What does MY PLN do for ME?• I go to my PLN for many things:– Learn new things– Ask questions– Collaborate– Validation– Camaraderie– Stay in touch with friends
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•Twitter is a micro-blogging website that allows youto form your own PLN (Professional/PersonalLearning Network)•When you become "friends" with people withsimilar interests, you can share ideas andcollaborate with other teachers from other cities,states, or even countries!
•Plurk is another micro-blogging website that allowsyou to form your own PLN (Professional/PersonalLearning Network) like Twitter•It is more conversational than Twitter because itallows conversations to stay threaded
Reasons to use a social bookmarkingnetwork:•Saved bookmarks will not be deleted whencomputers are re-imaged•You can access your bookmarks from anycomputer with the Internet from anywhere•You can form a network and sharebookmarks with friends and colleagues
BlogsBlogs are not about writing. They areabout conversation. Because of thepower to leave comments aboutanother’s thoughts, real conversationand possible collaboration happens. Ihave had numerous conversationsand even disagreements in blogs!
Blogs• Finding blogs to read is easy–You can use a site like bloglines–You can find one to follow and see ifyou can follow who they follow–Check out your friend’s Deliciouslinks–Ask!
Blogs• You can start your own blog–Blogger–Wordpress–Edublogs–Many, many more
RSS Feeders• Rich Site Summary or Really SimpleSyndication• A way to bring new blog posts to you• Many available– Google Reader– Bloglines– Pageflakes– Suprglu
Sir Ken Robinson (2010) RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
The added social value >• Enables and provides support for learning• Can increase the effectiveness of learning• Can increase access to learning• Allows people to connect with each other in spiteof geographical distances• Provides a forum and permission to participate• Complements face to face communicationAdapted from George Siemenshttp://www.elearnspace.org
Use a PLN to get feedback on your own work or seekinspiration from others
A PLN may include specific tools to help you getorganised
Learner 2.0• Operate within decentralisedand deliberately formednetworks of tools, resourcesand people• Established throughcontributions to blogs,tweets/tweeting via Twitter;sharing slides (Slideshare) etc• Crowdsource ideas,active/passive social searche.g. for research orassessment• Importantly it is both personaland collaborativeSource: David Hopkins, 2009, University of Bournemouthhttp://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk @hopkinsdavid
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