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How and why you should build and manage a PLN using Twitter and Pinterest.

How and why you should build and manage a PLN using Twitter and Pinterest.

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NYS Foreign Langauge Teachers (NYSAFLT) Conference PLN Presentation NYS Foreign Langauge Teachers (NYSAFLT) Conference PLN Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK W H AT ? W H Y ? H O W ?
  • B E F O R E W E S TA R T G E T C O N N E C T E D ! Are you on TWITTER? Use the hashtag #pln4ed to tweet during this presentation
  • PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK W H AT ? W H Y ? H O W ? View slide
  • @ARTWITHOLIVERI A R T E D U C A T O R , G R A P H I C D E S I G N E R , T E C H G U R U , T E D TA L K L O V E R AMY BONNER OLIVERI View slide
  • @TEPTECH D I G I TA L L I T E R A C Y T E A C H E R , H U S B A N D A N D F A T H E R O F 2 , G O L F C O A C H TONY TEPEDINO
  • “PLN is an acronym for Personal Learning Network. The acronym is relatively new, but the idea is not. Teachers have always had learning networks—people we learn from and share with. Teachers are information junkies. We’re also social. Put the two together and you have a personal learning network.” –BARBARA W H AT I S A P L N A N Y W AY ?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLLpWqp-owo
  • WHY PLN?
  • LEARNING IS MOVING IN A NEW DIRECTION.
  • TEACHING AND LEARNING ARE C O L L A B O R AT I V E , C R E AT I V E , A N D D I G I TA L .
  • I T I S E V I D E N T I N T H E W AY S T H AT STUDENTS, COLLEAGUES, COLLEGES, AND WORKPLACES A R E E V O LV I N G .
  • STILL NOT CONVINCED? H E R E I S W H AT S O M E T E A C H E R S H A D T O S AY W H E N A S K E D ABOUT THEIR PLN
  • “I have used my PLN to reshape my ever-evolving curriculum. The resources, easy access to information, and connections that I have made using Twitter alone has changed the way I view education on a global scale. It has enabled me to not only feel supported as an educator, but has allowed me to support others.” @TDuver
 Tina Duver
 Middle School Dean of Students & Middle School Science Teacher
  • “My PLN re-ignited my passion for
 teaching and learning.” @ACFirstGrade Kasandra Stark First Grade Teacher
  • “My PLN has meant that without very much effort, I have help at my fingertips.  If I want more information about anything, I can get it instantaneously, tailored for my specific needs, and there are actual people attached to the information that I could/have/will call if I need help understanding any of it.” @RyanMBurke
 Ryan Burke
 Head of Middle School
  • TELL ME MORE W H AT I S I N A P L N ?
  • A PLN CAN INCLUDE You don’t need an account to use these
  • A PLN CAN INCLUDE You need an account to (fully) utilize these tools
 Access is limited without an account
  • FOR THE SAKE OF TIME WE WILL FOCUS ON TWO TOOLS T H AT E V E R Y O N E C A N U S E
  • G E T T I N G S TA R T E D AN OVERVIEW OF TWITTER
  • W H AT I S A T W E E T ? DEFINITION A TWEET IS A 140-CHARACTER MESSAGE POSTED VIA TWITTER
  • SIGN UP https://twitter.com/signup
  • PROFILE Update your profile so that people know who you are by clicking “Edit Profile”
  • THE BASICS @
 HANDLE
 This is simply someone’s NAME
 It can identify another person in your tweet
 Place the @ symbol before a person’s name REPLY
 To continue a conversation click “Reply” RT
 RETWEET: If you really like something you can retweet it
 QUOTE RETWEET: If you want to add a comment
 MODIFIED RETWEET: If you need to edit #
 HASHTAG
 These help to group topics/chats into categories CHAT
 A chat allows you to follow along with a conversation
 There are lots of educational chats (more on this later) FAVORITE
 You can click favorite to save content DM
 Direct Message
 You can send someone a PRIVATE message
  • @ @
 HANDLE
 This is simply someone’s NAME - It can identify another person in your tweet
 Place the @ symbol before a person’s name
  • REPLY REPLY
 To continue a conversation click “Reply”
  • RT RT
 RETWEET: If you really like something - retweet it! It’s like making a copy to share with your followers.
 QUOTE RETWEET: If you want to add a comment (this works on the twitter app ONLY) ! MT MODIFIED TWEET: If you can’t fit everything into 140 characters - you can always edit it
  • # #
 HASHTAG
 Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
  • FAVORITE FAVORITE
 You can click favorite to save content
  • HASHTAG TO FIND MORE EDUCATIONAL HASHTAGS
 http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
  • CHATS CHATS
 Chats are scheduled
 For example, last Tuesday of the month 6-7pm 

