What is a PLN and Why Do You Need One?

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1. PLN-Professional Learning Network Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 1 2. PLN-Professional Learning Network Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 2 3. PLN-Professional Learning Network Any group of people sharing the same profession or interests that share ideas This conference is an example of a PLN Your department is an example of a PLN Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 3 4. PLN-Professional Learning Network The Five Apostasies We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein Read more at Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 4 5. PLN also Stands For Personal Learning Network Teachers no longer have to wait for a system to identify or solve their problems; they are empowered to do it for themselves. Teachers in geographically isolated places are no longer intellectually or professionally isolated. Teachers can have their professional questions and problems solved now, not at a predefined space and time. We can harness the collective intelligence rather than be restricted by our prescriptive job titles. Educations systems can crowd source content, knowledge and ideas. Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 5 6. Frictionless Medium The internet allows us to form PLNs with more people and much more easily A frictionless medium for communication- Keep the conference energy alive Keep the intellectual conversation alive Why email when you can text/twitter? (One to One vs. One to Many) Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 6 7. The Main Aim of Knowledge Management (KM) Connect people to quality knowledge as well as people to people in order to increase understanding. How learning content is used and distributed by learners might be more important than how it is designed All this is possible as a result of the rapid development of Web 2.0 concepts Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 7 8. The stages of PLN membership 1. Lurking/Skimming 2. Asking for help/opinions 3. Giving help/opinions 4. Starting something (group/discussion) 5. Joining every social network possible 6. Becoming overwhelmed and dropping the whole thing 7. Finding the right balance Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 8 9. TPACK: the tools http://flickr.com/photos/nataliejohnson/237529176/ affordances that teachers create through playful interaction with their curriculum Punya and Koehler 2008 10. the launch pad http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 11. http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces Who I am Voki Photograph Digital Story Globe Conuter http://walkerspln.wikispaces.com/Who+I+Am 12. http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces Who I am Connected To http://carriecoxpln.wikispaces.com/My+Connec 13. Who I Listen To http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces http://jennystithpln.wikispaces.com/Who+I+Listen+ 14. Where I Go for Resources http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces http://paulaplnspace.wikispaces.com/Where+I+G 15. Where I Go to Socialize http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces http://jenbyrdpln.wikispaces.com/Where+I+G o+To+Talk+and+Learn+with+Other+Educato rs 16. Where I Go to Socialize or EVEN BETTER Make Your Own http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces http://www.edmodo.com/ 17. Twitter The Human Search Engine/Your Personal Newsfeed http://www.twitter.com Embed Twitter into Wikispaces http://vimeo.com/5912821 Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 17 18. Who to Follow? The people in this room Professional Organizations https://twitter.com/NCTM https://twitter.com/ncte https://twitter.com/NSTA https://twitter.com/NCSSNetwork https://twitter.com/NAEA http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/w/page/2255 FrontPage Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 18 19. Who I Listen To http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_de Embed RSS feeds into your Wikispaces 20. Where I Go for Resources http://flickr.com/photos/b-tal/117037943 The PLN on Wikispaces http://paulaplnspace.wikispaces.com/Where+I+G 21. Social Bookmarking Diigo/Delicious Diigo has a few more features (groups, sticky notes) Accounts can be synced so you really are using both Use tags to classify Your school, district, department, class could set up a tag to collect all of your finds Can install a toolbar to make it easy to maintain and share a single list of bookmarks from any computer Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 21 The PLN on Wikispaces 22. Social Bookmarking on your PLN Adding your diigo bookmarks to your wiki http://www.screenr.com/EyO7 Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 22 The PLN on Wikispaces 23. Nings in your PLN http://molecularforces.ning.com http://www.clasroom20.com http://smartboardrevolution.ning.com/ Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 23 The PLN on Wikispaces 24. Many Other Ways to Connect www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_detailpage&v=CGyjJN478acGo ogle/Yahoo Groups Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 24 edmodo in your PLN The PLN on Wikispaces 25. I have always relied on the kindness of strangers Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 25 26. A New Set of Beliefs for a Teachers Professional Growth Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 26 27. PLN Passionate Learning Network Now I can ask my network and get recommendations from other professionals. This makes it easier for me to find great resources. The cloud also makes sharing easier. Make the InterWebs human again I am not alone Stephen B. Swan University of louisville 27