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  1. 1. Web 2.0 and PLNs Developing a 'Personal Learning Network‘ Darcy Moore
  2. 2. By the end of the session... <ul><li>We will have considered: </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools that enable us to communicate, create, collaborate and connect </li></ul><ul><li>the concept of a 'Personal Learning Network' (PLN) </li></ul><ul><li>the way forward…(at your school?) </li></ul>
  3. 3. WEB 2.0 <ul><li>DO YOU GET IT? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Just checking… <ul><li>Web 2.0 – what does it mean to the person sitting next to you (definition)? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they really feel about ‘the internet’ (as an educator)? </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours do they spend online per week? </li></ul><ul><li>Have they ever viewed Dr Michael Wesch’s video: The Machine is Us ? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Building Planes (as they fly) <ul><li>VIDEO </li></ul>
  6. 8. Participatory Media <ul><li>Web 2.0 is about participation and community </li></ul><ul><li>Our participation is essential if students are to get the full benefit of ‘learning devices’ and wireless connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>All the tools are basically free (and fun) </li></ul><ul><li>We will continue to learn while ‘building planes’ </li></ul>
  7. 10. Just checking… <ul><li>Please complete the handout… </li></ul>
  8. 11. What is a PLN?
  9. 13. My ‘Personal Learning Network’ <ul><li>I click on links sent via </li></ul><ul><li>Often I save them to </li></ul><ul><li>These sites are then fed into my </li></ul><ul><li>Using an RSS feed </li></ul>
  10. 15. RSS Feeds & Google Reader
  11. 17. Social Bookmarking
  12. 19. Blogging
  13. 21. My Blog <ul><li>Has become an important part of my PLN </li></ul><ul><li>My blog is personal and professional </li></ul><ul><li>Other educators follow me on Twitter and see my updates, have an RSS feed on my blog and are part of my ‘Delicious’ network </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly they are on </li></ul><ul><li>We know and trust each other </li></ul>
  14. 22. Micro-blogging What are you doing?
  15. 23. &quot;We teach others by teaching ourselves anew.&quot; Garth Boomer
  16. 24. The way forward… <ul><li>If every staff member was able to use Google Reader , Delicious & Twitter with many leaders blogging , ongoing formal and informal learning could be shared </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration would lead to the dispersion of new tools and ideas throughout the system </li></ul><ul><li>The individual would be at the centre of their learning </li></ul>
  17. 25. What if… <ul><li>The staff of each region LEAD learning using Web 2.0 concepts to collaborate? </li></ul><ul><li>All of you were connected with RDs, SEDs, principals, DPs and APs using the tools discussed? </li></ul><ul><li>Senior executive sharing this in their schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Our regions going 2.0 and supporting this in schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Your two new SDD days late in 2009 supporting staff with ‘a package’ after some trials in terms 2 & 3? </li></ul>
  18. 26. Teacher-Librarians <ul><li>What if the librarians at every school supported their Principal and teaching colleagues to collaborate using these tools? </li></ul>
  19. 27. 2009 ISER Plan <ul><li>Just a reminder, this connects to our plan to </li></ul><ul><li>Assist communities of schools to use technology as a means of communication and curriculum sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Implement professional learning in innovative teaching practice using technology </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of networks </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops for teachers using Connected Classroom and other technologies </li></ul>
  20. 28. Disclaimer <ul><li>I have a vested interest in all this waaay beyond my role as a DP in the ISER... </li></ul>
  21. 29. 2009 - 2022 My daughter Lucy has commenced Kindergarten at her local state school and graduate in 2022; if all goes well.
  22. 30. 2009 - 2022 <ul><li>What will her personal </li></ul><ul><li>experience of school </li></ul><ul><li>be like? </li></ul>
  23. 31. The future? <ul><li>Will she always feel like this about school? </li></ul>
  24. 32. Sarah will graduate in 2025
  25. 33. ...and in 2028 Darcy will retire; if such a concept still exists
  26. 34. Ways of Seeing <ul><li>&quot;The real voyage of discovery consists not in having new landscapes, but in having new eyes.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Marcel Proust </li></ul>
  27. 35. Blog: http://darcymoore.wordpress.com/ Email: [email_address] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Darcy1968 Delicious: http://delicious.com/Darcy1968 Collaborate with Darcy Moore