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#OntCL Kickoff

Tonight  the official kickoff for the first Ontario ConnectEd Leaders chat event happened.  Participation was great, and there was an action packed 75 minutes of sharing on tonight’s topic: Why Be a Connected Leader and What to Tweet.

The energy was amazing – great synergy.  I think there is already anticipation of the next  event. Thank you to all participants for a great event.

I have captured a few highlights below.

Additional Resources

Primer of tonight’s #OntCL session from The Principal of Change : What should a networked educational leader tweet about?

The full Twitter Stream of the #OntCL  conversation.

The Ontario ConnectEd Leaders Consortium web site.


Twitter experience becoming richer

From where I sit, Twitter use seems to be changing and evolving. When I first started using Twitter, it seemed that most Tweets could easily be placed into a few predictable categories:

  • general comments: updates regarding your current activity
  • web announcements: updated my blog at … or bookmarking site …. or read about something at …..
  • resource announcements: great smartboard resource at …..
  • asking a question

Some examples of these type of posts are:

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My observation is that people are now ‘more connected’ through Twitter. By that I mean that I see evidence of more ongoing dialogue within groups of users. Requests for information are responded to. People are connecting for specific purposes.

For example:

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To my way of thinking, this shows development in how Twitter is used. I feel there is a much greater sense of community – at least in the people in interact with. Users also have a better sense of harnessing the power of search terms and hash tags. Twitter is such a powerful tool to develop one’s PLP network. I feel fortunate to have a great PLP team to learn from and I look forward to the online dialogue that is an important part of every day!

~ Mark