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Professional Learning:
The Power of the Human Network

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Social Networking: a variety of websites that allow users to share content, interact and develop communities around similar interests.

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Facebookhttp://facebook.com/

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LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/

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MySpacehttp://myspace.com/

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Ninghttp://www.ning.com/

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Twitterhttp://twitter.com/

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Blog: A blog is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular
entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.

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Bloggerhttp://www.blogger.com/home

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Class Blogmeister (great for students)http://classblogmeister.com/

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KidBlog (great for students)http://kidblog.org/home.php

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Wordpresshttp://wordpress.org/

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Edublogshttp://edublogs.org/

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Top 100 Blogs for Teachers of the Future http://www.clearvieweducation.com/blog/2009/100-best-blogs-for-teachers-of-the-future/

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Chat: Online chat can refer to any kind of communication over the Internet, but is primarily meant to refer to
direct one-on-one chat or text-based group chat (formally also known as synchronous conferencing), using tools
such as instant messenger.

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AIM - AOL Instant Messagehttp://www.aim.com/

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Yahoo Messenger - Yahoo Instant Messagehttp://messenger.yahoo.com/

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GTalk - Google messaging through Gmailhttp://www.google.com/talk/

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Meebo - Web browser based instant messaging for aim, yahoo,FB, windows live all on one pagehttp://www.meebo.com/

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Adium - Mac client for multi platform messaginghttp://adium.im/

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Trillian - PC client for multi platform messaginghttp://www.trillian.im/

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iChat - Mac desktop client for chatting/video with AIM and .mac accounts onlyBuilt into the Mac OS

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MSN Messenger - Windows live instant message clienthttp://windowslive.com/desktop/messenger

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Photo Sharing Website: A Web site used to store and share photos.

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Flickr - social photo sharing sitehttp://www.flickr.com/

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Picasa - Choice of stand alone photo program or browser based web albums for sharinghttp://picasa.google.com/mac/

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Photo Bucket - share photos and videos for freehttp://photobucket.com/

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Video Conferences: Webinars, interactive chats, and real-time interactions with other educators and specialists in their field.

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SkypeSkype.com

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Skype an Authorhttp://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/

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Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Webinarshttp://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2009/09/08/discovery-education-webinars-2009-2010/ (calendar)http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/category/webinar-archive/ (archive: scroll to bottom)

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EdTech Talkhttp://edtechtalk.com/

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Classroom 2.0 Live!http://live.classroom20.com/

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BrainPOP educatorshttp://www.brainpop.com/educators/blog/ (links to it's education community, but is where their webinars are listed)

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(Most of these have newsletter you can subscribe to for information about upcoming events)

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Print Resources: Good, old-fashioned books, magazines, online downloads, etc. There might be an accompanying website, online discussion, or additional resources.

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Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardsonhttp://u.nu/2dr5c

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Using Technology with Classroom Instruction the Works
by Pitler, Hubbell, Kuhn, & Malenoski
http://u.nu/9fr5c

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Reach: Building Communities and Networks for Professional Development (download)
By Jeff Utecht
https://www.lulu.com/commerce/index.php?fBuyContent=8776332

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Coming of Age: An Introduction for the New World Wide Web (download)
By Terry Freedman
http://fullmeasure.co.uk/comingofage.htm

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Tech & Learning Magazine (online)http://www.techlearning.com/CurrentIssue

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Leading and Learning with Technology Magazine Online (requires ISTE Membership to access)http://u.nu/7pr5c

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Wiki: A collaborative website. Some may require "membership" to edit, but most are available for viewing without the need to join.

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Wiki creation tools:

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wikispaceshttp://www.wikispaces.com

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pbworkshttps://my.pbworks.com/

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wetpainthttp://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/

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Wikis as Professional Development resources:

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The Connected Classroomhttp://theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com/

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Twitter for Teachershttp://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/FrontPage

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Skype an Author (also listed under video conferences)http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/

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Comic Life Meets the Curriculumhttp://comic-life.wikispaces.com/