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Pln nings ppt_spr13

  1. 1. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS INTC 3610 Spring 2013
  2. 2. PLN Defined The Personal Learning Network consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a Personal Learning Environment. Learners create connections and develop a network that contributes to their professional development and knowledge. The learner does not have to know these people personally or ever meet them in person. (Wikipedia 10/17/11)
  3. 3. How PLN’s WorksGraphics by Corrine Weisberger & Shannan Butler
  4. 4. Functions of a PLNConnectCollaborateContribute
  5. 5. Benefits of a PLN Teachers become:  Aware  Connected  Empowered  Confident . . . .LEARNERS!
  6. 6. Twitter.com Who are you following? Who are they? What are they tweeting about?Student summaries
  7. 7. Expand Your TwitterExperience Twitter.com using hashtags  # = symbol used to identify a specific chat or topic  #ntchat – New Teacher Chat Twitter 4 Teachers Wiki – Website Hashtags.org - website What the Trend – website Tagulus - websiteASSIGNMENT---FOLLOW two more people on twitter.Reflection on the twittering go in your blog
  8. 8. NINGs Online platform for people to create their own social networks, launched in 2005. Offers customers the ability to create a community website with a customized appearance and feel, feature sets such as photos, videos, forums and blogs. NINGS have service layers in support for “Like”, integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo!.[
  9. 9. Ning Facts Launched in 2005. 90,000+ social websites worldwide (July 2011) 65 million unique monthly visitors globally 233 countries and territories worldwide are using Ning A new Ning community is created every 10 minutes Members of the Ning nation are generally affluent, between 30 – 45 years of age Nearly 50% of Ning sites integrate with external social applications Top 5 features on Ning Networks: Inbox/Forum, Photos, Member Profiles, Blog, Video Top 5 categories of Ning Networks: Education, Business/Brand, Entertainment, Music, Non-Profit
  10. 10. Classroom 2.0 WEBSITE Designed for those interested in sharing ideas and resources about using Web 2.0 and new media in education. Started in 2007 Includes Forums, Webinars, Blog posting, Chat, Workshops, Events Members total 61,039
  11. 11. THE EDUCATOR’SPLN WEBSITE It is NING INCLUDES  Chats  Blogs  Videos  Forum
  12. 12. DISCOVERY EDUCATORS NETWORK Subscriber / with free resources Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning. VIDEO http://youtu.be/6EzUplUXTAE WEBSITE
  13. 13. PBS TEACHERCONNECT WEBSITE An old favorite going tech with educational resources and collaboration with other teachers.
  14. 14. FACEBOOK HOW IS FACEBOOK BEING USED FOR EDUCATION  Edutopia  Science News Alert  ISTE  Educational Technologies
  15. 15. Social Bookmarking Sites Make comments, highlight and share web information from any online source. Delicious – create bookmarks in the cloud /organize links / share links/ Pinterest – Collect, organize, all digital media (more personal)
  16. 16. How to get started with a PLN Sign up for an account with one of the resources. Start looking around and find people and groups with the same interests as you.  Ning-Classroom 2.0  Discovery Educator Network  PBS Teacher Connect With Twitter - follow someone you know, Search for blogs and web sites that cover topics you are interested in and subscribe to them via email or RSS feed. See who they follow and blogs they subscribe to also. Social bookmarking sites
  17. 17. Class Assignment Split into groups You have 10 minutes to review your section Give a brief overview of your section in Google presentation Prepare to give oral review to class

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