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What is a

PLN?
P ersonal
L earning
N etwork
Your PLN includes all the
different people and
websites you use in
order to collaborate,
communicate and learn.
From socia...
Who needs a

PLN?
Anybody who wants to learn and
teach others in a web community.

This is particularly useful for
people in the field of ed...
OK... where do I

start?
Micro-
  1    Blogging
Twitter, Gmail Buzz, etc
1. Micro-Blogging


   • Fast and easy way to
     communicate ideas
   • News and blog post updates
   • Arranged by most...
1. Micro-Blogging


                your
               website
                here
1. Micro-Blogging




                       search
                    for relevant
                      twitter
       ...
1. Micro-Blogging


      DO: Follow like-minded
      people and share your
      relevant news/blog posts

      DON'T: ...
Blogging
  2      & RSS
Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad
2. Blogging & RSS



   • Write your own and establish
     yourself as an authority
   • Subscribe to RSS feeds
   • Cont...
2. Blogging & RSS
2. Blogging & RSS



   DO: Blog on relevant topics to
   your profession or hobbies

   DON'T: Use it for personal rants
...
3   Social
    Bookmarking
Delicious and Diigo
3. Social Bookmarking


  • Share great websites and find
    great resources
  • Annotate and tag websites for
    easy s...
3. Social Bookmarking


                 organize
                 with tags
                 & groups
3. Social Bookmarking


      DO: Keep organized

      DON'T: Forget to tag and
      annotate or you'll have
      troub...
Podcasts &
4    Webinars
 iTunes, YouTube,
Slideshare, Animoto
4. Podcasts & Webinars


     • Watch, listen and learn,
       then make your own
     • Save and subscribe to
       cha...
4. Podcasts & Webinars
4. Podcasts & Webinars


     DO: Share with colleagues
     in presentations

     DON'T: Commercialize
     your podcast...
Wikis &
5   NINGs
5. Wikis & NINGs


    • Make a profile and join an
      online community
    • Specific to your own
      interests and ...
5. Wikis & NINGs
5. Wikis & NINGs



     DO: Join and contribute
     to forums and discussions

     DON'T: Spam people
     with busines...
6 Chat
iChat, AIM, Skype,
   Gmail Chat
6. Chat



     • Communicate quickly
       and for free
     • Video or type chat
     • Send images and video
6. Chat


   Hi! How’s your
   new fundraiser
        going?      Oh, just great!
                    The kids really
    ...
6. Chat


      DO: Keep in touch with
      old colleagues

      DON'T: Talk to strangers
      or give out personal
   ...
7   Photo
    Sharing
Flickr, Picasa
7. Photo Sharing



     • Share photos and
       annotate them
     • Great learning resource
7. Photo Sharing
7. Photo Sharing


      DO: Visit the Library of
      Congress archives for
      amazing archive photos

      DON'T: U...
Links to get you started...        Youtube.com
         Twitter.com               Slideshare.com
          Gmail.com      ...
If you're interested in learning
more about PLN websites, check
 out our Fundraising PLN here:
 www.thefundraisingpln.com
...
Believe Kids Fundraising
  This presentation created by
Believe Kids Fundraising, for more
         information visit
    ...
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  1. 1. asy St e ps 7 E eating your own L N or cr P f
  2. 2. What is a PLN?
  3. 3. P ersonal L earning N etwork
  4. 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. 5. Who needs a PLN?
  6. 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. 7. OK... where do I start?
  8. 8. Micro- 1 Blogging Twitter, Gmail Buzz, etc
  9. 9. 1. Micro-Blogging • Fast and easy way to communicate ideas • News and blog post updates • Arranged by most recent hierarchal order
  10. 10. 1. Micro-Blogging your website here
  11. 11. 1. Micro-Blogging search for relevant twitter topics
  12. 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. 13. Blogging 2 & RSS Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad
  14. 14. 2. Blogging & RSS • Write your own and establish yourself as an authority • Subscribe to RSS feeds • Contribute to discussions
  15. 15. 2. Blogging & RSS
  16. 16. 2. Blogging & RSS DO: Blog on relevant topics to your profession or hobbies DON'T: Use it for personal rants or arguments
  17. 17. 3 Social Bookmarking Delicious and Diigo
  18. 18. 3. Social Bookmarking • Share great websites and find great resources • Annotate and tag websites for easy searches and discussion
  19. 19. 3. Social Bookmarking organize with tags & groups
  20. 20. 3. Social Bookmarking DO: Keep organized DON'T: Forget to tag and annotate or you'll have trouble finding things later
  21. 21. Podcasts & 4 Webinars iTunes, YouTube, Slideshare, Animoto
  22. 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. 23. 4. Podcasts & Webinars
  24. 24. 4. Podcasts & Webinars DO: Share with colleagues in presentations DON'T: Commercialize your podcast/webinar with product endorsements
  25. 25. Wikis & 5 NINGs
  26. 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. 27. 5. Wikis & NINGs
  28. 28. 5. Wikis & NINGs DO: Join and contribute to forums and discussions DON'T: Spam people with business solicitations
  29. 29. 6 Chat iChat, AIM, Skype, Gmail Chat
  30. 30. 6. Chat • Communicate quickly and for free • Video or type chat • Send images and video
  31. 31. 6. Chat Hi! How’s your new fundraiser going? Oh, just great! The kids really love it!
  32. 32. 6. Chat DO: Keep in touch with old colleagues DON'T: Talk to strangers or give out personal information online
  33. 33. 7 Photo Sharing Flickr, Picasa
  34. 34. 7. Photo Sharing • Share photos and annotate them • Great learning resource
  35. 35. 7. Photo Sharing
  36. 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. 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. 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. 39. Believe Kids Fundraising This presentation created by Believe Kids Fundraising, for more information visit www.believekids.com
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