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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) http://webpages.csus.edu/%7Ehansonsm/ Authors (blogs) http://david-crystal.blogspot.ca/ Authors(Twitter)https://twitter.com/search?q=krashen&src=typd
  8. 8. Professional Communities TESL Ontario, TESOL, IATEFL http://www.teslontario.net Affiliates: TESL Niagara www.facebook.com/tesl.niagara Interest Sections SIGs http://www.tesolarabia.net/ta/?page_id=389 Standards http://www.tesol.org/advance-the-field/standards Resource centres http://www.tesol.org/connect/tesol-resource-center http://www.tesl.ca/tesl/Teachers_Resource_Centre__TRC_.htm PD events http://tesltoronto.org/workshopsconferences Publications http://www.teslontario.net/publication
  9. 9. Conferences Conventional TESL Ontario http://www.teslontario.net/conference Online Virtual Round Table http://www.virtual-round-table.com Niche online conferences http://www.britishcouncil.org/turkey-english-teaching- stories-for-schools-story-sharing-conference.htm Informal - unconferences (Speed Geeking, Pecha Kucha, Barcamp)
  10. 10. Webcasts become webinars Tutela Webinars http://tutela.ca/Submit+Webinar TESOL Virtual Seminars (archived) http://www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/online-courses- seminars/past-virtual-seminars *TESL Ontario (archived webcasts) http://www.teslontario.net/conference/webcastpresente r-handouts
  11. 11. Online courses Commercial Atomic http://www.atomiclearning.com MOOCs (massive open online courses) Coursera https://www.coursera.org/ Professional organisations TESOL courses http://www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/online-courses-seminars Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT) http://ptct.teslontario.org/ Free “indy” teacher courses http://www.freemoodle.org/course/view.php?id=189
  12. 12. More Online opportunities Free organisational http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708567/FrontPa ge ITunesU http://www.apple.com/ca/education/itunes-u/ WebHeads in Action weekly sessions http://webheadsinaction.org #edchat weekly discussion http://edchat.pbworks.com/w/page/219908/FrontPage Open courseware http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
  13. 13. Wikis Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page WikiHow http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page Pbwikis http://edchat.pbworks.com/w/page/219908/FrontPage
  14. 14. Online Journals The Internet TESL Journal http://iteslj.org TESL Canada Journal Online http://www.teslcanadajournal.ca The Electronic Journal for ESL http://www.tesl-ej.org The Language Teacher http://jalt- publications.org/tlt/recent
  15. 15. Online newsletter/magazines English Teaching Professional http://www.etprofessional.com TESL Contact http://www.teslontario.net/publication/contact- magazine
  16. 16. Social Networks Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tesol.assn Twitter https://twitter.com/TESOL_Assn Blogs http://blog.tesol.org/category/blog LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ELT- Professionals-Around-World- 3460329?home=&gid=3460329&trk=anet_ug_hm Delicious https://delicious.com
  17. 17. Learning Communities Nings http://community.eflclassroom.com/ Live sessions http://live.classroom20.com/ Participant blogs Aggregates social media Groups Resources Participant support
  18. 18. Learning communities Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org TESOL Community http://community.tesol.org/welcome.htm Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com
  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 http://www.brocku.ca/library Online access to many http://ebooks.nypl.org/B0B04746- 19BA-42D7-AD62-093A5015BC4A/10/257/en/Default.htm
  21. 21. SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/lionnagaraju/teaching- english-sounds http://www.slideshare.net/mrpottz/presentations
  22. 22. PodCasts or SoundCloud Podomatic http://eltchatpodcast.podomatic.com SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/search?q=tesol
  23. 23. Miscellaneous Support pages Institutional ADMC http://www.admc.hct.ac.ae/hd1/english.htm Government BBC Active http://www.bbcactive.com Commercial Grammar Girl http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com Organisational British Council http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en
  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 https://www.diigo.com Free Browser plug in All personal links stored on one server Nik’s Personal Diigo https://www.diigo.com/profile/nikpeachey Diigo Groups https://groups.diigo.com/group/clifsnotes4
  28. 28. Organisation Paper.li http://paper.li/SusieLenny/1346715679?goback=.gde_34603 29_member_223660040 http://paper.li/stephentimothy/tesol Create (tailor to your needs) Subscribe (who has the time?) Can be a teaching tool (for your students) Tutorial http://www.screenr.com/embed/92Ss
  29. 29. Live binders American TESOL http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/292127?present=tr ue
  30. 30. Organisation Scoop.it! http://www.scoop.it/t/esl-ideas Pinterest http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=esl
  31. 31. Passive organisation RSS Feeds http://feeds.feedburner.com/breakingnewsenglish Google Alerts http://www.google.ca/alerts LinkedIn Feeds to email
  32. 32. Questions

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