In this age of information overload it is important to be able to find quality resources and organize them in a way that they are easily accessible to you and shareable in teaching learning spaces. This workshop examines how you and your students can create a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) that is home to the various digital resources learners collect and share.

Dinner will be served to those individuals who have signed up for this session. Dinner will be served in 19-225 during 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM.

We will be watching the first minute and twelve seconds of this video in our class as a definition of "curating." The remaining 25 minutes of the video are excellent.



PART ONE: YOUR OWN SPACE 4:00 to 4:30


We have offices and we have classrooms, but do we have a web space to call our own? Chances are you do not have the ability to change the color on your personal website, change the pictures, add videos, write about the challenges of teaching, or have colleagues from across the country read and comment on your thoughts. You can you know? In fact, given the use of the thing called the internet these days, don’t you think you should? This workshop will convince you why you need to have a place to call your own.

AND THE TOP 10 REASONS ARE


YC Instructors Using the Web

Thatcher's Copyright Garage



PART TWO: THE TOOLS


GOOGLE SITES


Here are some examples of how Google Sites can be used.


LEARNING GOOGLE SITES
Google Sites Help

TWITTER




WHY TWITTER?
Faculty Focus article on Twitter
Twitter in the College Classroom
50 Ways to Use Twitter in College Classrooms
Twitter Help
Using Twitter Widgets



DIIGO






LEARNING DIIGO

Diigo Help | Diigo Tools

YOUTUBE


Embedded Playlist


WHY TUBE?
College Teachers and YouTube
The Student View
You Ever Hear of the Kahn Academy?
YouTube Help


ADDITIONAL PLACES TO CREATE PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

WikiSpaces FAQ