Remember these are ROUGH notes...P.S. it was very good and fun...will do some linking later!!
Kim Cofino, International School in Bangkok
http://mscofino.edublogs.org/ Always Learning
This is being done thru Skype and she will demonstrate screen sharing as well.
The power of personal learning networks...
The Networked Teacher...
traditional tools AND 2.O tools
PLN or PLE
immediate responses/feedback during the learning process
can include personal interests as well as professional interests
interconnect but the groups of learners can change
global connections are possible
you have to build your own PLN, a community happens--you join that
it is your responsibility to go out and get the info and learning ---it DOES take time
Evolution of an educator
pre-PLN wasa time of isolation, a few colleagues
a list of books that was her start (Warlick, Richardson, Wikinomics, Long Tail)
K-12 online conference was another first that got her started
forming groups...and the personal connections that can be made
collaborations of a ling distance nature came next
joining communities (nings)
where are you in your evolution
Grow your own PLN
The steps she would follow if she could do it all over again...
start small...can’t do it all at once..
start with one tool like readers (RSS)
learn by lurking
it comes to you...you look at it on your own time
you find your little group...you don’t have to follow everyone
professional connections in Facebook maybe...broaden your connections
start sharing ...thru a blog!
develop your online identity...being anonymous is not always in your best interest...
personal conversations...with things like Skype
personal connections even long distance
online conferences...2nd Life and other events
as structure or unstructured as you want
be connected constantly...Twitter
tidbits of info over time tell the story of this person
she talked about Flickr Creative Commons as the primary source for her pictures because she has permission based the CC
She also talked about a site where you can select only things that can be shared search.creativecommons.org
Presentation Zen...book for making presentations better
Here Comes Everybody (The Power of Organizing without Organizations)...another book she recommends