Published on March 3, 2014
PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK W H AT ? W H Y ? H O W ?
B E F O R E W E S TA R T G E T C O N N E C T E D ! Are you on TWITTER? Use the hashtag #pln4ed to tweet during this presentation
PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK W H AT ? W H Y ? H O W ?
@ARTWITHOLIVERI A R T E D U C A T O R , G R A P H I C D E S I G N E R , T E C H G U R U , T E D TA L K L O V E R AMY BONNER OLIVERI
@TEPTECH D I G I TA L L I T E R A C Y T E A C H E R , H U S B A N D A N D F A T H E R O F 2 , G O L F C O A C H TONY TEPEDINO
“PLN is an acronym for Personal Learning Network. The acronym is relatively new, but the idea is not. Teachers have always had learning networks—people we learn from and share with. Teachers are information junkies. We’re also social. Put the two together and you have a personal learning network.” –BARBARA W H AT I S A P L N A N Y W AY ?
LEARNING IS MOVING IN A NEW DIRECTION.
TEACHING AND LEARNING ARE C O L L A B O R AT I V E , C R E AT I V E , A N D D I G I TA L .
I T I S E V I D E N T I N T H E W AY S T H AT STUDENTS, COLLEAGUES, COLLEGES, AND WORKPLACES A R E E V O LV I N G .
STILL NOT CONVINCED? H E R E I S W H AT S O M E T E A C H E R S H A D T O S AY W H E N A S K E D ABOUT THEIR PLN
“I have used my PLN to reshape my ever-evolving curriculum. The resources, easy access to information, and connections that I have made using Twitter alone has changed the way I view education on a global scale. It has enabled me to not only feel supported as an educator, but has allowed me to support others.” @TDuver Tina Duver Middle School Dean of Students & Middle School Science Teacher
“My PLN re-ignited my passion for teaching and learning.” @ACFirstGrade Kasandra Stark First Grade Teacher
“My PLN has meant that without very much effort, I have help at my fingertips. If I want more information about anything, I can get it instantaneously, tailored for my specific needs, and there are actual people attached to the information that I could/have/will call if I need help understanding any of it.” @RyanMBurke Ryan Burke Head of Middle School
TELL ME MORE W H AT I S I N A P L N ?
A PLN CAN INCLUDE You don’t need an account to use these
A PLN CAN INCLUDE You need an account to (fully) utilize these tools Access is limited without an account
FOR THE SAKE OF TIME WE WILL FOCUS ON TWO TOOLS T H AT E V E R Y O N E C A N U S E
G E T T I N G S TA R T E D AN OVERVIEW OF TWITTER
W H AT I S A T W E E T ? DEFINITION A TWEET IS A 140-CHARACTER MESSAGE POSTED VIA TWITTER
SIGN UP https://twitter.com/signup
PROFILE Update your proﬁle so that people know who you are by clicking “Edit Proﬁle”
THE BASICS @ HANDLE This is simply someone’s NAME It can identify another person in your tweet Place the @ symbol before a person’s name REPLY To continue a conversation click “Reply” RT RETWEET: If you really like something you can retweet it QUOTE RETWEET: If you want to add a comment MODIFIED RETWEET: If you need to edit # HASHTAG These help to group topics/chats into categories CHAT A chat allows you to follow along with a conversation There are lots of educational chats (more on this later) FAVORITE You can click favorite to save content DM Direct Message You can send someone a PRIVATE message
@ @ HANDLE This is simply someone’s NAME - It can identify another person in your tweet Place the @ symbol before a person’s name
REPLY REPLY To continue a conversation click “Reply”
RT RT RETWEET: If you really like something - retweet it! It’s like making a copy to share with your followers. QUOTE RETWEET: If you want to add a comment (this works on the twitter app ONLY) ! MT MODIFIED TWEET: If you can’t ﬁt everything into 140 characters - you can always edit it
# # HASHTAG Deﬁnition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
FAVORITE FAVORITE You can click favorite to save content
HASHTAG TO FIND MORE EDUCATIONAL HASHTAGS http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
CHATS CHATS Chats are scheduled For example, last Tuesday of the month 6-7pm
CHATS SCHEDULE OF ALL EDUCATIONAL CHATS http://bit.ly/ofﬁcialchatlist
CHATS #edchat Here is an example of what twitter looks like when you ﬁlter using the #edchat hashtag
CHATS CHAT MANAGEMENT TOOLS ! HOOTSUITE TWUBS ! ! ! ! !
