Your PLN – what’s in it for ALL of us!
Event Creator: Jo Hart
Event Type: Web Event
Name: Edublogs Fine Focus – Your PLN, what’s in it for all of us?
When: Aug 26 2010 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm-Aug 26 2010 , US/Pacific (GMT-08:00)*
Participant URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=vclass&password=LPCBZLAT4D3Y921591JT
78% of us said we had a PLN.
Most imp aspect:
#1 help and support
#2 Social interaction
Jo Hart used a lot of multiple choice questions and other methods to encourage participation.
One key PLN tool for most participants: Twitter
My answer: email/intranet/shared drives at work
Yammer.com. Suggested by participant. Very similar to Twitter but more of a private network (?).
RSS (Google Reader)
iGoogle (center of diagram – can get all the others from iGoogle
Jo showed us how to use a private area in Elluminate
We each created our lists and then pasted them to main screen. Mine were:
Twitter (just started)
Master’s program at school I am attending
PD classes at school
Teach for America people and resources
Someone suggested Merlot as a PLN tool. For higher education.
Group talked about using Facebook and cell phones to connect with students. I informed them that Facebook was blocked at my school and cell phones were prohibited. Most of the others were higher ed teachers where it is a very effective communication tool. You would think that could possibly work at a high school level too!