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  • 1. Professional Learning Networks Sooooo Important ! PETE & C 2009 Hershey PA
  • 2. PETE & C 2009 ~ Session FL14 Patti Duncan Wallenpaupack Area HS [email_address] Act 48 Code FL141625
  • 3. Workshop Materials Can Be Found at My Wiki http://techiescitchr.wikispaces.com /
  • 4. THANKS! Please visit my wiki and provide feedback
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  • 6. Functions of the PLN
  • 7. Creating A Network
  • 8. Face to Face
    • Collaborate Locally
  • 9. Join Professional Organizations
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    • Attend Meetings
    • Share ideas
  • 11. Many Companies Offer PLN Opportunities…
    • Get Trained
    • Share with others
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  • 13. If you can’t get there in person…. Attend a webinar!
  • 14. Or… “phone a friend”
  • 15. List Serves Help You Network
  • 16. Search for groups that you might be interested in…
  • 17. Join one… or a few Or… start one of your own!
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  • 22. Some Educational Yahoo Groups that I have found… Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Second-Grade-Teachers?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=4 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Third-Grade-Teachers?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=5 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/middleschoolscience?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=16 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/teachfirstgrade?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=21 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Elementary-Lesson-Share?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=24 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eslincanada2000?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=25 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/generalchemistry?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=44 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Innovative-Teaching?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=49 Math http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EDMTeachers?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=5 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mathinthemiddle?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=8 Foreign Language http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Foreign-Language-Educators?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=39 Social Studies http://groups.yahoo.com/group/socialstudiesteaching?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=26 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/socialstudiesnow?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=28 Science http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HighSchoolScienceTeachers?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=14 Web 2.0 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theweb20group/?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=27
  • 23. Microblogging
  • 24. Search for “friends” ….…
  • 25. Many interests Even Oprah is here!
  • 26. Create your network of friends and follow their posts… called “Tweets”
  • 27. Similar to Twitter
  • 28. Except “plurks” are threaded… more like conversation…. easier to follow.
  • 29. Any one plurk can be bookmarked for future reference…
  • 30. Funny plurk story …
  • 31. PLN to the rescue….
  • 32. Facebook… it’s not just for college kids anymore…
  • 33. Many Professional Learning Networks on Facebook.. PBS Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PBS-Teachers/10359470549 Using Wiki in Education http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2691930547 Web 2.0 http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2259602350 NSTA http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4734309314 Math/Science/Tech Teachers http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19877390177 Teachers sharing ideas http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17723199360
  • 34. Ning… create you OWN network!
  • 35. Set up your own community… can even set up one for your class!
  • 36. Or… search for Nings that alredy exist… and join them.. Teacher Librarian http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/ Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/ Music Techie Teachers http://musictechieteachers.ning.com/ Elementary Tech Teachers http://elementarytechteachers.ning.com/ Social Networks in Education wiki http://socialnetworksined.wikispaces.com/ PETE & C Ning http://peteandc2009.ning.com/
  • 37. It doesn’t matter HOW you Network… just DO IT!
  • 38. THANKS! Please visit my wiki and provide feedback Enjoy the rest of your conference!