Welcome!
Social Media for Professional         Learning    Presented by Dr. Shira Leibowitz    Email: shiraleibowitz@gmail.com     ...
Taking Charge ofOur Professional Learning
Some Benefits of            Professional Learning Networks (PLN’s)•   Self-Directed Learning•   Learning at Our Own Time &...
Steps in Building a PLN•   Lurk in Different Venues•   Set a Manageable Amount of Time•   Learn Communal Norms•   Accept O...
Some Social Media Venues•   Webinars•   Twitter•   Communities of Practice (CoP’s)•   Facebook•   LinkedIn•   Google Plus•...
Free Webinars For                        Early Childhood Educators•   http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com by Early Child...
Twitter: Resources To Get Started•   Intro to Twitter Pt 1: Creating Your Account by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast•   Intro...
Some Early Childhood Educators                  To Follow on Twitter      Recommended by cybraryman.com (@cybraryman1)•   ...
Twitter Hashtags & Chats               for Early Childhood Educators•   #ecetechchat 9 PM Eastern Time Every Other Wednesd...
Communities of Practice (CoP’s)•   http://edupln.ning.com The Educators’ PLN - Early Childhood Education Group•   http://w...
Facebook         Early Childhood Education Groups•   Early Childhood ROCK•   Hatch Early Childhood
LinkedIn           Early Childhood Education Groups•   Early Childhood Education Network•   Early Childhood Professionals ...
Google Plus          Early Childhood Communities                    & Hangouts• Early   Childhood Educators• Teach    Pres...
Social Bookmarking           Diigo, Delicious, Pinterest•   www.diigo.com•   www.delicious.com•   www.pinterest.com
Blogging•   Follow Blogs by Early Childhood Educators: See    http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/early- ...
Questions? Comments? Next steps?       Thank You!
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Social media for_professional_learning_for_early_childhood_educators

  1. 1. Welcome!
  2. 2. Social Media for Professional Learning Presented by Dr. Shira Leibowitz Email: shiraleibowitz@gmail.com Twitter: @shiraleibowitz
  3. 3. Taking Charge ofOur Professional Learning
  4. 4. Some Benefits of Professional Learning Networks (PLN’s)• Self-Directed Learning• Learning at Our Own Time & Our Own Pace• Collaborative, Creative Connections• Sharing Resources• Brainstorming & Reflection• Diverse Perspectives & Ideas• Answers to Questions & Even Questions you hadn’t Considered
  5. 5. Steps in Building a PLN• Lurk in Different Venues• Set a Manageable Amount of Time• Learn Communal Norms• Accept Offers To Help• Post Resources• Engage in Conversation• Be Playful & Positive
  6. 6. Some Social Media Venues• Webinars• Twitter• Communities of Practice (CoP’s)• Facebook• LinkedIn• Google Plus• Social Bookmarking - Diigo, Delicious, Pinterest• Blogging
  7. 7. Free Webinars For Early Childhood Educators• http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com by Early Childhood Investigations• http://hatchearlylearning.com/resources/events/early-learning-expert-webinars/ by Hatch
  8. 8. Twitter: Resources To Get Started• Intro to Twitter Pt 1: Creating Your Account by Jeff Bradbury of TeacherCast• Intro to Twitter: Choosing an Avatar, Bio, and composing your first Tweet by Jeff Bradbury o• Cybraryman: How To Take Part in A Twitter Chat (cybraryman.com)• An Educators’ Guide To Twitter by Steven Anderson
  9. 9. Some Early Childhood Educators To Follow on Twitter Recommended by cybraryman.com (@cybraryman1)• @PreKPages• @KarenNemethEDM• @Debchitwood• @NotJustCute• @Cherylgolangco
  10. 10. Twitter Hashtags & Chats for Early Childhood Educators• #ecetechchat 9 PM Eastern Time Every Other Wednesday• #kinderchat 9 PM Eastern Time Mondays• #ecetech• #teachpreschool• #earlyed• #prek
  11. 11. Communities of Practice (CoP’s)• http://edupln.ning.com The Educators’ PLN - Early Childhood Education Group• http://www.edutopia.org Early Childhood Group Discussions
  12. 12. Facebook Early Childhood Education Groups• Early Childhood ROCK• Hatch Early Childhood
  13. 13. LinkedIn Early Childhood Education Groups• Early Childhood Education Network• Early Childhood Professionals Group
  14. 14. Google Plus Early Childhood Communities & Hangouts• Early Childhood Educators• Teach Preschool
  15. 15. Social Bookmarking Diigo, Delicious, Pinterest• www.diigo.com• www.delicious.com• www.pinterest.com
  16. 16. Blogging• Follow Blogs by Early Childhood Educators: See http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/early- childhood-education/• Share Posts on Social Media• Comment on Posts• Consider Blogging Yourself
  17. 17. Questions? Comments? Next steps? Thank You!

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