Time for a PLaN

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GaETC 2008 Presentation on Personal/Professional Learning Networks

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Time for a PLaN

  1. 1. Time for a PLaN: The Power of Connectivism and Collective Intelligence Caroline O’Bannon Barrow County Schools GaETC 2008 Image Source : ToniVC on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2283676770
  2. 2. A little about me …
  3. 3. Barrow County Schools
  4. 4. Image Source: Google Maps
  5. 5. Image Source: Barrow County Schools
  6. 6. Image Source: Barrow County Schools
  7. 8. Yes, it’s a Wal-Mart.
  8. 9. Image Source : Goldy on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldy/147843191/in/photostream
  9. 10. Image Source : 3DPete on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/petehogan/2687824939
  10. 11. Image Source : Sualk61 on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/sualk61/2595728213/in/photostream
  11. 12. What do I do?
  12. 13. Curriculum Integration Specialist
  13. 14. 7 years
  14. 15. The 8 years before?
  15. 16. Taught French
  16. 17. Curriculum Integration Specialist In the beginning….
  17. 18. He was right .
  18. 19. No clear direction Image source Flickr Jellybeanz http://www.flickr.com/photos/jellybean/889915211
  19. 20. 2001 Image Source: Flickr JudyBaxter http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/45972760/in/photostream
  20. 21. 1 : 8700 2001 Image Source: Flickr JudyBaxter http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/45972760/in/photostream
  21. 22. 5 of 8 Image Source: Flickr JudyBaxter http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/45972760/in/photostream
  22. 23. 200 8 Image Source: Flickr JudyBaxter http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/45972760/in/photostream
  23. 24. 1 : 12,500   by   Old Shoe Woman   Image Source: Flickr JudyBaxter http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/45972760/in/photostream
  24. 25. 0 Image Source: Flickr JudyBaxter http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/45972760/in/photostream
  25. 26. Image source Flickr Jellybeanz http://www.flickr.com/photos/jellybean/889915211
  26. 27. Image Source: Flickr honnerboy http://flickr.com/photos/nonnerboy/2338551807/in/photostream
  27. 28. Isolated ME Image Source: Flickr zeraga http://www.flickr.com/photos/zerega/2396454114
  28. 29. An established need
  29. 30. Web 2.0 Image Source: Flickr lrargerich http://www.flickr.com/photos/lrargerich/2402874073
  30. 32. Even greater need
  31. 33. Image source Flickr Jellybeanz http://www.flickr.com/photos/jellybean/889915211
  32. 34. Wikis Image Source: ISTE/NECC http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2007/
  33. 35. Collaborative Potential
  34. 36. Image Source : Oberazzi on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873
  35. 37. Vicki Davis “Cool Cat Teacher”
  36. 38. Networking Image Source: Flickr Saschaaa http://www.flickr.com/photos/saschaaa/152502539
  37. 39. PLN
  38. 40. P ersonal / P rofessional L earning N etwork
  39. 41. P ersonal
  40. 42. P rofessional
  41. 43. L earning N etwork
  42. 44. What is networking to me?
  43. 45. David Truss
  44. 46. It’s about connecting . Photo credit: Flickr h_de_chttp://www.flickr.com/photos/h_de_c/2355448222
  45. 47. It’s about sharing . Photo credit: Flickr ryanr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033
  46. 48. It’s about learning . Image Source: Flickr library commission t www.flickr.com/photos/librarycommission/2234721241 /
  47. 49. And it’s global . Photo credit: Flickr noticeljhwww.flickr.com/photos/noticelj/2878326718
  48. 50. / www.lumaxart.com
  49. 52. How? Image Source : Oberazzi on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873
  50. 53. READ! Image Source: Flickr Earlg http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlg/163867388
  51. 55. How?
  52. 56. Blog rolls
  53. 58. Technorati Image Source: Flickr Matthewlevine http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewlevine/268379234/
  54. 59. Manage?
  55. 60. Get a Reader
  56. 62. Netvibes Image Source: Flickr MZN37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mzn37/392300827/
  57. 63. Bloglines
  58. 66. Participate
  59. 67. Conversations
  60. 68. Blogosphere
  61. 69. Share
  62. 70. Share Reflect
  63. 71. Share Reflect Disagree
  64. 74. 127
  65. 75. Do you have something to say ?
  66. 76. Blog!
  67. 77. Social Bookmarking Del.icio.us
  68. 78. Me
  69. 79. 246
  70. 80. Not just bookmarks!
  71. 83. Bookmarks by Friends
  72. 87. Groups
  73. 90. Diigo Search
  74. 93. Nings
  75. 96. Wikis
  76. 98. Micro blogs
  77. 99. Twitter Micro blog
  78. 100. 140 Characters (or less)
  79. 101. The Good <ul><li>Tweet from just about any device </li></ul><ul><li>Supports SMS </li></ul><ul><li>LOADS of different desktop apps </li></ul><ul><li>Replies, Direct Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Star favorite Tweets </li></ul>
  80. 102. Plurk Micro blog (with a twist)
  81. 104. The Good <ul><li>Each Plurk has it’s own page that can be bookmarked </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to have contained , tracked conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Can “Private Plurk” individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange friends into “cliques” for messaging to specific groups among friends </li></ul><ul><li>Ratio? One : Many - Discover new people through Plurk friends </li></ul><ul><li>Join in on just about any conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Built in verbs allow for “bending” 140 characters rule </li></ul><ul><li>Share pictures and video links with thumbnail view </li></ul>
  82. 105. Roadmap to PLN Success
  83. 106. Give it time
  84. 107. Photo source : Flickr wonderwebby http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderwebby/2723279741/
  85. 108. Don’t just lurk
  86. 109. Be heard
  87. 110. For a long while I just lurked in the background . I realized that to get the most out of my network , I had to add to the conversation . I had to be able to share my thoughts and opinions because what I put into this is what I would get out of it. Successful Teaching Blog by Pat Hensley aka Loonyhiker
  88. 111. If I just sat around waiting for everything to come to me , I would be sadly disappointed . I think that is why some people have trouble with networking. They are(n’t) willing to put time and energy into its development and then wonder why it isn’t happening . Successful Teaching Blog by Pat Hensley aka Loonyhiker
  89. 112. It takes time to grow a network, it’s like moving to a new town - You can’t expect to feel integrated immediately, but participate , contribute and you will settle and find what you are looking for. http://aquaculturepda.edublogs.org/2008/07/09/help-me-demonstrate-the-importance-of-personal-learning-networks/ - Comment from Mobile Technology in TAFE blog
  90. 114. I’m cobannon on…. Diigo.com Plurk.com Flickr.com Twitter.com Techintegrate on Delicious.com My Blog: http://edtechtrek.blogspot.com

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