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  • From Personalizing the Classroom Experience – K-12 Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Connect the Dots with Digital Learning 2012 Congressional Briefing Release of Speak Up 2011 National Data for Teachers, Librarians and Administrators May 23, 2012
  • Source 1:http://images.email.blackboard.com/Web/BlackboardInc/%7B44fe5cc3-3c7d-4ec0-824b-489b25ca8062%7D_ProjectTomorrow2013_Teacher_Report_Draft.pdfSource 2: Speak Up 2011 National Research Project. In fall 2011, over 416,000 online surveys from K-12 students, parents and educators representing over 5600 schoolsnationwide were submitted through the Speak Up Project. Speak Up is a annual research initiative of Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprot organization andis supported by these innovative companies: Blackboard, Inc., DreamBox Learning, Hewlett-Packard, K-12, Inc., Qualcomm Wirelss Reach Initiative, Schoolwiresand SMART Technologies.
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  • 1. PROFESSIONAL TEACHING IN A DIGITAL WORLD UNIT 3 EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 2. WEEK 11 - PROFESSIONAL USE OF TECHNOLOGY EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 3. WHY DISCUSS IT? TEACHERS USE TECHNOLOGY: EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 4. TEACHERS USE OF TECHNOLOGY: WHY DISCUSS IT? EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 5. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS (PLN) PART I: WHAT IS A PLN? WHY SHOULD I CARE? EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS (PLN) PART II: FIVE TYPES OF PLNs EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 9. FIVE TYPES OF PLNs • • • • • Casts (Podcasts, Screencasts/ Vidcasts) Social Networks Blogs Microblogs Social Bookmarking EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 10. CASTS • Podcasts o A podcast is like a radio show. It usually consists of a series of individual episodes. you can subscribe to the channel and listen to the casts on your computer or on a digital audio player like an iPod. EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 11. PODCAST EXAMPLES o Examples of educators using podcasts for professional growth includes: ESL Podcasts K12 Science in Michigan SmartBoard Lessons Podcast Moving at the Speed of Creativity Learning Matters Podcast [Tips] Aside from these sources, go to iTunes-podcasts and choose "Education", you will find tons of educational podcasts there. EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 12. VIDCASTS AND SCREENCASTS ARE ANOTHER METHOD FOR PARTICIPATING OR ADDING TO TEACHERS PLNS • • • • • K12 Online Conference School Tube TEDxNYED YouTube Various Webinars o o o o Blackboard Collaborate PBS Teachers Online Classroom 2.0 ISTE Webinars EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 13. SOCIAL NETWORKS • Social networks are popular for teachers' PLNs. In addition to Facebook or Pinterest, educators are also connecting through using the NING platform or joining online teacher communities: EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 14. EXAMPLES OF EDUCATORS CONNECTING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS Facebook: o Science education o Math education o ESL education Online teacher communities: o TeacherShare Connect with other teachers as you share lesson plans online o NSTA Learning Center – Science Teachers NING: o o o o o o o o o o o Art Education World Language Math Education Special Ed Social Studies Elementary 1 Elementary 2 Discovery Education Google Educators Microsoft Partners in Learning PBS Teachers Google+: Education Week Special Education Advisor EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 15. BLOG • Blog is a contraction of the term “Web log" • It is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 16. EXAMPLE OF A BLOG BEING USED AS A TEACHER’S PLN Free Technology for Teachers Tech 4 Teachers EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 17. MICROBLOGGING (TWEETING) • • • A form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 140 characters) and publish them. Can be viewed by anyone or by a select group Can be submitted by text messaging, instant messaging, email, MP3 or the website. EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 18. HERE ARE EXAMPLES OF TWITTER BEING USED AS A TEACHER’S PLN TWITTER4TEACHERS 101 Twitter Accounts for Teachers Education Twitter Groups EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 19. SOCIAL BOOKMARKING Social bookmarking services help you add, annotate, edit and share bookmarks of web documents within your communities. EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 20. EXAMPLES OF EDUCATORS USING BOOKMARKING WEBSITES AS PLN Pinterest: Arts education Language Arts Education Elementary Education Diigo: List of Education-K21 group EDUC W200 Public Library EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 21. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS (PLN) PART III: AGGREGATOR EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 22. WHAT IS AGGREGATOR? • Aggregator is usually a web site or computer software that aggregates a specific type of information (RSS feeds) from multiple online sources. EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 23. WHAT IS RSS? • RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a technology that allows web users to keep track up of their favorite websites. Usually when you click on this button on a PLN webpage Watch RSS Video EDUC W200 Week 11 This box shows up for you to choose your RSS reader/aggregator you want to subscribe to.
  • 24. WHY ARE AGGREGATORS SO GREAT? THEY BRING INFORMATION TO YOU… WIKIS SOCIAL NETWORKS BLOGS AGGREGATOR SOCIAL CONTENT NEWS TWITTER • Why go to a site, when you can bring the content to you! • Let’s look at examples: • • • • • • Netvibes feedly NewsBlur My Yahoo PageFlakes Protopage • Which E? EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 25. WHAT DOES AN AGGREGATOR LOOK LIKE? EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 26. EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 27. TIP #11: Create your own PLN EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 28. TIP #11: CREATE YOUR OWN PLN INSTRUCTIONS: Create your own PLN that helps you aggregate useful information of your profession and network with other professionals in your area. EDUC W200 Week 11
  • 29. TIP #11: CREATE YOUR OWN PLN • Choose on of the following four PLN tools that you are currently using or most familiar with. • Follow the instruction and complete the TIP#11. o o o o Facebook (http://falloney83.wix.com/pln-for-educators#!facebook/c1yoa) Twitter (http://falloney83.wix.com/pln-for-educators#!twitter/cnjq) Pinterest (http://falloney83.wix.com/pln-for-educators#!pinterest/c7ip) Netvibes (http://falloney83.wix.com/pln-for-educators#!netvibes/c1ann) • Please post screenshots of your PLN and hyperlink it on your e-Portfolio >> Professional Development page EDUC W200 Week 11