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Pl ns arakawa

  1. 1. Melissa Arakawa ETEC 642 PLN’s: A Comparison of Twiter and Edublog
  2. 2. What is a PLN?  Personal Learning Network  Composed of individuals who are networked together and share a wealth of information and resources Image Credit: http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2379624
  3. 3. What Can They Do For Me? Provide a wealth of information and resources Provide a 24/7 accessible network Share ideas and get feedback from professionals both in and outside your field Keep you updated on professional development and news in the field Image Credit: http://life- long-learners.com/wp- content/uploads/2012/01 /PLN-Get-Connected.gif
  4. 4. Twitter  Use of hashtags for quick references  Able to follow certain hashtags so you can glean information relevant to you  Most national professional organizations use Twitter to keep members informed  Immediate access to a PLN
  5. 5. Edublogs  Allows blogging for classroom and educational settings  Educators can collaborate easily  Can get immediate feedback from students  Can be used for assessment purposes
  6. 6. PLN vs. SNS  Professional Learning Network (PLN) vs. Social Networking Site (SNS)  SNS’ can be the vehicle that PLN’s use to collaborate and communicate  PLN’s incorporate all your information and resources to one or more places  SNS’ are used mostly for communication and entertainment  PLN’s are used as a resource for information

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