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Creating a Personal Learning Network

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My presentation for the Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference in Regina.

My presentation for the Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference in Regina.

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  • 1. Creating Personal Learning Networks
    • Deirdre Bonnycastle
    • Clinical Teaching Development
    • College of Medicine
    • University of Saskatchewan
  • 2. Humans are Tool Users © Edupic colouring books
  • 3. We Teach Our Children By Using Tools © Edupic colouring books
  • 4. Connectivism Underpinnings
    • People learn
    • through their
    • connections
    • to other
    • people,
    • places and
    • ideas.
    © Edupic colouring books
  • 5. Definitions
    • PLE
    • Personal Learning Environment
    • PLN
    • Personal Learning Networks
  • 6.
    • At a higher education level,
    • the focus shifts from learning
    • foundational skills to
    • participating in and contributing
    • to the expansion of knowledge.
    • - George Siemens “Connectivism”
  • 7. My participation in the expansion of knowledge Blogs Ning Wikis Twitter
  • 8. My contribution to the expansion of knowledge
    • Active Learning Blog Carnival
    • 2,256 readers since November
    • Medical Education Wiki
    • 100 Members
    • Twitter
    • 400 Followers
  • 9. Your Stories
  • 10. Issues Too Many Choices
  • 11. Too Much Information
  • 12.
      • What do I want to
      • learn more about?
    Ask Yourself
  • 13. Getting Started
    • Start Small
    • Twitter between you and two colleagues
    • Check out
    • http://twitter4teachers.pbwiki.com/
  • 14.
    • K-12 follow
      • @coolcatteacher @edtechcowgirl
      • @angelamaiers
      • http://www.twibes.com/group/k12Ed
    • Higher Ed follow
      • @gsiemens @courosa @scopecommunity
      • @downes @mwesch
  • 15. Getting Started
    • Read The Active Learning Blog Carnival http://activelearningcarnival.blogspot.com/
      • Pick one or two of the blogs you like and follow them
    • Learn to use RSS feeds and get Google Reader
    • Get a Google Alert feed
      • http:// www.google.com/alerts?hl = en&gl =
  • 16. Getting Started
    • Open a personal diigo account
      • http://www.diigo.com/index
    • Find others to share resources with
    • Join a diigo group like K-12Librarians
    • o r Images4Education
  • 17. Getting Started
    • Join a NING Group
      • Images4Education
      • http://images4education.ning.com/
      • Classroom 2.0
      • http://www.classroom20.com/
      • Future of Education
      • http://www.futureofeducation.com/
    • Join a Moodle Group
      • Integrating Technology
      • http://www.integrating-technology.com/pd/
      • SCoPE
      • http://scope.bccampus.ca/
  • 18.
      • What do I know that
      • I might want to
      • share?
    Ask Yourself
  • 19. Sharing what you know
    • Write a blog
    • Contribute to a wiki
    • Teach an online course for teachers
    • Create an online course for teachers
    • Create a NING for your discipline
    • Tweet
    • ????
  • 20. Quotes
    • @redstarvip: Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you
    • @peasandqs PLNs end the isolation felt in small school divisions. I am part of a greater "whole".

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