Building Your
Personal Learning Network
“Networking”byjairoaguaislicensedunderCCBY-NC-SA2.0
Raphaella Dixon
Lester B. Pear...
A Few Questions
• Are up-to-date in your profession?
• Do you have time to attend workshops and
conferences?
• Do you have...
“The entire collection of people
with whom you engage and
exchange information, usually
online.” (Klingensmith)
Personal L...
Why Build Your PLN?
• Librarians often work solo
• Distance and geography
• New trends and issues
• Lack of PD opportuniti...
7 Degrees Of Separation @thecleversheep #canEdu13 by Giulia Forsythe is lisensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Original image cro...
“I asked my PLN (Personal Learning
Network) to describe what their PLN
meant to them and these were their
contributing wor...
“PLN-1” by Caroline Bucky is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
PLN Tools
Social Networking
Facebook Edmodo Google Plus
Microblogging
Twitter
PLN Tools
Blogs
Blogger Tumblr WordPress
Video Channels
YouTube Vimeo
PLN Tools
Social Bookmarking
Delicious Diigo
Pinterest Livebinders
PLN Tools
Nings
Library 2.0
Online Presentations &Courses
Webinars, Podcasts, MOOCs
PLN Tools
Social Network Aggregators
Flipboard HootSuite
RSS-Readers
Feedly Digg
PLN Tools
Storify
Evernote
“PLN_DimSum – UPDATED” by Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
5 Facebook Pages to Like
• Your local library
• ABQLA
• APSDS
• BAnQ
• Voices for School Libraries
5 Blogs to Follow
• The Busy Librarian www.busylibrarian.com
• The Unquiet Librarian:
theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
• ...
5 to Follow on Twitter
• Your colleagues
• Buffy Hamilton @buffyjhamilton
• The Daring Librarian @GwynethJones
• Joyce Val...
3 Short & Easy Articles to Read
• Patnoudes, Eric. "Why (And How) You Should Create A
Personal Learning Network." www.edud...
Exploring Further
• Abram, Stephen. "Personal Learning
Networks.“
stephenslighthouse.com/2011/11/10/persona
l-learning-net...
“Get Connected!” by The Fanboy is lisenced under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Works Cited
Abram, Stephen. "Personal Learning Networks." New – Stephen's Lighthouse New. N.p., 10 Nov. 2011. Web.
16 Ma...
Jones, Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne. "PLN_DimSum - UPDATED." Flickr. Yahoo!, 10 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Mar.
2014. <http://www.flick...
"Personal learning environment." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 20 Dec. 2013. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.
<http://en.wikipedia.org...
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  • You already have a PLN, why build it?
  • Twitter:Tweeting great online tools that you have come across (articles, blogs, videos…) Most effective if add own description (Lalonde)Instant Q and A, feedbackInstant, open conversations where others can join in (Lalonde)Back channel via hashtag = informal conversation (Lalonde)Retweets introduce you to new people (Lalonde)
  • Twitter:Tweeting great online tools that you have come across (articles, blogs, videos…) Most effective if add own description (Lalonde)Instant Q and A, feedbackInstant, open conversations where others can join in (Lalonde)Back channel via hashtag = informal conversation (Lalonde)Retweets introduce you to new people (Lalonde)
  • Twitter:Tweeting great online tools that you have come across (articles, blogs, videos…) Most effective if add own description (Lalonde)Instant Q and A, feedbackInstant, open conversations where others can join in (Lalonde)Back channel via hashtag = informal conversation (Lalonde)Retweets introduce you to new people (Lalonde)
  • Twitter:Tweeting great online tools that you have come across (articles, blogs, videos…) Most effective if add own description (Lalonde)Instant Q and A, feedbackInstant, open conversations where others can join in (Lalonde)Back channel via hashtag = informal conversation (Lalonde)Retweets introduce you to new people (Lalonde)
  • Twitter:Tweeting great online tools that you have come across (articles, blogs, videos…) Most effective if add own description (Lalonde)Instant Q and A, feedbackInstant, open conversations where others can join in (Lalonde)Back channel via hashtag = informal conversation (Lalonde)Retweets introduce you to new people (Lalonde)
  • Twitter:Tweeting great online tools that you have come across (articles, blogs, videos…) Most effective if add own description (Lalonde)Instant Q and A, feedbackInstant, open conversations where others can join in (Lalonde)Back channel via hashtag = informal conversation (Lalonde)Retweets introduce you to new people (Lalonde)
  • “No need to be overwhelmed just try one new thing a year and go gourmet!” (Jones)
  • Building Your Personal Learning Network

    1. 1. Building Your Personal Learning Network “Networking”byjairoaguaislicensedunderCCBY-NC-SA2.0 Raphaella Dixon Lester B. Pearson School Board, March 17, 2014
    2. 2. A Few Questions • Are up-to-date in your profession? • Do you have time to attend workshops and conferences? • Do you have enough funding for PD? • Is the PD you receive relevant to your needs?
