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  1. page home edited ... Constructing a PLN View more presentations from Richard Byrne. Resources for Teachers of …
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    Constructing a PLN
    View more presentations from Richard Byrne.
    Resources for Teachers of Foreign Languages
    World Languages 21st Century Collaboration Wiki - A plethora of resources, including a list of FL teachers on Twitter and current FL blogs
    Twitter4Teachers - A list of FL teachers on TwitterMoving Forward - A list of FL teacher blogsToni Thiesen's Delicious Site - Bookmarks from ACTFL Teacher of the Year for 2009ACTFL Online Community - Social Networking site for American Council for the Teaching of Foreign LanguagesWorld Languages Ning - Another social networking site for FL teachers
    Classroom 2.0 - Current FL discussions from the social networking site.CTER Portfolio - Site giving information about using social networking tools in the FL classroom.
    Edutopia - An article with some other great resources for FL teachers on places to connect

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Tuesday, September 21

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    Social Networking
    Social networking, especially with Facebook, is one of the fastest growing phenomena in the world. It allows you to connect and share virtually with others... even those who you have not formally met.
    Facebook remains the fastest growing and biggest social networking site in the world. But with Facebook comes baggage, real or perceived, and it is often frowned upon using in an educational setting. Instead, there are open source options, like Nings, that create communities online. These options have many of the same features as Facebook, including built-in RSS feeds, image/video sharing, public forums, groups, posting (and registering for) events, and the infamous "wall".
    Here is a quick overview to the concept of social networking.
    Twitter offers a different form of social networking. While Facebook and Nings are usually set up to moderate connection (meaning, collaboration usually goes 2-ways), Twitter features a lot of 1-way communication. In some ways, you are talking to an unknown audience, which is a bit strange at first. On the other hand, Twitter allows you easier access to educators around the world. You don't have to get into their social circle to collaborate with them... you can literally find them via a Twitter search and follow their posts.
    Joining Classroom 2.0
    The process for joining a ning--or even setting up one yourself, for that matter--is as straight forward as joining Twitter. Here are the steps to join Classroom 2.0.
    1. Go to Classroom 2.0's website
    2. Below you will see a screenshot of the site. Taking a moment to look at the site, you can get a taste of some of the things it offers. There are tabs across the top for forums and media (photos and videos that participants have shared) Under the "more" tab, there are groups to join, events to take part in, and the site's wiki. Looking on the page itself, you will see some welcome information and a description of the upcoming webinar events.
    To join, click on the "sign up" link at the top.
    {http://205.221.40.124/moodle/file.php/234/Picture_3.png} Classroom 2.0 Screenshot
    3. On the next screen, type in your registration information for your free account. Click the "sign up" button when you are finished.
    {http://205.221.40.124/moodle/file.php/234/Picture_1.png} sign up for classroom 2.0
    4. On the next screen, you will update some information on your profile. Only the Full Name is required, but adding in additional information might strengthen further connections. Just like other free accounts, you will choose what you feel is important to add.
    When you are finished, click the "join" button to complete.
    {http://205.221.40.124/moodle/file.php/234/Picture_2.png} Profile info
    Once you are finished creating an account, you are set to begin exploring. There is much you can do (and it can be a bit intimidating!) Here are some tips from the facilitators at the Ning.
    Never posted anything online before? Consider replying to someone else's FORUM or BLOG post.
    Want to start a discussion? Create a FORUM discussion.
    Want to give your opinion and have others comment on it? Create a BLOG post.
    Want to keep track of all new FORUM discussions? Use the FORUM RSS feed.
    Want to keep track of all new BLOG posts? Use the BLOG RSS feed.
    Want to track all the comments to a FORUM discussion or a BLOG post? Look for the RSS feed on the discussion or post page.
    Want to keep track of all FORUM discussions and replies? Use this RSS feed.
    Need help understanding what RSS is? See this video.

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    What makes this great is that it is a way to filter information. When you search for something on Google, you have to rely on the computer to tell you which is the most relevant source you are looking for. But with Delicious, you are using human sifting, be it a few trustworthy colleagues in your network, or the entirety of the world's Delicious users. And, you can be given updates when new resources are found.
    Lee Lefever gives an overview of social bookmarking in plain English.
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    by individuals. Take a look at the process of tagging.
    Once you have found some sites and started tagging, you'll see there are other powerful ways to glean information from other people. You can subscribe to a tag, and you can create a network of colleagues.
    Social Bookmarking Sites
    • Delicious
    • Diigo
    Setting up a Delicious Account, Bookmarking, and Tagging
    Networking with Delicious

    Educators on Delicious
    Delicious4Teachers (site of different educators using Delicious)
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    Twitter
    Twitter is a micro-blogging tool, giving another method for teachers to connect with other teachers than traditional social networking. Below is a video screencast from Jack Bastide, who covers how to set up a Twitter account, create Twitter posts, upload a user picture, search for and follow other people, and much more.
    Educators on Twitter
    Twitter4Teachers (broken down by subject-area)

    Additional Resources for Twitter
    One thing to be said, because Twitter is so simple to use, it allows for people to use the tool in many different ways to expand their learning. Be it to share resources, pose questions of your PLN, live blog from events, or more, Twitter serves many purposes.
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