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  • 1. Ty Yost Wilkes University ED 591
  • 2. What is a PLN ?  Prespectives – Picture from http://www.flickr.com/photos/teachandlearn/2623756862/
  • 3. Synchronous or Asynchronous Learning
  • 4. Enter Web 2.0  The read/write web changes relationships http://www.flickr.com/photos/cybertoad/2240086208/
  • 5. Alec Couros, PhD Thesis illustration, the Networked Teacher - http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/580
  • 6. Before we start  Getting Started  Steven Covey Habit #2 Begin with the end in mind- what do you want your PLN to do for you
  • 7. Planting the seeds http://www.flickr.com/photos/catchesthelight/33697 37025/
  • 8. Component 1  Weblogs  If it exists – someone is blogging it  2 ¼ Million Hits on Google Blog Search for Educational Technology
  • 9. Key to Success
  • 10. Component 2  Social Networks
  • 11. Key to Success  Visit often  Subscribe to information you are interested in  Match your needs with the groups you join  Create groups for students, staff, and other professional organizations you are a member
  • 12. Component 3  Podcasts
  • 13. Keys to Success  Limit the podcasts you subscribe to  Pick a time to review podcasts
  • 14. Component 4  Social Bookmarking
  • 15. Keys to success  Pick a service that integrates into your browser  Install the tools on all your Pc’s  Pick common tags  Subscribe to other groups to see what they are bookmarking
  • 16. Bookmark Groups
  • 17. Component 5  Microblogging
  • 18. Keys to Success  Twitter Clients like tweetdeck, twhirl, twitteriffic all make twitter much more useable.  Follow and Unfollow people as you see fit  Keep it manageable, the power is participating in conversations
  • 19. Tweetdeck view of Twitter today at 11 Am
  • 20. Component 6 Virtual Events
  • 21. The Harvest  A PLN will give you every thing to get started, but your participation is the single biggest determiner of success  When we talk 21st Century what do you think?  Connections  Relevance
  • 22. Contact Info Yost.ty@gmail.com tyost@mvsd.net Tyyost.wikispaces.com
  • 23. Resources Couros, A. (2006, December 21). EXAMINING THE OPEN MOVEMENT:. Retrieved 3 12, 2009, from educationaltechnology.ca: http://www.educationaltechnology.ca/couros/publication_files/research/Diss ertation-Couros-FINAL-06-WebVersion.pdf Kruse, K. (2004). Beginner Basics -What are quot;Synchronousquot; and quot;Asynchronousquot; Training? Retrieved April 20, 2009, from www.e- learningguru.com: http://www.e-learningguru.com/articles/art1_7.htm Warlick, D. (2009). Growing Your Personal Learning Network. Learning and Leading with Technology , 12-16.