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Why teachers should develop professional learning networks - ideas and tools.

Why teachers should develop professional learning networks - ideas and tools.
Presented at Innovate 2012 - October 2012

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    • CONNECT Presented by Arthur Preston @artpreston http://www.headthoughts.co.za
    • Soutenir la révolution!#stormbastille #time4change
    • Amandla kubantu!#soweto76#freesouthafrica
    • “For centuries we’ve been declaringour independence and perhaps itsfinally time for us to declare ourinterdependence.”Tiffany Shlain –Director & Co-writer “Connected”
    • LoneRANGER
    • PLNs are deliberately formed networks ofpeople and resources capable of guiding ourindependent learning goals and professionaldevelopment needs.
    • © Alec Couros
    • © Alec Couros
    • “In this new interactive web world, I have become anomadic learner; I graze on knowledge. I find what Ineed when I need it.“- Will Richardson
    • CONNECTING THE CONVERSATION • Blogs • Wikis • Microblogging • Social Networks • Virtual Worlds
    • MINING THE CONVERSATION • Social Bookmarking • Twitter search • Blog search • RSS
    • RSSSOCIALBOOKMARKING
    • j.lane@ecu.edu.au /@edujen
    • 140 characters or lessDiscover new resources Capture an idea Learn from peers Share a resource Develop professional network Share your experience / knowledge Learn in your PJs! 
    • What is a tweet?- A short message of 140 charactersor lessWhat goes into a tweet?- Short message- Link to content- Hashtag
    • Replying:- Use @ sign followed by Twitter nameDirect Messaging:- Start tweet with D followed by Twitter nameReTweeting:- Start tweet with RT
    • #edchatsa www.edchatsa.co.za
    • Saves timeFilter information Keep up to date Share with others easily Be informed Track trends
    • Collecting tags – “backchannel”
    • “If you sit at this interesting juncture between manyinformation flows and knowledge exchanges, you’re in agood spot to see innovation and share it with all the groupsyou’re connected to.” – Valdis Krebs
    • Make your PLN a priorityChoose a toolBring focus to the task
    • http://www.facebook.com/headthoughts http://twitter.com/artpreston http://www.diigo.com/user/artprestonArthur Preston www.headthoughts.co.za