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The six-step plan for using your Web 2.0 voice to make a difference
Join (Week 1)
Start with the biggies. Join each of the
¦ Classroom 2.0
¦ Blogs you like
Lurk (Weeks 2, 3, 4)
¦ Take a look around.
Converse (Weeks 5+)
You’ve had a chance to get used
to the norms, protocols, and procedures.
You’re ready to say something.
Here are some ways to get
¦ Reply on Twitter. Retweet.
Participate in a chat, e.g., #edchat.
¦ Comment on or “like” a status
update on Facebook.
¦ Participate in a Classroom 2.0 discussion.
¦ Comment on a blog.
Initiate (Sometime Within The First Six To 12 Months)
It’s time for you to get something
started. Here are some ways to do
¦ Update your status.
¦ Start a discussion.
¦ Contribute a guest post to a blog.
Launch (If You Feel Ready)
If you’ve engaged in all the previous steps,
congrats! If you are ready to do even
more, you may want to launch your own
Web 2.0 presence on one of these outlets.
¦ a blog
¦ a learning network
¦ a Twitter chat
¦ a Facebook fan page
¦ a movement
If you’ve engaged in most of the previous
steps, you’re well on your way
to establishing a digital footprint that
shares your message. Ensure that the
following are in place.
¦ You know what you stand for.
¦ You have a clear message to deliver.
¦ You find those an audience.
Lisa Nielsen is the creator of The
Innovative Educator blog.