Personal learning Network for English Language Teachers

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A small review of the steps to build a Personal Learning Network for English Language Teachers.

A small review of the steps to build a Personal Learning Network for English Language Teachers.

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  • 1. Prof. Julio Palma PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS UNIVERSIDAD DEL ZULIA NÚCLEO LUZ COSTA ORIENTAL
  • 2. OVERVIEW • Introduction • What is a PLN? • Essentials of a PLN • Dynamics of a PLN • Why do teachers need a PLN? • 5 Steps for a successful PLN • PLN Management tools • Q&A
  • 3. WHAT IS A PLN? A Personal Learning Network refers to the online tools, global community and web resources available to teachers within a social virtual environment in order to pursue interests in the field of language education so as to boost their autonomous professional development.
  • 4. ESSENTIALS OF A PLN 1. Hardware http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/132834253/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncatral/5259324481/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/12905355@N05/3778361783 /
  • 5. ESSENTIALS OF A PLN 2. Social Networks 2 S o c i a l M e d i a http://www.flickr.com/photos/birgerking/4731898939/
  • 6. 3. DIGITAL ARTIFACTS • Microblogging content • Comments / discussions • Blog posts • Wiki entries • Photos, graphics or other image files • Podcast or audio files • Multimedia presentations
  • 7. DYNAMICS OF A PLN Curation Creation Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/intersectio nconsulting/5177773768/
  • 8. WHAT IS CURATION? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. - See more at: http://www.bethkanter.org/content-curation-101/#sthash.uI8TRgle.dpuf Digital curation is the selection,[1] preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. Wikipedia.org
  • 9. GLOBAL LEARNING COMMUNITY http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/4511843933/
  • 10. WHY DO TEACHERS NEED A PLN? http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobannon/2983755589/
  • 11. WHY DO TEACHERS NEED A PLN? • You can connect with peers and specialists far beyond your local boundaries. • You get feedback, advice and support from experts in your field. • Keep informed and up-to-date of the trends in your career. • It allows collaboration, global participation in a connected world. • Your knowledge base grows far more diverse and deep. • As you get to know new people, you are able to create new professional partnerships. • It is a key element in your autonomous professional development • It increases your reputation as a reliable resource among your colleagues. • It builds and expand your online presence. • It′s free!
  • 12. 5 STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN 1. Establish a permanent online identity and space which includes your bio and professional interests. http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm/2945559128/
  • 13. RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/4901885229/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5364620846/
  • 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3280475568/ # Hashtag
  • 15. Robots on duty →
  • 16. Google + “Circles”
  • 17. Linkedin
  • 18. STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN 2. Follow the people in your area of interest. International Big Leaguers Specialists in your country Experts in your continent Find book authors online Research Scholars Institutions, org. Associations Tech Wizards. Publications and resources. Bloggers, Critics, Fans, Peers.
  • 19. SPECIALISTS IN EFL, ESL, AND LANGUAGE TEACHING ( T O N A M E J U S T A F E W ) http://legacy.lclark.edu/~krauss/
  • 20. http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/1970/01/about-me.html
  • 21. http://jeremyharmer.wordpress.com/
  • 22. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
  • 23. http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/p/my-online-courses.html
  • 24. Med Kharbackhttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/
  • 25. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
  • 26. Russel Stannard – Training Videos http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/
  • 27. http://www.stevehargadon.com/
  • 28. http://miguelmendozaefl.blogspot.com
  • 29. http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com/
  • 30. http://teacherrogers.wordpress.com/
  • 31. INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS http://ventesol.ning.com/
  • 32. http://www.iatefl.org/
  • 33. http://reloandes.com/
  • 34. http://www.britishcouncil.org/es/venezuela
  • 35. RESEARCH GROUPS Academia.edu
  • 36. http://gaudeamusacademia.com/
  • 37. BOOKMARKING GROUPS https://www.diigo.com/ https://delicious.com/
  • 38. STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN 3. Subscribe to blogs, newesletters, RSS, and Media Widgets.
  • 39. STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN 4. Nourish your online presence with your digital artifacts. • Blog posts • tweets • Blog comments • forum participation • Videos • Podcasts.
  • 40. PUBLICATIONS FOR TEACHERS http://www.facultyfocus.com/
  • 41. es.slideshare.ne
  • 42. Content curation and sharing tools http://www.scoop.it/
  • 43. http://paper.li/
  • 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/4511843933/ 20% 80%
  • 45. 5. Guide your own professional development with online training. http://www.macmillanenglish.com/ webinars/ http://www.cambridge.org/Webinars
  • 46. https://www.coursera.org/ MOOC
  • 47. https://www.canvas.net/
  • 48. www.youtube.com
  • 49. How many people are there in your network? http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedoflife/6924482682/ You are here
  • 50. PLN MANAGEMENT TOOLS http://www.flickr.com/photos/photonquantique/1818489936/ Feeling overwhelmed with curation overload?
  • 51. http://www.symbaloo.com/
  • 52. http://www.netvibes.com/es
  • 53. Q & A http://es.slideshare.net/Julio696 Thank you.