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Conference Agenda 

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and 

write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." 
                                                                              --Alvin Toffler, American futurist


Back Channel link http://tiny.cc/HOyKF 

Click on the link, enter your name, enter the room and JOIN the chat


Glog Poster http://mmarotta.edu.glogster.com/pl-mm/


NHSTE TT SIG #1 ~ One-to-One Learning, Netbooks, and Web 2.0 Tools Workshop 

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: SERESC Confernce Center in Bedford, NH


9:50-10:25 - Room 200

Create a Personal Learning Network (PLN) with Web 2.0 Tools ~ Nicole Tomaselli  & Mary Marotta

How do educators keep current with the ever changing world of technology? How can Web 2.0 tools be used to communicate and collaborate? This session will focus on some tools that teachers are using to support their own professional learning goals while integrating into the classroom. Presenter share experiences and tips for using social media such as Twitter, Nings, Wikis, Skype and Glogster and more to engage students and teachers in a Personal Learning Network. 



About this session, About us ... 

Tweet #maryandnicole 

BackChannel this session -

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Link  http://www.chatzy.com/200309192036


Professional/Personal Learning Network

Many educators in successful schools are involved in their school's professional learning community and perhaps they even collaborate with other schools in the district, city, state, country or beyond, but Innovative Educators also have personal learning networks (PLNs) enabling them to connect with other learners around the globe. If you're new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe. PLNs provide individuals with learning and access to leaders and experts around the world bringing together communities, resources and information impossible to access solely from within school walls.


Will Richardson This 3:45 second clip from Will Richardson provides great insight into the importance of developing your PLN.

Here is some advice to get started. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mghGV37TeK8

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More on PLN - Discovery Education PLN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK8kqjNomAg  


Our Story .... Building our Personal Learning Network PLN

In the beginning attending conferences, integrating technology in our classrooms, reading blogs,teaching Web 2.0 workshops,

join nings and other communities


Conferences we attend/present 

attending national conferences NECC/ISTEE, Alan November, Online Conferences k12online ....


A few ways to Build Your Personal Learning Network

We deliver professioanl development workshops as part of our own professioan development plan.  Some of recommendation we suggest in building a PLN...

  1. Join a professional social network. I belong to a ning called Classroom 2.0 (for educators using Web 2.0 technology) and particpate in thier live conferences.  Join the EduBlogger World (for education bloggers). 
  2. Follow a half dozen blogs you find interesting and start reading them. Consider starting a  blog or a ning with your studetns.

    I follow weblogg-ed: learning with the read/write webCool Cat Teacher, Ted Talks, Dan H. Pink. You may want to look at some of these as well as find other Education Blogs or explore the listing of International Edubloggers. 

  3.  Set up an iGoogle account using your professional email and subscribe to the blogs you selected in Google Reader. Caution: Limit your reader to five to start. Keeping up with more blogs will be difficult. I suggest the professional email (the one from your work/school) because it is professional, colleagues can find you, and you can keep it separate from your personal contact. 
  4.  Become a part of the conversation and start commenting on the blogs you read. 
  5. Join in the microblogging phenomena by reading Tweets at Twitter. Start by selecting 5 well-known Edubloggers to follow and watch all the great stuff they have to share. You'll learn a lot in minutes that fit into 140 character sound bytes. I'd recommend starting with willrich45 / Will Richardson    , coolcatteacher / Vicki Davis, stevehargadon / Steve Hargadon, acarvin / Andy Carvin.   Just get ready because once people start following you, you may feel compelled to start engaging in exciting activities worth posting…in 140 characters or less.


Applying Tools to the Classroom

Using Web 2.0 Tools in the classroom comes from reading about others experiences and seeing samples of other students.  How to you see these samples, attedning conferece, following people on tiwtter and click on their links.



Nings that we particpate in

- English Companion Ning

- Teacher Librarian Ning

- Classroom 2.0

- NECC http://www.neccning.org/ / ISTE http://www.iste-community.org/


Example of Class Nings

Nings in our Classroom/PD

- Teaching Graduate Classes for FSC using a Ning http://techdi.ning.com/

- Nashoba Staff http://nashoba.ning.com/

- NHRS Video http://nrhsvideo.ning.com/ 

- NRHS Media Studies http://nrhsmediastudies.ning.com/ 



Link http://edu.glogster.com/ 

Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic!

My Glog Poster http://mmarotta.edu.glogster.com/pl-mm/


Examples of Class Glogs

 - Mythology



Additional Tools for the Classroom

Sites / Samples  Videos 
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TeacherTube http://teachertube.com/

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3rd Grade Weather Poetry 

Assessment Web 2.0 Class

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Prezi NHSTE Oct 22nd Presentation http://prezi.com/rlhsmruszwhq/edit/#1 


Upcoming Conferences

2009 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference -

2009 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. "I Touch the Future, I Teach".

The Radisson Hotel Nashua Nashua, New Hampshire~ December 1-3, 2009  

---- Look for us at this conference! 


Using Web 2.0 for Collaboration & PD - Moving Beyond the Basics


Nicole Tomaselli    , Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford School District, and Mary Marotta Nashoba Regional High School

* ET
Level: Advanced
Grades: All
Collaborative Internet tools allow educators tog create online communities that support professional learning and relieve isolation. This session explores a variety of Web 2.0 tools and their use in the classroom. Presenter shares experiences and tips for using social media such as Twitter, Skype, PBWiki, Ning, and Glogster with a focus on delivering professional development to teachers. Participants should already be actively using Web 2.0 tools in their personal or professional life and be interested in learning how to grow a Web 2.0 community or tap into existing communities for their staff or school.



PD Blogs and Wikis

Nicole Tomaselli http://twilighttechnology.pbwiki.com/, Success Stories of Teachers Integrating Technology and blogs at Bedford High School 

Mary Marotta http://techdi.blogspot.com/ and http://technologypd.pbworks.com/ 



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