The Long Tail of your Personal Learning Network (PLN)


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David Warlick on PLNs - It's about the conversation
1) Personal, 2) Both spontaneous & directed, 3) Connective

The impact - Gary Hayes' social media counts
Collection PLE diagrams - variety of purposes


Microblogging

Twitter voted as Top Tool for Learning
Plurk
Twitter4teachers
One Riot realtime search engine

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Web 2.0 Tools - RSS the most powerful tool on the Internet
iGoogle - Google Reader

Social Bookmarking

Delicious
Diigo
Slideshare

Blogging

Edubeacon.com
Global Teacher Community - Australian
Edublogs - International

Webinars

DEECD Virtual Conference Centre - free - need to register
ISTE Webinars - cost involved.
Classroom 2.0 Live - free - Steve Hargadon keynote speaker at this conference
Tech & Learning Webinars free (with advertising)
T.H.E. Journal Webinars free (with advertising)

Peer Networks

Ning - Classroom 2.0
Ning - Educators Guide to Innovation
Ning - Future of Education
Twine -
me.edu.au - EdNA Communities
Powerful Learning Practice - Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Will Richardson.
Learn Central - managed by Steve Hargadon sponsored by Elluminate

Podcasts

Ed Tech Crew - Australian podcast Darrel Branson & Tony Richards
RU Connected - Australian podcast Lois Smethurst & Jenny Ashby
EdTechTalk - Collaborative open webcasting community led by Dave Cormier & Jeff Lebo
Bit by Bit- Bob Sprankle, Cheryl Oakes,

Video

TED Talks - Ideas worth sharing

Online Conferences & Conference Proceedings

K12 Online
National Education Computing Conference NECC2009
2009 Handheld Learning Conference proceedings
School Library Assoc of Victoria - past papers