NCMSA 2011<br />Social Networking for Professional Educators<br />NCMSA Technology Committee<br />
Reading List (Digital or Dead Tree)<br />
Reading List (Digital or Dead Tree)<br />
Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants<br />
Another View…<br />
Building a PLN<br />
I know nothing…<br />
What I know  <br />∞  <br />
0<br />
Image licensed through creative commons<br />
PLN Tools<br />Conferences<br />Workshops<br />Teacher’s Lounge<br />Journal Subscriptions<br />Listservs<br />Twitter<br ...
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You don’t learn to swim by sitting beside the pool<br />You can’t learn about networks without diving in, either.<br />“CU...
Where to find me…<br /><ul><li>Tech Sandbox in Exhibit Hall
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Social Networking Tools for Professional Educators


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Want to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or other online networking tools? Social media is a powerful way to make connections. Learn how you can use social networking tools to expand your professional networks.

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  • Many of my thoughts on the topics in this session have been influenced by these books:Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky…discusses the “tectonic shift” that has made organization online ridiculously easyBlogs, Wikis, Podcasts by Will Richardson…talks about using online tools in the classroom to build community
  • Rethinking Education in the Age of Tech. by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson…discusses the changes that are taking place in our educational environment today and makes some recommendations for the directions we go on the futureWeb Literacy for Educators by Alan November…discusses how teachers need to understand the information that is on the web and how to verify whether or not that information is good and valid for their students.
  • Prenksy…Either/OrAge based…if you are an Immigrant you never lose your “accent”…Calling to ask “did you get my email”Natives default to technology…Immigrants can get there with practice…
  • Refugees refuse to believe such things exist or just don’t know about them…Voyeurs have a knowledge of things like Facebook and Twitter, but don’t actively use themBridges help us get between worldsImmigrants are participating in the technology, using it or dabbling in it…Natives live it and can’t imagine life without it…
  • I know nothing…And I can prove it, mathematically…I have a finite amount of knowledge…if you’ve ever seen me try to dance, you’ll understand that I don’t know everything…The amount of things that are out there to know and learn is approaching infinity…Where are my math teachers? Ask these folks for help later…If we take a finite number and divide it by a number approaching infinity the result gets closer and closer to…
  • Is nothing…The same goes for each of you in this room…In fact, unless you’ve learned something from what I’ve said, you now know less than when I started talking…Now if you add what I know, to what you know, to what others in the room know, suddenly, we start to make a dent in the amount of knowledge there is out there…And we form a learning network
  • We are moving back toward an apprenticeship model…For 150 years, learning has taken place in a factory model…show up on time, stay in one spot, learn from the teacher/do your work, move on to the next level/grade…Learning is no longer limited to the classroom/schoolIt happens anytime, any place…I have the ability to find people out there who can teach me things I want to know…I learn from them, and move on to others to learn from…this is like the apprenticeship model of olden days…
  • I currently have a network of over 400 people who I am learning from and over 1200 who are learning from me…At any moment when I post something to Twitter, there are 900 others out there who are reading what I’m saying or asking, and ready to respond with help…My network is my go to spot for information on a variety of topics, mostly educational…
  • On the left you will see the PLN tools we have always (or so it seems) had as teachers…these are the classic ways in which teachers have connected with others around the topics that interested themToday the walls have been torn down and you no longer have to live or meet in physical space. It is possible to build a learning network with people you have never met in real life.
  • Why do I need to do this? Isn’t all this stuff just a fad? I’ve been in teaching for a long time and have seen things come and go…I’ll just wait until all this technology stuff dies down and then get back to really teaching the way I always have…
  • As Will Richardson said, Our students are ALREADY learning in networks…or at least building them. There are lots of middle school students who already have networks of 500+ people on Facebook. If you don’t understand what that means, it’s difficult to explain to them why it might not be a good thing…Build your own learning network…find other teachers in your subject area, grade level, interest group, and let them help you find new and better ways to work with your students…
  • Don’t get benched…Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach The truth is that technology will never replace teachers, however teachers who know how to use technology effectively to help their students connect and collaborate together online will replace those who do not.The Internet allows students to do 3 things more effectively than they have been able to in the past…
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    1. 1. NCMSA 2011<br />Social Networking for Professional Educators<br />NCMSA Technology Committee<br />
    2. 2. Reading List (Digital or Dead Tree)<br />
    3. 3. Reading List (Digital or Dead Tree)<br />
    4. 4. Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants<br />
    5. 5. Another View…<br />
    6. 6. Building a PLN<br />
    7. 7. I know nothing…<br />
    8. 8. What I know <br />∞ <br />
    9. 9. 0<br />
    10. 10. Image licensed through creative commons<br />
    11. 11.
    12. 12. PLN Tools<br />Conferences<br />Workshops<br />Teacher’s Lounge<br />Journal Subscriptions<br />Listservs<br />Twitter<br />Blogs<br />Social Bookmarks<br />Podcasts<br />Facebook<br />
    13. 13. <why?><br />
    14. 14. You don’t learn to swim by sitting beside the pool<br />You can’t learn about networks without diving in, either.<br />“CU Swimming and Diving 15” licensed through creative commons<br />
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    16. 16. Where to find me…<br /><ul><li>Tech Sandbox in Exhibit Hall
    17. 17. Tech Smackdown Presentation at 10:30 tomorrow in Augusta A
    18. 18. Strategies for Science Success on Tuesday at 11:15 in Pebble Beach
    19. 19. Twilliamson15 on Twitter
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    21. 21. The Technorate Teacher</li>