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Building a personal learning network


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Building a personal learning network

  1. 1. Building a Personal Learning Network<br />
  2. 2. The Lightening Bug Theory of PLNs<br />I think of my PLN as a jar of lightning bugs. Each bug flashes occasionally, giving light. If I collect enough lightning bugs who are bright, soon the light is constant and I can find my way forward, even in the dark<br />-Kevin Honeycutt<br />
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  4. 4. PLNs are deliberately formed networks of people and resources capable of guiding ourindependent learning goals and professional q development needs.<br />
  5. 5. Build a PLN using: <br />Twitter<br />Social Bookmarking<br />Blogs<br />
  6. 6. Twitter is a micro blogging site that allows you to share your thoughts in 140 characters or less. <br />More importantly, with the use a link to shorten a URL ( or you can add links as well!<br />What is Twitter?<br />
  7. 7. Tweet – a 140 character post<br />Hashtag(#) – a sign you put in front of a search <br />Reply (@) – reply to all<br />Retweet (RT) – a message that gets resent<br />DM (d) – direct message<br />List – a collection of peeps<br />Twitter Lingo<br />
  8. 8. What does a tweet look like?<br /> Short URL Link<br /> Options<br /> Tool Used to post<br /> Conversation<br /> Recipient <br />
  9. 9. What does Twitter look like?<br />
  10. 10. You don’t have to tweet to get value from Twitter!<br />
  11. 11. Setting up a PLN using Twiitter<br />Use Twitter Search to find people<br />Find People who share your interests<br />Check out a RT for the originator <br />Follow them on Twitter <br />Start by introducing yourself and a group: #sd43 or #cpchat<br />Start expanding your list of people you follow<br />Group people with similar interests together in a List<br />Use Hashtags (#) to find posts similar to yours<br />
  12. 12. Use a Twitter Client to Organize<br />
  13. 13. Hootesuite<br />
  14. 14. Educational Blogs are being turned out constantly. <br />Writers range from <br />Internationally known authors and experts like Alflie Kohn, Will Richardson, Dan Tapscott, etc… <br />Leaders in the field: Chris Kennedy, Cale Birks, George Couros, Judy Halbertand others…<br />Local educators like Brian Kuhn, Bryan Jack, Chris Wejr<br />Blogs<br />
  15. 15. Readers gather everything for you<br />
  16. 16. Social Bookmarking<br />
  17. 17. Key is to find a bookmarker that is versatile enough for you and will be kept up to date.<br />Diigo, Delicious, Digg, Reddittand even Youtube can be used as social bookmarks.<br />Find the one right for you.<br />Using Social Bookmarking for your PLN<br />
  18. 18. @corinnew for the great SlideShare inspiration <br />My PLN for giving so much<br />@chrkennedyand @masrobinsonfor the great feedback<br />Thanks to:<br />