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What is a PLN? Who needs a PLN? Why do you need a PLN? ...

What is a PLN? Who needs a PLN? Why do you need a PLN?
In this webinar I will also cover 7 easy ways to get started, how to set up your PLN and tips on how to be successful and thrive in your PLN environment.

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  • 1. A Point of View...Learning and Leading Through yourPersonal Learning Network (PLN)Karen BonannoDirector, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
  • 2. HOUSEKEEPING Disclaimer The views and opinions are those of the presenter and are KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd presented as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant. Restrictions KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format. PowerPoint presentation will be available from http://www.schoollibrarymanagement.com/webinars/ webinar-series/presentations/ 2
  • 3. WHAT IS A PLN?Personal Learning NetworkYour PLN includes a group of people with whom you KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd connect, collaborate and communicate in the sharing of information, ideas and web sites and through whom you can increase your knowledge and understanding on topics of interest.Your PLN allows you to learn anything, anytime, anywhere with anybody you choose.Your PLN allows you to lead through sharing your knowledge on a specific topic of interest. 3
  • 4. WHO NEEDS A PLN?Anybody who wants to learn and lead in a web community. KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty LtdAnybody who wants to discuss and improve their practices.Anybody who has limited access to colleagues who have similar interests.Anybody who wants to get into the ‘know-how’ of current topics.Anybody who wants to expand their circle of influence 4
  • 5. WHY DO YOU NEED A PLN?Search Engine The NetworkThe lesson plan The lesson designerBook AuthorPhoto Photographer KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty LtdData ResearcherIdea InnovatorMusic MusicianInvention InventorProgram ProgrammerHistorical event Participant who experienced itWhat to do Voice of experience – how to do it & whyPublic information Behind the scenesWe have to know what we are looking for Anticipates what we need & directs or providesCreated Co-create new knowledgeFind it Attract itAlgorithm ThinkingStatic information that is locked on-line Dynamic knowledge that can cross into touch space 5Explicit knowledge & information Tacit knowledge and know-howRob Jacobs -- http://edupln.ning.com/profiles/blogs/why-everyone-in-education
  • 6. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED1. Micro-blogging Twitter KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Fast & easy Search for topicsTips: Complete your profile Follow like- minded people Post useful information https://twitter.com/ Keep a professional tone 6
  • 7. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED2. Blogging (Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad) Contribute to KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd discussions Subscribe to RSS feeds Write your ownTips Relevant topics Professional focus http://wordpress.org/ Integrate widgets & RSS http://wordpress.com/ 7
  • 8. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED3. Social bookmarking (Diigo, Delicious) Share web sites and great resources KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Annotate and tagTips Organise Tag Group Integrate http://www.diigo.com/ http://www.delicious.com/ 8
  • 9. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED4. Podcasts & Videos(iTunes, YouTube, Slideshare KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Animoto) Watch & listen Subscribe to users and channelsTips Make your own Share Embed 9 http://www.youtube.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/
  • 10. KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty LtdKB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd 10
  • 11. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED5. Social Networking(Nings, Facebook Pages, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd LinkedIn, Google+) Join / like online communities specific to your interestsTips Contribute to forums & discussions Set up your own 11 http://facebook.com http://linkedin.com
  • 12. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED6. Curating (Scoopit, Zite) Start with a topic you know well KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Set up keywords Let the platform do the rest ;-)Tips Check before you publish Make the title & description useful Integrate into your other PLN tools http://www.scoop.it/ 12 http://zite.com/
  • 13. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED7. Photo Sharing (Flickr, Picasa) Share KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Embed / Use (Check copyright use] http://www.flickr.com/Tips http://picasa.google.com/ Only upload what belongs to you or with permission Set copyright options Integrate across platforms 13
  • 14. YOUR PORTABLE PLNo Personal portfolioo Expand your resume KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltdo Pre-eminenceo Evidence for yourperformance reviewo Online persona and imageo Role modelo Leadero Change managero Opens up professionalopportunities 14
  • 15. LEARNING COMMONS VISIONARY 2012Dear Karen,Congratulations on being named a Learning KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Commons Visionary for 2012 by the editors of Teacher Librarian: the Journal for School Library Professionals. That designation actually is the specific citation for your selection as one of the winners of our first annual Teacher Librarian Leadership Awards. 15
  • 16. Learn Lead KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Sharewww.schoollibrarymanagement.comkaren@schoollibrarymanagement.com 16
  • 17. HOUSEKEEPING Disclaimer The views and opinions are those of the presenter and are KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd presented as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant. Restrictions KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format. PowerPoint presentation will be available from http://www.schoollibrarymanagement.com/webinars/ webinar-series/presentations/ 17