Social Media Tools for Personalized Professional Development


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    1. 1. Social Media Tools for Personalized Development Lucy Gray Connecticut Educators ComputerAssociation Conference October 18, 2010 1Monday, October 18, 2010
    2. 2. What is a PLN? 2Monday, October 18, 2010
    3. 3. 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. 3Monday, October 18, 2010
    4. 4. Media and Tools Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking Flickr iTunes YouTube Twitter Facebook Photobucket Podomatic Teacher Tube Diigo Slideshare Apple Learning Interchange iStockPhoto Odeo Vimeo StumbleUpon Scribd LinkedIn Blogger Ning 4Monday, October 18, 2010
    5. 5. What’s your web 2.0 story? 5Monday, October 18, 2010
    6. 6. 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 6Monday, October 18, 2010
    7. 7. 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 and Twitter 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 • Travelled to Bahrain for the Education Project Conference • Attended CECA ! 7Monday, October 18, 2010
    8. 8. The Point? This stuff has profoundly changed my professional life and the way that I work. Everyone will have a different Ah Ha moment with social media. 8Monday, October 18, 2010
    9. 9. Tried & True Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking Flickr iTunes YouTube Twitter Facebook Diigo Slideshare Apple Learning Interchange Scribd LinkedIn Ning 9Monday, October 18, 2010
    10. 10. Lucy’s Top 5 Microblo$ing using Twitter Networking and community building via Ning Reading weblogs organized by a newsreader Discovering images and groups in Flickr Finding and sharing resources via social bookmarking 10Monday, October 18, 2010
    11. 11. Why Twitter? Connect with others Stay current in your areas of interest Share and co%ect resources Get spontaneous responses &om your network Directly access experts and we%-known people in your field 11Monday, October 18, 2010
    12. 12. Try Following... AngelaMaiers paulawhite dianeRavitch/ Riptide_Furse thomasdaccord 12Monday, October 18, 2010
    13. 13. Why Ning? Build customized social networking sites Serves as a repository for videos, audio, and text Structure adds to community building Find a ning for every educational topic Keep your Ning public or private 13Monday, October 18, 2010
    14. 14. A Few Favorite Nings Classroom 2.0 TeacherLibrarianNing Independent School Educators Network The Global Education Co#aborative Pearson sponsoring Nings for educators Alternatives to Ning 14Monday, October 18, 2010
    15. 15. Why Blogs? Reflect on professional practice Record ideas Share resources Showcase best practices and examples Inspire others 15Monday, October 18, 2010
    16. 16. A Few Favorite Blogs Langwitches Always Learning Weblo$-ed Never Ending Search Huffington Post Education 16Monday, October 18, 2010
    17. 17. Why Flickr? Share and store photos Create stuff with your images Organize photos using tags Join affinity groups Geotag photos 17Monday, October 18, 2010
    18. 18. 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 18Monday, October 18, 2010
    19. 19. 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 19Monday, October 18, 2010
    20. 20. Delicious & Diigo favorites People to add to your network in Delicious: cchausis cnansen brasst 20Monday, October 18, 2010
    21. 21. Delicious & Diigo favorites Groups to join in Diigo Google in Education Resources for Languages Classroom 2.0 21st Century Stuff list 21Monday, October 18, 2010
    22. 22. Worthy of a Mention Document sharing Scribd Slideshare Chat Skype iChat 22Monday, October 18, 2010
    23. 23. Organizing It All Use a newsreader or news a&regator 23Monday, October 18, 2010
    24. 24. Suggested Readers Netvibes Pageflakes Google Reader NetNewsWire (Mac) FeedDemon (Windows) 24Monday, October 18, 2010
    25. 25. 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 25Monday, October 18, 2010
    26. 26. Follow You, Follow Me Lucy Gray iChat, Skype, Flickr, delicious, Youtube etc: elemenous Blog: 26Monday, October 18, 2010