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Professional (Personal) Learning
                     Networks
                                 Sherry Crofut




http://c...
What is a PLN?


 • I asked my PLN and these are some of their
   responses:
What is a PLN?
What is a PLN?
What does MY PLN do for ME?


 • I go to my PLN for many things:
   –   Learn new things
   –   Ask questions
   –   Colla...
• Many of you may have heard about this:




Screen shot taken at 10:13 AM on 4/19/09 at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/200...
•Twitter is a micro-blogging website that allows you
to form your own PLN (Professional/Personal
Learning Network)
•When y...
•Plurk is another micro-blogging website that allows
you to form your own PLN (Professional/Personal
Learning Network) lik...
Reasons to use a social bookmarking
network:
•Saved bookmarks will not be deleted when
computers are re-imaged
•You can ac...
Blogs


 Blogs are not about writing. They are
  about conversation. Because of the
  power to leave comments about
  anot...
Blogs


 • Finding blogs to read is easy
   –You can use a site like bloglines
   –You can find one to follow and see if
 ...
Blogs


 • You can start your own blog
   –Blogger
   –Wordpress
   –Edublogs
   –Many, many more
RSS Feeders


 • Rich Site Summary or Really Simple
   Syndication
 • A way to bring new blog posts to you
 • Many availab...
Google Reader in iGoogle
Discovery Educators Network
LearnCentral
And more…


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     Google for Educators       Diigo
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     Innovat...
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  1. 1. Professional (Personal) Learning Networks Sherry Crofut http://conference2009.tie2.wikispaces.net/Professional+(Personal)+Learning+Networks
  2. 2. What is a PLN? • I asked my PLN and these are some of their responses:
  3. 3. What is a PLN?
  4. 4. What is a PLN?
  5. 5. What does MY PLN do for ME? • I go to my PLN for many things: – Learn new things – Ask questions – Collaborate – Validation – Camaraderie – Stay in touch with friends
  6. 6. • Many of you may have heard about this: Screen shot taken at 10:13 AM on 4/19/09 at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/16/ashton-kutcher-vs-cnn-twi_n_187835.html
  7. 7. •Twitter is a micro-blogging website that allows you to form your own PLN (Professional/Personal Learning Network) •When you become quot;friendsquot; with people with similar interests, you can share ideas and collaborate with other teachers from other cities, states, or even countries!
  8. 8. •Plurk is another micro-blogging website that allows you to form your own PLN (Professional/Personal Learning Network) like Twitter •It is more conversational than Twitter because it allows conversations to stay threaded
  9. 9. Reasons to use a social bookmarking network: •Saved bookmarks will not be deleted when computers are re-imaged •You can access your bookmarks from any computer with the Internet from anywhere •You can form a network and share bookmarks with friends and colleagues
  10. 10. Blogs Blogs are not about writing. They are about conversation. Because of the power to leave comments about another’s thoughts, real conversation and possible collaboration happens. I have had numerous conversations and even disagreements in blogs!
  11. 11. Blogs • Finding blogs to read is easy –You can use a site like bloglines –You can find one to follow and see if you can follow who they follow –Check out your friend’s Delicious links –Ask!
  12. 12. Blogs • You can start your own blog –Blogger –Wordpress –Edublogs –Many, many more
  13. 13. RSS Feeders • Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication • A way to bring new blog posts to you • Many available – Google Reader – Bloglines – Pageflakes – Suprglu
  14. 14. Google Reader in iGoogle
  15. 15. Discovery Educators Network
  16. 16. LearnCentral
  17. 17. And more… • • Google for Educators Diigo • • Innovative Teachers Podcasts • • PBS Teachers YouTube • • Linked In TeacherTube • • Ning Ustream • • Jaiku Wikis • • Kwippy Google Docs • • Ping Slideshare • • Second Life Skype
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