Social Media Tools for
Personalized Professional
Development
Lucy Gray
Summer 2012
Slides & Materials
http://www.lucygray.org
What is a PLN?
What is social media?
“Online technologies and practices that people use to share
opinions, insights, experiences, and per...
Media and Tools
Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking
Flickr iTunes YouTube del.icio.us Twitter Facebook
Pic...
Take charge of your own professional development and
model learning for co$eagues and students.
By developing a PLN, you c...
What’s your web 2.0
story?
My Web 2.0 Story
2005 Became an Apple Distinguished Educator • Introduced to the joys of RSS
feeds and NetNewsWire • Atten...
My Web 2.0 Story
2006 Participated in Google focus group • Wrote global awareness curriculum for
Apple in Europe • Started...
The Point?
Personalized learning!
Others will have other sets of experiences. Your aha
moments should be different than min...
Tried & True
Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking
Flickr iTunes YouTube del.icio.us Twitter Facebook
Diigo ...
Lucy’s Top 5
Microblo%ing using Twitter
Networking and community building via Ning
Reading weblogs organized by a newsread...
Serendipity
the occurrence and development of events by
chance in a happy or beneficial way
Why Twitter?
Connect with others
Stay current in your areas of interest
Share and co$ect resources
Get spontaneous respons...
Try Following...
https://twitter.com/mamante
http://twitter.com/specialkrb
https://twitter.com/pbskids
http://twitter.com/...
Why Ning?
Build customized social networking sites
Serves as a repository for videos, audio, and text
Structure adds to co...
A Few Favorite Nings
Classroom 2.0
TeacherLibrarianNing
Independent School Educators
Network
The Global Education
Conferen...
Why Blogs?
Reflect on professional practice
Record ideas
Share resources
Engage in conversations with other professionals
S...
A Few Favorite Blogs
Langwitches
Always Learning
Weblo%-ed
Never Ending Search
Huffington Post Education
Teach Like it’s 299...
Why Flickr?
Share and store photos
Create stuff with your
images
Organize photos using
tags
Join affinity groups
Geotag photos
A Few Flickr Favorites
Field Guide: Birds of the
World
Te$ a Story in Five Frames
Classroom Displays
AtrociousApostrophe’s...
Why Social Bookmarking ?
Method of sharing and organizing online resources
Accessible &om any internet connected computer
...
Delicious & Diigo Favorites
People to add to your
network in Delicious:
http://delicious.com/
cchausis
http://delicious.co...
Delicious & Diigo Favorites
Groups to join in Diigo
Google in Education
Resources for Languages
Classroom 2.0
21st Century...
Worthy of a Mention
Document sharing
Scribd
Slideshare
Chat
Skype
iChatAV
Face Time
Organizing It All
Use a newsreader or news a%regator
Suggested Readers
Netvibes
Pageflakes
Google Reader
NetNewsWire (Mac)
FeedDemon (Windows)
Tips
Tip #1: Understand tags
Tags are simply keywords determined by users:
#globaled
#tedxnyed
#edchat
#PBL
#biepbl
#4thchat
#i...
Tip #2: Follow thought leaders and
organizations in your field
Principal Chris
Lehmann
Librarian Joyce
Valenza
Teacher Lisa...
Chris Lehmann
Blog
Twitter
School web site
Apple in Education
Profile
Joyce Valenza
Blog
Twitter
Wiki
Lisa Parisi
Blog
Twitter
Co$aborations
Silvia Tolisano
Blog
Twitter
Slideshare presentations
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Blog
Twitter
Web Site
Diane Ravitch
Blog
Twitter
Web Site
Tip #3: Leverage search
Create searches in Twitter for topics of interest and see what pops up
“Everyday Math”
“Steve Harg...
Tip #4: Select a handle
Create a common username to use in various online
communities
Establishes your digital footprint
M...
Tip #5: Develop critical mass
You won’t be able to take advantage of the
information flowing through social media unless yo...
