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Power Up Your Professional Learning Network


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Power Up Your Professional Learning Network

  1. 1. Power Up Your PLN
  2. 2. JEN DORMAN <ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a PLN Professional Learning Network
  4. 4. Where Is My PLN?
  5. 5. Where Is My PLN? Everywhere!
  6. 6. Functions of a PLN
  7. 7. Benefits of a PLN Fullen, Michael. &quot;A 21st Century Professional Development Proposal.&quot; Education Week: Leader Talk. 14 Jan. 2009. 7 June 2009 <>. Teachers become: Aware Connected Empowered The Model for 21 st Century Learning Confident A Connected Community LEARNERS!
  8. 8. Educational Networks
  9. 9. The Need Connect with colleagues both within my educational system and world wide The Solution Tap into professional networks and harness social networks for professional learning
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  11. 11. Discovery Educator Network By the Numbers 100,000+ Discovery Educators 5,500+ STAR Discovery Educators 100,000+ participants in the online community 25 Leadership Councils 18,000 professional development events 450,000 educators reached
  12. 12. <ul><li>Google Tools for the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Thinking Machine blog </li></ul><ul><li>Google for Educators Discussion Group </li></ul>
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  14. 14. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn Groups: </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Educator Network </li></ul><ul><li>Edubloggers </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, Education and Training Professionals Group </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tapped In <ul><li>Plan and conduct learning projects with colleagues and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in or lead topical discussion and groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Manage and attend online courses offered by TPD providers. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor other educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Try out new ideas in a safe, supportive environment. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Facebook Groups <ul><li>Discovery Educator Network </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Using Wiki in Education </li></ul><ul><li>School 2.0 </li></ul>
  17. 18. Ning <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 19. Professional Organizations <ul><li>Consider what your national, state, and regional professional organizations offer for educators </li></ul><ul><li>List of Professional Organizations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Power of RSS
  20. 21. The Need Better manage time spent online researching and find relevant and timely content quickly The Solution Set up an account with an RSS aggregator to dive into your own learning stream
  21. 23. Finding Feeds <ul><li>Blogs, podcasts, news sites, and many other media services syndicate their content through RSS feeds </li></ul>
  22. 24. Customized News Feeds
  23. 25. Create your own RSS feeds from any website <ul><li> </li></ul>
  24. 26. Google Reader
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  27. 29. Protopage
  28. 30. Pageflakes
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  30. 32. Add birthday, anniversary, and other recurring event reminders to your RSS aggregator
  31. 33. Podcasts
  32. 34. The Need Access audio-based content that I can take with me anywhere to turn my commute into productive learning time The Solution Use iTunes or another podcast aggregator to subscribe to relevant podcasts that are syndicated to be delivered to your account when new episodes are published
  33. 35. iTunes + Podcasts
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  35. 38. Additional Podcasting Hosts
  36. 39. Additional Podcasting Hosts
  37. 40. Record Your Own Podcasts Windows Audacity (free download) Apple GarageBand (part of the iLife suite)
  38. 41. Microblogs
  39. 42. The Need Connect with educators world wide to quickly share resources and collaborate on problems and projects The Solution Sign up for a free microblog account
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  41. 45. Mr. Tweet looks through your extended network to help you build effective relationships on Twitter. <ul><ul><li>Which are my followers I should be following in return? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are the influential people I should be following? </li></ul></ul>
  42. 46. Twit Search
  43. 47. <ul><li>A Phweet is a shortURL that makes conversations and conference calls possible between Twitter friends and across other social networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Phweet lets you accept calls with one click from your Twitter page or Twitter clients.  </li></ul>
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  45. 49. Why Tweet When You Can Plurk?
