9-9:30 The role of the educational leader and Literacy with ICT

What is Literacy with ICT?

Discussion - what have you seen that is LWICT (in your experiences so far)

9:30 – 9:45 Presentation – School leaders and technology infusion & Why you should care about twitter.

9:45-10:10 Why should I care about twitter? Developing your own personal learning network. Hands on activity.

10:10 – 10:30 Guest: Rex Ferguson-Baird. Principal, Brooklands School Winnipeg. I’ve asked Rex to share with us:

What is the most important thing you need to know about being a principal?

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45 – 12:00 Guest: John Evans, Manitoba Education

  • Professional learning in 15 min or less
  • Tour of M.A.P.L.E the Manitoba Professional Learning Environment!

Literacy with ICT across the curriculum overview

Twitter - creating an account and naming conventions.
Beginning to create your online digital footprint

Here are your twitter id's:

Kerry Shultz


Eric Larocque


Jolene Brown


Jenn McCaig


Bobby Ellis


Trish Griffin


Virginia Moose

Rob Fisher


Creating a digital profile

Not like this


One Million Tweetmap what's happening on twitter right now

  • filter on the keyword education or school or math

The role of educational leader and Literacy with ICT & Why should I care about twitter? Developing your own personal learning network.

“Do you roll your eyes when someone urges you to go on Twitter? It’s too easy to ignore Twitter and to dismiss EduTweeters (educators who tweet) as a group of ego-driven shit-disturbing techies – with way too much time on their hands – spewing 140 character snippets of ‘technobabble’.” (CEA Max Cooke).

In this session we will take a look at some things educators currently do with Twitter to foster their own, and others, professional growth. We will also explore some possible ways to develop your own PLN, and learn the basics of how to use Twitter.

Developing your PLN

Twitter 101

twitter cheatsheet by@tysonkimberly
(This was also given to you as a paper copy during this session)

3 tips for teachers new to using twitter thanks @joevans for the RT
twitter for beginners an Educators guide thanks for the RT @bkmetcalfe
Twitter and Canadian Educators - Education Canada, Spring 2012 (This was given to you as a paper copy in class)

Hootsuite Demo

Developing your PLN

Create a hootsuite account done for homework)

Hootsuite as a twitter client and organizational tool
  • creating tabs

Twitter activity handout

Changing our twitterhandles to be professional teacher names - see what other teachers do regarding their twitter handles


Connecting Manitoba educators on Twitter via #mbedchat - Wednesdays 8pm Manitoba Time - connecting since October 30th 2013!
Wednesdays from 8-9pm CST
Manitoba Teachers #mbchat
#mbedchat Archives are here
( to get to the archive
use the tags searchable option)

script is
8:10 Q1
8:20 Q2
8:30 Q3
8:40 Q4
8:50 Q5

Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. CST
Connected principals chat #cpchat

As #cdnedchat is winding down, you can now view transcripts and continue the conversation at

other twitterchats cataloged by @cybraryman

Current Educational Hashtags for twitterchats (from @joevans)

Get the good stuff

Get the Good Stuff

We will be looking at the content curation tools Scoop-it, Diigo, Rss feeds and Feedly. as well as John’ Evan's scoops, (iPads in education and Professional Learning for Busy Educators). Diigo social bookmarks will be explored and Feedly will be presented as an effective way to read blogs and have information of your choosing come to you.

  • RSS and Feedly

Commoncraft videos

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Create a account and sign up for John Evan's scoop's

  • iPads in education
  • Professional Learning for Busy Educators

Create a feedly account and import the .opml file I will give you on a jump drive with the blogs I'm currently reading. You can then delete the ones you find irrelevant to your needs
Feedly and reading blogs and edubloggers
Spend 15 minutes and read a few blog post right now



Create and set up a diigo account for you to use with the Internet browser you like to use
join the group Literacy with ICT

K12 online Overcoming obstacles keynote
Overcoming Obstacles: From ‘Yes, But’ to ‘Why Not?’ and ‘How Can We?’
Scott McLeod

Why _______ matters ebook
Video's by participants of what matters in education
My video

Letters from the edge
My unplugd letter (to my 30 year younger, new to the teaching profession self)

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10:45am Guest Speaker: John Evans, Manitoba Education
  • Tour of M.A.P.L.E the Manitoba Professional Learning Environment!
At the end of this session you will have a MAPLE account and edited your profile

Links John mentioned in his presentation
Professional learning in 15 min or less

"What teachers Make" - slam poetry by Taylor Mali

Here's the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

Teacher Lapdance Churchill High- Wpg