Streamified For: Educators
In case you haven’t noticed, we at Streamified are big fans of Web 2.0 technologies like blogs and social networks and we hope you are too! We wanted to share a few ways that certain users may be able to use Streamified to more easily keep up with the information that’s important to you. Today, I (Justine) will be talking about how Streamified can help educators get the most out of Web 2.0.
If you work in education, you may have heard of a “professional learning network (PLN)” once or twice, and you likely have had some kind of experience with “professional development” before. A PLN consists of colleagues, many in your same teaching area, who can be counted on as resources to you. As a friend from my own PLN, Julie Manfredi, describes it,
I have heard the acronym PLN used as both a Professional Learning Network and a Personal Learning Network – I like to think that it’s a combination of both. My PLN is full of wonderful people that are willing to answer questions, give advice and share resources, as well as offer a kind word or listen to one of my rants.
So, what does this have to do with Web 2.0 and, even, Streamified?
Glad you asked! Blogs and social networks (especially when the posts on said social network make use of hashtags, like #edchat), are a great way to share ideas. In fact, much of the discourse that makes an online PLN really great – lesson ideas, questions and answers, commiserating about a rough day at school, etc. – takes place on social media.