Building Your Own PLaN
by Paula White
paula@k12albemarle.org



Please choose one and join to have a "back chat":

http://backnoise.com http://backnoise.com/?NTTIPLN

http://tinychat.com be forewarned--close the window, you lose the chat http://www.tinychat.com/kocg

http://etherpad.com http://etherpad.com/s1EPIe8Ghr

http://todaysmeet.com http://todaysmeet.com/NTTIPLN

What is a PLN?

Professional Learning Network? Personal Leaning Network?

Do You Sprinkle or Mix?


How Can Your Learning Network Help You?
How can your learning network help you?
  • By helping you to sift through all the data to identify the information that will be most useful to you.
  • By helping you to identify learning resources and opportunities.
  • By coaching you and answering your questions as you try to apply your learning to your work.
  • By sharing their wisdom with you through dialogue.
Building a personal learning network is requires that you not only seek to learn from others, but also that you also help others in the network learn. Even when you are a novice in a field of learning, you can still make contributions. Did you read an article that might be of interest to others? Then distribute it to other in your network with a short note that you thought they might find it interesting. Did you hear of a conference on the subject? Let others know about the program and speakers and, if you attend, circulate your notes and papers you collect to other network members.
A personal learning network can be your most powerful learning tool no matter what the subject.


Thoughts about Setting up a Social Network



Stages of PLN Adoption
Jeff Utecht

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How can we connect with other educators?
Twitter
Plurk
Blogs
Wikis
Social Networking Sites
Social Bookmarking
Online conversations
Online conferences and unconferences
Projects

Find specific conversations

Twitter:
Wednesday AM


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Twittering, NOT Frittering

Bans Stifle Social Media

Getting Things Done With Twitter

Twitter Tools to make it reasonable!
Twitter Tips
Twitter Tools
How to Not Be Consumed by Twitter


How to find other Educators on Twitter:

26 Keys to Twitter Success
Explaining hashtags
ClassroomTweets
What Twitter Means To Me

Plurk- a Threaded Twitter

Social Networking
Blogs
Wikis
Nings
Second Life
ISTE Island
VSTE

Social Bookmarking
  • Delicious
  • Diigo
Online conversations
  • Blooms Rubrics (creating rubric) Also check out link to Blooms Visual
  • -Eluminate/webinars/classes
Online conferences and unconferences

Projects
And To Think That I Saw It...
Flat Classroom
Around the World with 80 Schools
Poetry Collaboration