Twitter chat with #plpnetwork

Thanks to all who joined us for the first #PLPnetwork Twitter chat!

The first-ever #PLPnetwork was an incredible success, bringing together 162 PLPeeps to engage and discuss The Benefits of Engaging in Online Communities. Over 1,400 #plpnetwork tweets went out during the hour-long chat– that’s over 23 tweets per minute!

With so many tweets flying, it’s likely you missed something! A transcription of Sunday’s chat is now available in Google Docs. Also, Annette Thompson (@teacherannette) posted a list of all of the participants, if you want to be sure and follow everyone who participated.

So what did PLPeeps walk away with after the chat? Here are just a few responses we got:

Lesley Cioccarelli (@cioccas) Great to connect with so many people passionate about online communities. Love the “lurk then leap” quote!

Tami Readinger (@treadinger) 6th grade teacher from Reading, PA. Off the top of my head – coolest take away was the reminder about Twitterfall. Will be sharing the archive with my colleagues during PD session tomorrow.

Michele Shenk (@mdanielshenk) Lurk and then leap philosophy

Jennifer Bloomingdale (@bloomingedu) PLP is a safe place to take a leap! Looking forward to making more connections in online communities.

Debra Finger (@teacherdebra) Finding new people to connect, share and learn with is my big take away from this #plpnetwork chat.

Annette Thompson (@teacherannette) My favorite comment was when @bcrosby said“F2F is as vital (as online professional relationships). Online is not a replacement, but an enhancement and a leverage on it. Both necessary.

Special thanks to everyone who participated and to Becky Bair (@Becky7274), who led the busy discussion like a pro. Several peeps walked away with fantastic prizes! Beth Reukberg and Meagan Stephens won History Channel DVDs, Beth Ellen won a copy of The Connected Educator by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall and Ms. Solomon won a free PLP eCourse!

We’ll plan another chat soon and look forward to even more participation!

About the author
Michelle Rogerson, APR, is Social Media Strategist for Powerful Learning Practice. She is a freelance communications consultant, offering clients a full range of marketing, public relations and writing services through her business, Reina Communications. You can find her on Twitter as @chelbycat or blogging about simple living at Greater Good Life.