POWERFUL
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR
PLN!
Lisa Dawley
lisadawley@boisestate.edu
Why PLN?
 Overcomes isolation of online
teachers/learners
 Supports knowledge construction through
distributed nodes and...
What is a PLN?
Example of PLE
How:
social network knowledge
construction
Twitter: tweetchats
SecondLife: virtual world conferences
Connect or Elluminate: webinars
Wordpress: blogging
Ning: forums...
Twitter: hashtags & tweetchats
Try a
TweetChat!
**use
TweetDeck
to manage
the flow of
conversation
**
http://www.shambles....
SecondLife: conferences
Attend the
Virtual
Worlds
Unsymposiu
m this
weekend!
http://www.wirededucator.org/
Webinars
Hosted by
you or your
favorite PLC
Try Adobe
Connect or
Elluminate
Webinars
Hosted by
you or your
favorite PLC
Try Adobe
Connect or
Elluminate
Diigo, Wordpress, Ning
Getting Started
 Create a blog, write about your learning
 Share it through tweets, Facebook, LinkedIn,
etc.
 Join or s...
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Powerful Professional Development in Your PLN!

  1. 1. POWERFUL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR PLN! Lisa Dawley lisadawley@boisestate.edu
  2. 2. Why PLN?  Overcomes isolation of online teachers/learners  Supports knowledge construction through distributed nodes and networks  Empowers learners to become self-led, independent knowledge seekers and creators  Allows customization of learning paths specific to individual interests or needs  It’s fun and you can take it with you!
  3. 3. What is a PLN?
  4. 4. Example of PLE
  5. 5. How: social network knowledge construction
  6. 6. Twitter: tweetchats SecondLife: virtual world conferences Connect or Elluminate: webinars Wordpress: blogging Ning: forums & personal learning communities Diigo: resource sharing Listservs: information sharing (IT Forum) Tools & PD Activities
  7. 7. Twitter: hashtags & tweetchats Try a TweetChat! **use TweetDeck to manage the flow of conversation ** http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/tagging/
  8. 8. SecondLife: conferences Attend the Virtual Worlds Unsymposiu m this weekend! http://www.wirededucator.org/
  9. 9. Webinars Hosted by you or your favorite PLC Try Adobe Connect or Elluminate
  10. 10. Webinars Hosted by you or your favorite PLC Try Adobe Connect or Elluminate
  11. 11. Diigo, Wordpress, Ning
  12. 12. Getting Started  Create a blog, write about your learning  Share it through tweets, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.  Join or start a PLC of interest to you  Find and share relevant resources in Diigo, use tags!  Follow/friend people  Manage your communications: iGoogle, Symbaloo, use RSS readers
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