Published on July 21, 2009
Gail Braddock St. George’s Independent School Memphis, TN LGbraddock@gmail.com http://gbraddock.wikispaces.com http://gbraddock.blogspot.com/
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PLN Tools Photos Audio Video Bookmarks Information Networking RSS Flickr iTunes YouTube Delicious Twitter Facebook Google Reader Photobucket Podomatic Teacher Diigo Slideshare Apple Netvibes Tube Learning Exchange Picassa Odeo Vimeo StumbleUp Scribd LinkedIn Bloglines on iStockPhot EdTech Ustream CoveritLive Ning o Live Or Chatzy Shutterfly Blogger Discovery Educator Network
John Jantsch, Hierarchy of Social Marketing, http://www.ducttapemarketing.com
Information Conduit Travis Grey http://flickr.com/photos/tgray/50136529/
What is a Personal Learning Network? • Think-Pair-Share: – How would you define a personal learning network? • Web definitions: – A collection of resources to go to when you want to learn new ideas, strategies, and information. – A group of people who can guide your learning, point you to learning opportunities, answer your questions, and give you the benefit of their own knowledge and experience. • Think-Pair-Share: – How do you learn new things? Source: Building your Personal Learning Network http://www.tobincls.com/learningnetwork.htm
PLN 1.0 – Now PLN 2.0 – Future •Staff development workshops •Podcasts •Graduate school courses •Social Bookmarking •Books •Blogs •Journals •Wiki’s •List servs •Micro-Blogging (Twitter) •Face to face conferences •Ning •Usually involves spending $$ •Video / web streaming fees/purchases/tuition •Free! Source:http://www.slideshare.net/buffyjhamilton/librarian-20-personal-learning-networks-presentation/
How has my Personal Learning Network helped me? • Anytime, anywhere learning • Share and network with other professionals • Learn from “diverse” resources and different experts • Stay on the cutting edge – Hear about new resources – Hear about new blog posts – Hear about upcoming live and virtual conferences and events • Find colleagues at conferences • Create a backchannel (side discussion) during a speaker presentation Twitter using TweetDeck or Cover it Live • Measure up to the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers - NETS-T (3) • Teachable moments
EduBloggers Wings to Fly (Gail Braddock) NeverEndingSearch (Joyce Valenza) Not So Distant Future (Carolyn Foote) Infomancy (Chris Harris) CoolCatTeacher (Judy Davis) Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson) ThinkingStick (Jeff Utecht) Edublogger (Sue Waters) E-Learning Journeys (Julie Lindsey, Qatar Academy) Google Connections Blogger (log in with Gmail log in) Google Reader
Atomic Learning Seven Steps to a flat classroom
Social Bookmarking Delicious Diigo
Who am I Use your real name Keep it consistent Keep it simple
Twitter: gbraddock Blog: gbraddock.blogspot.com Wikispaces: gbraddock.wikispaces.com Diigo http://www.diigo.com/dashboar d/gbraddock Delicious:
Can be Private Invitation by email
How to Create a Ning
Education Account – No Ads
144 character network
Guided Tour of Twitter • Followers • Public vs. Protected profiles – Log in to Twitter – Click Settings – Scroll down and check the box next to "Protect my Updates" – SAVE your changes. • Tweeting • @replies • Direct messages (DM) • Favorites • Nudge • Following someone
Twitter Resources Twitter in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/Twitter David Lee King: Twitter explained for Librarians or 10 ways to use Twitter http://tinyurl.com/2ljtmr Newbie’s guide to Twitter http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-9697867-2.html
Let’s get you started using Twitter! • www.twitter.com • Create a new account – • Settings – Profile is very important! • Sending tweets – remember your limited to 144 characters • Finding friends – “Find People” – www.twitter.com/gbraddock – twitter4teachers.pbwiki.com
Twitter Engagement Formula 70-20-10 • Share Resources (70) - Successful learning in the 21st Century is not what you know, but what you share, so 70% of my Twittertime is spent sharing others voices, opinions and tools; • Collaborations (20) - 20% of my Tweets are directly responding, connecting, collaboration, and co-creating with like-minded Twitter colleagues. From these important tweets, lifelong professional and personal relationships have been forged. • Chit-Chat (10) - 10% of my Twittertalk is “chit-chat- how’s-your-hat” stuff. It is in these “trivial” details shared about working out, favorite movies, politics, and life in general that I connect with others as a human being. These simple chit chats are what have allowed me to know that I am never alone, and there is support whenever, wherever, and however I need it! Angela Maiers
The “P o w e r ” of a Personal Learning Network is AMAZING! Twitter! Think of the ways this could help you teach and learn!
More Ideas for using Twitter • Personal vs. Professional use • Share good work-related things you’ve discovered (a good article, website, idea, etc.). Whenever possible, include a link (if it’s too long, use TinyURL to shorten it with one click). • Retweet something interesting somebody else has Twittered. Show respect though by giving that person credit. – Simply start your message with “Retweeting@username” and then paste in the original message (the @ symbol is the Twitter convention for responding or referring to other users). • Communication tool
Final thought…… • Do you love to learn? • What new things do you want to learn or work on this school year? • What is your personal learning goal? Don’t wait to go to a conference or workshop! Create your Personal Learning Network today!
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