Constructing a PLN

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Create your own online personal professional learning network.

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  • There are a number of teachers and educators creating their PLNs on http://www.plurk.com - Plurk for educators has some great tips about setting up your PLN http://t.co/HhkimyfP - and also has lists of educators/teachers using Plurk for their PLN by class level/role, by subject and more.
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  • Great stuff. I am working with a team in my disctrict to start a PLN with all principals. It's a bit challenging but we are very optimistic. Angel
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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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