21st Century Educator


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21st Century Educator

  1. The 21 st Century Educator: Embracing Web 2.0 in Your Professional Practice Presented by Kim Cofino Teach IT! Conference November 2007
  2. Crucial Concepts <ul><li>Understanding PLNs </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution of an Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Collegial Connections 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Grow Your Own PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/kt/485862217/
  3. Looking for Learning in the 21st Century <ul><li>Image from: http://www.weblogcartoons.com/cartoons/o-window.gif </li></ul>
  4. Understanding PLNs: Personal Learning Networks <ul><li>24/7 PD </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Together </li></ul><ul><li>Global Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Learning anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating internationally </li></ul>Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/edwardaggie98/441779394/
  5. Understanding PLNs: PLNs vs. Learning Communities Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/paulgalipeau/253886419/ Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/kikisdad/164585156/
  6. Understanding PLNs: Who’s in Your Network? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/k2d2vaca/826609448/ What do you think?
  7. Evolution of an Educator August 2006 present
  8. Evolution of an Educator: Pre-PLN Cell image from: http://flickr.com/photos/25135663@N00/6787341/ Fish image from: http://flickr.com/photos/colodio/114891127/
  9. Evolution of an Educator: Simple Beginnings
  10. Evolution of an Educator: Personal Contributions
  11. Evolution of an Educator: Global Conferencing
  12. Evolution of an Educator: Sampling the Spectrum
  13. Evolution of an Educator: Forming Groups
  14. Evolution of an Educator: Making Connections
  15. Evolution of an Educator: Investing in Collaborations
  16. Evolution of an Educator: Joining Communities
  17. Evolution of an Educator: Constantly Connecting
  18. Evolution of an Educator: Where are you? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/rdaassoc/513882871/ What do you think?
  19. Collegial Connections 2.0
  20. Collegial Connections 2.0
  21. Collegial Connections 2.0
  22. Grow Your Own PLN Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/hamed/327939900/ Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/310074290/ From here: To here:
  23. Grow Your Own PLN: RSS Image from: http://www.lifehack.org/wp-content/files/2007/07/rss-icon-collection.png
  24. Grow Your Own PLN: RSS <ul><li>Seeking input </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by lurking </li></ul><ul><li>Finding your niche </li></ul><ul><li>Starting conversations </li></ul>
  25. Grow Your Own PLN: Social Networking
  26. Grow Your Own PLN: Social Networking <ul><li>Get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Community dialogue and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Easy entrance to expanding your network </li></ul><ul><li>Wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>Structured format </li></ul><ul><li>Like-minded educators </li></ul><ul><li>Similar skill level </li></ul>
  27. Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs
  28. Grow Your Own PLN: Blogs <ul><li>Contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a “ home base ” </li></ul><ul><li>Individual reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Share your understandings </li></ul><ul><li>Push your thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidate your learning </li></ul>
  29. Grow Your Own PLN: Develop Your Online Identity <ul><li>Image from: http://www.socialsignal.com/system/files/2007-06-24-cyberdog.gif </li></ul>
  30. Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP Image from: http://21talks.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/skypeMac.jpg
  31. Grow Your Own PLN: VoIP <ul><li>Get personal </li></ul><ul><li>Individual connections </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Quick connections for learning </li></ul>
  32. Grow Your Own PLN: Virtually There
  33. Grow Your Own PLN: Virtually There <ul><li>Attend, attend, attend </li></ul><ul><li>Structured PD </li></ul><ul><li>Course Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>In your PJ’s </li></ul>
  34. Grow Your Own PLN: Twitter
  35. Grow Your Own PLN: Twitter <ul><li>Build personal relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Connect on an individual level </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your network </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly connected </li></ul>
  36. Grow Your Own PLN: Future Trends SL image from: http://advancedmedialab.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/barcamp_second_life.jpg FlashMeeting image from: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/marc/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/flashmeeting1.jpg
  37. Grow Your Own PLN: Become Interconnected <ul><li>Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/chibijosh/38269880/ </li></ul>
  38. Grow Your Own PLN: Possibilities for Your Professional Practice? Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/100050220/ What do you think?
  39. Grow Your Own PLN: Start Small <ul><li>Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/816383628/ </li></ul>Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/areay89/276704743/
  40. Resources <ul><li>All resources for this presentation can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// 21stcentury educator. wikispaces .com/ </li></ul>