Creating A PLN --- Mini-Session

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A 15 minute mini-session for the Isuru School Math Teacher Training In Sri Lanka

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Creating A PLN --- Mini-Session

  1. 1. Creating a PLN A mini-session by: Susan Lister, MAET North Bay, Ontario Canada for the National Institute of Education Isuru School - Math Teacher Training Sri Lanka October, 2009 Personal Learning Network
  2. 2. Why? <ul><li>To connect with other Math Educators from around the world </li></ul>Expand the possibilities Math Teachers can be found everywhere online: Math Teacher Blogs and Wiki Sites: http://mathfest.blogspot.com/ http://www.teachscienceandmath.com/ http://www.blogged.com/directory/education/math/ http://spmath81608.blogspot.com/ Math Resources - Presentations: Prezi: http://prezi.com/aww2hjfyil0u/ “Math is not Linear” Slideshare - http://www.slideshare.net/kbrooks/interactive-math-and-science-websites VoiceThread - http://voicethread.com/#q+mathematics.b478929.i2550682 http://voicethread.com/#q+math.b61079.i316541 Math Resources - Podcasts & Videos (download these) Math Leadership Podcasts: http://www.mathedleadership.org/Podcasts/index.html http://www.dansmath.com/pages/podpage.html TeacherTube: http://teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=1682&title=Evaluating_Polynomial_Expressions YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNg8JTO5kcM Other: http://www.flickr.com/photos/somedude/3650255519/ http://www.teachers.tv/series/a-world-of-maths Math Resources – URL’s (web addresses) Diigo Groups – http://groups.diigo.com/group/math-links My Diigo math resources: http://www.diigo.com/user/slister/math Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/webwizzard/3931165612/
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>To learn new things from other Math people around the world </li></ul>Two heads are better than one!
  4. 4. Why? <ul><li>To share your experiences and ideas with others around the globe </li></ul>Through sharing we reflect on our own practice…
  5. 5. How? <ul><li>1. Get an email address </li></ul>…and USE IT! http://a.nf/f5f9c
  6. 6. How? <ul><li>2. Join online communities where Math people are located </li></ul>ENGAGE – Lurk and Reflect, Participate by sharing or asking questions
  7. 7. How? <ul><li>3. Lurk – gather, think about and use the information provided by others </li></ul>Reflection can be an active learning experience
  8. 8. How? <ul><li>4. Participate! </li></ul>Share your thoughts, ideas, and ask questions.
  9. 9. Start TODAY!! <ul><li>Add your email address to a list where educational technology information is shared by contacting: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Register at the Classroom 2.0 Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Start blogging! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks for your time! <ul><li>I am sharing a copy of this presentation and all the links here: </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/slister/presentations </li></ul>

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