This group is for those just beginning to learn about social media and its place in professional learning. During this first part of our time together, we'll be thinking about one aspect of social media in particular (blogging). For those who will be participating online, please
- watch the screen cast from last semester's presentation (should be below)
- learn about professional learning networks (peruse the links also below)
- establish a profile on Classroom 2.0 and join this group
- blog on your first impressions of what a PLN is
Our assignment over the next few weeks is to be thinking about how networks emerge and operate. There's a bit of required reading (Chapters 1-3 of Clay Shirky's book Here Comes Everybody) and a bit of required writing (2 blog posts beyond the original thought about PLNs, and 2 comments on the postings of others in the group). Feel free to ask questions by replying to this discussion!
But you certainly don't have to stop there! One reason we've moved "class" to Classroom 2.0 is to blog within an established network, inviting others to read and participate in our conversations. Another reason is to bring members of our community to this one, so feel free to check in with the discussion boards on the front page and leave a comment or two sometime, sharing your knowledge with this rich community.
Links to PLN resources