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Connecting andCollaborating in a  Digital World
Nancy MangumThe Friday Institute for Educational Innovation             Education Consultant             nkmangum@ncsu.edu...
What is a   professionallearning network  and why do I    need one?
You need to first be a learner,before you can help your teachers and students learn!
One of the best features of a PLN is that it allows you to stay current with whats           going on in the field.        ...
Having a strong PLN is like having free PD         whenever you want it!                                        http://www...
Do you ever feel like this?
Where do you begin?
Anatomy of a tweet:                                            140 characters, max.    This is who said it. Twitter names ...
Brevity forces clarity.              -Mike Ashcraft
Time to create your account!
TIPS WHEN CREATING                   YOUR ACCOUNT:                    Use your real name. It lends                   credi...
Whom do I follow?
Begin following other media/technology educators by starting with this list:        Nancy Mangum (@nmangum)         Lucas ...
Now, follow each other!
Amazing Educators:•@jenniferlagarde    Organizations,Publications,•@joycevalenza         and Groups to Follow:•@dwarlick  ...
Now, let’s look at some additional tools that will get you         CONNECTED!
Zite
Tweetdeck
Pinterest
Flipboard
Being part of a “network” doesn’t end at followingothers. Let YOUR voice be        heard, too!
Connecting and Collaborating in a Digital World
Connecting and Collaborating in a Digital World
Connecting and Collaborating in a Digital World
Connecting and Collaborating in a Digital World
Connecting and Collaborating in a Digital World
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    1. 1. Connecting andCollaborating in a Digital World
    2. 2. Nancy MangumThe Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Education Consultant nkmangum@ncsu.edu on Twitter: @nmangum on Skype: nmangum Lucas Gillispie Instructional Technology Coordinator  Pender County Schools lucas@edurealms.com on Twitter: @PCSTech on Skype:  lucas.gillispie
    3. 3. What is a professionallearning network and why do I need one?
    4. 4. You need to first be a learner,before you can help your teachers and students learn!
    5. 5. One of the best features of a PLN is that it allows you to stay current with whats going on in the field. Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmsmith000/3096347641/sizes/l/
    6. 6. Having a strong PLN is like having free PD whenever you want it! http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen-oung/6319155216/
    7. 7. Do you ever feel like this?
    8. 8. Where do you begin?
    9. 9. Anatomy of a tweet: 140 characters, max. This is who said it. Twitter names always start with an @.“RT” stands for “re- tweet.” Kzenovka is sharing what I tweeted with her followers. These are “hashtags.” They add easily search-able keywords to a tweet. They always start with a #.
    10. 10. Brevity forces clarity. -Mike Ashcraft
    11. 11. Time to create your account!
    12. 12. TIPS WHEN CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT: Use your real name. It lends credit. (the shorter, the better) Include a short bio., especially the part about being an educator.Ditch the egg! Add a pic of some sort. Don’t “protect” your tweets.
    13. 13. Whom do I follow?
    14. 14. Begin following other media/technology educators by starting with this list: Nancy Mangum (@nmangum) Lucas Gillispie (@PCSTech) NCSLMA (@NCSLMA) Shannon Miller (@shannonmiller)
    15. 15. Now, follow each other!
    16. 16. Amazing Educators:•@jenniferlagarde Organizations,Publications,•@joycevalenza and Groups to Follow:•@dwarlick • @NCSLMA•@willrich45 • @aasl•@rmbyrne • @learnnc•@web20classroom • @den (Discovery•@gwynethjones Education Network)•@buffyjhamilton • @brainpop•@kellyhines • @guysread•@InnovativeEdu • @sljournal•@coolcatteacher • @mashable•@mcleod • @EdReachUS•@shannonmiller
    17. 17. Now, let’s look at some additional tools that will get you CONNECTED!
    18. 18. Zite
    19. 19. Tweetdeck
    20. 20. Pinterest
    21. 21. Flipboard
    22. 22. Being part of a “network” doesn’t end at followingothers. Let YOUR voice be heard, too!
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