  46. 51. Create Your Own Microblog
  47. 52. Lifestream <ul><li>Tumblr </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FriendFeed </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storytlr </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twine </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  48. 53. Managing Multiple Accounts <ul><li> - </li></ul><ul><li>AtomKeep - </li></ul>
  49. 54. Inbox Management with Fuser
  50. 55. Social Bookmarking
  51. 56. The Need Organize and share online resources The Solution Sign up for a free social bookmarking account to share and annotate the valuable resources you find online with other educators, organize the assets into content related folders, and access them anywhere anytime
  52. 57. Social Bookmarking - Delicious
  53. 58. Social Annotation - Diigo
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  55. 61. Blogs
  56. 62. The Need Reflect on best practice, share great instructional ideas, and get feedback from colleagues The Solution Create your own professional blog
  57. 63. Popular Blogging Engines <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduBlogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Live Spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  58. 64. DEN Blogs 7 DE Blogs 6 DEN Manager Blogs 25 Leadership Council Blogs
  59. 65. All STAR Discovery Educators receive a FREE WordPress blog.
  60. 67. <ul><li>Collaborative Live Blogging with Integrated Media </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  61. 68. Wikis
  62. 69. The Need Organize resources online and collaborate with colleagues on publication and maintenance of online assets The Solution Set up a free wiki
  63. 70. Education-Friendly Wikis <ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wet Paint </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
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  67. 74. Video
  68. 75. The Need Find and/or publish video content online The Solution Set up a free account for an online video hosting service
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  70. 77. All STAR Discovery Educators receive free access to DE MediaShare! MediaShare is a terrific option for vlogging as well!
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  73. 80. Livestream was formerly known as Mogulus
  74. 81. Interactive Publishing
  75. 82. The Need Store documents online for sharing and commenting The Solution Set up an account with an online hosting service
  76. 83. Presentations <ul><li>SlideShare - </li></ul>
  77. 84. Online Presentation Tools <ul><li>SlideRocket </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zoho Show </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>authorSTREAM </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spresent </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SlideSix </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>280 Slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flowgram </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  78. 85. Screencasting <ul><li>Sketchcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Screencast-o-Matic </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jing </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
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  80. 87. Photo Sharing <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  81. 88. Collaborative Workspace
  82. 89. The Need Collaborate on document creation and project management with colleagues synchronously and asynchronously The Solution Set up an account for a online collaborative workspace
  83. 91. Mind Mapping <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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  87. 95. Collaborative File Storage <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  88. 96. Online Meetings
  89. 97. The Need Attend real-time meetings with colleagues separated by geography The Solution Use a webinar hosting platform
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  91. 99. EdTechConnect Webinars <ul><li>EdTechConnect Series: monthly presentations by nationally-recognized Ed Tech experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Daniel Pink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Warlick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will Richardson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anastasia Goodstein </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doug Johnson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kathy Schrock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hall Davidson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jason Ohler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tony Vincent </li></ul></ul>
  92. 100. Discovery Educator Network Webinars <ul><li>Discovery Educator Network Series: presentations by DEN managers and directors to showcase STAR Discovery Educators and best instructional practices with educational technology </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shining STARs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50 Ways and Beyond </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build a Bigger Builder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lights, Camera, Publish! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Makin’ Movies, Made Simple </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling with the DEN </li></ul></ul></ul>
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  96. 104. Free Online Conference Rooms <ul><li>Palbee </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DimDim </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VYEW </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elluminate Vroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  97. 105. Chat Rooms Discussion Board
  98. 106. VOIP / Text / Video
  99. 107. PLN on the MUVE
  100. 108. The Need Interact with colleagues in real time through a virtual environment that allows for testing and data sharing The Solution Join Second Life, dress up your avatar, and check out the 2 Discovery Plaza on EduIsland
  101. 109. DEN in Second Life <ul><li>DEN in Second Life SLURL </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DEN Second Life Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Clio Jacobus
  102. 111. Visit my wiki to access the links to all the applications discussed in this presentation and many additional resources to build and maintain your Professional Learning Network.
  103. 112. Join My PLN