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Creating A Pln

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Creating A Pln

  1. 1. Creating a Personal Learning Networkto increase communication<br />Dan Froelich <br />Fellow for Research and Technology<br />
  2. 2. Who’s this guy?<br />Dan Froelich <br />NC Teacher Academy Fellow for Research and Technology<br />
  3. 3. The Read/Write Web<br />
  4. 4. Will Richardson<br />www.weblogg-ed.com<br />
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  7. 7. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
  8. 8. Twitter in Plain English<br />www.commoncraft.com<br />
  9. 9. Twitter Searchhttp://search.twitter.com<br />
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  12. 12. Ning, not to be confused with Bing<br /><ul><li>Fully customizable design
  13. 13. Total user access and control
  14. 14. Integrated media experience
  15. 15. Member profiles
  16. 16. Friending feature
  17. 17. Searchable database of networks</li></li></ul><li>Exemplary Examples<br />Classroom 2.0<br />http://www.classroom20.com/<br />Save Our Schools    <br />http://saveourschools.ning.com/<br />SMART Board Revolution<br />http://smartboardrevolution.ning.com/<br />Stand Up for Schools    <br />http://pinkfriday.ning.com/<br />NEA Student Program<br />http://teamcoleman.ning.com/<br />
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  20. 20. What is it?<br />a social networking service that lets you connect with friends, co-workers, and others who share similar interests or who have common backgrounds<br />Why should we use it?<br /><ul><li>Create groups
  21. 21. Schedule events
  22. 22. Send messages
  23. 23. Share multimedia
  24. 24. Post class notes
  25. 25. Provide direct communication with instructors
  26. 26. Allows shy students a way to communicate
  27. 27. Facilitate classmate connections</li></li></ul><li>How can members use Facebook?<br /><ul><li>Plan events
  28. 28. Start discussions
  29. 29. News Briefs
  30. 30. Follow friends / fans
  31. 31. Join causes</li></li></ul><li>Interesting Facts …<br /><ul><li>The fastest growing demographic is those 35 years old and older
  32. 32. There has been a staggering increase in the number of 55+ users – with total growth of 513.7% in in the last six months alone
  33. 33. The average Facebook user has 130 friends</li></li></ul><li>Examples<br />
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  35. 35. vs<br /><ul><li>Reconnect with old friends and family members
  36. 36. Email
  37. 37. Instant messaging
  38. 38. Image and video sharing
  39. 39. Grab ideas in byte-size chunks
  40. 40. Use your updates as jumping off points to other places
  41. 41. Just let others know what you’re up to at any given moment.</li></li></ul><li>
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  43. 43. &<br />www.twitter.com/<br />teacheracademy<br />danfroelich<br />ncae<br />nea<br />Watch the Tweets to find people of interest. Constantly weed the list of who you follow.<br />www.facebook.com/<br />danthetechguy<br />Proudtobencae<br />ncaectl<br />  <br /> <br />Don&apos;t forget to use the Search feature to make more connections.<br />
  44. 44. Handouts will be available at www.teacheracademy.org<br />Questions/Comments?<br />dan.froelich@teacheracademy.org<br />
  45. 45. Ellen explains Twitter…sort of<br />

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