7 Easy Steps for Creating Your Own PLN

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Seven easy steps for setting up your own Personal Learning Network! Get Web 2.0 saavy, meet fellow educators, learn and get connected online!

Seven easy steps for setting up your own Personal Learning Network! Get Web 2.0 saavy, meet fellow educators, learn and get connected online!

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  • @le_lapin Yes, Google+ is a much better resource! It's funny, I was so anxious to get the wave invite -then it just fell flat. Google+ is recommended.
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  • @gwynethjones Thanks for commenting! In a way, that's the magic of a PLN, it's yours to adapt in anyway you see fit. Thanks for the other suggestions and please use this in anyway you want for other projects. Thanks!
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  • Great job. On a side note, Google having discontinued Buzz, it might be necessary to take this into account, update and replace with Google+
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  • Brilliant presentation, great information, & beautifully clean slides! Though I have to say, I find 'The Educators PLN' a bit pompous. I'm a Clasroom 2.0, ISTE Community, & TL Ning grrl. Is this preso Creative Commons?
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    ~Gwyneth Jones
    The Daring Librarian
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  • Wow----I am feeling that I have so much to learn. there is a vast array of cites. Not really sure where to begin!
    Jackie Greer
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  • 1. asy St e ps 7 E eating your own L N or cr P f
  • 2. What is a PLN?
  • 3. P ersonal L earning N etwork
  • 4. Your PLN includes all the different people and websites you use in order to collaborate, communicate and learn. From social networking to bookmarking, the avenues of sharing ideas across the web are vast!
  • 5. Who needs a PLN?
  • 6. Anybody who wants to learn and teach others in a web community. This is particularly useful for people in the field of education who want to discuss and improve the ways they incorporate web 2.0 practices in the classroom.
  • 7. OK... where do I start?
  • 8. Micro- 1 Blogging Twitter, Gmail Buzz, etc
  • 9. 1. Micro-Blogging • Fast and easy way to communicate ideas • News and blog post updates • Arranged by most recent hierarchal order
  • 10. 1. Micro-Blogging your website here
  • 11. 1. Micro-Blogging search for relevant twitter topics
  • 12. 1. Micro-Blogging DO: Follow like-minded people and share your relevant news/blog posts DON'T: Give out useless information or use an unprofessional tone
  • 13. Blogging 2 & RSS Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad
  • 14. 2. Blogging & RSS • Write your own and establish yourself as an authority • Subscribe to RSS feeds • Contribute to discussions
  • 15. 2. Blogging & RSS
  • 16. 2. Blogging & RSS DO: Blog on relevant topics to your profession or hobbies DON'T: Use it for personal rants or arguments
  • 17. 3 Social Bookmarking Delicious and Diigo
  • 18. 3. Social Bookmarking • Share great websites and find great resources • Annotate and tag websites for easy searches and discussion
  • 19. 3. Social Bookmarking organize with tags & groups
  • 20. 3. Social Bookmarking DO: Keep organized DON'T: Forget to tag and annotate or you'll have trouble finding things later
  • 21. Podcasts & 4 Webinars iTunes, YouTube, Slideshare, Animoto
  • 22. 4. Podcasts & Webinars • Watch, listen and learn, then make your own • Save and subscribe to channels and users • Establish yourself as an authority
  • 23. 4. Podcasts & Webinars
  • 24. 4. Podcasts & Webinars DO: Share with colleagues in presentations DON'T: Commercialize your podcast/webinar with product endorsements
  • 25. Wikis & 5 NINGs
  • 26. 5. Wikis & NINGs • Make a profile and join an online community • Specific to your own interests and profession • Many NINGs let you have your own blog
  • 27. 5. Wikis & NINGs
  • 28. 5. Wikis & NINGs DO: Join and contribute to forums and discussions DON'T: Spam people with business solicitations
  • 29. 6 Chat iChat, AIM, Skype, Gmail Chat
  • 30. 6. Chat • Communicate quickly and for free • Video or type chat • Send images and video
  • 31. 6. Chat Hi! How’s your new fundraiser going? Oh, just great! The kids really love it!
  • 32. 6. Chat DO: Keep in touch with old colleagues DON'T: Talk to strangers or give out personal information online
  • 33. 7 Photo Sharing Flickr, Picasa
  • 34. 7. Photo Sharing • Share photos and annotate them • Great learning resource
  • 35. 7. Photo Sharing
  • 36. 7. Photo Sharing DO: Visit the Library of Congress archives for amazing archive photos DON'T: Upload other people's photos or those protected by copyright
  • 37. Links to get you started... Youtube.com Twitter.com Slideshare.com Gmail.com Animoto.com Blogger.com Wikispace.com Wordpress.com Ning.com Typepad.com Skype.com Delicious.com Gmail.com Diigo.com Flickr.com Apple.com/itunes/podcasts Picasaweb.google.com
  • 38. If you're interested in learning more about PLN websites, check out our Fundraising PLN here: www.thefundraisingpln.com Another great resource is The Educators PLN: www.edupln.ning.com
  • 39. Believe Kids Fundraising This presentation created by Believe Kids Fundraising, for more information visit www.believekids.com