Sunday, July 26, 2009

Twitter is my PLN


I am responding to Franki's Twitter Mosaic Meme with my own mosaic of friends, colleagues and highly respected edubloggers.

It is difficult to even begin to describe the impact that Twitter has made on my professional learning. My learning community has grown by leaps and bounds and I have learned so much from everyone. My Twitter is my Professional Learning Network (PLN). I used to complain that I didn't have enough time to read the newspaper in the morning but now I spend at least an hour at the beginning of the day checking the latest tweets.

I appreciate the discoveries I make each day but I worry about the time I invest. I wish there was an easier way. I am reducing the amount of people I follow to make it more manageable. I know someone who keeps the number of people he follows to 150. If he finds someone new that he wants to follow, he drops one off of his list. I think this is good advice.

A day does not go by when I don't discover a new tool or a thought-provoking article. My list of bookmarks has grown so large (@2000) that I am attempting to move them from my browser to a social bookmarking site (Diigo). It will take me awhile but I can tag each bookmark to keep them all a bit more organized and accessible.

So here is my Twitter Mosaic.

Get your twitter mosaic here.

So, here are the rules:
1. Go to http://sxoop.com/twitter/ to create your mosaic (you can choose friends or followers).
2. Copy the code and paste it into a blog entry.
3. Reflect and comment on your mosaic.
4. Tag some “tweeples.”
5. Link back to this post or the post where you were first tagged.

I am tagging @katiedicesare and anyone else who thinks this sounds like fun!
Enjoy!