Developing a  PLN   through  Blogging ,  Facebook , and/or  Twitter <ul><li>Tim Bray, Korea International School </li></ul...
Who is Tim Bray? <ul><li>10 years in 1:1 teaching environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Avid Blogger about technology integratio...
What is a PLN? <ul><li>Personal Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>A network of other professionals to communicate, collab...
Step One: Believe in Yourself <ul><li>Fact: You are a competent, professional educator with vast information and experienc...
Step Two: Blogging! <ul><li>Blogging is an excellent way to reflect & share. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging doesn’t have to be...
Step Three: Social Media <ul><li>Facebook groups and pages for educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter -- follow other educat...
Now it is your turn! <ul><li>Step One: Set up a Posterous Account. If you already have a blog, you can skip. </li></ul><ul...
Questions and Comments
Contact Info: <ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @tsbray </li></ul><ul><li>Blog:  http://tsbray.po...
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Developing a PLN through Blogging, Facebook, and/or Twitter

  1. 1. Developing a PLN through Blogging , Facebook , and/or Twitter <ul><li>Tim Bray, Korea International School </li></ul><ul><li>KORCOS, 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who is Tim Bray? <ul><li>10 years in 1:1 teaching environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Avid Blogger about technology integration </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Distinguished Educator, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media junky </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a PLN? <ul><li>Personal Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>A network of other professionals to communicate, collaborate, share, and grow with. </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessarily in your building or school. </li></ul><ul><li>A network of mentors and mentoring. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step One: Believe in Yourself <ul><li>Fact: You are a competent, professional educator with vast information and experience to share. </li></ul><ul><li>Fact: Teaching and learning improve through collaboration, not isolation. </li></ul><ul><li>Fact: Life-long learning and continual improvement are goals of every educator. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step Two: Blogging! <ul><li>Blogging is an excellent way to reflect & share. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging doesn’t have to be only writing anymore -- Podcasting & Videocasting. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to use Wordpress or know HTML -- http://posterous.com . If you can write an email, you can blog. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step Three: Social Media <ul><li>Facebook groups and pages for educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter -- follow other educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent way to find and share resources and ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to be at a conference anymore; every day can be a conference. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Now it is your turn! <ul><li>Step One: Set up a Posterous Account. If you already have a blog, you can skip. </li></ul><ul><li>Step Two: Make a Facebook and/or Twitter Account. If you already have one, use it! </li></ul><ul><li>Step Three: Find organizations and groups to join; find teachers and groups to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>Step Four: Share your practice with the world! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions and Comments
  9. 9. Contact Info: <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @tsbray </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://tsbray.posterous.com </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blog: http://kis-world-literature.posterous.com </li></ul><ul><li>Skype: tim.bray3 </li></ul>

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