Kay Kane PLN August 2011

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My PLN Action Plan for UMBC’s EDUC 689 “ISD For Informal Learning.” A class assignment but something that will continue to shape my professional development and career.

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Kay Kane PLN August 2011

  1. 1. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) Action Plan<br />Kay Kane, UMBC EDUC689, kane3@umbc.edu<br />
  2. 2. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) Action Plan<br />What have I learned, witnessed, and developed so that my PLN has enduring value?<br />Kay Kane, UMBC EDUC689, kane3@umbc.edu<br />
  3. 3. There are so many choices for who and what to include. Felt overwhelming!<br />Leo Reynolds via Flickr Creative Commons Attribution<br />
  4. 4. Some days, creating a PLN felt like a roller coaster ride!<br />Vlastula via Flickr Creative Commons Attribution<br />
  5. 5. But it has been a great journey!<br />wellofcreations via Flickr<br />
  6. 6. My PLN will...<br />
  7. 7. My PLN will...<br />Allow me to find, filter, organize, repurpose and share information in order to contribute to my professional (and personal) growth and development.<br />
  8. 8. My PLN will...<br />Allow me to find, filter, organize, repurpose and share information in order to contribute to my professional (and personal) growth and development.<br />My PLN will build and track my connections.<br />
  9. 9. My PLN will...<br />
  10. 10. My PLN will...<br />Require me to contribute in order to grow. Just lurking will get me some ideas but have to give back to get more. <br />
  11. 11. My PLN will...<br />Require me to contribute in order to grow. Just lurking will get me some ideas but have to give back to get more. <br />People in my network want to learn as much as I do. <br />
  12. 12. New Tools… Way Cool!<br />Check out some of the many social networking tools I explored for my PLN Action Plan.<br />
  13. 13. Skype is easy to use and allows me to connect with colleagues, family, international staff and classmates. <br />
  14. 14. This is a tool to explore further. Seems similar to Facebook and Twitter but lets me control that type of sharing and communication in a company internally.<br />It is a benefit that it collects and manages internal collaboration and communication but need to tie this knowledge to what is going on outside the company wallsas well.<br />
  15. 15. Great for brainstorming! Posts are short so have to be compact and get to the core of your message. Can use to collaborate input from multiple sources.<br />Was very useful for a class project this semester. Worked because we had first had a need... collect group’s questions guest interviews... and then matched it to a tool! <br />
  16. 16. Big fan of flickr! I don’t take lots of pics but I need them for work. Nothing more boring than a PPT deck with no pictures. Use the search function to find what I need (as well as get lost exploring new worlds and lives through images). <br />Photos of a some of my favorite things... (via Flikr users)<br />ageing accozzaglia via Flickr<br /> Ron Dolletevia Flickr<br />khawkins04via Flickr<br />
  17. 17. Explored these as possibility for organizing my PLN. <br />Both look great, heard good feedback from others but.. the learning curve to organizing info was taking a while. <br />Not sold on them yet…<br />
  18. 18. A quick way to grab a screenshot! Used it to grab examples from my tools and accounts online for this presentation.<br />
  19. 19. Good flexibility for this tool. Can vote by text, tweet or online. <br />Can use in a classroom setting because most everyone can text. Use a poll to get them to interact and engage in the materials. Or help them measure their knowledge.<br />Take my poll…<br />
  20. 20. http://usgbcblog.blogspot.com/<br />Great way to add visuals to tie with text based content. Also can be a first stab to try to tag content in a document. Running something through Wordle gives us an ideas of the topics and key words.<br />http://kaysinformalisdblog.blogspot.com/<br />
  21. 21. Using SlideShare to share this PLN presentation so there is one use for it!<br />Good tool to share large PPT files. But SlideShare works if your slides are designed to stand on their own. Bullet points just don’t make a lot of sense on their own without a presenter. Use the slides to tell a story… (Hope I’ve done that here.)<br />
  22. 22. Let’s me connect with others such as friends or colleagues. <br />How I use it…like an address book of colleagues. <br />/WorkingSmarter<br />/ISDNow<br />/OfficialUSGBC<br />/aspergersawarenesspage<br />
  23. 23. This has been a chance to reflect on what I’ve learned or observed, connect thoughts and ideas, and share back with others.<br />http://kaysinformalisdblog.blogspot.com/<br />
  24. 24. This has been my favorite new tool. Way cool! <br />Gives me connections to a variety of people. <br />Makes me reflect and consolidate my thoughts. And gives me snippets of info to decide if you want to dig deeper. <br />
  25. 25. Create your own flipping book. A fun and interactive way to share a .pdf file. Used it for a class book report.<br />
  26. 26. A dashboard tool to organize and monitor blogs, twitter, and… well… everything!<br />
  27. 27. So what is myPLN Action Plan?<br />
  28. 28. So what is myPLN Action Plan?<br />Connect...<br />Read...<br />Monitor and filter...<br />
  29. 29. Connecting with people via Twitter.<br />Following each other…<br />They follow me…<br />I am following them…<br />
  30. 30. Also tracking lots of great conversations via TweetDeck.<br />
  31. 31. I am reading other’s blogs.<br />
  32. 32. And I will monitor and filter it all via an “outboard brain” on netvibes<br />A lot of To Do lists started to get organized and explore new tools and resources.<br />
  33. 33. Will be able to follow all the blogs in one place!<br />
  34. 34. How will I maintain my PLN?<br />
  35. 35. How will I maintain my PLN?<br />Network! <br />Share...share... share! <br />Give back as much as I get!<br />
  36. 36. Learn more about me and my PLN<br />Kay Kane<br />@kanekw<br />http://kaysinformalisdblog.blogspot.com/<br />kanekw@aol.com<br />

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