Creating A Pln


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  • Welcome by Christi
  • Christi intro followed by Dan intro
  • Dan: Anyone know the millionth word added to the Oxford English Dictionary? (Click)Web 2.0. What is it? (See Web 2.0 image)
  • Play video
  • Dan: explain the PLN Stages of Adoption
  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll
  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the pollIf you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.
  • Lee LeFever’sCommonCraft show designed to explain things…simply.
  • Dan: can be used to look for topics. Once you find resources relevant to your search, see who is posting them and follow them (or not).
  • Dan: Let’s not forget to keep communication personal and purposeful.
  • Dan: Imagine if Lewis & Clark could communicate during their travels. More at
  • Christi: Introduce what Ning is and why we would want to use it.
  • Christi: Next slide shows the screenshots of these sites so you can point out features.
  • Christi: As the research shows, we can not forget to make global communications a priority. For if we do, we will be left behind (along with the children).
  • Christi: Need something for this slide.
  • Events: Quad (Wake young teacher event), Rally for Public Education; Updated about legislative news, etc., follow other educators, techies, legislators (Tricia Cotham, Bev Perdue); Fan NCAE, NC Teacher Academy; Causes – keep music in public schools
  • Christi: To showcase some of these in a browser window that will be up and running in advance.
  • Dan: Quick comparison of the two tools. Answer questions.
  • Dan:FacebookFriendwheel. Sparse connections between people.
  • Dan: Twitter Follower Wheel – Tight integration of connections.
  • Creating A Pln

    1. 1. Creating a Personal Learning Networkto increase communication<br />Dan Froelich <br />Fellow for Research and Technology<br />
    2. 2. Who’s this guy?<br />Dan Froelich <br />NC Teacher Academy Fellow for Research and Technology<br />
    3. 3. The Read/Write Web<br />
    4. 4. Will Richardson<br /><br />
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    7. 7. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
    8. 8. Twitter in Plain English<br /><br />
    9. 9. Twitter Search<br />
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    12. 12. Ning, not to be confused with Bing<br /><ul><li>Fully customizable design
    13. 13. Total user access and control
    14. 14. Integrated media experience
    15. 15. Member profiles
    16. 16. Friending feature
    17. 17. Searchable database of networks</li></li></ul><li>Exemplary Examples<br />Classroom 2.0<br /><br />Save Our Schools    <br /><br />SMART Board Revolution<br /><br />Stand Up for Schools    <br /><br />NEA Student Program<br /><br />
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    20. 20. What is it?<br />a social networking service that lets you connect with friends, co-workers, and others who share similar interests or who have common backgrounds<br />Why should we use it?<br /><ul><li>Create groups
    21. 21. Schedule events
    22. 22. Send messages
    23. 23. Share multimedia
    24. 24. Post class notes
    25. 25. Provide direct communication with instructors
    26. 26. Allows shy students a way to communicate
    27. 27. Facilitate classmate connections</li></li></ul><li>How can members use Facebook?<br /><ul><li>Plan events
    28. 28. Start discussions
    29. 29. News Briefs
    30. 30. Follow friends / fans
    31. 31. Join causes</li></li></ul><li>Interesting Facts …<br /><ul><li>The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
    32. 32. There has been a staggering increase in the number of 55+ users – with total growth of 513.7% in in the last six months alone
    33. 33. The average Facebook user has 130 friends</li></li></ul><li>Examples<br />
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    35. 35. vs<br /><ul><li>Reconnect with old friends and family members
    36. 36. Email
    37. 37. Instant messaging
    38. 38. Image and video sharing
    39. 39. Grab ideas in byte-size chunks
    40. 40. Use your updates as jumping off points to other places
    41. 41. Just let others know what you’re up to at any given moment.</li></li></ul><li>
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    43. 43. &<br /><br />teacheracademy<br />danfroelich<br />ncae<br />nea<br />Watch the Tweets to find people of interest. Constantly weed the list of who you follow.<br /><br />danthetechguy<br />Proudtobencae<br />ncaectl<br />  <br /> <br />Don&apos;t forget to use the Search feature to make more connections.<br />
    44. 44. Handouts will be available at<br />Questions/Comments?<br /><br />
    45. 45. Ellen explains Twitter…sort of<br />