What is a PLN?Personal Learning networksrefers to a range of social andpersonal networks that allowpeople for example teachers andeducators to share and learnfrom and with.
professionaldevelopmentThere are many differentnetworks an educator may seekfor their personal learning. Thebest ones are the ones that suiteyou!
A small selection of my personalfavourite social networks thatassist with my own personallearning…
Key online Networks
Pinterest is an imaged basedonline pin board. Your pin boardcan be organised in differentcategories
Examples of BoardsVariety ofeducational bloglinksLesson planideasArt and craftideas
Facebook is one of thelargest social networkingsites in the world.
On Facebook you can like and followa variety of groups and pages. ForPLN purposes you may choose tofollow educational posts or groupswith other educators to mentor, bementored, share ideas and stories,ask and answer questions with otherswho share your education passion
Twitter is a powerful micro-blogging, social networkingservice where you canconnect and collaborate witheducators and otherprofessional educators aroundthe world.
Like many social networks for yourpersonal learning, blogging is a greatway to both give and receive learningand ideas.Blogging is an excellent way toreflect on your practice and sharewhat you have learnt.
Blogging was once simply writingand reading these ideas and stories,it is now open to other media such aspodcasting and videocasting.There are many blog site options youcould explore:
Blogging can give you the powerto reflect collaborate andexchange ideas!Don’t just be a blog reader -be ablogger!
What you put out into socialnetworking is related to what youget back from it!