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Personal Learning Networks


Created in January 2008 to facilitate conversation at a session for the ECIS ' ISTE IT Leadership conference in Prague.

Created in January 2008 to facilitate conversation at a session for the ECIS ' ISTE IT Leadership conference in Prague.

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  • 1. Julie Lindsay Qatar Academy [email_address] Prepared for ECIS/ISTE IT Leadership Conference Prague, January 2008
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    • An extended community of people that you can interact with regularly
    A personally chosen collection of resources you can go to when you want to learn something Photo credit:
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    • Foster conversation and social learning through connectivity and interactivity
    Ongoing professional development Make important professional connections globally
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    • Encourages a global perspective
    Acts as a lifeline for quick fixes Caveat: A network is only as valuable and useful as what participants contribute Photo credit: Gets educators sharing, communicating and collaborating
  • 5. BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG Reflecting Sharing Connecting Collaborating Posting Commenting
  • 6. ‘ Micro-Blogging’ ‘ Microbogging’ with 140 characters at a time
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    • NING
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    Google reader
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    • Foster a PLN amongst teachers at your school using Web 2.0 tools
    Bring in the global extended community and provide opportunities for all participants Example: global conversations amongst international schools – Shift Our Schools Podcast by Jeff Utecht and David carpenter
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    • My Delicious tag for PLN:
    Powerful Learning Practices Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson supporting learning communities E-Learning 4 Life Ning Flat Classroom Project Ning Shift our Schools: SOS Podcast