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Welcome! This is the Texas room: Professional Learning Networks (Session #2681) Thursday, November 19, 2009


Professional Learning Networks Troy Patterson Dearborn Public Schools

Shawn McGirr MelvindaleNorthern Allen Park Public Schools

middleschooleducators@gmail.com www.middleschoolmatters.com

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Professional Learning Networks Troy Patterson Dearborn Public Schools

Shawn McGirr MelvindaleNorthern Allen Park Public Schools

middleschooleducators@gmail.com www.middleschoolmatters.com

Thursday, November 19, 2009


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Professional Learning Networks C r e a t i n g U s i n g W h y Thursday, November 19, 2009


Professional Learning Networks

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Building a PLN PLN or PLC Play with the tools. (We’ll get there!) Don’t be afraid. Participate. (Create an email account to control spam). Ask questions.

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Mind Map of PLN’s

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Whadda Ya Know? A. Blogs (examples: Twitter, WordPress, Blogger) B. Virtual Environments: Second Life C. Podcasts: This American Life, Grammar Girl, Middle School Matters D. Social Networks: Facebook, Ning, E. Resources: Social Bookmarking, Document Sharing, News Gathering, RSS. Thursday, November 19, 2009


Index A. Micro-blogging - Twitter B. Virtual Learning - Second Life C. Audio - Podcasts D. Social Networks- Facebook E. Resources- Delicious F. Blogs/RSS

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Twitter M i c r o b l o g g i n g

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Do you Twitter?

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Lee & Sachi LeFever of the commoncraft show

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What is it? What can it Be? • A microblog. • A quick way to inform your parents. • “A PLC is chosen for me, a PLN is chosen by me.” • Idea generator/collector.

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What isn’t it?

• Private. • Expository. • It is not a place to reveal the lives of others.

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Why Teach Twitter? Thursday, November 19, 2009


Why Teach Twitter? Thursday, November 19, 2009


What does it look like?

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1935

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/06/22/twitter-in-1935.html Thursday, November 19, 2009


How do I use it? • Create an account at www.twitter.com. • Follow folks. • Post, read, contribute & lurk.

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Why do teachers use it?

• Networking

• Resourcing

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Why do teachers use it?

• Networking

• Resourcing

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Why do teachers use it?

• Networking

• Resourcing

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How do I find folks?

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How do I find folks?

Twibes Thursday, November 19, 2009


How do I find folks?

Twibes Thursday, November 19, 2009


How do I find folks?

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Twitterpacks •

http://twitter.com/ kchichester (Special Ed and English Language Arts)

http://twitter.com/ booktwits (book clubs and literacy)

http://twitter.com/ d_tremblay (math, science, technology, computer science, history and geography)

http:// twitterpacks.pbworks.com/

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National Middle School Association • Connect with membership. • Spread news quickly. • Build a community.

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ELA: Follow the Author •

@megcabot – Meg Cabot is the author of more than 40 books for children, teenagers, and adults. Her novels include “The Princess Diaries” series, “Ransom My Heart,” and “Jinx.” She tweets about her daily life, books, and a lot about pop culture.

@maureenjohnson – Maureen Johnson is the author of numerous young adult novels, including “Suite Scarlett” and “13 Little Blue Envelopes.” She tweets about her work and life as a writer and is very engaged with her followers. A sample tweet:

http://mashable.com/2009/05/08/twitterauthors/

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TweetDeck

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Do I have to post?

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Do I have to post?

NO!

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Do I have to post?

NO! You can lurk. . . Thursday, November 19, 2009


TweetUps

• Twitter leads to face-to-face connections.

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Who’s Watching?

• The Law of Unintended Consequences . . .

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Podcasts L i s t e n i n g C r e a t i n g

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Listening to Podcasts Professional DevelopmentMiddle School Matters Look for regular episodes Search iTunes

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iTunes

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Student Information Social Studies 60 Second Civics Podcast Language Arts Grammar Girl

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what you Need...

Computer Software Host

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Creating Podcasts Teachers Providing Directions Lectures Differentiation Absences Study Guides Thursday, November 19, 2009


Students Demonstrate Understanding Sharing with others Teaching Summarization

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Social Networks C o m m u n i t y

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Social Networks • Middle Talk • Facebook • Nings • Classroom 2.0 • Virtual Environments: Second Life

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Nings • Password protection • You retain the ownership of content. • You can manage the membership. • Advertising. Thursday, November 19, 2009


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Index Thursday, November 19, 2009


Facebook

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Facebook: My Page

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Facebook: Privacy

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Facebook: Conversation

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MiddleTalk

• MiddleTalk is a listserv supported by the National Middle School Association. • Membership in the Association is required to join the listserv.

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Members Add Value

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MiddleTalk Listserv

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Where Can I Sign Up? http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk

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Where Can I Sign Up? http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk

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Where Can I Sign Up? http://www.nmsa.org/middletalk

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Virtual Environments

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Virtual Environments

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Second Life •

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3D Virtual Reality Manipulatable Environment


Second Life •

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Interact with others through your avatar.


S e c o n d L i f e : E v e n t Thursday, November 19, 2009


S e c o n d L i f e : E v e n t Thursday, November 19, 2009


S e c o n d L i f e : E v e n t Thursday, November 19, 2009


Second Life: The University of Michigan-Dearborn

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F i e l d T r i p ! Thursday, November 19, 2009


F i e l d T r i p ! Thursday, November 19, 2009


Second Life: ISTE Eduverse Talks

http://www.tvwsp.com/ Thursday, November 19, 2009


Second Life: ISTE Eduverse Talks

http://www.tvwsp.com/ Thursday, November 19, 2009


Blogs

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Common Craft Video

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Common Craft Video

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Educational Blogs Larry Ferlazzo - http:// larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ Rodd Lucier - http:// thecleversheep.blogspot.com/ Scott McLeod - http:// www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/

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Blogs Create your own: Blogger.com Wordpress.com Edublogs.org Check with your district

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Wikis

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Wikipedia

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Uses of Wikis Study Guides - Each student (group) prepares different parts of the study guide. Vocabulary Guides - can be ongoing throughout the year. Research Projects - Different parts can be pulled together. Travelogues- Variety of places visited. Notes FAQ’s Thursday, November 19, 2009


Educational Wikis

http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/ Collaborative Writing

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Resources

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Tagging (Social Bookmarking) Delicious Diigo Publishing

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Delicious

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Diigo

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Diigo

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News Aggregators (RSS) Google Reader NetNewsWire Bloglines

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Google Reader

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NetNewsWire

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Google Reader

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Bloglines

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Audio Visual iTunes U MIT Opencourseware You Tube Teacher Tube School Tube Common Craft

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Index Thursday, November 19, 2009


Publishing ISSUU Scribd SlideShare 280 Slides

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Professional Learning Networks

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Professional Learning Networks

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Troy Patterson Dearborn Public Schools

Shawn McGirr

MelvindaleNorthern Allen Park Public Schools

middleschooleducators@gmail.com www.middleschoolmatters.com

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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