An Online Learning Strategy to bring new information and ideas right to your inbox/home page/etc.Schools & AEA’s are all helping teachers and even students set up personal home pages to create PLN’s.
When do we do PD?Is it fun?PD is informal learning that is learner centered.
Your PLN includes all of these types of online learning.
Must have a Google Account
Speed Dial for the InternetBroken down into pods or “gadgets”Each start page has it’s own set of gadgetsSome start page software shows you web pages in a gallery view.
Guidelines – weed periodically!
Creating a Personal Learning Network Brandie Ledford Sac City Public Library January 25, 2012
Today’s Learning Objectives1) Decide What a PLN means to you.2) Find Ways to Set up a PLN that helps you make personal learning easier.3) Determine when to edit your PLN when it no longer serves your needs.
Types of Online Learning Synchronous = Face to Face or Live E-Learning in Real Time (ex. Adobe Connect, chat, ICN) Semi-synchronous = Using Web 2.0 for communication and sharing (ex. Blogs, wikis, social networking)Asynchronous = Unscheduled and Self-Paced
7 ½ Habits for Highly Successful Lifelong Learners1) Begin with the end in mind – set goals.2) Accept responsibility for your own learning.3) View problems as challenges.4) Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner.5) Create your own learning toolbox.6) Use Technology to your advantage.7) Teach/Mentor others.7 ½) Play! From: www.cmlibrary.org/public/learning/player.html 2012 Update: See Lori Reed’s site www.lorireed.com, the original creator of the 7 ½ Things.
5 Steps to Set up a Personal Learning Network1) Find Your Tribe! Join a professional network group/ Wiki/Ning in your Town/State/Field of Expertise.2) Set up a personalized start page like iGoogle and set up an RSS Feed Reader like Google Reader. Set Google Reader to show up on your start page.3) Find 5 blogs using Google Blogs and subscribe to the RSS feed to start reading them.4) Begin following 5 microblogs or social network feeds using Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon or LinkedIn. Explore social bookmarking.5) Share what you know! A network is not just reading…you have to contribute. Add to the conversation when you can.
Find Your Tribe• Iowa Library Services – Classes available on AdobeConnect – Check the C.E. Catalog• ILA & Subdivisions - www.iowalibraryassociation.org/• ALA - www.ala.org• PLA - http://www.ala.org/pla/• WebJunction www.webjunction.org (choose “Learning Center”)