Elluminate Sessionwith PLN panel: Wes Fryer, Sue Waters, Laura Deisley, and Meg Ormiston

Resource Common Craft-

Your Homework-

Search the term "personal learning network" in Google's blog search and be ready to share what you found out with others.

What is a PLN? Why would anyone need or want one?

PLC, CoP, Networking, and PLNs:Extending the Classroom

- creating your online presence
- giving back to the profession
- wisdom of the crowds
- purposeful networking
--- my family
--- handful of f2f friends
--- my blog
--- my wiki
--- Skype
--- twitter
--- community
--- Ustream



Jeff Utecht
Shanghai, China
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Jeff Utecht is an international educator currently working in Shanghai, China. Prior to Shanghai. Jeff has presented at both Administrative conferences and Teacher conferences around Asia and the Far East. Recently he helped to successfully organize the Learning 2.0 conference in Shanghai, China. The first technology conference of its kind in Asia aimed at bringing International schools together around technology.
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Presentation Title
“Online Professional Development”
In the past year we have seen a number of new free web tools used for online professional development. There are tools that can be used in the traditional sense as well as tools that are redefining how we learn in this connected network. In this presentation, we will take a look at some of the free tools that are now available to schools and educators to hold online professional development sessions. We will also push beyond Professional Development in the traditional sense and look at how these new network tools are being used by educators for “Just in Time Learning” and redefining how we learn from each other in a global network.
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Alternate Original (Ed. Note: Same as above, larger file size.)
Audio only
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