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Using Web 2.0 Tools to Build Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) Workshop Slides from October 11, 2009 Iowa Technology Education Conference by Leigh Zeitz and Lois Lindell, University of Northern Iowa

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Itec Workshop

  1. 1. Getting Started…. <ul><li>Welcome to the PLN workshop! </li></ul><ul><li>Setup your laptop – Firefox is the preferred browser </li></ul><ul><li>Complete this survey at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tinyurl.com/ITEC-PLNsurvey </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your name tent </li></ul>
  2. 2. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Build Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) ITEC Workshop October 11, 2009 Leigh Zeitz & Lois Lindell
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Back Channel with Cover it Live </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 & PLNs </li></ul><ul><li>PLN Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Your PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap-up </li></ul>
  4. 4. Meet and Greet! <ul><li>Workshop Facilitator Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Participant Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Backchannel on Cover It Live at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.drzreflects.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting resources at http://activeweb20.wikispaces.com/PersonalLearningNetworks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thinking About … <ul><li>What information resources do we need in our professional and/or personal lives on a regular basis? </li></ul>
  6. 6. It’s All About the C’s… <ul><li>Web 2.0 – Interactive Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contextualized </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey says: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Survey Results </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What are PLN’s? <ul><li>Characteristics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal Learning Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joined by common interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networked through interactive web technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumption of Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incoming Flow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production of Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outgoing Flow </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Learning Communities <ul><li>Learning Communities – George Siemens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Networked Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the teacher role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the student role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What tools did the student use to personalized their learning and knowledge acquisition? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PLN Diagram PLN
  10. 10. PLN Communication Functions <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News & Weather Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>G-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lindell iGoogle Home Page </li></ul>
  11. 11. Essential Tools for Your PLN <ul><li>Container = Aggregator (iGoogle) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook or Ning </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Let’s Start Building… <ul><li>iGoogle Page Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Customize your page with themes and gadgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.igoogle.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Widget Box </li></ul>
  13. 13. Producing for Your PLN Alec Couros http://www.scribd.com/doc/3363/Dissertation-Couros-FINAL-06-WebVersion
  14. 14. Producing for Your PLN <ul><li>Short and Sweet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Longer and More Permanent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Twitter #ITEC
  16. 16. Twitter <ul><li>Follow us: Zeitz Lalindell </li></ul><ul><li>Post to Twitter </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blogs Drzreflects.com
  18. 18. Diigo <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Organize web Info </li></ul><ul><li>Share your findings </li></ul><ul><li>Use other’s findings </li></ul><ul><li>Produce new product </li></ul>
  19. 19. Diigo <ul><li>Highlighting </li></ul><ul><li>Sticky Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Organize Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags or Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webslides or RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Wrap Up <ul><li>Final Thoughts & Comments </li></ul><ul><li>ITEC Workshop Evaluation at </li></ul><ul><li>http://tiny.cc/iteceval </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder – David Warlick Keynote & Breakout Sessions on Tuesday! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Contact Information <ul><li>Lois A. Lindell </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Curriculum & Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>University of Northern Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>Cedar Falls, IA 50614-060 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: LALindell </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: LALindell </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious: lois.lindell </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo: LALindell </li></ul><ul><li>Leigh E. Zeitz </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Curriculum & Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>University of Northern Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: zeitz@uni.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: zeitz </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: leighzeitz </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious: zeitz </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo: leighzeitz </li></ul>

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