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Nuts & Bolts & PLNs<br />Passwords, Browsers, Email, & Personal Learning Networks<br />LeAnn Suchy<br />leann@metronet.lib...
Usernames and Passwords<br /><ul><li> Be original
 Be creative
 Use CAPS, numb3r5, and $ymbo!$</li></ul>Image from Flickr- http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/<br />
Usernames and Passwords<br />Take quotes you like to make a password…<br />“‘Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”<br />From...
Email<br /><ul><li> Different web identities
 Keep work & play separate</li></ul>Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaunwong/2040104183/<br />
Browsers<br />
Mozilla Firefox<br />Firefox is your safest bet and will work best with web 2.0 tools<br />Image from Flickr - http://www....
Utilize the Firefox Search Engine<br />
Make Firefox Search work for you<br />Firefox Search Engine comes with many searches, like Google and Wikipedia<br />But t...
Get more search Add-ons<br />When you click “Manage Search Engines” this box pops up.<br />Rearrange your search engines h...
Get more search Add-ons<br />When you click “Get more search engines…” you’ll go here:<br />
Get more search Add-ons<br />One search engine I suggest you all add is Shmoop<br />
Add-ons: more than search engines<br />Firefox also has<br />Add-ons that can allow you to do almost anything you’d want y...
Add-ons: more than search engines<br />To find your Firefox Add-ons, go to Tools, Add-ons <br />
Firefox Add-ons<br />To find more Add-ons, just click the Get Add-ons tab and then the “Browse All Add-ons” link<br />
Firefox Add-ons<br />“Browse All Add-ons” will lead you here:<br />
Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/30807440...
What does your online PLN look like?<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaleagle/2386230724/<br />
Teachers & librarians are blogging about education<br />
Teachers & librarians are tweeting about education<br />
Follow tweeting news & magazines<br />
Follow other tweeters of interest<br />
There are tons of fabulous videos on YouTube you can use in your classroom.<br />
Follow YouTube Channels for video updates<br />TeacherTube<br />has a bunch of different channels.<br />
National Geographic channel<br />
Periodic Table of Videos<br />
TED Talks channel<br />
YouTube EDU<br />
Searching for YouTube channels<br />Do a search.<br />Click on the Search Options link.<br />Click on the Channels link.<b...
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Another PPT for the MILI program. This one is about some basic computer skills, Firefox Add-ons, and personal learning networks.

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  1. 1. Nuts & Bolts & PLNs<br />Passwords, Browsers, Email, & Personal Learning Networks<br />LeAnn Suchy<br />leann@metronet.lib.mn.us<br />MILI 2010-2011<br />
  2. 2. Usernames and Passwords<br /><ul><li> Be original
  3. 3. Be creative
  4. 4. Use CAPS, numb3r5, and $ymbo!$</li></ul>Image from Flickr- http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/4667174817/<br />
  5. 5. Usernames and Passwords<br />Take quotes you like to make a password…<br />“‘Tis but a scratch, I’ve had worse.”<br />From Monty Python’s Holy Grail, 1975, becomes:<br />Tb@$Ihw75<br />
  6. 6. Email<br /><ul><li> Different web identities
  7. 7. Keep work & play separate</li></ul>Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaunwong/2040104183/<br />
  8. 8. Browsers<br />
  9. 9. Mozilla Firefox<br />Firefox is your safest bet and will work best with web 2.0 tools<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/-sparrow/102301822/<br />
  10. 10. Utilize the Firefox Search Engine<br />
  11. 11. Make Firefox Search work for you<br />Firefox Search Engine comes with many searches, like Google and Wikipedia<br />But there are over 700 other searches you can add with Firefox<br />Add-ons!<br />
  12. 12. Get more search Add-ons<br />When you click “Manage Search Engines” this box pops up.<br />Rearrange your search engines here and click “Get more search engines…” to go to their site and search for more!<br />
  13. 13. Get more search Add-ons<br />When you click “Get more search engines…” you’ll go here:<br />
  14. 14. Get more search Add-ons<br />One search engine I suggest you all add is Shmoop<br />
  15. 15. Add-ons: more than search engines<br />Firefox also has<br />Add-ons that can allow you to do almost anything you’d want your browser to do.<br />Add-ons are created by users, and currently there are over 12,000 of them.<br />
  16. 16. Add-ons: more than search engines<br />To find your Firefox Add-ons, go to Tools, Add-ons <br />
  17. 17. Firefox Add-ons<br />To find more Add-ons, just click the Get Add-ons tab and then the “Browse All Add-ons” link<br />
  18. 18. Firefox Add-ons<br />“Browse All Add-ons” will lead you here:<br />
  19. 19. Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/christchurchcitylibraries/3080744089/<br />
  20. 20. What does your online PLN look like?<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaleagle/2386230724/<br />
  21. 21. Teachers & librarians are blogging about education<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23.
  24. 24. Teachers & librarians are tweeting about education<br />
  25. 25. Follow tweeting news & magazines<br />
  26. 26. Follow other tweeters of interest<br />
  27. 27. There are tons of fabulous videos on YouTube you can use in your classroom.<br />
  28. 28. Follow YouTube Channels for video updates<br />TeacherTube<br />has a bunch of different channels.<br />
  29. 29. National Geographic channel<br />
  30. 30. Periodic Table of Videos<br />
  31. 31. TED Talks channel<br />
  32. 32. YouTube EDU<br />
  33. 33. Searching for YouTube channels<br />Do a search.<br />Click on the Search Options link.<br />Click on the Channels link.<br />
  34. 34. Searching for YouTube channels<br />After clicking on “Channels” you’ll then get a list of channels, like this:<br />
  35. 35. Facebook<br />
  36. 36. Expand your online PLN to expand your continued learning<br />Image from Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/1824234195/<br />

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