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PART I: PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS• http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/pln-your-personal-learning- network-made-easy/• http://edupln.ning.com/EDUC W200 Week 11
PLN: WHAT IS A PLN?• PLN is either a Personal/Professional Learning Network• Function of a PLN o Allows teachers to personalize their own learning EDUC W200 Week 11
WHAT CAN TEACHERS’ USE PLN’S FOR?• Gather resources for your classroom • Locate free resources for your classroom • Websites | Software | Grants • Lesson plan ideas from master teachers• Learn new information • Connect with content-area experts• Keep up-to-date and current • Learn about new technology and how to integrate it into your teaching • Find interesting links to education news • What are the best practices for your classroom? EDUC W200 Week 11
WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED IN A PLN?• Casts (Podcasts, Screencasts, Vidcasts)• Social Networks• Blogs, Microblogs, and Aggregator EDUC W200 Week 11
AN EXAMPLE OF A REGIONAL PLN FORTEACHERS• In April of 2012, TEDxNYED was held in NY to examine the role of new media and technology in shaping the future of education. (See TEDxNYED 2011 Videos)• In addition to viewing the archived TEDxNYED talks, educators are now connecting through media such as: • TEDxs YouTube Channel. • TEDxNYED Reflections wiki • Facebook fan page • Follow TEDxNYED on Twitter EDUC W200 Week 11
VIDCASTS ARE ANOTHER METHOD FORPARTICIPATING OR ADDING TO TEACHERS PLNS• K12 Online Conference• School Tube• Various Webinars o Blackboard Collaborate o PBS Teachers Online o Classroom 2.0 o ISTE Webinars EDUC W200 Week 11
SOCIAL NETWORKS (USING THE NINGPLATFORM) ARE POPULAR FOR TEACHERS’ PLNS • Art Education 2.0 • Social Studies o http://arted20.ning.com/ o http://vermontsocialstudies.ning.c • Language Learners om/ o http://edupln.ning.com/group/lan • Elementary Education guagelearners o http://edupln.ning.com/group/ele • Math Teachers mentaryeducators o http://elementaryteachersnetwork o http://edupln.ning.com/group/mat .ning.com/ hteachers • Special Education o http://tech-in-sped.ning.com/ EDUC W200 Week 11
HERE ARE SOME OTHER EXAMPLES OF PLACESTO ADD RESOURCES TO TEACHER PLNSo http://community.discoveryeducation.com/o http://www.google.com/educators/index.htmlo http://us.partnersinlearningnetwork.com/Pages/default.aspxo http://www.pbs.org/teachers/o https://twitter.com/UNESCOICTs EDUC W200 Week 11
HERE ARE SOME METHODS FOR EXPANDING/ADDING TO YOUR PLN • View education feeds • Blogs o http://education.alltop.com/ – Find a teacher who blogs in your subject area and follow him/her • Education related groups – School Related Blogs o Global Education Conference • Diigo o Classroom 2.0 • Cool tools from educators o Library 2.0 • Podcasts • Attend K-12 conference • iTunes K-12 o K-12 Online Conference • Set-up an aggregator o iGoogle o Google Reader o Netvibes o Feedly EDUC W200 Week 11
There are also communities you can join tofurther your professional growth.• TeacherShare o Connect with other teachers as you share lesson plans online• Teachers Connecting o This allows you to collaborate with other educators around the globe for project-based activities• PBS Teachers o Includes discussion boards, resource sharing, professional development and communication with other teachers EDUC W200 Week 11
A PLN IS NOT JUST LIMITED TO THIS• You can also use: o Facebook (social networking) • W200 Facebook Group o Twitter (microblogging) • W200 Twitter o Netvibe (or RSS)• Any place people meet and ideas or resources are shared has the potential to become a PLN• It is not about the tool – it is about the purpose EDUC W200 Week 11
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