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  • 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. 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. Looking for Learning in the 21st Century Image from: http://www.weblogcartoons.com/cartoons/o-window.gif
  • 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. Understanding PLNs: Who’s in Your Network? What do you think? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/k2d2vaca/826609448/
  • 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. Evolution of an Educator: Simple Beginnings
  • 8. Evolution of an Educator: Personal Contributions
  • 9. Evolution of an Educator: Personal Contributions
  • 10. Evolution of an Educator: Sampling the Spectrum
  • 11. Evolution of an Educator: Making Connections
  • 12. Evolution of an Educator: Joining Communities
  • 13. Evolution of an Educator: Constantly Connecting
  • 14. Evolution of an Educator: Where are you? What do you think? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/rdaassoc/513882871/
  • 15. Collegial Connections 2.0
  • 16. Collegial Connections 2.0
  • 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. Grow Your Own PLN: RSS Image from: http://www.lifehack.org/wp-content/files/2007/07/rss-icon-collection.png
  • 19. Grow Your Own PLN: RSS • Seeking input • Learning by lurking • Finding your niche • Starting conversations
  • 20. Grow Your Own PLN: Social Networking
  • 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. Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs
  • 23. Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs • Contribute • Develop a “home base” • Individual reflection • Share your understandings • Push your thinking • Consolidate your learning
  • 24. Grow Your Own PLN: Develop Your Online Identity Image from: http://www.socialsignal.com/system/files/2007-06-24-cyberdog.gif
  • 25. Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP Image from: http://21talks.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/skypeMac.jpg
  • 26. Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP • Get personal • Individual connections • Virtual colleagues • Quick connections for learning
  • 27. Grow Your Own PLN: Virtually There
  • 28. Grow Your Own PLN: Virtually There • Attend, attend, attend • Structured PD • Course Credit • Free • In your PJ’s
  • 29. Grow Your Own PLN: Twitter
  • 30. Grow Your Own PLN: Twitter • Build personal relationships • Connect on an individual level • Expand your network • Constantly connected
  • 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. Grow Your Own PLN: Become Interconnected Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/chibijosh/38269880/
  • 33. Grow Your Own PLN: Possibilities for Your Professional Practice? What do you think? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/100050220/
  • 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. Resources All resources for this presentation can be found at: http://21stcenturyeducator.wikispaces.com/