organize Your Hashtags in Hootsuite streams on your computer, then setup Hootsuite on your iPad.
    Read one of these articles and tweet a “take-away.” Add hashtag of #ec3ta13 at the end
    Apps Featured:

    1. Read It Later’s Pocket app

    Slideshow: Drinking from the Internet Firehose

    Create Your Pocket account (Computer)
        Install the Pocket app on your iPad and other devices


    1. Intro to Twitter and Building a Professional Learning Network (PLN)
    2. Creating a Twitter List to Better Follow Your PLN Members
    3. A Quick Intro to Social Networking Magic
    4. Content Curation Made Easy with Flipboard (iPad only)

    Check out Miguel’s Workshop Materials online at

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