Creating an OnlinePersonal Learning NetworkJennifer LambTechnology Integration SpecialistSaint Gertrude High SchoolVAIS 2012
What is a PLN? Networked learning environment Create your own connections with like-minded  educators who are passionate...
Key Elements of a PLN Making Connections Making Contributions Making Conversations Making Requests
Teachers with a PLN have: Elevated student achievement Instant access to a vast network of educators  around the world ...
Sketch Explanation: Starting a PLN
Two Types of PLNs• Information Aggregation• Social Media Connections•   Decide if you want:    • An information aggregatio...
Then
Now
Information Aggregation “Really Simple Syndication”-RSS Websites distribute new content through RSS  feeds Automaticall...
Real Simple Syndication Subscription is FREE Subscribe to updates that are relevant to YOU Stop browsing the WEB Quick...
Google Readerwww.google.com/reader Add RSS feeds through browse or search    features   Copy and paste to add feed URLs ...
What can you subscribe to? News Feeds Blogs Podcasts Wikis Social Bookmarking
Benefits of InformationAggregation PLN? Works with blogs, websites, and Google    searches   Stay up to date with curren...
What does an InformationAggregation PLN lack? Interactivity-you can post a comment on a  blog but you won’t get an instan...
So, how about growing aSocial Media PLN? Start with TWITTER   Building your Network     Start Small     You don’t have...
Twitter Begin by following and reading; search for  some hash tags Once you find good people to follow, check  out who T...
Online ProfessionalNetworks Classroom 2.0 Educator’s PLN Smartboard Revolution
Classroom 2.0 - Ningwww.classroom20.com
Ready to get started?       JUMP IN!
Consume1) Pick 3 blogs and begin to read them.2) Subscribe to the blogs you selected through   Google Reader3) Join an Onl...
Curate Get accounts with Diigo and Scoop.it Install browser toolbar extensions so material  can be added with the click ...
Diigo-Annotate, Archive, Organizewww.diigo.com
Diigo -          Social Bookmarking Replaces solitary bookmarking; share with the    greater public   Important componen...
Scoop.it: Easily create an online magazine andshare with others. Publish by curation.www.scoop.it
Scoop.it Curate and Share information Browser button allows puts articles/sites on  digital magazine Can follow others’...
Converse Blogs   Comment on a blog post from one of the blogs you    are now following Twitter   Reply to or initiate ...
Levels of Participation Spectators Conversationalists Contributors Creators
Connect!Good luck growing your PLN. integrationed@gmail.com Twitter: integrationed Scoop.it integrationed Diigo: jrlamb
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    1. 1. Creating an OnlinePersonal Learning NetworkJennifer LambTechnology Integration SpecialistSaint Gertrude High SchoolVAIS 2012
    2. 2. What is a PLN? 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
    3. 3. Key Elements of a PLN Making Connections Making Contributions Making Conversations Making Requests
    4. 4. Teachers with a PLN have: Elevated student achievement Instant access to a vast network of educators around the world Shared learning resources and support… sometimes instantly!
    5. 5. Sketch Explanation: Starting a PLN
    6. 6. Two Types of PLNs• Information Aggregation• Social Media Connections• Decide if you want: • An information aggregation network • A social media network • Both!
    7. 7. Then
    8. 8. Now
    9. 9. Information Aggregation “Really Simple Syndication”-RSS Websites distribute new content through RSS feeds Automatically receive updated information through a ‘Reader’ Need a reader to receive a feed Universal sign for RSS feed is
    10. 10. Real Simple Syndication Subscription is FREE Subscribe to updates that are relevant to YOU Stop browsing the WEB Quickly skim UPDATES Saves time, increases knowledge
    11. 11. Google Readerwww.google.com/reader Add RSS feeds through browse or search features Copy and paste to add feed URLs by right clicking on RSS symbols to copy and paste into your reader Subscribe from individual site Can add ‘bundles’ on a particular topic If you don’t use Google for your email, you can create an account to use Reader.
    12. 12. What can you subscribe to? News Feeds Blogs Podcasts Wikis Social Bookmarking
    13. 13. Benefits of InformationAggregation PLN? Works with blogs, websites, and Google searches Stay up to date with current topics/issues All of your information in one place at one time Wide range of sources Great place to start your PLN
    14. 14. What does an InformationAggregation PLN lack? Interactivity-you can post a comment on a blog but you won’t get an instant response to a question A sense of community The opportunity to ‘give back’ and share with the wider community
    15. 15. So, how about growing aSocial Media PLN? Start with TWITTER  Building your Network  Start Small  You don’t have to tweet at first…you can just follow  Find a few key ‘tweeps’ then see who they follow
    16. 16. 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
    17. 17. Online ProfessionalNetworks Classroom 2.0 Educator’s PLN Smartboard Revolution
    18. 18. Classroom 2.0 - Ningwww.classroom20.com
    19. 19. Ready to get started? JUMP IN!
    20. 20. 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 PLN1) Sign up for Twitter  Read tweets from educational ‘tweeters’  Enter hash tags to follow conversations
    21. 21. Curate Get accounts with Diigo and Scoop.it Install browser toolbar extensions so material can be added with the click of a button
    22. 22. Diigo-Annotate, Archive, Organizewww.diigo.com
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. Scoop.it: Easily create an online magazine andshare with others. Publish by curation.www.scoop.it
    25. 25. Scoop.it Curate and Share information Browser button allows puts articles/sites on digital magazine Can follow others’ curated topics Free account allows 2 Scoop.it topics
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. Levels of Participation Spectators Conversationalists Contributors Creators
    28. 28. Connect!Good luck growing your PLN. integrationed@gmail.com Twitter: integrationed Scoop.it integrationed Diigo: jrlamb

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