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Well, 30,428 tweets later, I feel safe in saying that I got the hang of things. I used twitter to connect with friends, meet new people, let off some steam, share bits and pieces of my life, explore my interests, and laugh until my stomach hurt. My social network had grown some, but that was it.
August of this year, the concept of using Twitter to extend my Personal Learning Network was introduced to me. I was used to actively participating in PLNs in my school and district; I had memberships in several teacher associations and went to conferences. I networked and shared ideas with other educators over deli sandwiches and Arnold Palmers. I'm amazed that the thought of using Twitter to connect with other educators hadn't even been on my professional radar before. So I created another account @TechnoEduc8Tau and began adding my two cents to the world of "Educational Twitter."
I've been following so many accounts of educators with FANTASTIC ideas! Clever use of hashtags like #Unietd, #EdChat, #EdTech and #techteachers connect me to professionals and organizations in the field, and educational technology gurus. It's so easy to share valuable information that moves down my timeline by retweeting it so that my followers can see it. When I find a twitter account that I like, I look to see who that person is following and follow those people too. After I build up an arsenal of follow-worthy recommendations, I'll create another post about great accounts you can follow.
If you don't already have an account, I encourage you to create one today.