Julie Lindsay Qatar Academy [email_address] http://123elearning.blogspot.com Prepared for ECIS/ISTE IT Leadership Conference Prague, January 2008
<ul><li>An extended community of people that you can interact with regularly </li></ul>A personally chosen collection of resources you can go to when you want to learn something Photo credit: http://flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/2060090675/
<ul><li>Foster conversation and social learning through connectivity and interactivity </li></ul>Ongoing professional development Make important professional connections globally
<ul><li>Encourages a global perspective </li></ul>Acts as a lifeline for quick fixes Caveat: A network is only as valuable and useful as what participants contribute Photo credit: http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=2112632514&size=m Gets educators sharing, communicating and collaborating
BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG Reflecting Sharing Connecting Collaborating Posting Commenting
‘ Micro-Blogging’ ‘ Microbogging’ with 140 characters at a time
<ul><li>Foster a PLN amongst teachers at your school using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>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
<ul><li>My Delicious tag for PLN: </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/julielindsay/PLN </li></ul>Powerful Learning Practices http://www.plpnetwork.com/index.html Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson supporting learning communities E-Learning 4 Life Ning http://elearning4life.ning.com Flat Classroom Project Ning http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com Shift our Schools: SOS Podcast http://www.thethinkingstick.com/ondeck/
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