The professional network learning collaborative (PNLC)
Metcalfe's law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2). Big Idea: stay connected with like minded peers.
Excerpt from DA magazine … http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2547 “ A PLN is a network of fellow professionals, many, if not most, of whom you haven’t met in person but with whom you share your job related epiphanies, questions and all-around support. A PLN can have 20 members; it can have 2,000. You need a PLN—if not several! You need a group of folks you can trust who will clue you in to the latest and greatest. As a leader of a school district or building or classroom, you need to know what new ideas are floating about, what old ideas are being reinvented, and what old ideas are being discredited. It is hard to meet such people face-to-face due to complex schedules and different locales, and phone conferences are not that easy to put together either. PLNs use Twitter, Facebook, or some other social networking tool to communicate. “
A brief statement from Will Richardson… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mghGV37TeK8&feature=player_embedded Will Richardson is the author of the highly ranked and read edublog Weblogg-ed and author of the book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Richardson is also active on the web, he has both a twitter and Youtube channel. …..from Wikipedia
Social Bookmarking Sites <ul><li>Delicious/ Diigo -- http://www.delicious.com/fordemm </li></ul>
All of these people linked to the same Article That I did!
Now I can graze Lucy’s links and tags for more great connections…and maybe even more people to network with ! Lucy’s Tags
Typical morning….. <ul><li>Check my email. </li></ul><ul><li>Check in with Twitter and Classroom 2.0 to see what people are saying, blogging, what websites are being referenced, or what webinars may be available later in the day. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit interesting bookmarks shared through the Diigo groups I belong. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll check into Facebook to see what friends and relatives, some personal some professional, are up to this day. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll check my school and student email. (Students use a unique email to access me.) </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll check my blog to see if I need to respond to anyone or perhaps I’ll add a new post. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll review the new posts of the many blogs I follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever new comes my way that day, I’ll click and check it out. </li></ul><ul><li>http://msmslearningcommunity.blogspot.com/2009/03/hows-your-pln.html </li></ul>
Good article from DA online - http ://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid= 2547 PLNs Made Easy- http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/pln-your-personal-learning-network-made-easy/ The networked student- http://youtu.be/ XwM4ieFOotA Getting Started Article - http : //theinnovativeeducator . blogspot .com/2008/04/5-things-you-can-do-to-begin- developing.html Building your PLN- http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2009/07/13/oh-the-adventures-you-will-have-if-only / Building a PLN 2- http://sites.google.com/site/buildingapln / PLN resources: