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Video by Jenny McAvoy-Anteau




                           Welcome!
              This is the Texas room: Professional Le...
Professional
       Learning Networks
                    Troy Patterson           Shawn McGirr
                      Dear...
Professional
       Learning Networks
                    Troy Patterson           Shawn McGirr
                      Dear...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Professional
                             Learning
                            Networks
                              C r ...
Professional
                       Learning Networks




Friday, November 6, 2009
Building a PLN

                           PLN or PLC

                           Play with the tools. (We’ll get there!)
...
Mind Map of PLN’s




Friday, November 6, 2009
Whadda Ya Know?
   A. Blogs (examples: Twitter, WordPress, Blogger)

   B. Virtual Environments: Second Life

   C. Podcas...
Index
             A. Micro-blogging - Twitter
             B. Virtual Learning - Second Life
             C. Audio - Podc...
Twitter
                           M i c r o b l o g g i n g




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Do you Twitter?




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Lee & Sachi LeFever of
                           the commoncraft show




                           What is it?
Friday, ...
What is it?
                           What can it Be?

                    • A microblog.
                    • A quick w...
What isn’t it?


                 • Private.
                 • Expository.
                 • It is not a place to reveal...
Why Teach Twitter?
Friday, November 6, 2009
Why Teach Twitter?
Friday, November 6, 2009
What does it look like?




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Friday, November 6, 2009
1935




                           http://www.boingboing.net/2009/06/22/twitter-in-1935.html
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How do I use it?


                    • Create an account at www.twitter.com.


                    • Follow folks.


   ...
Why do teachers use it?


                    • Networking




                    • Resourcing



Friday, November 6, 2009
Why do teachers use it?


                    • Networking




                    • Resourcing



Friday, November 6, 2009
Why do teachers use it?


                    • Networking




                    • Resourcing



Friday, November 6, 2009
How do I find folks?




Friday, November 6, 2009
How do I find folks?




                                 Twibes
Friday, November 6, 2009
How do I find folks?




                                 Twibes
Friday, November 6, 2009
How do I find folks?




Friday, November 6, 2009
Twitterpacks

                    •      http://twitter.com/
                           kchichester (Special Ed and
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National Middle School
                        Association


         • Connect with
           membership.

         • Sp...
ELA: Follow the Author
        •      @megcabot – Meg Cabot is the author of
               more than 40 books for childre...
TweetDeck




Friday, November 6, 2009
Do I have to post?




Friday, November 6, 2009
Do I have to post?

                                 NO!



Friday, November 6, 2009
Do I have to post?

                                  NO!

                           You can lurk. . .

Friday, November ...
TweetUps



                    • Twitter leads
                      to face-to-face
                      connections.

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Who’s Watching?



                    • The Law of
                      Unintended
                      Consequences . ...
Podcasts
                            L i s t e n i n g
                             C r e a t i n g




Friday, November 6...
Listening to
                                   Podcasts
                     Professional Development-

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iTunes




Friday, November 6, 2009
Student Information

                            Social Studies

                              60 Second Civics Podcast

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Friday, November 6, 2009
what you Need...


                           Computer

                           Software

                           Ho...
Creating Podcasts
                           Teachers

                            Providing Directions

                 ...
Students

                            Demonstrate Understanding

                            Sharing with others

        ...
Social Networks
                           C o m m u n i t y




Friday, November 6, 2009
Social Networks

                    • Middle Talk
                    • Facebook
                    • Nings
            ...
Nings
     • Password
       protection
     • You retain the
       ownership of
       content.
     • You can manage
  ...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Index
Friday, November 6, 2009
Facebook




Friday, November 6, 2009
Facebook: My Page




Friday, November 6, 2009
Facebook: Privacy




Friday, November 6, 2009
Facebook: Conversation




Friday, November 6, 2009
MiddleTalk


                    • MiddleTalk is a listserv supported by
                      the National Middle School
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Members Add Value




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MiddleTalk Listserv




Friday, November 6, 2009
Index
Friday, November 6, 2009
Where Can I Sign Up?
                            http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk




Friday, November 6, 2009
Where Can I Sign Up?
                            http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk




Friday, November 6, 2009
Where Can I Sign Up?
                            http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk




Friday, November 6, 2009
Virtual Environments




Friday, November 6, 2009
Virtual Environments




Friday, November 6, 2009
Second Life
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Second Life: ISTE Eduverse Talks




                              http://www.tvwsp.com/
Friday, November 6, 2009
Second Life: ISTE Eduverse Talks




                              http://www.tvwsp.com/
Friday, November 6, 2009
Blogs



Friday, November 6, 2009
Common Craft Video




Index
Friday, November 6, 2009
Common Craft Video




Index
Friday, November 6, 2009
Educational Blogs

                     Larry Ferlazzo - http://
                     larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

       ...
Blogs

                           Create your own:

                            Blogger.com

                            W...
Wikis



Friday, November 6, 2009
Wikipedia




Friday, November 6, 2009
Uses of Wikis
                           Study Guides - Each student (group) prepares
                           different...
Educational Wikis


                     http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/

                     Collaborative Writi...
Resources



Friday, November 6, 2009
Tagging (Social Bookmarking)

                            Delicious

                            Diigo

                  ...
Delicious




Friday, November 6, 2009
Diigo




Friday, November 6, 2009
Diigo




Index
Friday, November 6, 2009
News Aggregators (RSS)

                            Google Reader

                            NetNewsWire

              ...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Google Reader




Index
Friday, November 6, 2009
NetNewsWire




Friday, November 6, 2009
Google Reader




Friday, November 6, 2009
Bloglines




Friday, November 6, 2009
Audio Visual
                           iTunes U

                           MIT Opencourseware

                         ...
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Index
Friday, November 6, 2009
Publishing

                           ISSUU

                           Scribd

                           SlideShare

  ...
Professional
       Learning Networks



                              Please join our PLN at
                           w...
Professional


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                    Troy Patterson           Shawn McGir...
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Pln Presentation Nmsa09

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A presentation given about creating and using a Professional Learning Network (PLN) for National Middle School Association Annual Conference 2009.

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Pln Presentation Nmsa09

  1. 1. Video by Jenny McAvoy-Anteau Welcome! This is the Texas room: Professional Learning Networks (Session #2681) Friday, November 6, 2009
  2. 2. Professional Learning Networks Troy Patterson Shawn McGirr Dearborn Public Melvindale- Schools Northern Allen Park Public Schools middleschooleducators@gmail.com www.middleschoolmatters.com Friday, November 6, 2009
  3. 3. Professional Learning Networks Troy Patterson Shawn McGirr Dearborn Public Melvindale- Schools Northern Allen Park Public Schools middleschooleducators@gmail.com www.middleschoolmatters.com Friday, November 6, 2009
  4. 4. Friday, November 6, 2009
  5. 5. Professional Learning Networks C r e a t i n g U s i n g W h y Friday, November 6, 2009
  6. 6. Professional Learning Networks Friday, November 6, 2009
  7. 7. Building a PLN PLN or PLC Play with the tools. (We’ll get there!) Don’t be afraid. Participate. (Create an email account to control spam). Ask questions. Friday, November 6, 2009
  8. 8. Mind Map of PLN’s Friday, November 6, 2009
  9. 9. Whadda Ya Know? A. Blogs (examples: Twitter, WordPress, Blogger) B. Virtual Environments: Second Life C. Podcasts: This American Life, Grammar Girl, Middle School Matters D. Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, E. Resources: Social Bookmarking, Document Sharing, News Gathering, RSS. Friday, November 6, 2009
  10. 10. Index A. Micro-blogging - Twitter B. Virtual Learning - Second Life C. Audio - Podcasts D. Social Networks- Facebook E. Resources- Delicious F. Blogs/RSS Friday, November 6, 2009
  11. 11. Twitter M i c r o b l o g g i n g Friday, November 6, 2009
  12. 12. Do you Twitter? Friday, November 6, 2009
  13. 13. Lee & Sachi LeFever of the commoncraft show What is it? Friday, November 6, 2009
  14. 14. What is it? What can it Be? • A microblog. • A quick way to inform your parents. • “A PLC is chosen for me, a PLN is chosen by me.” • Idea generator/collector. Friday, November 6, 2009
  15. 15. What isn’t it? • Private. • Expository. • It is not a place to reveal the lives of others. Friday, November 6, 2009
  16. 16. Why Teach Twitter? Friday, November 6, 2009
  17. 17. Why Teach Twitter? Friday, November 6, 2009
  18. 18. What does it look like? Friday, November 6, 2009
  19. 19. 1871 Friday, November 6, 2009
  20. 20. 1935 http://www.boingboing.net/2009/06/22/twitter-in-1935.html Friday, November 6, 2009
  21. 21. How do I use it? • Create an account at www.twitter.com. • Follow folks. • Post, read, contribute & lurk. Friday, November 6, 2009
  22. 22. Why do teachers use it? • Networking • Resourcing Friday, November 6, 2009
  23. 23. Why do teachers use it? • Networking • Resourcing Friday, November 6, 2009
  24. 24. Why do teachers use it? • Networking • Resourcing Friday, November 6, 2009
  25. 25. How do I find folks? Friday, November 6, 2009
  26. 26. How do I find folks? Twibes Friday, November 6, 2009
  27. 27. How do I find folks? Twibes Friday, November 6, 2009
  28. 28. How do I find folks? Friday, November 6, 2009
  29. 29. Twitterpacks • http://twitter.com/ kchichester (Special Ed and English Language Arts) • http://twitter.com/ booktwits (book clubs and literacy) • http://twitter.com/ d_tremblay (math, science, technology, computer science, history and geography) • http:// twitterpacks.pbworks.com/ Friday, November 6, 2009
  30. 30. National Middle School Association • Connect with membership. • Spread news quickly. • Build a community. Friday, November 6, 2009
  31. 31. ELA: Follow the Author • @megcabot – Meg Cabot is the author of more than 40 books for children, teenagers, and adults. Her novels include “The Princess Diaries” series, “Ransom My Heart,” and “Jinx.” She tweets about her daily life, books, and a lot about pop culture. • @maureenjohnson – Maureen Johnson is the author of numerous young adult novels, including “Suite Scarlett” and “13 Little Blue Envelopes.” She tweets about her work and life as a writer and is very engaged with her followers. A sample tweet: • http://mashable.com/2009/05/08/twitter- authors/ Friday, November 6, 2009
  32. 32. TweetDeck Friday, November 6, 2009
  33. 33. Do I have to post? Friday, November 6, 2009
  34. 34. Do I have to post? NO! Friday, November 6, 2009
  35. 35. Do I have to post? NO! You can lurk. . . Friday, November 6, 2009
  36. 36. TweetUps • Twitter leads to face-to-face connections. Friday, November 6, 2009
  37. 37. Who’s Watching? • The Law of Unintended Consequences . . . Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  38. 38. Podcasts L i s t e n i n g C r e a t i n g Friday, November 6, 2009
  39. 39. Listening to Podcasts Professional Development- Middle School Matters Look for regular episodes Search iTunes Friday, November 6, 2009
  40. 40. iTunes Friday, November 6, 2009
  41. 41. Student Information Social Studies 60 Second Civics Podcast Language Arts Grammar Girl Friday, November 6, 2009
  42. 42. Friday, November 6, 2009
  43. 43. what you Need... Computer Software Host Friday, November 6, 2009
