PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS
(PLN)
PART II:
FIVE TYPES OF PLNs
EDUC W200 Week 11
FIVE TYPES OF PLNs
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Casts (Podcasts, Screencasts/ Vidcasts)
Social Networks
Blogs
Microblogs
Social Bookmarking
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CASTS
• Podcasts
o A podcast is like a radio show. It usually consists of a series
of individual episodes. you can subscri...
PODCAST EXAMPLES
o Examples of educators using podcasts for professional
growth includes:
ESL Podcasts
K12 Science in Mich...
VIDCASTS AND SCREENCASTS ARE ANOTHER METHOD
FOR PARTICIPATING OR ADDING TO TEACHERS PLNS
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K12 Online Conference
...
SOCIAL NETWORKS
• Social networks are popular for teachers' PLNs. In
addition to Facebook or Pinterest, educators are also...
EXAMPLES OF EDUCATORS CONNECTING
THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKS
Facebook:
o Science education
o Math education
o ESL education

O...
BLOG
• Blog is a contraction of the term “Web log"
• It is a type of website, usually maintained by an
individual with reg...
EXAMPLE OF A BLOG BEING USED AS A
TEACHER’S PLN
Free Technology for Teachers

Tech 4 Teachers

EDUC W200 Week 11
MICROBLOGGING (TWEETING)
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A form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates
(usually less than 140 ch...
HERE ARE EXAMPLES OF TWITTER BEING USED
AS A TEACHER’S PLN
TWITTER4TEACHERS

101 Twitter Accounts for Teachers

Education ...
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING
Social bookmarking services help you add,
annotate, edit and share bookmarks of web
documents within yo...
EXAMPLES OF EDUCATORS USING
BOOKMARKING WEBSITES AS PLN
Pinterest:
Arts education
Language Arts Education
Elementary Educa...
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    1. 1. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS (PLN) PART II: FIVE TYPES OF PLNs EDUC W200 Week 11
    2. 2. FIVE TYPES OF PLNs • • • • • Casts (Podcasts, Screencasts/ Vidcasts) Social Networks Blogs Microblogs Social Bookmarking EDUC W200 Week 11
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. EXAMPLE OF A BLOG BEING USED AS A TEACHER’S PLN Free Technology for Teachers Tech 4 Teachers EDUC W200 Week 11
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. 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
    12. 12. SOCIAL BOOKMARKING Social bookmarking services help you add, annotate, edit and share bookmarks of web documents within your communities. EDUC W200 Week 11
    13. 13. 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
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