Educator's Online Learning

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  • Educator's Online Learning

    1. 1. THE EDUCATORS PLN Presented by Cathy Kyle @ckyle Kelli Anderson @kandersonpds Cindy Brock @cindybrock Melissa Smith @edutechsmith
    2. 2. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS (PLN)also called Personal Learning CommunitiesPersonal Learning EnvironmentsProfessional Learning CommunitiesProfessional Learning EnvironmentsVirtual Learning Environments
    3. 3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTFOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC forced inservice hours when a) you need to be setting up your classroom b) the day before winter holiday when you have a zillion different errands to run c) after school when you had to juggle your kids and to do list to sit one more hour at work d) all of the above chosen by someone in a different position than you are in maybe one that isn’t even on your campus
    4. 4. CUSTOMIZED PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENTYou select the...topictimeplaceformatlength of the growth
    5. 5. Before you use it with the students you must own it yourself.
    6. 6. NINGS
    7. 7. NINGS It’s like a cyber conference that never ends.It’s a social place likeFacebook. You get a “wall”to write on. You get friendsinside that society tocomment on their walls.You have groups to joinbased on similar interests.Read or read and respondto discussions that othersare having. Ask for help.
    8. 8. The Educator’s PLN Classroom 2.0 Making the Curriculum Pop!
    9. 9. BLOGS
    10. 10. BLOGS ARE MAGAZINESPick one outRead it.Don’t like it?Choose another...
    11. 11. LIKE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR,BUT IT GETS PUBLISHEDTake it to the next level:Read and Interact(active learning)Digital Dialogue
    12. 12. SIGN UP FOR HOME DELIVERY! RSS Feed = Filling out a magazine Just like a subscription, you don’t have to subscribe forever!
    13. 13. PDS NETVIBES SITESharing blog recommendations with others.
    14. 14. PODCASTS
    15. 15. LISTEN TOlectures, keynotes, conferences, how to’s, website recommendations, blog entries, conversations
    16. 16. WHERE TO START? iTUNESiTunes StoreClick and hold on PodcastsChoose EducationBottom right corner -narrow your topic
    17. 17. November Learning EdTech TalkTech Chick Tips a few David Warlick recommendations Mathtrain.TV Podcast 2009 k-12 Online Conference
    18. 18. DiigoSharing Favorites
    19. 19. BENEFITSBookmarked websites accessible on any online deviceOrganization featuresRecommendationsSearching through your PLNs bookmarks
    20. 20. TWITTERLearning through conversations and it is FAST!
    21. 21. TWITTER Eavesdropping with permission Ways to make it work: 1. Build up a network. 2. Follow a hashtag (#) conversation. 3. Participate!
    22. 22. TWITTERRECOMMENDATIONSUse TweetDeck for day to day tweetingFollow LOTS of peopleUse itHashtags to followUse TweetGrid to participate in a scheduled conversationChats to participate in
    23. 23. WIKISPublished research, conference presentations, tutorials, how tos, etc by ANYONE!
    24. 24. READ. . . LEARN. . . & CONTRIBUTE MartinInstitute.wikispaces.com http://edorigami.wikispaces.com http://pdspresentations.pbworks.comhttp://fpstech.wikispaces.com/ http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/
    25. 25. Something to Think About. Can your PLN replace traditional PD?
    26. 26. LASTLY... Log your personal Professional Development!
    27. 27. MAKING AN ONLINE PROFILE Real photograph of you. Leave your avatar the same on all your online communites while you establish yourself. Choose a username that represents you (use your name, keep it simple, and is unique enough that it could work in all of your communites). Write a short bio. . . 140 characters. Include what you do so that others can know what your professional interests are.

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