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Birds of a Feather

Published on Nov 20, 2015

Connecting into Communities for Practice for the New Zealand Education Sector.


Birds of a Feather

On-going learning through Online Communities of Practice
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Recently a little birdie tweeted me

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asking me to share about

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Online Communities
of Practice

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I used to think Social
Media wasn't for me,
but once I twigged on...

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I realised it's an awesome way to connect,
share and keep learning.

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A place to discover
new ideas

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and to share and find
out about resources.

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A place to explore
other perspectives

...similar, or perhaps poles apart

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but always something to reflect on.

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So when you're
looking to expand
your horizon

stretch your wings

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and branch out into some new Online Communities of Practice.

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Online Communities for You

Online Communities of Practice

  • Virtual Learning Networks (VLN)
  • TKI List serves
  • FaceBook groups
  • Twitter and other social media
  • Blogs and blog tours

Hundreds of groups

Clusters, networks, schools, interest groups, professional organisations...

More than thirty mailing lists

Health promoting, literacy, gifted, ESOL, secondary...

@ST #news #chats #resources

Organisations and individuals, national and global...

Friends and Groups

Professional friends, make/join groups, make your own page, share...

Websites and blogs

Share ideas and resources, join blog tours, comment on other blogs...

The sky's the limit!

So don't just wing it

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Get Online
Stay Connected
Keep Learning

Online Commmunities of Practice

Where birds of a feather flock together
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