“TWITTER, IT’S NOT JUST FOR THE KARDASHIANS.” W H AT C A N Y O U F I N D ?
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES W H AT A R E S O M E O T H E R P L A C E S T O F I N D I N F O R M AT I O N ?
NING "Ning's impact on education has been profound, showing the potential educational networking had to transform professional learning." - Steve Hargadon, Classroom 2.0 • http://edupln.ning.com/ • http://nyscate.ning.com/ • http://www.classroom20.com/
NING You will be connected to...
YOUTUBE If YouTube blocked at your school use it at home and download videos to use in your classroom. ! Or ask your network administrator to allow ! http://www.youtube.com/schools http://www.youtube.com/teachers
THAT WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION, HOW DO I KEEP TRACK OF IT ALL HOW TO MANAGE YOUR PLN
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR PLN WEBSITES & APPS APPS
AN OVERVIEW W H AT I S P I N T E R E S T ?
W H AT I S P I N T E R E S T ? DEFINITION PINTEREST IS A TOOL FOR COLLECTING AND ORGANIZING THINGS YOU LOVE.
WHY PINTEREST? I USED TO... • BOOKMARK LINKS • ADD IDEAS TO EVERNOTE • UPLOAD FILES TO GOOGLE DRIVE • S AV E I M A G E S T O F O L D E R S O N M Y C O M P U T E R • EMAIL LINKS TO MYSELF ! N O W I P I N E V E R Y T H I N G T O N E AT, V I S U A L , O R G A N I Z E D B O A R D S
WHY PINTEREST? AND THE BEST THING? THERE ARE A TON OF SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS ON PINTEREST
SIGN UP SIGN UP http://www.pinterest.com/
SIGN UP SIGN UP
SIGN UP SIGN UP
WHAT IS A PIN? A way to save and organize images, visuals, ideas, handouts, links, infographics, videos, lessons, etc.
BOARD WHAT IS A BOARD? A way to group PINS into a categories
PINTEREST SO HOW DO I PIN SOMETHING?
PIN HOW TO PIN When you ﬁnd something you like, click “Pin it”
BOARD PICK A BOARD Choose which BOARD you want the PIN on As a new user you will be prompted to make your ﬁrst board
DESCRIBE DESCRIPTION Write any notes, hashtags, or reminders in the description
PIN IT PIN IT When you are ready, click “Pin It”
PIN IT ALMOST THERE You can navigate away by clicking elsewhere OR You can see who else has pinned the image OR You can view your pin by clicking “See it now”
PINTEREST H E R E ’ S A N O T H E R W AY TO PIN
PIN ADD A PIN You may notice this icon at the beginning of your boards Click on “Add a Pin”
PIN You will have THREE options
PIN PIN from the WEB
PIN PIN from the WEB Simply paste in a link from a website and click next
PIN PIN from your COMPUTER
PIN PIN from your COMPUTER Upload any images from your computer using the “Choose Image” button
PIN PIN from PINTEREST
PIN PIN from PINTEREST Pinterest offers you “Some Pins you might like” Take a look around!
PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW?
PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW? Following a person means you'll see that person's pins in your home feed. If he/she creates a new board, you'll automatically follow it.
PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW? Following a board means you see new pins added to that board in your home feed.
PINTEREST W H AT D O E S I T M E A N T O FOLLOW? You can unfollow people or boards at any time – the person won't be notified.
FOLLOW You’ve found someone who has some great information
FOLLOW You can “Follow All” of their PINS AND BOARDS
FOLLOW OR You can follow a BOARD that you really like!
PINTEREST ONE LAST THING
GOODIES GOODIES https://about.pinterest.com/goodies/ Add and organize information from a variety of websites ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Extension for Google CHROME
GOODIES GOODIES https://about.pinterest.com/goodies/ Add and organize information from a variety of websites ! ! ! BOOKMARKLET for toolbar
PINTEREST IS GREAT! WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE? W H AT A R E S O M E O T H E R W AY S T O M A N A G E I N F O R M AT I O N ?
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