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Are you online and connected

  1. 1. “Become a „Connected‟ Educator” Description: Increase (or develop) your online presence. I will help you create a PLN of educators that will furnish you with resources and advice. We will create accounts and then explore: Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, ePortf olios, online business cards, and do-it-yourself professional development. Valerie R. Burton @MsBisOnline Connected Educators
  2. 2. How do I learn? I am contact with people who tweet, blog, discuss and share resources, activities and educational news bits.
  3. 3. What is a Connected Educator? A teacher who recognizes and embraces the new and emerging web technologies that connect us all in ways never before possible. Networking
  4. 4. How can I use ePortfolios to document and provide evidence of what you do in the classroom?
  5. 5. How can you connect with other educators? Find Mentor s Take classes Chat and Collaborate Be a Mentor Read and Respond
  6. 6. I am stillllll figuring everything out.
  7. 7. Let me help you to sort it all out Twitter Facebook Do It Yourself Professional Development
  8. 8. It’s okay if you don’t get it now. You will understan d more when you PLAY!!
  9. 9. If you DO get it, think about the ideas and resources that you want to share.
  10. 10. Why would I ever post anything on Twitter?
  11. 11. Not Familiar - 1 not familiar with tool, no knowledge Beginning - 2 beginning awareness, know what it is/haven't used it, limited knowledge Developing – 3 awareness, somewhat experienced and worked with it a few times, somewhat knowledgeable Proficient - 4 active awareness, experienced and proficient user, very knowledgeable Transformative - 5 flexible awareness, the integration of multiple tools at a high level of functionality
  12. 12. Microblogging at its finest Twitter allows you to send out quick, brief messages from your computer or mobile device. ● Twitter’s “tweets” are microposts of a maximum of 140 characters. ● Tweets may contain links videos and photos to stay within the character limits. ● Today you will create an account (if needed) and follow teachers within your discipline. ● Click here for your Twitter Assignment Twitter
  13. 13. Faceboo k friends really want to know what I
  14. 14. Not Familiar - 1 not familiar with tool, no knowledge Beginning - 2 beginning awareness, know what it is/haven't used it, limited knowledge Developing – 3 awareness, somewhat experienced and worked with it a few times, somewhat knowledgeable Proficient - 4 active awareness, experienced and proficient user, very knowledgeable Transformative - 5 flexible awareness, the integration of multiple tools at a high level of functionality
  15. 15. Posting for “your friends” 1. Post a “Tool of the Week” or “Article of the Week” on your page 2. Use the “Events” feature of Facebook to invite students or teachers to participate in events 3. Use Facebook to remind everyone of upcoming deadlines and due dates for class/school goals Communicate with students, parents, teachers or administrators 4. Click here for our Facebook Notes.
  16. 16. Blogging is only done by paid writers.
  17. 17. Not Familiar - 1 not familiar with tool, no knowledge Beginning - 2 beginning awareness, know what it is/haven't used it, limited knowledge Developing – 3 awareness, somewhat experienced and worked with it a few times, somewhat knowledgeable Proficient - 4 active awareness, experienced and proficient user, very knowledgeable Transformative - 5 flexible awareness, the integration of multiple tools at a high level of functionality
  18. 18. http://2blog2share2learn.edublogs.org/
  19. 19. http://msbisonline.edublogs.org/
  20. 20. Edublogs supports Educational Bloggers. One of the best ways to build your personal learning network is to become a blogger and use your blog to network with others who write and share online. ● Follow the easy steps in this teacher challenge activity from Sue Waters. The Teacher Challenge involves free 30 day professional development challenges where participants are stepped through weekly tasks. ● She’s got tips on choosing a name, setting up your blog, and customizing a theme. ● Here is a link to a video that helps with creating first blog post. Blogs in plain English. ● Click here for our Blogging Notes
  21. 21. How do I corral and display my digital footprints?
  22. 22. Not Familiar - 1 not familiar with tool, no knowledge Beginning - 2 beginning awareness, know what it is/haven't used it, limited knowledge Developing – 3 awareness, somewhat experienced and worked with it a few times, somewhat knowledgeable Proficient - 4 active awareness, experienced and proficient user, very knowledgeable Transformative - 5 flexible awareness, the integration of multiple tools at a high level of functionality
  23. 23. Display Your Work Gather your sites together, package them and make them look pretty ● Online ePortfolios allow you to showcase your best practices. ● With ePortfolios you can house your lesson plans, materials, curriculum guides and share them with colleagues ● Online business cards supply people with your worksites. These can either be sites for your PLN or Class Sites. ● Click here for my Online Profile notes
  24. 24. What do I do with the ideas that I find online?
  25. 25. Not Familiar - 1 not familiar with tool, no knowledge Beginning - 2 beginning awareness, know what it is/haven't used it, limited knowledge Developing – 3 awareness, somewhat experienced and worked with it a few times, somewhat knowledgeable Proficient - 4 active awareness, experienced and proficient user, very knowledgeable Transformative - 5 flexible awareness, the integration of multiple tools at a high level of functionality
  26. 26. You have lots of resources…. What now? Use a variety of sites to help you organize your documents, links and other resources. ● Delicious.com - to collect and organize bookmarks ● Dropbox.com/ - to store documents ● PBWorks.com - to create an online file cabinet ● Evernote.com - to collect, store and organize resources ● Click here for our notes
  27. 27. Not Familiar - 1 not familiar with tool, no knowledge Beginning - 2 beginning awareness, know what it is/haven't used it, limited knowledge Developing – 3 awareness, somewhat experienced and worked with it a few times, somewhat knowledgeable Proficient - 4 active awareness, experienced and proficient user, very knowledgeable Transformative - 5 flexible awareness, the integration of multiple tools at a high level of functionality
  28. 28. What do YOU WANT to learn? Do-it-yourself Professional Development allows you to get what you want out of the experience. • Twitter and Blogs can give you more information than a boring lecture. • Online communities allow you to connect with other people and try new things. • Webinars are available when you want on any subject that you want to learn about. • Design your learning experience to be what must benefits you. • Click here our Do It Yourself notes
  29. 29. You decide how and what to share ● Some educators choose to reserve Facebook for the sharing of personal information and pictures with only close friends and family. On the other hand, for many, Twitter is the place to share and exchange professional information and pictures. ● Regardless of your preference, start using these tools today and connect with other educators. ● Share your successes. Share your failures. Let us learn from your mistakes and successes. We can all be inspired with how you are forging ahead and making a difference.
  30. 30. Ms. B. is Online eCard: ● http://about.me/VRBurton Presentations: ● http://MsBisOnline.weebly.com/ Twitter: ● http://twitter.com/MsBisOnline Google+: ● https://plus.google.com/10576511077 5938991404/posts Facebook: ● http://www.facebook.com/MsVRBurton PLN Blog: ● http://2blog2share2learn.edublogs.org Class Blog: ● http://MsVRBurton.edublogs.org/ Class Wiki: ● http://MsBurtonisonline.pbworks.com/ I am an English I teacher from New Orleans, LA. I currently teach at West Jefferson High School. I look for all opportunities to integrate technology into my lessons.

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