  • CHATS SCHEDULE OF ALL EDUCATIONAL CHATS 
 http://bit.ly/officialchatlist
  • CHATS #edchat Here is an example of what twitter looks like when you filter using the #edchat hashtag
  • CHATS CHAT MANAGEMENT TOOLS ! HOOTSUITE TWUBS ! ! ! ! !
  • “TWITTER, IT’S NOT JUST FOR THE KARDASHIANS.” W H AT C A N Y O U F I N D ?
  • RESOURCES
  • RESOURCES
  • RESOURCES
  • RESOURCES
  • RESOURCES
  • RESOURCES
  • RESOURCES
  • EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES W H AT A R E S O M E O T H E R P L A C E S T O F I N D I N F O R M AT I O N ?
  • TED http://www.ted.com/
  • TED-Ed http://ed.ted.com
  • EDUTOPIA http://www.edutopia.org/
  • EDUDEMIC http://www.edudemic.com/
  • NING "Ning's impact on education has been profound, showing the potential educational networking had to transform professional learning." - Steve Hargadon, Classroom 2.0 • http://edupln.ning.com/
 • http://nyscate.ning.com/
 • http://www.classroom20.com/
  • NING You will be connected to...
  • LINKEDIN https://www.linkedin.com
  • YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/
  • YOUTUBE If YouTube blocked at your school use it at home and download videos to use in your classroom. ! Or ask your network administrator to allow ! http://www.youtube.com/schools http://www.youtube.com/teachers
  • WORDPRESS http://wordpress.com/
  • EDUBLOGS http://edublogs.org/
  • PINTEREST http://www.pinterest.com/
  • GOOGLE+ https://plus.google.com/
  • THAT WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION, HOW DO I KEEP TRACK OF IT ALL HOW TO MANAGE YOUR PLN
  • HOW TO MANAGE YOUR PLN WEBSITES & APPS APPS
  • AN OVERVIEW W H AT I S P I N T E R E S T ?
  • W H AT I S P I N T E R E S T ? DEFINITION PINTEREST IS A TOOL FOR COLLECTING AND ORGANIZING THINGS YOU LOVE.
  • WHY PINTEREST? I USED TO... • BOOKMARK LINKS • ADD IDEAS TO EVERNOTE • UPLOAD FILES TO GOOGLE DRIVE • S AV E I M A G E S T O F O L D E R S O N M Y C O M P U T E R • EMAIL LINKS TO MYSELF ! N O W I P I N E V E R Y T H I N G T O N E AT, V I S U A L , O R G A N I Z E D B O A R D S
  • WHY PINTEREST? AND THE BEST THING? THERE ARE A TON OF SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS ON PINTEREST
  • THE BASICS
  • SIGN UP SIGN UP http://www.pinterest.com/
  • SIGN UP SIGN UP

  • SIGN UP SIGN UP

  • 
 
 WHAT IS A PIN?
 A way to save and organize images, visuals, ideas, handouts, links, infographics, videos, lessons, etc.

  • BOARD WHAT IS A BOARD?
 A way to group PINS into a categories
  • PINTEREST SO HOW DO I PIN SOMETHING?
  • PIN HOW TO PIN
 
 When you find something you like, click “Pin it”

  • BOARD PICK A BOARD
 Choose which BOARD you want the PIN on
 As a new user you will be prompted to make your first board

  • DESCRIBE DESCRIPTION
 
 Write any notes, hashtags, or reminders in the description

  • PIN IT PIN IT
 
 When you are ready, click “Pin It”

  • PIN IT ALMOST THERE
 
 You can navigate away
 by clicking elsewhere
 
 OR 
 
 You can see who
 else has pinned 
 the image 
 
 OR
 
 You can view your pin
 by clicking “See it now”
  • PINTEREST H E R E ’ S A N O T H E R W AY TO PIN
  • PIN ADD A PIN
 You may notice this icon at the beginning of your boards
 Click on “Add a Pin”

  • PIN You will have THREE options
  • PIN PIN from the WEB
  • PIN PIN from the WEB
 Simply paste in a link from a website and click next

  • PIN PIN from your COMPUTER
  • PIN PIN from your COMPUTER
 Upload any images from your computer using the 
 “Choose Image” button

  • PIN PIN from PINTEREST
  • PIN PIN from PINTEREST
 Pinterest offers you “Some Pins you might like”
 Take a look around! 

  • PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW?
  • PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW? Following a person means you'll see that person's pins in your home feed. If he/she creates a new board, you'll automatically follow it.
  • PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW? Following a board means you see new pins added to that board in your home feed. 
  • PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW? You can unfollow people or boards at any time – the person won't be notified.
  • FOLLOW You’ve found someone who has some great information

  • FOLLOW You can “Follow All” of their PINS AND BOARDS

  • FOLLOW OR You can follow a BOARD that you really like!

  • PINTEREST ONE LAST THING
  • GOODIES GOODIES
 https://about.pinterest.com/goodies/
 
 Add and organize information from a variety of websites
 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 
 
 
 Extension for Google CHROME

  • GOODIES GOODIES
 https://about.pinterest.com/goodies/
 
 Add and organize information from a variety of websites ! ! ! 
 
 
 
 BOOKMARKLET
 for toolbar

  • PINTEREST IS GREAT! WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE? W H AT A R E S O M E O T H E R W AY S T O M A N A G E I N F O R M AT I O N ?
  • FEEDLY http://cloud.feedly.com
  • ZITE http://zite.com/
  • FLIPBOARD https://flipboard.com/
  • HOOTSUITE https://hootsuite.com/
  • TWEETDECK https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/
  • WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING? USE YOUR PLN TO FIND THE... ANSWERS T H I S P R E S E N TA T I O N I S A V A I L A B L E T O A L L A T S L I D E S H A R E A N D T H E N Y S A F LT R O C H E S T E R W I K I