Welcome to week 2 of #DigPINS with Pedago.me!!
Led by: Jennifer Englund and Autumm Caines
Dates: May 12th – May 17th
This week we will explore digital networks from the perspective that who you interact with and how you interact informs and shapes your digital identity. We will discuss readings and activities in backchannel (Slack) as well as in the open – on our blogs and Twitter.
Some of the guiding questions include:
- Who do you interact with online?
- What are your current networks?
- What are the affordances and limitations of particular networks?
- Watch the intro video from this week’s facilitators:
- Comment and converse – use the Pedago.me Slack (channel #22-digpins-networks) as a backchannel or “go public” using your blogging and the hashtag #DigPINS on twitter. Consider getting meta with this and using it as a point of reflection: Why do you choose each of these environments? What networks exist in those environments and why are you making those choices? Tell us about your thoughts. Don’t forget about the identity posts from last week – maybe add some comments there.
- Complete the three readings below (one is more of an interactive game than a reading).
- Engage in the Twitter slow chat (all day) on Thursday, May 16. Watch how our network grows and changes over the day.
- Create a new blog post. As starting points for your post, consider building upon your responses to the questions above or sharing reflections about questions or connections that have emerged for you during the week.
- Do some active and intentional networking. Set aside some time to search out people to follow and connect with but don’t just mindlessly hit the follow button. What hashtags do they use? Are they engaging others or mostly just pushing content? Do you have shared experiences that you could connect with them over?
Here are some suggested follows from our #PLNs, past #DigPINS iterations, and the Pedago.me network. They post and interact around topics of critical digital pedagogy, open education, student voices and agency in online spaces.
Let’s start with our #DigPINS facilitators – @jmenglund03 and @autumm – your facilitators for this week, @sundilu and @unevoie our facilitators from last week; @Sophia_ELearn and @ladawna_leigh are gearing up to lead the digital pedagogy week; and @willingworthy and @thelearnersway are preparing our final week on digital scholarship. And oh gosh don’t forget @pedagome – #DigPINS does not have a twitter account but you can always follow the hashtag.
From our broader networks:
@actualham, @bonstewart, @jessifer, @catherinecronin, @bali_maha, @edifiedlistener, @harmonygritz, @donnalanclos, @shorterpearson, @ken_bauer, @googleguacamole, @readywriting, @ltaub, @slamteacher, @hypervisible, @greeneterry, @audreywatters, @czernie, @jesshmitchell, @brocansky, @veletsianos, @pazureka, @laurapasquini, @femedtech, @leohavemann, @mweller, @remikalir, @jenm, @gravesle, @catherinecronin.
Do you have suggested Twitter follows? How about blogs? Hashtags? Share them during our Twitter slow chat, or anytime, using #DigPINS and #Pedagome or in our Slack channel!
Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy – Alison Seaman, @alisonseaman