WEMTA - PLN Presentation - Lucy Gray

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WEMTA - PLN Presentation - Lucy Gray

  1. 1. Social Media Tools for Personalized Development Lucy Gray University of Chicago Urban Education Institute 1Sunday, March 22, 2009
  2. 2. What is a PLN? 2Sunday, March 22, 2009
  3. 3. What is a PLN? 2Sunday, March 22, 2009
  4. 4. What is 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. 3Sunday, March 22, 2009
  5. 5. Media and 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 4Sunday, March 22, 2009
  6. 6. My Web 2.0 Story 5Sunday, March 22, 2009
  7. 7. My Web 2.0 Story Pre 2000 Attended Illinois Computing Educator events, Classroom Connect conferences 5Sunday, March 22, 2009
  8. 8. My Web 2.0 Story Pre 2000 Attended Illinois Computing Educator events, Classroom Connect conferences 1999 Started Technology in Education graduate program at National Louis University 5Sunday, March 22, 2009
  9. 9. My Web 2.0 Story 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 5Sunday, March 22, 2009
  10. 10. 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 5Sunday, March 22, 2009
  11. 11. My Web 2.0 Story 6Sunday, March 22, 2009
  12. 12. 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 6Sunday, March 22, 2009
  13. 13. 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 6Sunday, March 22, 2009
  14. 14. 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 6Sunday, March 22, 2009
  15. 15. 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 • Presented at WEMTA! 6Sunday, March 22, 2009
  16. 16. The Point? This stuff has profoundly changed my professional life and the way that I work. Remember... our focus is on PD. 7Sunday, March 22, 2009
  17. 17. Tried & True Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking Flickr iTunes YouTube del.icio.us Twitter Facebook Diigo Slideshare Apple Learning Interchange Scribd LinkedIn Ning 8Sunday, March 22, 2009
  18. 18. Lucy’s Top 5 Microblo$ing using Twitter Finding community via Ning Reading weblogs organized by a newsreader Discovering images and groups in Flickr Finding and sharing resources via social bookmarking 9Sunday, March 22, 2009
  19. 19. Why Twitter? Connect with others Stay current in your areas of interest Share and co%ect resources Get spontaneous responses &om your network Directly access experts and we%-known people in your field 10Sunday, March 22, 2009
  20. 20. Try Following... http://twitter.com/cnansen http://twitter.com/AngelaMaiers http://twitter.com/paulawhite http://twitter.com/mwesch http://twitter.com/teach42 http://twitter.com/Riptide_Furse http://twitter.com/mscofino http://twitter.com/alexanderrusso 11Sunday, March 22, 2009
  21. 21. Why Ning? Build customized social networking sites Serves as a repository for videos, audio, and text Structure adds to community building Find a ning for every educational topic Keep your Ning public or private 12Sunday, March 22, 2009
  22. 22. A Few Favorite Nings Classroom 2.0 TeacherLibrarianNing Independent School Educators Network The Global Education Co%aborative 13Sunday, March 22, 2009
  23. 23. Why Blogs? Reflect on professional practice Record ideas Share resources Showcase best practices and examples Inspire others 14Sunday, March 22, 2009
  24. 24. A Few Favorite Blogs Langwitches Always Learning Weblo$-ed Never Ending Search Digital Ethnography 15Sunday, March 22, 2009
  25. 25. Why Flickr? Share and store photos Create stuff with your images Organize photos using tags Join affinity groups Geotag photos 16Sunday, March 22, 2009
  26. 26. 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 17Sunday, March 22, 2009
  27. 27. 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 18Sunday, March 22, 2009
  28. 28. Delicious & Diigo favorites People to add to your network in Delicious: http://delicious.com/ cchausis http://delicious.com/ cnansen http://delicious.com/ brasst 19Sunday, March 22, 2009
  29. 29. Delicious & Diigo favorites Groups to join in Diigo Google in Education Resources for Languages Classroom 2.0 21st Century Stuff list 20Sunday, March 22, 2009
  30. 30. Worthy of a Mention Scribd Slideshare Chat Skype iChat 21Sunday, March 22, 2009
  31. 31. Organizing It All Use a newsreader or news a$regator 22Sunday, March 22, 2009
  32. 32. Suggested Readers Netvibes Google Reader Bloglines NetNewsWire (Mac) FeedDemon (Windows) 23Sunday, March 22, 2009
  33. 33. 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 24Sunday, March 22, 2009
  34. 34. Follow You, Follow Me Lucy Gray elemenous@gmail.com iChat, Skype, Flickr, delicious, Youtube etc: elemenous Blog: http:lucygray.org 25Sunday, March 22, 2009

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