Professional Learning Networks - iSummit

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Professional Learning Networks - iSummit

  1. 1. Developing Professional Learning Networks Lucy Gray University of Chicago Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education Monday, July 6, 2009
  2. 2. What is a PLN? Monday, July 6, 2009
  3. 3. What are social media? “Online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other.” “Social media are works of user-created video, audio, text or multimedia that are published and shared in a social environment, such as a blog, wiki or video hosting site. Monday, July 6, 2009
  4. 4. Tools Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking Flickr iTunes YouTube del.icio.us Twitter Facebook Photobucket Podomatic Teacher Tube Diigo Slideshare Apple Learning Interchange iStockPhoto Odeo Vimeo StumbleUpon Scribd LinkedIn Blogger Ning Monday, July 6, 2009
  5. 5. My Web 2.0 Story 2005 Became an Apple Distinguished Educator • Introduced to the joys of RSS feeds and NetNewsWire • Attended my first ADE Institute (Alan November presented introduced to podcasting, Skype,Technorati, Creative Commons) • Started blogging and exploring web-based apps 2000 Started Friday 5 list of educational resources • Began using Backflip to organize bookmarks • Became an avid user of the ED TECH listserv among other pre-Web 2.0 online • Attended NECC, MACUL conferences for the first time Pre 2000 Attended Illinois Computing Educator events, Classroom Connect conferences 1999 Started Technology in Education graduate program at National Louis University Monday, July 6, 2009
  6. 6. My Web 2.0 Story 2006 Participated in Google focus group • Wrote global awareness curriculum for Apple in Europe • Started blogging for Infinite Thinking Machine • Started volunteering on ICE conference committee 2007 Helped with the Google Teachers Academy • Introduced to Facebook and Twitter 2008 Helped with Chicago GTA • Bought an iPhone • Visited Singapore 2009 Served on NMC’s K12 Horizon Report Advisory Board • Co-wrote Google Search Lessons • Presented at iSummit! Monday, July 6, 2009
  7. 7. The Point? This process has profoundly changed my professional life and the way that I work. Remember... our focus is on PD. Monday, July 6, 2009
  8. 8. Tried & True Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking Flickr iTunes YouTube del.icio.us Twitter Facebook Diigo Slideshare Apple Learning Interchange Scribd LinkedIn Ning Monday, July 6, 2009
  9. 9. Lucy’s Top 5 Microblo%ing using Twitter Finding community via Ning Reading weblogs organized by a newsreader Discovering images and groups in Flickr Finding and sharing resources via social bookmarking Monday, July 6, 2009
  10. 10. Why Twitter? Connect with others Stay current in your areas of interest Share and co&ect resources Get spontaneous responses 'om your network Directly access experts and we&-known people in your field Monday, July 6, 2009
  11. 11. Try Following... http://twitter.com/cnansen http://twitter.com/AngelaMaiers http://twitter.com/paulawhite http://twitter.com/mwesch http://twitter.com/teach42 http://twitter.com/Riptide_Furse http://twitter.com/mscofino http://twitter.com/alexanderrusso Monday, July 6, 2009
  12. 12. Why Ning? Build customized social networking sites Serves as a repository for videos, audio, and text Structure adds to community building Find a ning for every educational topic Keep your Ning public or private Monday, July 6, 2009
  13. 13. A Few Favorite Nings Classroom 2.0 TeacherLibrarianNing Independent School Educators Network The Global Education Co&aborative Monday, July 6, 2009
  14. 14. Why Blogs? Reflect on professional practice Record ideas Share resources Showcase best practices and examples Inspire others Monday, July 6, 2009
  15. 15. A Few Favorite Blogs Langwitches Always Learning Weblo%-ed Never Ending Search Digital Ethnography Monday, July 6, 2009
  16. 16. Why Flickr? Share and store photos Create stuff with your images Organize photos using tags Join affinity groups Geotag photos Monday, July 6, 2009
  17. 17. A Few Flickr Favorites Field Guide: Birds of the World Te& a Story in Five Frames Classroom Displays AtrociousApostrophe’s Popular Tags in Flickr Interesting Things Calendar Flickr Clock The Commons World Map Monday, July 6, 2009
  18. 18. Why Social Bookmarking Method of sharing and organizing online resources Accessible 'om any internet connected computer Subscribe to tags of interest Fo&ow like-minded people through a network Monday, July 6, 2009
  19. 19. Delicious & Diigo favorites People to add to your network in Delicious: http://delicious.com/ cchausis http://delicious.com/ cnansen http://delicious.com/ brasst Monday, July 6, 2009
  20. 20. Delicious & Diigo favorites Groups to join in Diigo Google in Education Resources for Languages Classroom 2.0 21st Century Stuff list Monday, July 6, 2009
  21. 21. Worthy of a Mention Scribd Slideshare Chat Skype iChat Monday, July 6, 2009
  22. 22. Organizing It All Use a newsreader or news a%regator Monday, July 6, 2009
  23. 23. Suggested Readers Netvibes Google Reader Bloglines NetNewsWire (Mac) FeedDemon (Windows) Monday, July 6, 2009
  24. 24. Taking Charge Guidelines Pick ONE tool to meet a particular professional development need or interest. Rea&y learn that tool and develop confidence around it. Utilize third party tools that enhance the functionality of your tool of choice, i.e. browser bookmarklets. Find an informal online mentor to help you on your PD journey. Monday, July 6, 2009
  25. 25. Follow You, Follow Me Lucy Gray elemenous@gmail.com iChat, Skype, Flickr, delicious, Youtube etc: elemenous Blog: http:lucygray.org Monday, July 6, 2009

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