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Social Networking and
     Personal Learning
       Environments:
Embracing Web 2.0 in Your Professional Practice

       ...
Crucial Concepts
• Understanding PLNs
• Evolution of an
  Educator
• Collegial
  Connections 2.0
• Grow Your Own PLN
• Res...
Looking for Learning in the 21st Century




         Image from: http://www.weblogcartoons.com/cartoons/o-window.gif
Understanding PLNs:
           Personal Learning Networks
                                                                ...
Understanding PLNs:
Who’s in Your Network?




              What do you think?

     Image from: http://flickr.com/photos...
Evolution of an Educator:
                      Pre-PLN




Fish image from: http://flickr.com/photos/colodio/114891127/

...
Evolution of an Educator:
  Simple Beginnings
Evolution of an Educator:
 Personal Contributions
Evolution of an Educator:
 Personal Contributions
Evolution of an Educator:
 Sampling the Spectrum
Evolution of an Educator:
  Making Connections
Evolution of an Educator:
  Joining Communities
Evolution of an Educator:
 Constantly Connecting
Evolution of an Educator:
    Where are you?




               What do you think?
      Image from: http://flickr.com/pho...
Collegial Connections 2.0
Collegial Connections 2.0
Grow Your Own PLN
   From here:                                           To here:




Image from: http://flickr.com/photo...
Grow Your Own PLN: RSS




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Grow Your Own PLN: RSS

• Seeking input
• Learning by lurking
• Finding your niche
• Starting conversations
Grow Your Own PLN:
 Social Networking
Grow Your Own PLN:
       Social Networking

• Get involved
• Community dialogue and discussion
• Easy entrance to expandi...
Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs
Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs
•   Contribute
•   Develop a “home base”
•   Individual reflection
•   Share your understandings
...
Grow Your Own PLN:
Develop Your Online Identity




    Image from: http://www.socialsignal.com/system/files/2007-06-24-cy...
Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP




        Image from: http://21talks.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/skypeMac.jpg
Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP

• Get personal
• Individual connections
• Virtual colleagues
• Quick connections for learning
Grow Your Own PLN:
   Virtually There
Grow Your Own PLN:
       Virtually There
• Attend, attend, attend
• Structured PD
• Course Credit
• Free
• In your PJ’s
Grow Your Own PLN:
      Twitter
Grow Your Own PLN:
           Twitter
• Build personal relationships
• Connect on an individual level
• Expand your networ...
Grow Your Own PLN:
   Future Trends




     SL image from: http://advancedmedialab.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/barcamp_se...
Grow Your Own PLN:
Become Interconnected




    Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/chibijosh/38269880/
Grow Your Own PLN:
Possibilities for Your Professional Practice?




                          What do you think?
        ...
Grow Your Own PLN:
                        Start Small




                                                               ...
Resources
All resources for this presentation can be
                  found at:

    http://21stcenturyeducator.wikispace...
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  1. 1. Social Networking and Personal Learning Environments: Embracing Web 2.0 in Your Professional Practice Patrick Higgins Adapted from a Presentation by Kim Cofino at the Teach IT! Conference, Singapore, November 2007
  2. 2. Crucial Concepts • Understanding PLNs • Evolution of an Educator • Collegial Connections 2.0 • Grow Your Own PLN • Resources Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/kt/485862217/
  3. 3. Looking for Learning in the 21st Century Image from: http://www.weblogcartoons.com/cartoons/o-window.gif
  4. 4. Understanding PLNs: Personal Learning Networks • 24/7 PD • Learning Together • Global Connections • Learning anytime, anywhere • Collaborating internationally Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/edwardaggie98/441779394/
  5. 5. Understanding PLNs: Who’s in Your Network? What do you think? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/k2d2vaca/826609448/
  6. 6. Evolution of an Educator: Pre-PLN Fish image from: http://flickr.com/photos/colodio/114891127/ Cell image from: http://flickr.com/photos/25135663@N00/6787341/
  7. 7. Evolution of an Educator: Simple Beginnings
  8. 8. Evolution of an Educator: Personal Contributions
  9. 9. Evolution of an Educator: Personal Contributions
  10. 10. Evolution of an Educator: Sampling the Spectrum
  11. 11. Evolution of an Educator: Making Connections
  12. 12. Evolution of an Educator: Joining Communities
  13. 13. Evolution of an Educator: Constantly Connecting
  14. 14. Evolution of an Educator: Where are you? What do you think? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/rdaassoc/513882871/
  15. 15. Collegial Connections 2.0
  16. 16. Collegial Connections 2.0
  17. 17. Grow Your Own PLN From here: To here: Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/hamed/327939900/ Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/310074290/
  18. 18. Grow Your Own PLN: RSS Image from: http://www.lifehack.org/wp-content/files/2007/07/rss-icon-collection.png
  19. 19. Grow Your Own PLN: RSS • Seeking input • Learning by lurking • Finding your niche • Starting conversations
  20. 20. Grow Your Own PLN: Social Networking
  21. 21. Grow Your Own PLN: Social Networking • Get involved • Community dialogue and discussion • Easy entrance to expanding your network • Wider audience • Structured format • Like-minded educators • Similar skill level
  22. 22. Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs
  23. 23. Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs • Contribute • Develop a “home base” • Individual reflection • Share your understandings • Push your thinking • Consolidate your learning
  24. 24. Grow Your Own PLN: Develop Your Online Identity Image from: http://www.socialsignal.com/system/files/2007-06-24-cyberdog.gif
  25. 25. Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP Image from: http://21talks.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/skypeMac.jpg
  26. 26. Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP • Get personal • Individual connections • Virtual colleagues • Quick connections for learning
  27. 27. Grow Your Own PLN: Virtually There
  28. 28. Grow Your Own PLN: Virtually There • Attend, attend, attend • Structured PD • Course Credit • Free • In your PJ’s
  29. 29. Grow Your Own PLN: Twitter
  30. 30. Grow Your Own PLN: Twitter • Build personal relationships • Connect on an individual level • Expand your network • Constantly connected
  31. 31. Grow Your Own PLN: Future Trends SL image from: http://advancedmedialab.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/barcamp_second_life.jpg FlashMeeting image from: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/marc/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/flashmeeting1.jpg
  32. 32. Grow Your Own PLN: Become Interconnected Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/chibijosh/38269880/
  33. 33. Grow Your Own PLN: Possibilities for Your Professional Practice? What do you think? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/100050220/
  34. 34. Grow Your Own PLN: Start Small Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/areay89/276704743/ Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/816383628/
  35. 35. Resources All resources for this presentation can be found at: http://21stcenturyeducator.wikispaces.com/
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