Growing Your Personal Learning Network


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A presentation given to teacher-librarians at the Saskatchewan IT Summit, E-Merging Learning.

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Growing Your Personal Learning Network

  1. 1. E-merging Learning Summit 2009 Presented by Donna DesRoches Learning Resources Consultant, Living Sky School Division
  2. 2. Growing your Personal Learning Network
  3. 3. Hanging out
  4. 4. Messing Around
  5. 5. Geeking Out
  6. 6. PLNs lead to learning, discovery, & sharing
  7. 7. PLNs are great source of support & ideas
  8. 8. My ‘pln’ keeps me in the loop in terms of new ideas, new technologies new books
  9. 9. Inspiration brainstorming & commiseration broad spectrum of perspectives understanding of library/edtech issues
  10. 10. I consider my PLN to be an instrumental part of my continued growth
  11. 11. How?
  12. 12. Minutes a day
  13. 13. Reading
  14. 14. Writing
  15. 15. Connecting
  16. 16. Tagging
  17. 17. Sharing
  18. 18. Immersion afraid leaving will mean missed opportunities
  19. 19. Evaluating nodes and networks.....
  20. 20. The more you know the more you realize you don’t know .... afraid to disconnect
  21. 21. Gaining Perspective
  22. 22. Finding the balance between Living & Learning
  23. 23. The best way that we can help our kids use social networks safely - ethically - effectively is to begin to do it for ourselves .... We have to create our own personal learning networks as educators and we have to understand how the networks can have a profound impact on the way that we learn. Will Richardson
  24. 24.
  25. 25. The Future...
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Reflection Moment How does a teacher-librarian enable a Networked Student?
  28. 28. Created with PicLits : Inspired Picture Writing
  29. 29. Photos: Flickr - Creative Commons Discovery drops in drops erin's journa hazel leaves Holy Geek Squad, Batman! Jax reads the newspaper online looking to the future Loop the loop. mar13 NetworkedTeacher On the platform, reading Pathway to Hope Places to Go Raine on Her Mac Scaolding Guys Stages of PLN adoption Tags technicolor leap TypicalTeacherNetwork WHY?
  30. 30. Twitter Comments @stimson Margaret Stimson @buffyjhamilton Buffy Hamilton @joannedegroot Joanne de Groot Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project
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