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Connected educators

  1. 1. Connected Educators (What is a PLN?) March 2012
  2. 2. “Who dares to teachmust never cease to learn” John Dana
  3. 3. Do you believe in collaborative learning?
  4. 4. Do you believe in differentiated learning?
  5. 5. Do you feel like you don’t have enough time?
  6. 6. Have you used social networking to learn something new in the past week? /
  7. 7. Change How has professional learning changed?
  8. 8. Form What is it like?
  9. 9. In school…Meet some of my global PLN…
  10. 10. Causation Why is it our Responsibility responsibility to be connected educators? Video: Why be a connected educator? – Sheryl NussbaumBeach
  11. 11. Connection How are we connected?
  12. 12. Teachers learning via Skype
  13. 13. A Google docs inquiry
  14. 14. Students learning via Skype
  15. 15. Learning from blogs
  16. 16. Collaborating via Twitter
  17. 17. Perspective What are the points of view? /
  18. 18. Reflection How do we know? Weighing up the evidence…
  19. 19. It was fun to talk to people who we thought were completely different and find how similar they are to us. All kids have fun and learn stuff! I thought it might be difficult Instead of to talk to them because oflearning about them, cultural difference and we talked to them. background but it wasn’t.
  20. 20. We get to be a big community oflearners and share with people from around the world and it’s like exchanging learning. We learn from people and people learn from us. When people comment on our blog, we can use that information for our inquiry. The blog has helped me as a learner because you learn from everyone’s opinion from around the world.
  21. 21. Twitter has opened up a whole new world for me regarding professionaldevelopment over the last 6 months or so.A constant complaint I’ve had at my current school is that there is verylittle differentiation for professional development…. This is where a rangeof readings and interactions on Twitter and blogs has got me stimulated.I’m hoping that school heads and administrators are keeping up withcurrent practice when recruiting and look past the long list of workshopsthat someone may have attended. I hope they start recognising teachersthat have developed Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and been pro-active about their own learning. Craig Eldred
  22. 22. Function How does it work?
  23. 23. Building a PLN I don’t need to know everything…Video: Building your PLN – Steven Anderson
  24. 24. Learn with people you knowLearn from people you don’t knowRead a blog Where to?Write a commentSubscribe to blogsJoin a ningSign up to TwitterJoin a conversationStart a conversationShare ideas and resourcesDo something new…