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  • 1. INTC 3610 Fall 2012
  • 2.  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. How PLN’s WorksGraphics by Corrine Weisberger & Shannan Butler
  • 4.  Connect Collaborate Contribute
  • 5.  Teachers become: ◦ Aware ◦ Connected ◦ Empowered ◦ Confident . . . .LEARNERS!
  • 6.  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
  • 7.  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!.[
  • 8.  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)
  • 9.  WEBSITE It is NING INCLUDES ◦ Chats ◦ Blogs ◦ Videos ◦ Forum
  • 10.  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
  • 11.  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
  • 12.  WEBSITE An old favorite going tech with educational resources and collaboration with other teachers.
  • 13.  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