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  1. 1. Ashley Welch <ul><li>Teach Someone Project </li></ul><ul><li>How to Create A Personal Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Strange </li></ul><ul><li>EDM 310 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Ashley Welch EDM 310 Ashley Welch How To Create A PLN
  3. 3. What is a PLN? <ul><li>A PLN is a Personal Learning Network. A PLN is a easier, more organized way to access your favorite webpages. It allows you to have your favorite and useful websites to be layed out in front of you, with just a click to access the website. They are set up with tiles that are linked to the website you would like to reach. There is also a useful center where you can search anything on the web through google. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to Create a PLN Create an account <ul><li>The website I found very useful in creating a PLN is </li></ul><ul><li>Type in to access the PLN. </li></ul><ul><li>To start off go to log in or create new account in the top right hand corner. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a PLN is free of charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have created your symbaloo PLN account, you can start off making your Personal Learning Network. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to Create a PLN The Layout <ul><li>There will be several layouts you can choose from, called webmixes. There are several already created that are associated with certain topics such as; sports, education and media. </li></ul><ul><li>To the left of the screen will read, “Edit Webmix”, choose the layout you want and start editing your PLN. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to Create a PLN Editing the Tiles <ul><li>The tiles are where you will click to access the links to the websites you would like to find. You can choose from thousands of tiles or create your own. </li></ul><ul><li>Right click on a tile and click add new tile. This will direct you to a search engine. Type in the type of website you would like to find. </li></ul><ul><li>After finding the tile you would like to place in your PLN, drag it to the location you would like it to be. To keep your PLN organized, it is best to organize them in sections such as; mail, blogging, social networking, shopping, and work. This way you can locate the tiles easily. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to Create a PLN Editing the Tiles <ul><li>If you would like fewer tiles, there are options to have one tile that directs you to the different types of websites. </li></ul><ul><li>Search a broad topic such as gaming, there will be a tile created for gaming; drag the tile to the PLN. Once you have your tile, you can then add more tiles to it that will direct you to another PLN that has just games on the network page. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to Create a PLN Editing the tiles <ul><li>There is also a option to create your own tile. There is an option that says Create Tile if you are unable to find what you are looking for under the search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Create tile, then give the tile a name, a picture, and a link to access the website. </li></ul><ul><li>When the tile is complete, it can then be added to your PLN network. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to Create a PLN The Center Search Engine <ul><li>In the center of the PLN is a google search engine, this allows you to search google and PLN for tiles or other websites you would like to access. </li></ul><ul><li>The google search engine is handy to be able to locate and search for things you need on your Personal Learning Network. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything you need in on your Personal Learning Network, so you never have to have a bunch of windows open to access what you need. It’s all in front of you on your Personal Learning Network. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to Create a PLN <ul><li>Once you are done organizing and selecting your tiles for your PLN than your network is complete. You can go back and edit the PLN at anytime and add more tiles. It’s a great way to keep your work, school, and extra networking organized. It’s also way to remind you of things you need to do if you go to locate one thing on your network, then you will see the other tiles and be reminded of something else you might need to do. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Create a PLN Final Result
  12. 12. How to Create a PLN Final Result <ul><li>As you can see, my PLN is organized according to topic. There is a separate section for food, shopping, EDM310 class, banking, school, and social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>A PLN is really encouraged because it will help you keep all of your bookmarks organized. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope this was helpful in learning how to make a PLN. </li></ul>