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Professional development pln rev 5.5.11


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Educator professional development introducing social media and creating a PLN

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Professional development pln rev 5.5.11

  1. 1. Do social networking services impact learning?
  2. 2. Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 Web 1.0 = receiver/staticWeb 2.0 = participatory/interactive
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  4. 4. Web 1.0* powerful resources for educators and students, but...* information moves from publishers to consumers* information cannot be edited* One-way Web* Read-Only Web
  5. 5. Web 2.0* as easy to create as it is to consume* anyone can publish, share and change information* Two-way Web* Web 2.0 This is changing our world!
  6. 6. What’s in a name? William Shakespeare, “Romeo & Juliet” Social networking sites (SNS) Social networking services (SNS)Personal learning environments (PLE) Personal learning network (PLN) Education network (EN)
  7. 7. What is Social Networking?
  8. 8. Examples of Web 2.0 (tools/ services/applications/sites)
  9. 9. Benefits of Web 2.0 for Education:* engagement and motivation* inquiry* creativity* information gathering* reflection and metacognition* communication* collaboration!
  10. 10. •Creativity and Innovation - YouTube, Flickr•Communication and Collaboration - blogs, wikis, Ning, Twitter, Flickr,YouTube•Research and Information Fluency - Delicious, wikis•Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making - blogs,wikis, Twitter•Digital Citizenship - developing a useful PLN•Technology Operations and Concepts - exploring new technologiesusing current knowledge
  11. 11. Barriers to implementingsocial networking servicesin schools:* assessment* professional development and pre-service teacher training* information literacy - finding the authority or truth* intellectual propertye-safety issues:* inappropriate content* cyber-bullying* stalkers and predators
  12. 12. ConclusionSocial networks are playing an increasing role in classroomsaround the world.Though emerging research is positive, continue to explorethe potential educational benefits of SNS focusing on specificservices.According to NET-S, teachers need to “demonstrate apersonal responsibility for lifelong learning.” SNS facilitatethis goal.SNS offer unprecedented opportunities for communicationand collaboration--21st Century skills.
  13. 13. RecommendationsEducators should “encourage social networking services toincrease educational value” (NCSB, 2007, p. 8).Schools should use social networking for staffcommunications and professional development.Educators take more responsibility for their personalprofessional development by participating in a socialnetworking community.
  14. 14. How do you grow your own Personal Learning Network?
  15. 15. How do I get started on Twitter?• Open a Twitter account.• Think of something that interests you on a personal level.• Okay. St. Louis Cardinals.
  16. 16. How do I get started on Ning?1.Open a Ning account.2.Think of something you are interested on a personal level.3. Let’s try Boxers (dog breed).
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  18. 18. Grow yourownPersonalLearningNetworktoday!