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)
How PLN’s WorksGraphics by Corrine Weisberger & Shannan Butler
Start looking around and find people and groups with the same interests as you. ◦ Ning-Classroom 2.0 ◦ Edutopia ◦ Discovery Educator Network ◦ PBS Teacher Connect Communicate and contribute on Twitter Follow blogs and web sites that cover topics you are interested Implement and subscribe to them via email or RSS feed. Social bookmarking sites – Live Binders
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!.[
Launched in 2005. 100,000+ customers worldwide 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 107 employees worldwide (July 2011)
WEBSITE It is NING INCLUDES ◦ Chats ◦ Blogs ◦ Videos ◦ Forum
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 70,000 in 188 countries
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
WEBSITE An old favorite going tech with educational resources and collaboration with other teachers.
Each student will be assigned an area of a teacher community resource You have 10-15 minutes to review your area In Google presentation --Give a brief overview of your section to the class
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