Taking Charge Guidelines
Pick ONE tool to meet a particular professional
development need or interest.
Rea$y learn that to...
Follow You, Follow Me
Lucy Gray
elemenous@gmail.com
iChat, Skype, Flickr, delicious, Youtube etc: elemenous
Blog: http://w...
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  1. 1. Social Media Tools for Personalized Professional Development Lucy Gray Summer 2012
  2. 2. Slides & Materials http://www.lucygray.org
  3. 3. What is a PLN?
  4. 4. What is social media? “Online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other.” “Social media are works of user-created video, audio, text or multimedia that are published and shared in a social environment, such as a blog, wiki or video hosting site.”
  5. 5. Media and Tools Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking Flickr iTunes YouTube del.icio.us Twitter Facebook Picasa Podomatic Teacher Tube Diigo Slideshare LinkedIn iStockPhoto iPadio Vimeo StumbleUpon Scribd Ning Blogger Quora
  6. 6. Take charge of your own professional development and model learning for co$eagues and students. By developing a PLN, you can investigate best practices and target your needs and interests.Anytime, anywhere. Our students are networking and we need to understand the spaces created by social media as we$ as how to engage kids. We need to see ourselves as curators and creators of content. Why?
  7. 7. What’s your web 2.0 story?
  8. 8. My Web 2.0 Story 2005 Became an Apple Distinguished Educator • Introduced to the joys of RSS feeds and NetNewsWire • Attended my first ADE Institute (Alan November presented introduced to podcasting, Skype,Technorati, Creative Commons) • Started blogging and exploring web-based apps 2000 Started Friday 5 list of educational resources • Began using Backflip to organize bookmarks • Became an avid user of the ED TECH listserv among other pre-Web 2.0 online • Attended NECC (now called ISTE), MACUL conferences for the first time Pre 2000 Attended Illinois Computing Educator events, Classroom Connect conferences 1999 Started Technology in Education graduate program at National Louis University
  9. 9. My Web 2.0 Story 2006 Participated in Google focus group • Wrote global awareness curriculum for Apple in Europe • Started blogging for Infinite Thinking Machine • Started volunteering on ICE conference committee 2007 Helped with the Google Teachers Academy • Introduced to Facebook, Twitter and Ning • Started the Global Education Collaborative 2008 Helped with Chicago GTA • Bought an iPhone • Visited Singapore 2009 and 2010 Served on NMC’s K12 Horizon Report Advisory Board • Starting consulting work • Launched Global Education Conference •Travelled to Bahrain for the Education Project Conference 2011 NMC’s K12 Horizon Report Advisory Board • CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative 2012 ?
  10. 10. The Point? Personalized learning! Others will have other sets of experiences. Your aha moments should be different than mine. Collaboration via technology has profoundly changed my professional life and the way that I work.
