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Powerful Professional Development in Your PLN!

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Public webinar I coducted on 10/22/10

Public webinar I coducted on 10/22/10

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  • 1. POWERFUL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR PLN! Lisa Dawley lisadawley@boisestate.edu
  • 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. What is a PLN?
  • 4. Example of PLE
  • 5. How: social network knowledge construction
  • 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. Twitter: hashtags & tweetchats Try a TweetChat! **use TweetDeck to manage the flow of conversation ** http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/tagging/
  • 8. SecondLife: conferences Attend the Virtual Worlds Unsymposiu m this weekend! http://www.wirededucator.org/
  • 9. Webinars Hosted by you or your favorite PLC Try Adobe Connect or Elluminate
  • 10. Webinars Hosted by you or your favorite PLC Try Adobe Connect or Elluminate
  • 11. Diigo, Wordpress, Ning
  • 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