    3. 3. “The entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online.” (Klingensmith) Personal Learning Network
    4. 4. Why Build Your PLN? • Librarians often work solo • Distance and geography • New trends and issues • Lack of PD opportunities • Lack of funds for PD (Harland)
    5. 5. 7 Degrees Of Separation @thecleversheep #canEdu13 by Giulia Forsythe is lisensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Original image cropped
    6. 6. “I asked my PLN (Personal Learning Network) to describe what their PLN meant to them and these were their contributing words.” (Buckey)
    7. 7. “PLN-1” by Caroline Bucky is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
    8. 8. PLN Tools Social Networking Facebook Edmodo Google Plus Microblogging Twitter
    9. 9. PLN Tools Blogs Blogger Tumblr WordPress Video Channels YouTube Vimeo
    10. 10. PLN Tools Social Bookmarking Delicious Diigo Pinterest Livebinders
    11. 11. PLN Tools Nings Library 2.0 Online Presentations &Courses Webinars, Podcasts, MOOCs
    12. 12. PLN Tools Social Network Aggregators Flipboard HootSuite RSS-Readers Feedly Digg
    13. 13. PLN Tools Storify Evernote
    14. 14. “PLN_DimSum – UPDATED” by Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
    15. 15. 5 Facebook Pages to Like • Your local library • ABQLA • APSDS • BAnQ • Voices for School Libraries
    16. 16. 5 Blogs to Follow • The Busy Librarian www.busylibrarian.com • The Unquiet Librarian: theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com • David Lee King - Social web, emerging trends, and libraries: www.davidleeking.com • The Daring Librarian: www.thedaringlibrarian.com • A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.ca
    17. 17. 5 to Follow on Twitter • Your colleagues • Buffy Hamilton @buffyjhamilton • The Daring Librarian @GwynethJones • Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza • thenerdybookclub @nerdybookclub
    18. 18. 3 Short & Easy Articles to Read • Patnoudes, Eric. "Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network." www.edudemic.com/build- personal-learning-network/ • Perez, Lisa. "Innovative Professional Development: Expanding Your Personal Learning Network." www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/a aslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/docs/FREEarticle_Innov ative_20-22.pdf • Klingensmith, Klingensmith. "PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy." http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/pln-your- personal-learning-network-made-easy/
    19. 19. Exploring Further • Abram, Stephen. "Personal Learning Networks.“ stephenslighthouse.com/2011/11/10/persona l-learning-networks/ • Starkey, Carolyn Jo. "21 Resources to Kick- Start a Gold Medal PLN." http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aa sl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/knowled gequest/docs/21_Resources_to_Kick.pdf
    20. 20. “Get Connected!” by The Fanboy is lisenced under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
    21. 21. Works Cited Abram, Stephen. "Personal Learning Networks." New – Stephen's Lighthouse New. N.p., 10 Nov. 2011. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://stephenslighthouse.com/2011/11/10/personal-learning-networks/>. Buckey, Caroline. "PLN-1." Flickr. Yahoo!, 31 Oct. 2008. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/8370367@N04/2983755525/in/photolist-5xEwyM-5xEwzT-5xJVzm-5KzsAp- 5MyiWt-5QHwM6-5QHxSx-5Sfm1u-5SfmEq-5SK63k-5SMC7V-61Wi9g-637EbG-64nU5p-64GXwm-64ZQkd- 65zyRa-6A2XMd-6BrPn3-6HzcEg-6JzskD-6MSr4T-6MSsxR-6MWD2o-6MWDuu-6MWDRo-6MWE4m-6>. Cooke , Nicole A.. "Professional development 2.0 for librarians: Developing an online personal learning network (PLN)." World Library and Information Congress : 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. IFLA, 31 May 2011. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. <http://conference.ifla.org/past-wlic/2011/200-cooke-en.pdf>. Downes, Stephen. "Stephen Downes." ~ Stephen's Web. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. <http://www.downes.ca/>. Forsythe, Giulia. "7 Degrees Of Separation @thecleversheep #canEdu13." Flickr. Yahoo!, 12 May 2013. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/59217476@N00/8715469190/in/photolist-eha4mb-jt5YK4-jt9fqh- jt7nbT-cwJhDu-7RCDqe-fjC335-fjnRK6-huPsai-hrw8m9-83CaKn-agjwoE-7JaNx7-ipAkon-bzG5hp-83Fgpu-cYpgtS- 8KkxE4-bzVBjJ-cwD4Vw-95EcKZ-9xHAFK-8y3QxC-7Yd7fG-8VZ2iB-8h7ySc-an9Ltz->. Harlan, Mary Ann. Personal learning networks: professional development for the isolated school librarian. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. Print.
    22. 22. Jones, Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne. "PLN_DimSum - UPDATED." Flickr. Yahoo!, 10 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/43666171@N07/4806404770/in/photolist-8jJ5FL-c3jWMd-aTBtMx- 9BZgdw-cvTE1u-cvTqxW-86P1sQ-8zMi2G-aDBS6m-cBKjp1-cBKjg1-7LCE45-bzG5hp-bNtBQn-86S7Vh-94RR7W- cfrgdS-bwXJLp-a28R8F-huPsai-9YGBAL-9LQ7XE-9LMkLa-hsHGrD-9LQ84L-7YfS4X-9LMkF6->. Klingensmith, Klingensmith. "PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy." Once a Teacher. N.p., 5 May 2009. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/pln-your-personal-learning- network-made-easy/>. Lagarde, Jennifer. "PLN Starter Kit." LiveBinder. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=441748>. Lalonde, Clint. "How important is Twitter in your Personal Learning Network?." eLearn Magazine. ACM, 1 Sept. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2379624>. Novak, Bev. "If you dont have a PLN, you don't know what you are missing." SCIS. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www2.curriculum.edu.au/scis/connections/issue_80/articles/if_you_dont_have_a_pln.html>. Patnoudes, Eric. "Why (And How) You Should Create A Personal Learning Network." Edudemic. N.p., 1 Oct. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.edudemic.com/build-personal-learning-network/>. Perez, Lisa. "Innovative Professional Development: Expanding Your Personal Learning Network." AASL. Version vol. 40, no. 3. ALA, 1 Jan. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/docs/FREEarti cle_Innovative_20-22.pdf>.
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