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Personal Learning Networks


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Discussion of what a PLN is and how it plays a role in day-to-day education of the school librarian.

Discussion of what a PLN is and how it plays a role in day-to-day education of the school librarian.

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  • 1. Personal Learning Networks
  • 2. After this class, how will I ever keep up with everything that is going on?
  • 3.
  • 5. The Personal Web
    “collection of technologies that confer the ability to reorganize, configure and manage online content rather than just viewing it.”
    2009 Horizon Report: The K-12 Edition
  • 6. What is it?
  • 7. WE are the hub of our learning
  • 8.
  • 9.
    Life-Long, Life-wide and Available on Demand
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  • 11.
  • 12.
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  • 15.
  • 16.
  • 17. PIP
    Personal Information Portal
  • 18. PLN
    Personal Learning Network
  • 19. PLE
    Personal Learning Environment
  • 20. Filters
  • 21. Where to start?
  • 22. BLOGS
  • 23. NINGS
  • 25. Podcasts
  • 26. Webinars
  • 27.
  • 28. Bookmarking
  • 29.
  • 30.
  • 31. Start Small!
  • 32. iGoogle
  • 33. Add Gadgets
  • 34. Widgets
    “What they all share is size (small), flexibility (they can be programmed to any specification) and compatibility (they can be adapted for many platforms)”
  • 35. Pageflakes – Writing
  • 36. Pageflakes
  • 37. Netvibes Awareness Service
  • 38. Netvibes – Public Library Portal
  • 39. Netvibes – Biology Lab
  • 40. Social media drives traffic
  • 41. Leveraging social media
  • 42. Professional development “connected teaching”
    “online learning communities”
    Professional learning
    “collaborative, coherent, and continuous”
    Learning is always “on”
    Students as “networked learners”
    “Connected teachers”
  • 43.
  • 44. Filters
  • 45. Inadequate Hardware/Bandwidth
  • 46. Wikispaces was blocked by a WebSense (the district filtering software) update because, as the IT guy I spoke to said, “It’s social networking isn’t it? What’s to keep students from uploading porn to it from home and sharing it at school?” And my internal response to that was “Nothing including WebSense is keeping students from doing that. Ever hear of a flash drive?” Fortunately, someone higher up in the food chain must have been using Wikispaces, because it was unblocked the next day.
  • 47. This is who we need to be ready for
  • 48. Personal Learning Networks
    Additional Reading
    EDUCAUSE, "7 Things You Should Know About Ning" <>.Hawald, Sarah. “Diigo, with a Twist (Reading Comprehension).” Independent School Educators Network. 18 Nov. 2008. Web. 3 July 2009., Daniel. “10 Ways Library Schools Should be Teaching Social Media.” Sociallibrarian. 23 June 2009. Web. 3 July 2009., Kevin. “Netvibes Adds Multiple, Publish-Ready Pages.” Lifehacker. 27 May 2009. Web. 5 July 2009., Joyce. “Netvibes Enhanced!”Neverendingsearch.School Library Journal, 27 May, 2009. Web. 5 July 2009., David. “Grow Your Personal Learning Network.” ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education.” 2009. Web. 3 July 2009., “The Art & Technique of Personal Learning Networks.” Warlick’sCoLearners.n.d. Web. 3 July 2009.
  • 49. Works Cited
    American Association of School Librarians. "Learning4Life Webinars." 2.0 <“Dublin City Public Libraries.” n.d. Netvibes. 3 July 2009., Andy. “A Widget Onto the Future.” Inside Higher Ed. 8 Dec. 2008. Web. 3 July 2009., Gary and Laurel Papworth. "The Social Media Campaign." Flickr. Discussion list., Mark "The Topoi Flakes." USC Writing Program., Dallas. "My Personal Learning Network." in Scott Leslie's Edtecpost. New Media Consortium. “Four to Five Years: The Personal Web.” 2009 Horizon Report: The K12 Edition.” 2009. Web. 3 July 2009. of Educational Technology . U.S. Department of Education.Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. Draft: National Educational Technology Plan 2010."Welcome." Shrewsbury and Telford Heath Libraries: Team Knowledge Update. MOs School Libraries: Highlighting the work of Missouri School Librarians <>Telstarlogistics. "A 2.5 Year-Old Has a First Encounter With an iPad." YouTube. Librarian Ning: A community for teacher-librarians and other educators <>Valenza, Joyce. “Current Events.” Pageflakes.n.d. Web. 3 July 2009., Joyce. "Joyce Valenza has Invited You to the Event 'TL Cafe: Crisis Webinar' on TLNing!" TeacherLibrarianNing., "Welcome to My PLE!" <>Willrich45. "Annotating with Diigo.", Hassan. “Wilson’s Biology Lab – The Universe.” Netvibes.n.d. Netvibes. 3 July 2009.