Set up an account with Tweetdeck or Hootsuiteor you may attend the chat using the Twitter search feature. Go at your own pace.
Select one Twitter chat from this list or attend the same Twitter chat you attended last week. You may wish to visit the Twitter Chat Reflections discussion forum from last week to evaluate chats attended by your peers.
Identify the hashtag for the chat and the day/time it starts.
Be sure the chat is an active one! To do this:
go to Twitter.com
enter the hashtag into the search box
This will show you the most recent Tweets sent with that hashtag. If the Tweets are not recent (within the past few weeks), I recommend you select a different chat. You want to choose one that is active. Some chats have a short lifespan and may not get removed from the list as soon as they should. :)
Plan to attend the chat. I recommend that you try to do this in a quiet place with as little interruption as possible. Twitter chats require your focus. If you have an iPad or tablet, you may want to try using it for the Twitter chat. Using a smartphone is an option too, but the smaller screen makes it tricky (trust me!).
During the Chat:
"Like" at 5-10 Tweets containing resources you want to explore later.
Follow 5-10 users who are contributing valuable ideas and resources.
Engage more than you did last week.
If you have not yet "Replied" to a Tweet, do so during this chat.
If you have not yet "Retweeted" at Tweet and you see something that reflects your values and ideas, Retweet it!
After the Chat:
Review the Tweets that you "Liked" during the chat.
Go to your Twitter profile (twitter.com/YourUserName)
Click on the "Likes" tab to the right of your profile picture.
If the Tweet contains a link, click the link and evaluate the resource.
Is it worth saving for later reference? then save it to Pearltrees.
Is it worth sharing with others? Then RT it (don't forget to add our hashtag so we see it!).
Your goal is to add at least 5 online resources this week to your Pearltrees collection. This may be a point when you start to identify the need to create a second collection. This is an organic process, but it's important to try to group them in logical ways so you can find them later.
Review Tweets from the chat that you missed.
Go to Twitter.com and enter the chat hashtag into the search box (or review the Chat column in your Twitter client).
Review Tweets you may have missed.
Reply, Retweet, Like, Follow Users, and add links to to Pearltrees as necessary -- this is how you grow your PLN!