This is an excellent example of Creative Expression of COP, PLN, and Connectivism by my PLN group member Lisa. You can see my comments below:
I love you images of connections. I believe that showing “family” you visually strengthen the meaning of connections. Your focus, ” … specifically with their goal to develop children into successful members of society” is well illustrated throughout your presentation and explanation.
You strongly connect your statement, “As their exposure to media, peers, and outside influences increase, the child’s network expands and the child develops their own Personal Learning Network.” to Communities of Practice with your imagery and your explanation.
I personally appreciated that you were consistent in drawing the connections between children and how they learn. As you explained PLNs, “Their [children] speech, behavior, and attitudes shift a bit with each new resources, friend or out-of -home activity. With each exposure, they are learning how they should look, act, and interact with others.” You’re YouTube video shows the growth both physically and socially of children. Initially the primary sources of “information” come from the parents and immediate family but as children grow their “networks” expand to include friends and teachers.
You also used your resources extremely well. Siemens quote is perfect for enhancing your definition of Connectivism. Stranak is also an excellent source. Your final images of social networking sites really enhances your statement, “They are fortunate to live in an age when digital tools allow for such a wide scope of opportunities to find information and share what is learned.”
Overall, excellent work!