What does a professional learning network of Ontario Extend look like? Where are you in it?

We are able to provide you a dynamic look at the PLN who are participating in twitter, anyone using the #ExtendmOOC hashtag. With the easy to use Twitter TAGS created by Martin Hawksey, you can create a Google Spreadsheet that archives, tracks, analyzes, and even visualizes the activity within.

This is what it looks like now with a special link to show the details on one participant, @OntarioExtend

The size of a node is proportional to the connected activity, and the connecting lines indicate either replies or mentions of other users. Where are you in the network? You can find out be either putting your twitter name (no @) in this form:


or you can just try this URL and put that name right at the end of it, e.g. copy the link https://hawksey.info/tagsexplorer/?key=1eHtZT_vu2eTjt1iQNzRDw3OVebkrkhVGAjwtn_yUaUM&gid=400689247&name= paste into your browser URL bar, append your twitter name (no @) at the end, and press Enter.

The results shows all your activity, tweets you have been mentioned in, and others that have included you in as mentions. That’s neat… but wait, there is more!

Press the replay tweets button and you can see an animated history of yourself, how your twitter activity in #ExtendmOOC changes over time. Tweet a screenshot of you own activity, and share what you can do to make it even more connected (if you are not in the mix, feel free to use someone else’s node, you can click on any name in the diagram to see these details).

For even more fun, see what happens if you click on a highly connected node, and drag it to the side of the screen.

Tweet your response to @ontarioextend and be sure to include the hashtag #oext323

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