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What is a PLN? Who needs a PLN? Why do you need a PLN?
In this webinar I will also cover 7 easy ways to get started, how to set up your PLN and tips on how to be successful and thrive in your PLN environment.

What is a PLN? Who needs a PLN? Why do you need a PLN?
In this webinar I will also cover 7 easy ways to get started, how to set up your PLN and tips on how to be successful and thrive in your PLN environment.

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Learning and Leading through your Personal Learning Network (PLN)

  1. 1. A Point of View... Learning and Leading Through your Personal Learning Network (PLN) Karen Bonanno Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
  2. 2. HOUSEKEEPING Disclaimer The views and opinions are those of the presenter and are KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd presented as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant. Restrictions KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format. PowerPoint presentation will be available from http://www.schoollibrarymanagement.com/webinars/ webinar-series/presentations/ 2
  3. 3. WHAT IS A PLN? Personal Learning Network Your PLN includes a group of people with whom you KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd connect, collaborate and communicate in the sharing of information, ideas and web sites and through whom you can increase your knowledge and understanding on topics of interest. Your PLN allows you to learn anything, anytime, anywhere with anybody you choose. Your PLN allows you to lead through sharing your knowledge on a specific topic of interest. 3
  4. 4. WHO NEEDS A PLN? Anybody who wants to learn and lead in a web community. KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Anybody who wants to discuss and improve their practices. Anybody who has limited access to colleagues who have similar interests. Anybody who wants to get into the ‘know-how’ of current topics. Anybody who wants to expand their circle of influence 4
  5. 5. WHY DO YOU NEED A PLN? Search Engine The Network The lesson plan The lesson designer Book Author Photo Photographer KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Data Researcher Idea Innovator Music Musician Invention Inventor Program Programmer Historical event Participant who experienced it What to do Voice of experience – how to do it & why Public information Behind the scenes We have to know what we are looking for Anticipates what we need & directs or provides Created Co-create new knowledge Find it Attract it Algorithm Thinking Static information that is locked on-line Dynamic knowledge that can cross into touch space 5 Explicit knowledge & information Tacit knowledge and know-how Rob Jacobs -- http://edupln.ning.com/profiles/blogs/why-everyone-in-education
  6. 6. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED 1. Micro-blogging Twitter KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Fast & easy Search for topics Tips: Complete your profile Follow like- minded people Post useful information https://twitter.com/ Keep a professional tone 6
  7. 7. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED 2. Blogging (Wordpress, Blogger, Typepad) Contribute to KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd discussions Subscribe to RSS feeds Write your own Tips Relevant topics Professional focus http://wordpress.org/ Integrate widgets & RSS http://wordpress.com/ 7
  8. 8. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED 3. Social bookmarking (Diigo, Delicious) Share web sites and great resources KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Annotate and tag Tips Organise Tag Group Integrate http://www.diigo.com/ http://www.delicious.com/ 8
  9. 9. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED 4. Podcasts & Videos (iTunes, YouTube, Slideshare KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Animoto) Watch & listen Subscribe to users and channels Tips Make your own Share Embed 9 http://www.youtube.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/
  10. 10. KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd 10
  11. 11. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED 5. Social Networking (Nings, Facebook Pages, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd LinkedIn, Google+) Join / like online communities specific to your interests Tips Contribute to forums & discussions Set up your own 11 http://facebook.com http://linkedin.com
  12. 12. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED 6. Curating (Scoopit, Zite) Start with a topic you know well KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Set up keywords Let the platform do the rest ;-) Tips Check before you publish Make the title & description useful Integrate into your other PLN tools http://www.scoop.it/ 12 http://zite.com/
  13. 13. 7 WAYS TO GET STARTED 7. Photo Sharing (Flickr, Picasa) Share KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Embed / Use (Check copyright use] http://www.flickr.com/ Tips http://picasa.google.com/ Only upload what belongs to you or with permission Set copyright options Integrate across platforms 13
  14. 14. YOUR PORTABLE PLN o Personal portfolio o Expand your resume KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd o Pre-eminence o Evidence for your performance review o Online persona and image o Role model o Leader o Change manager o Opens up professional opportunities 14
  15. 15. LEARNING COMMONS VISIONARY 2012 Dear Karen, Congratulations on being named a Learning KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Commons Visionary for 2012 by the editors of Teacher Librarian: the Journal for School Library Professionals. That designation actually is the specific citation for your selection as one of the winners of our first annual Teacher Librarian Leadership Awards. 15
  16. 16. Learn Lead KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd Share www.schoollibrarymanagement.com karen@schoollibrarymanagement.com 16
  17. 17. HOUSEKEEPING Disclaimer The views and opinions are those of the presenter and are KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd presented as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant. Restrictions KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format. PowerPoint presentation will be available from http://www.schoollibrarymanagement.com/webinars/ webinar-series/presentations/ 17

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