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  • 1. Networking Onlinefor Professional Development
  • 2. How has the Web changed in the last 5 years?
    Easy to create a Web site
    Anyone can have a blog
    Comment on each other’s blog posts, photos, videos, bookmarks
    “Watch” what other people are doing, thinking, reading, talking about
    Your network now includes “strangers”! (and strangers are not so strange)
  • 3. What is a Social Networking Site?
    A Web site that allows users to connect, communicate and/or share information with each other
    By Moonjazz, http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonjazz/651498439/
  • 4. Examples of Social Networking
    Email Lists
    Blogs, Miniblogs, Microblogs
    Delicious, Diigo
    Facebook, MySpace. LinkedIn
    Google Groups, Ning
    Flickr, YouTube, TeacherTube
    RSS, Google Reader
    LibraryThing, Shelfari
    From premiardeigo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/9119028@N05/591163479/
  • 5. Your Personal Learning Network
    Think about how you learn new things
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    Think about how you learned things 10 yrs ago
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    Any differences?
  • 6. Your Personal Learning Network
    235 million searches a day on Google
    75% of people go to information directly from their search results, NOT from the home page of a site
  • 7. Your Personal Learning Network
    Example of Stephen Downes
    www.downes.ca
    Saw references several years ago
    Followed him on Twitter and Facebook
    Received interesting links and references
    Went to his blog and signed up for his newsletter
    Posted on my blog about him and he responded
    Now he is definitely in my PLN, and he notes that he actually came up with the concept!
  • 8. Your Personal Learning Network
    “Information has always been a conversation, it’s just that most of us weren’t part of it, until the Internet.”
    --Steve Hargadon
    www.stevehargadon.com
  • 9. David Warlick’s PLN
    http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/
  • 10. Supervisors
    Prof. Groups
    Students
    Friends
    Colleagues
    Lesson Plans
    Articles
    Work-shops
    Parenting
    Class Activities
    Reports
    My PLN 10 Years ago
    Conferences
    Classes
    Site Workshops
    Journals
    Books
    Web Pages
    Teacher
    Coordinator
    Presenter
    Mom
  • 11. My PLN Now
    Supervisors
    Prof. Groups
    Colleagues
    Online Network
    Friends
    Blogs
    Social Networks
    Listservs
    Podcasts
    Aggregators
    Twitter
    Journals
    Books
    Web Pages
    Conferences
    Classes
    Site Workshops
    Administrator
    Presenter
    Blogger
    Grandma
    Web site
    Articles
    Blogs
    Grand-parenting
    Work-shops
    Reports
  • 12. Viral Professional Development
    We learn on our own with support from each other
    You don’t need a large training staff – just a few enthusiastic early adopters
    Build a network!
    Share everything – tape it, blog it, tag it, post it
    Celebrate and get the word out up and down the food chain
  • 13. Email Lists, or Listservs
    PROs
    Easy to access
    Comes to you (push)
    Access to a wider community
    Get answers to your questions
    CONs
    Too much email
    Not all of interest
    Public in ways you might not realize
  • 14. Blogs
    What is a blog?
    Go to the Wiki
  • 15. Wikis
    What is a wiki?
    Go to the wiki
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/
  • 16. Can you use these?
    Are you blogging?
    Are you using a wiki?
    How might you use either for professional development?
  • 17. Bookmarking and Tagging
    How you save sites now
    Bookmarking
    Tagging
    Tag clouds
    Go to the wiki
  • 18. When I say Social Networking…
    What’s the first thing that comes to mind?
  • 19. “Traditional” Social Networking
    MySpace
    Facebook – Becoming very popular with “older” users
    500 groups related to ESL!
    Yahoo Groups
    From mattkeefe - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fil/3151423/
  • 20. New Social Networking
    A list of social network sites for education
    Classroom 2.0
    Go to the wiki
  • 21. Sharing Media
    Flickr
    YouTube
    TeacherTube
    Ustream
    Go to the wiki
  • 22. Sharing Books
    Shelfari
    LibraryThing
    From Phil Moore - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fil/3151423/
  • 23. Keeping up with your network
    Aggregators, Feeds
    My Yahoo
    Google Reader
    Jaiku, Friendfeed, SocialThing
    Go to the wiki
  • 24. GO FORTH AND CONNECT!