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Creating an Online PLN
CREATING AN ONLINEPERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKJENNIFER LAMBTECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION SPECIALISTSAINT GERTRUDE HIGH SCHOOL
PLN Basics Networked learning environment Create your own connections with like- minded educators who are passionate about learning Share what you learn with others and vice versa Quality of connections are important, not quantity
Teachers with a PLN have: Elevated student achievement Instant access to vast network of educators around the world Shared learning resources and support… sometimes instantly!
RSS Feeds “Really Simple Syndication” Websites distribute new content through RSS feeds Automatically receive updated information through a ‘Reader’ Universal sign for RSS feed is
Google Reader Add RSS feeds through browse or search features Copy and paste to add feeds by right clicking on RSS symbols Keep up with your favorite blogs or websites Can add ‘bundles’ on a particular topic If you don’t use Google for your email, you can create an account to use Reader.
Google Reader Works with blogs, websites, and Google searches Can even set up an eBay search! Start slowly, read daily Set up calendar reminders to get into the habit
Twitter – Microbloggingwww.twitter.comHashtags to try: #edchat #edtech #education
Twitter Begin by following and reading, search for some hash tags Once you find good people to follow, check out who THEY are following Some tweets have links, some are conversational #edchat is a good place to start
Consume1) Pick 3 blogs and begin to read them.2) Subscribe to the blogs you selected through Google Reader3) Join an Online Professional Network Classroom 2.0 Educator’s PLN4) Sign up for Twitter Read tweets from educational ‘tweeters’ Enter hash tags to follow conversations
Curate Get accounts with Diigo and Scoop.it Install browser toolbar extensions so material can be added with the click of a button
Diigo - Social Bookmarking Replaces solitary bookmarking, share with the greater public Important component to PLN Follow others’ bookmarks Diigo toolbar can be added to browser for quick organization Annotate sites by tag, highlight and sticky note any site you’ve bookmarked Plan out your tags so you stay consistent
Scoop.it: Easily create an online magazine andshare with others. Publish by curation.www.scoop.it
Converse Blogs Comment on a blog post from one of the blogs you are now following Twitter Reply to or initiate a tweet Online Communities Ask a question
Levels of Participation Spectators Conversationalists Contributors Creators