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PLN by Mind Map: PLN

1. use the PLN for daily assignments with students

1.1. ask students to search (besides google)

2. Consist of the people that the learner interacts with to derive knowledge from. People you want to learn from.

3. Be knowledgeable.

4. become a connected educator

4.1. CONSTANT LEARNER able to reach out.

4.2. Open up, join different social networks, and non digital networks.

4.3. be willing to create your PLN

5. Unique to everybody.

6. A place to reach out to and ask questions.

7. who’s in the PLN?

7.1. students

7.2. teachers

7.3. administrators

8. different platforms:

8.1. twitter (some say is best)

8.2. edmodo

8.3. social bookmarking

8.4. rss

8.5. LinkedIn (pro, resumes, etc)

8.6. google plus -> hangouts (free video conferencing 10 people/classrooms)

8.6.1. mystery skype - guess where they are...

9. ~60% of educators are on Social media, and using some form of PLN

10. how do we become connected educators

10.1. 1. listen

10.2. 2. participate

10.3. 3. connect (ask questions)

11. branding/growth of your ‘name’

11.1. two simple logos/avatar images - professional + unique

11.2. comment on blogs

11.3. cross-post

11.4. twitter ‘chat’ discussions

11.4.1. introduce yourself

11.4.2. engage with others

11.5. meetups

11.6. guest-posting on other blogs

11.7. #edchat (twitter)

12. how to find the networks and people - start with big names/institutions and narrow down

13. twitter in class

13.1. after school discussions

13.2. homework assignments

13.3. feedback

13.4. sharing resources

14. get yourself out there

15. 4. person-to-person networking

15.1. edcamp “unconference”

15.1.1. participant driven

15.1.2. 1 hour sessions

15.2. teach-meets

15.2.1. shorter sessions

15.3. try to give a presentation

15.4. introduce yourself

15.5. sit with strangers

15.6. PD days/conventions

16. 5. collaboration

16.1. shared cloud documents/wiki

16.2. participate