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Personal Learning Network


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Personal Learning Network presentation at TESL Niagara 2013

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Personal Learning Network

  1. 1. Create your own (PLN)Personal Learning NetworkJohn AllanTESL Niagara April, 2013
  2. 2. Keep in mind… Multiple options Choose options that are best for you Moderation (be realistic with your choices) PowerPoint on SlideShare or edtechisus Resources are in no particular order Some overlap in genres Organisation discussed at end
  3. 3. Keep in mind… When something goes wrong please do not press….. Many of the links will not work as social media is a four letter word at many institutions.
  4. 4. What is a PLN? Informal process Personal Choose what to learn Choose the resources Choose the time Global collaboration Sharing
  5. 5. Suggested PLN Genres Peers Professional Communities Conferences Webinars & Webcasts Online courses Learning Communities
  6. 6. Suggested PLN Genres Online Journals Online magazines/ newsletters Search Engines Social Networks Libraries Miscellaneous
  7. 7. Peers Staffroom Lunch & Learns Librarians for an alternate perspective Administrators (funding options, professional development) Authors (web pages) Authors (blogs) Authors(Twitter)
  8. 8. Professional Communities TESL Ontario, TESOL, IATEFL Affiliates: TESL Niagara Interest Sections SIGs Standards Resource centres PD events Publications
  9. 9. Conferences Conventional TESL Ontario Online Virtual Round Table Niche online conferences stories-for-schools-story-sharing-conference.htm Informal - unconferences (Speed Geeking, Pecha Kucha, Barcamp)
  10. 10. Webcasts become webinars Tutela Webinars TESOL Virtual Seminars (archived) seminars/past-virtual-seminars *TESL Ontario (archived webcasts) r-handouts
  11. 11. Online courses Commercial Atomic MOOCs (massive open online courses) Coursera Professional organisations TESOL courses Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT) Free “indy” teacher courses
  12. 12. More Online opportunities Free organisational ge ITunesU WebHeads in Action weekly sessions #edchat weekly discussion Open courseware
  13. 13. Wikis Wikipedia WikiHow Pbwikis
  14. 14. Online Journals The Internet TESL Journal TESL Canada Journal Online The Electronic Journal for ESL The Language Teacher http://jalt-
  15. 15. Online newsletter/magazines English Teaching Professional TESL Contact magazine
  16. 16. Social Networks Facebook Twitter Blogs LinkedIn Professionals-Around-World- 3460329?home=&gid=3460329&trk=anet_ug_hm Delicious
  17. 17. Learning Communities Nings Live sessions Participant blogs Aggregates social media Groups Resources Participant support
  18. 18. Learning communities Edutopia TESOL Community Classroom 2.0
  19. 19. Search Engines Google, Bing, Duck Duck Go, Ask Jeeves….. News Media resources (videos, books, images, maps….) Feeds Specialty elements – “Google Scholar” Locate information quickly
  20. 20. Libraries In person Online access to many 19BA-42D7-AD62-093A5015BC4A/10/257/en/Default.htm
  21. 21. SlideShare english-sounds
  22. 22. PodCasts or SoundCloud Podomatic SoundCloud
  23. 23. Miscellaneous Support pages Institutional ADMC Government BBC Active Commercial Grammar Girl Organisational British Council
  24. 24. Enhance TweetDeck
  25. 25. Instructional Videos Ted Talks Vimeo TeacherTube YouTube Courses
  26. 26. Organisation Too many resources Separate email Push information to you Consider an aggregator Find a time balance
  27. 27. Organisation Diigo Free Browser plug in All personal links stored on one server Nik’s Personal Diigo Diigo Groups
  28. 28. Organisation 29_member_223660040 Create (tailor to your needs) Subscribe (who has the time?) Can be a teaching tool (for your students) Tutorial
  29. 29. Live binders American TESOL ue
  30. 30. Organisation! Pinterest
  31. 31. Passive organisation RSS Feeds Google Alerts LinkedIn Feeds to email
  32. 32. Questions