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CONNECT  Presented by Arthur Preston  @artpreston  http://www.headthoughts.co.za
Soutenir la révolution!#stormbastille #time4change
Amandla kubantu!#soweto76#freesouthafrica
“For centuries we’ve been declaringour independence and perhaps itsfinally time for us to declare ourinterdependence.”Tiff...
LoneRANGER
PLNs are deliberately formed networks ofpeople and resources capable of guiding ourindependent learning goals and professi...
© Alec Couros
© Alec Couros
“In this new interactive web world, I have become anomadic learner; I graze on knowledge. I find what Ineed when I need it...
CONNECTING THE CONVERSATION                   •   Blogs                   •   Wikis                   •   Microblogging   ...
MINING THE CONVERSATION                 •   Social Bookmarking                 •   Twitter search                 •   Blog...
RSSSOCIALBOOKMARKING
j.lane@ecu.edu.au /@edujen
140 characters or lessDiscover new resources                                Capture an idea   Learn from peers            ...
What is a tweet?- A short message of 140 charactersor lessWhat goes into a tweet?- Short message- Link to content- Hashtag
Replying:- Use @ sign followed by Twitter nameDirect Messaging:- Start tweet with D followed by Twitter nameReTweeting:- S...
#edchatsa  www.edchatsa.co.za
Saves timeFilter information      Keep up to date                           Share with others easily             Be inform...
Collecting tags – “backchannel”
“If you sit at this interesting juncture between manyinformation flows and knowledge exchanges, you’re in agood spot to se...
Make your PLN a priorityChoose a toolBring focus to the task
http://www.facebook.com/headthoughts                 http://twitter.com/artpreston                 http://www.diigo.com/us...
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Why teachers should develop professional learning networks - ideas and tools.
Presented at Innovate 2012 - October 2012

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  1. 1. CONNECT Presented by Arthur Preston @artpreston http://www.headthoughts.co.za
  2. 2. Soutenir la révolution!#stormbastille #time4change
  3. 3. Amandla kubantu!#soweto76#freesouthafrica
  4. 4. “For centuries we’ve been declaringour independence and perhaps itsfinally time for us to declare ourinterdependence.”Tiffany Shlain –Director & Co-writer “Connected”
  5. 5. LoneRANGER
  6. 6. PLNs are deliberately formed networks ofpeople and resources capable of guiding ourindependent learning goals and professionaldevelopment needs.
  7. 7. © Alec Couros
  8. 8. © Alec Couros
  9. 9. “In this new interactive web world, I have become anomadic learner; I graze on knowledge. I find what Ineed when I need it.“- Will Richardson
  10. 10. CONNECTING THE CONVERSATION • Blogs • Wikis • Microblogging • Social Networks • Virtual Worlds
  11. 11. MINING THE CONVERSATION • Social Bookmarking • Twitter search • Blog search • RSS
  12. 12. RSSSOCIALBOOKMARKING
  13. 13. j.lane@ecu.edu.au /@edujen
  14. 14. 140 characters or lessDiscover new resources Capture an idea Learn from peers Share a resource Develop professional network Share your experience / knowledge Learn in your PJs! 
  15. 15. What is a tweet?- A short message of 140 charactersor lessWhat goes into a tweet?- Short message- Link to content- Hashtag
  16. 16. Replying:- Use @ sign followed by Twitter nameDirect Messaging:- Start tweet with D followed by Twitter nameReTweeting:- Start tweet with RT
  17. 17. #edchatsa www.edchatsa.co.za
  18. 18. Saves timeFilter information Keep up to date Share with others easily Be informed Track trends
  19. 19. Collecting tags – “backchannel”
  20. 20. “If you sit at this interesting juncture between manyinformation flows and knowledge exchanges, you’re in agood spot to see innovation and share it with all the groupsyou’re connected to.” – Valdis Krebs
  21. 21. Make your PLN a priorityChoose a toolBring focus to the task
  22. 22. http://www.facebook.com/headthoughts http://twitter.com/artpreston http://www.diigo.com/user/artprestonArthur Preston www.headthoughts.co.za

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