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PART II: FIVE TYPES OF PLNsEDUC W200 Week 11
FIVE TYPES OF PLNs• Casts (Podcasts, Screencasts/ Vidcasts)• Social Networks• Blogs• Microblogs• Social Bookmarking EDUC W200 Week 11
CASTS• Podcasts o A podcast is like a radio show. It usually consists of a series of individual episodes. you can subscribe to the channel and listen to the casts on your computer or on a digital audio player like an iPod. EDUC W200 Week 11
PODCAST EXAMPLES o Examples of educators using podcasts for professional growth includes: ESL Podcasts K12 Science in Michigan SmartBoard Lessons Podcast Moving at the Speed of Creativity Learning Matters Podcast [Tips] Aside from these sources, go to iTunes-podcasts and choose "Education", you will find tons of educational podcasts there. EDUC W200 Week 11
VIDCASTS AND SCREENCASTS ARE ANOTHERMETHOD FOR PARTICIPATING OR ADDING TOTEACHERS PLNS• K12 Online Conference• School Tube• TEDxNYED• YouTube• Various Webinars o Blackboard Collaborate o PBS Teachers Online o Classroom 2.0 o ISTE Webinars EDUC W200 Week 11
SOCIAL NETWORKS• Social networks are popular for teachers PLNs. In addition to Facebook or Pinterest, educators are also connecting through using the NING platform or joining online teacher communities: EDUC W200 Week 11
EXAMPLES OF EDUCATORS CONNECTINGTHROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKSFacebook: NING: o Science education o Art Education o Math education o World Language o ESL education o Math Education o Special EdGoogle+: o Social Studies o Education Week o Elementary 1 o Special Education Advisor o Elementary 2 o Discovery EducationOnline teacher communities: o Google Educators o TeacherShare o Microsoft Partners in Learning Connect with other teachers as you share lesson plans online o PBS Teachers o Teachers Connecting This allows you to collaborate with other educators around the globe for project- based activities EDUC W200 Week 11
BLOG• Blog is a contraction of the term “Web log"• It is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video EDUC W200 Week 11
EXAMPLE OF A BLOG BEING USED AS ATEACHER’S PLN Free Technology for Teachers Tech 4 Teachers EDUC W200 Week 11
MICROBLOGGING (TWEETING)• A form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 140 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, MP3 or the web. EDUC W200 Week 11
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE OF TWITTER BEING USEDAS A TEACHER’S PLN: TWITTER4TEACHERS EDUC W200 Week 11
SOCIAL BOOKMARKINGSocial bookmarking services help you add,annotate, edit and share bookmarks of webdocuments within your communities. EDUC W200 Week 11
EXAMPLES OF EDUCATORS USINGBOOKMARKING WEBSITES AS PLNPinterest: Arts education Language Arts Education Elementary EducationDiigo: List of Education-K21 groupTumblr: Social Studies Science Education Education Technology Teacher Resources EDUC W200 Week 11
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