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Constructing a PLN

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Create your own online personal professional learning network.

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Constructing a PLN

  1. 1. Constructing a Personal, Professional Learning Network Online Richard Byrne Free Technology for Teachers http://bit.ly/cxd1IK
  2. 2. What is a PLN?
  3. 3. What is a PLN? A network of professionals with whom you share knowledge and from whom you gain knowledge.
  4. 4. What is a PLN? A network of professionals with whom you share knowledge and from whom you gain knowledge. What’s so great about an online PLN?
  5. 5. What is a PLN? A network of professionals with whom you share knowledge and from whom you gain knowledge. What’s so great about an online PLN? Expand horizons. More people = more perspectives
  6. 6. Numbers
  7. 7. Numbers Interactions
  8. 8. Where to Start?
  9. 9. Where to Start?
  10. 10. Where to Start?
  11. 11. Where to Start?
  12. 12. Where to Start?
  13. 13. Largest Community of Users
  14. 14. Largest Community of Users Desktop Applications
  15. 15. 99% of members are Educators
  16. 16. 99% of members are Educators Many Special Interest Groups
  17. 17. FriendFeed Threaded Conversations.   Post from and to multiple services.   Create private groups for conversations.   
  18. 18. Making Connections
  19. 19. Making Connections 1. Join
  20. 20. Making Connections 1. Join 2. Complete your profile
  21. 21. Making Connections 1. Join 2. Complete your profile 3. Post & Participate.
  22. 22. Making Connections 1. Join 2. Complete your profile 3. Post & Participate. 4. Find more people.
  23. 23. Finding More Educators Online
  24. 24. Finding More Educators Online Search topics.
  25. 25. Finding More Educators Online Search topics. Look Who’s Talking.
  26. 26. Finding More Educators Online Search topics. Look Who’s Talking. Who are your “friends” following.
  27. 27. Finding More Educators Online Search topics. Look Who’s Talking. Who are your “friends” following. Find your favorite blogger(s).
  28. 28. Search
  29. 29. Search
  30. 30. Search Why is he mentioning him?
  31. 31. Search Why is he mentioning him?
  32. 32. Search Why is he mentioning him?
  33. 33. Joining Conversations
  34. 34. Joining Conversations NO FEAR!
  35. 35. Joining Conversations NO FEAR! PLN’s are a “shy connector’s” paradise.
  36. 36. Joining Conversations NO FEAR! PLN’s are a “shy connector’s” paradise. Check out Sacha Chua’s The Shy Connector
  37. 37. Starting Conversations
  38. 38. Starting Conversations
  39. 39. Starting Conversations Ask a poll question.
  40. 40. Starting Conversations Ask a poll question.
  41. 41. Starting Conversations Ask a poll question.
  42. 42. Starting Conversations Share a link with a comment. Ask a poll question.
  43. 43. Starting Conversations Share a link with a comment. Ask a poll question.
  44. 44. Starting Conversations Share a link with a comment. Ask a poll question.
  45. 45. Starting Conversations Share a link with a comment. Ask a poll question. Share a lesson.
  46. 46. Get Involved! #edtechchat #edtech #edconference of the day #teachertuesday
  47. 47. Keeping Up With Your PLN
  48. 48. Keeping Up With Your PLN Twitter Lists
  49. 49. Keeping Up With Your PLN Twitter Lists TweetDeck
  50. 50. Keeping Up With Your PLN Twitter Lists TweetDeck Bit.ly
  51. 51. Keeping Up With Your PLN Twitter Lists TweetDeck Bit.ly Ow.ly
  52. 52. Advice from my PLN
  53. 53. To learn more check out Free Technology for Teachers Visit http://bit.ly/cxd1IK to learn more about creating your personal, professional learning network online.

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