  44. 44. Creating Podcasts Teachers Providing Directions Lectures Differentiation Absences Study Guides Friday, November 6, 2009
  45. 45. Students Demonstrate Understanding Sharing with others Teaching Summarization Friday, November 6, 2009
  46. 46. Social Networks C o m m u n i t y Friday, November 6, 2009
  47. 47. Social Networks • Middle Talk • Facebook • Nings • Classroom 2.0 • Virtual Environments: Second Life Friday, November 6, 2009
  48. 48. Nings • Password protection • You retain the ownership of content. • You can manage the membership. • Advertising. Friday, November 6, 2009
  49. 49. Friday, November 6, 2009
  50. 50. Friday, November 6, 2009
  51. 51. Friday, November 6, 2009
  52. 52. Friday, November 6, 2009
  53. 53. Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  54. 54. Facebook Friday, November 6, 2009
  55. 55. Facebook: My Page Friday, November 6, 2009
  56. 56. Facebook: Privacy Friday, November 6, 2009
  57. 57. Facebook: Conversation Friday, November 6, 2009
  58. 58. MiddleTalk • MiddleTalk is a listserv supported by the National Middle School Association. • Membership in the Association is required to join the listserv. Friday, November 6, 2009
  59. 59. Members Add Value Friday, November 6, 2009
  60. 60. MiddleTalk Listserv Friday, November 6, 2009
  61. 61. Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  62. 62. Where Can I Sign Up? http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk Friday, November 6, 2009
  63. 63. Where Can I Sign Up? http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk Friday, November 6, 2009
  64. 64. Where Can I Sign Up? http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk Friday, November 6, 2009
  65. 65. Virtual Environments Friday, November 6, 2009
  66. 66. Virtual Environments Friday, November 6, 2009
  67. 67. Second Life • 3D Virtual Reality Manipulatable Environment Friday, November 6, 2009
  68. 68. Second Life • Interact with others through your avatar. Friday, November 6, 2009
  69. 69. S e c o n d L i f e : E v e n t Friday, November 6, 2009
  70. 70. S e c o n d L i f e : E v e n t Friday, November 6, 2009
  71. 71. S e c o n d L i f e : E v e n t Friday, November 6, 2009
  72. 72. Second Life: The University of Michigan-Dearborn Friday, November 6, 2009
  73. 73. F i e l d T r i p ! Friday, November 6, 2009
  74. 74. F i e l d T r i p ! Friday, November 6, 2009
  75. 75. Second Life: ISTE Eduverse Talks http://www.tvwsp.com/ Friday, November 6, 2009
  76. 76. Second Life: ISTE Eduverse Talks http://www.tvwsp.com/ Friday, November 6, 2009
  77. 77. Blogs Friday, November 6, 2009
  78. 78. Common Craft Video Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  79. 79. Common Craft Video Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  80. 80. Educational Blogs Larry Ferlazzo - http:// larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ Rodd Lucier - http:// thecleversheep.blogspot.com/ Scott McLeod - http:// www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/ Friday, November 6, 2009
  81. 81. Blogs Create your own: Blogger.com Wordpress.com Edublogs.org Check with your district Friday, November 6, 2009
  82. 82. Wikis Friday, November 6, 2009
  83. 83. Wikipedia Friday, November 6, 2009
  84. 84. Uses of Wikis Study Guides - Each student (group) prepares different parts of the study guide. Vocabulary Guides - can be ongoing throughout the year. Research Projects - Different parts can be pulled together. Travelogues- Variety of places visited. Notes FAQ’s Friday, November 6, 2009
  85. 85. Educational Wikis http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ Collaborative Writing Friday, November 6, 2009
  86. 86. Resources Friday, November 6, 2009
  87. 87. Tagging (Social Bookmarking) Delicious Diigo Publishing Friday, November 6, 2009
  88. 88. Delicious Friday, November 6, 2009
  89. 89. Diigo Friday, November 6, 2009
  90. 90. Diigo Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  91. 91. News Aggregators (RSS) Google Reader NetNewsWire Bloglines Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  92. 92. Friday, November 6, 2009
  93. 93. Friday, November 6, 2009
  94. 94. Google Reader Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  95. 95. NetNewsWire Friday, November 6, 2009
  96. 96. Google Reader Friday, November 6, 2009
  97. 97. Bloglines Friday, November 6, 2009
  98. 98. Audio Visual iTunes U MIT Opencourseware You Tube Teacher Tube School Tube Common Craft Friday, November 6, 2009
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  102. 102. Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  103. 103. Publishing ISSUU Scribd SlideShare 280 Slides Index Friday, November 6, 2009
  104. 104. Professional Learning Networks Please join our PLN at www.middleschoolmatters.com Friday, November 6, 2009
  105. 105. Professional ZV2 Learning Networks Troy Patterson Shawn McGirr Dearborn Public Melvindale- Schools Northern Allen Park Public Schools middleschooleducators@gmail.com www.middleschoolmatters.com Friday, November 6, 2009

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