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Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
Social Media For Educator's: The Making of Erin's PLN
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  • 1. Social Media For Educator’s: The Making of Erin’s PLN By Erin Filter
  • 2. Twitter <ul><li>Most popular microblogging site </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time communication with people across the globe </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to follow others that you find interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent resource for teachers to connect with other educators, link up with another classroom, or tweet student’s questions or opinions on a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Me: @efilter1 </li></ul>
  • 3. Delicious <ul><li>Excellent resource for saving and sharing bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to create tags and tag bundles so you can easily find a bookmark related to your topic/interest. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to add others to your network and subscribe to popular tags. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible anywhere you can connect to the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use this resource to find and share bookmarks or sign students up with an account to do the same. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/efilter </li></ul>
  • 4. Wikispaces <ul><li>Web page that groups can edit together. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to add your favorite wikis and receive news and blogs from your favorite wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to receive mail and customize your page. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces for Educators allows students to post and share files, text and photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to easily add student accounts and media. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikispaces.com/user/my/efilter </li></ul>
  • 5. Educator’s PLN <ul><li>Community of educators sharing resources, comments, and tools from their own personal learning networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to read, follow, and start your own blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to add apps, RSS feeds, and your own personal profile information. </li></ul><ul><li>Even the ability to give and receive gifts! </li></ul><ul><li>http://edupln.ning.com/profile/ErinFilter </li></ul>
  • 6. Qlubb <ul><li>A great tool for organizing a group’s events and schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Private and secure site makes it great for school use. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides event reminders, sign up sheets, RSVP, and photo/file sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent resource for teachers, parents and students to keep up to date with events, meetings, trips, and volunteer opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>http://efilter.qlubb.com </li></ul>
  • 7. Animoto <ul><li>Turns photos and videos into video slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Very easy to upload photos, videos and music. </li></ul><ul><li>Free for 30 seconds of video, small fee if you need a longer video. </li></ul><ul><li>Great resource to create memories from fieldtrips, special days, or projects </li></ul><ul><li>http://animoto.com/play/kEvvUM00IVuOyYiOCx4unw </li></ul><ul><li>*All photos were used with permission of students & parents </li></ul>
  • 8. Which Tool Have You Found Most Useful? <ul><li>I have found that the most useful tool in my PLN is Delicious. I have found so many websites and resources that have really been useful in the classroom. I find that so much time is spent sorting through the information on the web. It is wonderful to search a topic and find relevant and useful websites, resources and information. </li></ul>
  • 9. My Successes & Challenges <ul><li>Sucesses: </li></ul><ul><li>Creating and managing my PLN when the task seemed so daunting in the beginning. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding out that I am more technologically knowledgeable than I first thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Finding, using, and sharing the knowledge and resources now available to me though the use of my PLN. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>At first, just navigating my way through all of the new tools at my disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Now, peeling myself away from all of the new tools. </li></ul>
  • 10. Moodle <ul><li>Social Media For Educator’s was my first experience with Moodle and I was very impressed. Moodle was easy to use and navigate. I enjoy online learning and especially like being able to work at my own pace. The course was interesting and I was introduced to many resources and tools that I will be using in my classroom. I am excited to share these resources and tools with my students and other educators. </li></ul>

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