  11. 11. Tried & True Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking Flickr iTunes YouTube del.icio.us Twitter Facebook Diigo Slideshare LinkedIn Scribd Ning Quora
  12. 12. Lucy’s Top 5 Microblo%ing using Twitter Networking and community building via Ning Reading weblogs organized by a newsreader Discovering images and groups in Flickr Finding and sharing resources via social bookmarking
  13. 13. Serendipity the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way
  14. 14. Why Twitter? Connect with others Stay current in your areas of interest Share and co$ect resources Get spontaneous responses &om your network Directly access experts and we$-known people in your field
  15. 15. Try Following... https://twitter.com/mamante http://twitter.com/specialkrb https://twitter.com/pbskids http://twitter.com/paulawhite http://twitter.com/teach42 http://twitter.com/dianeRavitch/ http://twitter.com/liveclass20 http://twitter.com/HuffPostEdu http://twitter.com/agoogleaday https://twitter.com/#!/search/ edapps Lucy’s mobile learning list Lucy’s recommended list
  16. 16. Why Ning? Build customized social networking sites Serves as a repository for videos, audio, and text Structure adds to community building Find a ning for every educational topic Keep your Ning public or private Pearson is providing &ee Ning Minis for educators
  17. 17. A Few Favorite Nings Classroom 2.0 TeacherLibrarianNing Independent School Educators Network The Global Education Conference Network Pearson sponsoring Nings for educators Alternatives to Ning
  18. 18. Why Blogs? Reflect on professional practice Record ideas Share resources Engage in conversations with other professionals Showcase best practices and examples Inspire others
  19. 19. A Few Favorite Blogs Langwitches Always Learning Weblo%-ed Never Ending Search Huffington Post Education Teach Like it’s 2999 Multiple Pathways
  20. 20. Why Flickr? Share and store photos Create stuff with your images Organize photos using tags Join affinity groups Geotag photos
  21. 21. A Few Flickr Favorites Field Guide: Birds of the World Te$ a Story in Five Frames Classroom Displays AtrociousApostrophe’s Popular Tags in Flickr Interesting Things Calendar Flickr Clock The Commons World Map Flickr Toys
  22. 22. Why Social Bookmarking ? Method of sharing and organizing online resources Accessible &om any internet connected computer Subscribe to tags of interest Fo$ow like-minded people through a network
  23. 23. Delicious & Diigo Favorites People to add to your network in Delicious: http://delicious.com/ cchausis http://delicious.com/ cnansen http://delicious.com/ brasst
  24. 24. Delicious & Diigo Favorites Groups to join in Diigo Google in Education Resources for Languages Classroom 2.0 21st Century Stuff list iPad, iPod, iPhone Users Group Leadership for Mobile Learning
  25. 25. Worthy of a Mention Document sharing Scribd Slideshare Chat Skype iChatAV Face Time
  26. 26. Organizing It All Use a newsreader or news a%regator
  27. 27. Suggested Readers Netvibes Pageflakes Google Reader NetNewsWire (Mac) FeedDemon (Windows)
  28. 28. Tips
  29. 29. Tip #1: Understand tags Tags are simply keywords determined by users: #globaled #tedxnyed #edchat #PBL #biepbl #4thchat #isedchat
  30. 30. Tip #2: Follow thought leaders and organizations in your field Principal Chris Lehmann Librarian Joyce Valenza Teacher Lisa Parisi Tech Coordinator Silvia Tolisano Education historian Diane Ravitch Joan Ganz Cooney Center
  31. 31. Chris Lehmann Blog Twitter School web site Apple in Education Profile
  32. 32. Joyce Valenza Blog Twitter Wiki
  33. 33. Lisa Parisi Blog Twitter Co$aborations
  34. 34. Silvia Tolisano Blog Twitter Slideshare presentations
  35. 35. Joan Ganz Cooney Center Blog Twitter Web Site
  36. 36. Diane Ravitch Blog Twitter Web Site
  37. 37. Tip #3: Leverage search Create searches in Twitter for topics of interest and see what pops up “Everyday Math” “Steve Hargadon” earthquake NSTA Fo$ow people found in these searches that seem to share your interests
  38. 38. Tip #4: Select a handle Create a common username to use in various online communities Establishes your digital footprint Makes you recognizable across communities and forums
  39. 39. Tip #5: Develop critical mass You won’t be able to take advantage of the information flowing through social media unless you fo$ow a signifiant number of people Don’t try to keep up Utilize lists in Twitter
  40. 40. Taking Charge Guidelines Pick ONE tool to meet a particular professional development need or interest. Rea$y learn that tool and develop confidence around it. Utilize third party tools that enhance the functionality of your tool of choice, i.e. browser bookmarklets. Find an informal online mentor to help you on your PD journey
  41. 41. Follow You, Follow Me Lucy Gray elemenous@gmail.com iChat, Skype, Flickr, delicious, Youtube etc: elemenous Blog: http://www.lucygray.org
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