Create Your Own PLN

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These are the slides from my workshop in Berlin - further resources & links are at: http://learntel.com.au/2012/11/30/plnwshopoeb/

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Create Your Own PLN

  1. 1. Create  your  own  PLN   @carolskyring   Carol  Skyring   21st  Century  Navigator  
  2. 2. Introduc<ons   •  Name   •  Organisa<on   •  Role  
  3. 3. 2  points  if  you’ve  used   1  point  if  you’ve  heard  of  •  TwiEer   •  Flickr  •  Blogs   •  LinkedIn  •  Wikis   •  YouTube  •  Facebook   •  Diigo  •  Google+   •  Hootsuite  •  Slideshare   •  Pinterest  •  Delicious   •  Podcasts  •  Netvibes   •  Google  Reader  
  4. 4. Topics  •  What’s  a  PLN?  •  Why  have  a  PLN?  •  PLN  tools  •  GePng  started  •  Extending  the  network  •  PLN  e<queEe  
  5. 5. Draw  yourself   +  who/how  you  learn     Workshops   Ar<cles   Blogs   Peers   Books   Etc   Etc  
  6. 6. What’s  a  PLN?   Personal  (or  Professional)  Learning  Network  •  It’s  about  people  •  Connect  •  Help    •  Advice  •  Learn  •  Share  •  Inspira<on  •  Guidance   Couros  2006  
  7. 7. Technology  can  extend  your  PLN   Dave  Warlick  2009  
  8. 8. Why  have  a  PLN?  •  Stay  current  •  Con<nuous  learning  •  Answers/help/ resources/advice  when   you  need  it  
  9. 9. Some  PLN  tools  
  10. 10. Let’s  concentrate  on  a  few  The  aim  is  to  find  &  make  connec<ons  
  11. 11. Follow  peers  &  experts  Peers:  •  Find  a  peer  &  follow  •  Check  who  they  follow   Experts:   •  Search  for  their  TwiEer   handle  
  12. 12. Join  hashtag  discussions  eg  #edchat  
  13. 13. Follow  hashtags   Resources  eg  #elearning  Conferences  eg  #oeb12  
  14. 14. Check  #ff  sugges<ons  
  15. 15. Same  process  
  16. 16. Try  a  hangout  
  17. 17. Join  groups  
  18. 18. Why  blogs?  •  Up  to  date  informa<on  •  Latest  from  experts  and  prac<<oners  •  Use  Google  blog  search  
  19. 19. GePng  started:     the  process  is  basically  the  same  •  Join  &  fill  out  your  profile  (nobody  will  connect  with   a  nobody!)  •  Lurk  for  a  while  •  Follow  a  few  educators  &  see  who  they  follow  •  Share,  comment,  ask  ques<ons  •  On-­‐share  resources  &  ideas  from  others  
  20. 20. Managing  all  that  informa<on  •  Diigo  and/or  Delicious  •  Netvibes  or  Google  reader  •  Pinterest  and/or  Scoop-­‐it  •  Hootsuite  
  21. 21. Delicious  
  22. 22. Netvibes  
  23. 23. Scoop-­‐it  
  24. 24. Pinterest  
  25. 25. Hootsuite  
  26. 26. Its  not  what  you  use  –  it’s  how  you  use  it!  •  Don’t  just  ‘consume’  –  contribute  •  Do  acknowledge  others  •  Do  share  freely  •  Don’t  share  links  you  haven’t  checked  yourself  •  Don’t  spam  people  •  Do  learn  the  language  
  27. 27. Which  is  right  for  you?  Take  the  leap  •  See  links  at: hEp://learntel.com.au/2012/11/30/plnwshopoeb/  

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