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  1. 1. The Power of Personal Learning Networks Eric Sheninger Principal at New Milford HS (NJ) Website: ericsheninger.com Twitter: NMHS_Principal #CAMT13 Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  3. 3. Let’s Send a Tweet Why should educators use Twitter for their PLN? Tell us where you are from and use #CAMT13 Saturday, July 13, 2013
  4. 4. Problems With Professional Development Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  7. 7. Image credit: http://emilysquest.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/no-choice-andre-jordan1.jpg?w=500 Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  14. 14. Personal Learning Networks Collection of people with whom you exchange information and engage in conversations. Been around forever (originally friends, family, etc.) So what has changed? Saturday, July 13, 2013
  15. 15. Social Media Revolution Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  19. 19. Image credit: Alec Couros http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa Saturday, July 13, 2013
  20. 20. Image credit: Alec Couros http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  22. 22. A New Era of PD Anytime (24/7) Accessible anywhere Real-time Connect with best minds in the field and practitioners Cost-effective Result: knowledge acquisition, resources, feedback, strategies/ideas, conference tracking Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  25. 25. Image credit: http://www2.curriculum.edu.au/scis/connections/issue_80/articles/if_you_dont_have_a_pln.html Saturday, July 13, 2013
  26. 26. Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnorman/ Saturday, July 13, 2013
  27. 27. Image credit: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/08/5-ways-to-build-your-10-and-20-personal.html Saturday, July 13, 2013
  28. 28. My PLN Saturday, July 13, 2013
  29. 29. Elements of a PLN Image credit: http://www.abpc21.org/images/21teacher4.jpg Saturday, July 13, 2013
  30. 30. Essential PLN Tools Twitter Blogs Google+ Social Bookmarking RSS Readers Digital Discussion Forums Tablet Apps LinkedIn Other (Wikis, Pinterest, etc.) Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  32. 32. Twitter Microblogging platform that allows educators from all corners of the globe to communicate in 140 characters or less. Allows for the sharing of resources, discussion of best practices, and collaboration. Use hashtags (#) to track specific conversations and conferences (popular tags include #edchat, #cpchat, #edtech) Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  34. 34. Let’s check that tweet Saturday, July 13, 2013
  35. 35. Blogs Incredible sources of information that allow educators to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics. This is a common medium to discover best practices, examples of innovation, and learn from professional experiences of both novice and veteran educators. Saturday, July 13, 2013
  36. 36. Google+ Contains both Facebook and Twitter-like attributes. Within Google + users can create a profile page similar to Facebook, group people in circles (organize people into categories), and set up hangouts (free group video chats). Saturday, July 13, 2013
  37. 37. Social Bookmarking Method for storing, organizing, and sharing bookmarks online. Popular sites such as Delicious and Diigo allow you to add descriptions as well as categorize each site using tags. Educators can even join groups and receive email updates when new bookmarks are added. Saturday, July 13, 2013
  38. 38. RSS Readers RSS stands for "Real Simple Syndication". An RSS reader is a tool that allows you to keep up with educational blogs, news, wikis, and podcasts all in one convenient location. By subscribing to various RSS feeds educators then have a customized flow of information that is continually updated and accessible through the use of mobile devices or the internet. Feedly Saturday, July 13, 2013
  39. 39. Digital Discussion Forums Consist of communities of educators interested in similar topics. One of the most popular sites is called Ning where educators can create or join specific communities. Ning sites offer a range of learning and growth options such as discussion forums, event postings, messaging, news articles, chat features, groups, and videos. Saturday, July 13, 2013
  40. 40. Popular educational Ning sites include The Educator’s PLN (edupln.ning.com) Classroom 2.0 (www.classroom20.com) English Companion Ning (englishcompanion.ning.com) Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  42. 42. Other popular Digital Discussion forums include ASCD Edge and edWeb.net Join edweb.net/ leadership Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  45. 45. Tablet Apps Channel user-selected content into once place in a magazine format Can add various channels as well as link social networking and RSS accounts Best apps are Zite, Flipboard, and Pulse Saturday, July 13, 2013
  46. 46. LinkedIn Professional networking site that allows educators to connect, exchange ideas, and find opportunities. Educators can join a variety of groups that cater to their individual learning interests and engage in discussions as well as submit, read, and comment on articles. Saturday, July 13, 2013
  47. 47. Other PLN Tools Wikis: websites where users can add, modify, or delete its content using a web browser. Educational Wikis (educationalwikis.wikispaces.com) Wikis in Education (wikisineducation.wetpaint.com) Saturday, July 13, 2013
  48. 48. Other PLN Tools Pinterest:electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web images are categorized into various boards on the users’ profile images are linked to websites Pins can be shared and searchable Saturday, July 13, 2013
  49. 49. Text http://pinterest.com/esheninger/personal-learning-networks/ Saturday, July 13, 2013
  50. 50. Concrete Functions of a PLN Image credit: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2011/11/tools-of-trade.html Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  53. 53. Edcamps PLN’s have helped to fuel the Edcamp movement http://edcamp.wikispaces.com Also refereed to as unconferences. An unconference is a participant-driven meeting.” It’s a gathering that tries “to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization.” Saturday, July 13, 2013
  54. 54. What Has My PLN Done For Me? Transformed the teaching and learning culture at NMHS Web 2.0 tools Professional Growth Period (PGP) BYOT Purchasing decisions Blog Edscape Saturday, July 13, 2013
  55. 55. Edscape Saturday October 19, 2013 at New Milford HS (NJ) Only $35 to attend, 60 concurrent sessions, nationally-recognized keynote, breakfast/ lunch, givewaways edscapeconference.com Saturday, July 13, 2013
  56. 56. Image credit: http://justintarte.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html Saturday, July 13, 2013
  57. 57. Collaborate and Share Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  59. 59. Time is NOT an Excuse Saturday, July 13, 2013
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  61. 61. Learn More Google site I created with tutorials, videos, and examples of everything discussed today https://sites.google.com/site/anytimepd/ Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (Solution Tree) Saturday, July 13, 2013
  62. 62. The Power of Personal Learning Networks Eric Sheninger Principal at New Milford HS (NJ) Website: ericsheninger.com Twitter: NMHS_Principal Saturday, July 13, 2013

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