Prof. Julio Palma
PERSONAL LEARNING
NETWORK FOR
LANGUAGE TEACHERS
UNIVERSIDAD DEL ZULIA
NÚCLEO LUZ COSTA ORIENTAL
OVERVIEW
• Introduction
• What is a PLN?
• Essentials of a PLN
• Dynamics of a PLN
• Why do teachers need a PLN?
• 5 Steps...
WHAT IS A PLN?
A Personal Learning Network refers to the
online tools, global community and web
resources available to tea...
ESSENTIALS OF A PLN
1. Hardware
http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/132834253/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncatr...
ESSENTIALS OF A PLN
2. Social Networks
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c
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d
i
a
http://www.flickr.com/photos/birgerking/4731898939/
3. DIGITAL ARTIFACTS
• Microblogging content
• Comments / discussions
• Blog posts
• Wiki entries
• Photos, graphics or ot...
DYNAMICS OF A PLN
Curation
Creation
Sharing
http://www.flickr.com/photos/intersectio
nconsulting/5177773768/
WHAT IS CURATION?
Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast
amounts of content on the web and presenting...
GLOBAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/4511843933/
WHY DO TEACHERS NEED A PLN?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobannon/2983755589/
WHY DO TEACHERS NEED A PLN?
• You can connect with peers and specialists far beyond your local
boundaries.
• You get feedb...
5 STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN
1. Establish a permanent online identity and space which
includes your bio and professional i...
RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/4901885229/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/53...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3280475568/
#
Hashtag
Robots
on duty
→
Google + “Circles”
Linkedin
STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN
2. Follow the people in your area of interest.
International Big Leaguers
Specialists in your c...
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/
http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/1970/01/about-me.html
http://jeremyharmer.wordpress.com/
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/p/my-online-courses.html
Med Kharbackhttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
Russel Stannard – Training Videos
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/
http://www.stevehargadon.com/
http://miguelmendozaefl.blogspot.com
http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com/
http://teacherrogers.wordpress.com/
INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS AND
ASSOCIATIONS
http://ventesol.ning.com/
http://www.iatefl.org/
http://reloandes.com/
http://www.britishcouncil.org/es/venezuela
RESEARCH GROUPS
Academia.edu
http://gaudeamusacademia.com/
BOOKMARKING GROUPS
https://www.diigo.com/ https://delicious.com/
STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN
3. Subscribe to blogs, newesletters, RSS, and Media Widgets.
STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN
4. Nourish your online presence with your digital artifacts.
• Blog posts
• tweets
• Blog comme...
PUBLICATIONS FOR TEACHERS
http://www.facultyfocus.com/
es.slideshare.ne
Content curation and sharing tools
http://www.scoop.it/
http://paper.li/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/4511843933/
20% 80%
5. Guide your own professional development with online training.
http://www.macmillanenglish.com/
webinars/
http://www.cam...
https://www.coursera.org/
MOOC
https://www.canvas.net/
www.youtube.com
How many people are there in your network?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedoflife/6924482682/
You
are
here
PLN MANAGEMENT TOOLS
http://www.flickr.com/photos/photonquantique/1818489936/
Feeling overwhelmed with curation overload?
http://www.symbaloo.com/
http://www.netvibes.com/es
Q & A
http://es.slideshare.net/Julio696
Thank you.
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Personal learning Network for English Language Teachers

  1. 1. Prof. Julio Palma PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS UNIVERSIDAD DEL ZULIA NÚCLEO LUZ COSTA ORIENTAL
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. DYNAMICS OF A PLN Curation Creation Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/intersectio nconsulting/5177773768/
  8. 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. 9. GLOBAL LEARNING COMMUNITY http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/4511843933/
  10. 10. WHY DO TEACHERS NEED A PLN? http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobannon/2983755589/
  11. 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. 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. 13. RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethanhein/4901885229/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5364620846/
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3280475568/ # Hashtag
  15. 15. Robots on duty →
  16. 16. Google + “Circles”
  17. 17. Linkedin
  18. 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. 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. 20. http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/1970/01/about-me.html
  21. 21. http://jeremyharmer.wordpress.com/
  22. 22. http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
  23. 23. http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/p/my-online-courses.html
  24. 24. Med Kharbackhttp://www.educatorstechnology.com/
  25. 25. http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
  26. 26. Russel Stannard – Training Videos http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/
  27. 27. http://www.stevehargadon.com/
  28. 28. http://miguelmendozaefl.blogspot.com
  29. 29. http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com/
  30. 30. http://teacherrogers.wordpress.com/
  31. 31. INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS http://ventesol.ning.com/
  32. 32. http://www.iatefl.org/
  33. 33. http://reloandes.com/
  34. 34. http://www.britishcouncil.org/es/venezuela
  35. 35. RESEARCH GROUPS Academia.edu
  36. 36. http://gaudeamusacademia.com/
  37. 37. BOOKMARKING GROUPS https://www.diigo.com/ https://delicious.com/
  38. 38. STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLN 3. Subscribe to blogs, newesletters, RSS, and Media Widgets.
  39. 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. 40. PUBLICATIONS FOR TEACHERS http://www.facultyfocus.com/
  41. 41. es.slideshare.ne
  42. 42. Content curation and sharing tools http://www.scoop.it/
  43. 43. http://paper.li/
  44. 44. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marc_smith/4511843933/ 20% 80%
  45. 45. 5. Guide your own professional development with online training. http://www.macmillanenglish.com/ webinars/ http://www.cambridge.org/Webinars
  46. 46. https://www.coursera.org/ MOOC
  47. 47. https://www.canvas.net/
  48. 48. www.youtube.com
  49. 49. How many people are there in your network? http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedoflife/6924482682/ You are here
  50. 50. PLN MANAGEMENT TOOLS http://www.flickr.com/photos/photonquantique/1818489936/ Feeling overwhelmed with curation overload?
  51. 51. http://www.symbaloo.com/
  52. 52. http://www.netvibes.com/es
  53. 53. Q & A http://es.slideshare.net/Julio696 Thank you.
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