Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) IMPACT Grant 3-Day Institute @ Carnegie Library in Atlantic City August 10, 2011
"The growth of any craft depends on shared practice and honest dialogue among the people who do it. We grow by private trial and error, to be sure -- but our willingness to try, and fail, as individuals is severely limited when we are not supported by a community that encourages such risks." -- The Courage to Teach; Palmer, 1998, p. 144
"Understandably there is considerable debate over the definition of learning communities...I shall simply define them as groups of people engaged in intellectual interaction for the purpose of learning." -- Cross, "Why Learning Communities? Why Now?" About Campus, 1998, p. 4
What types of learning communities do you already belong to?
Edweb.net Networking, resource sharing, collaboration, and professional development for the education community @ http://www.edweb.net/
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Google Reader Follow all your favorite sites, blogs, and more, all in one place. See what your friends are sharing, and easily share any interesting articles you read. Welcome to Google Reader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1d-b8wzzMY&feature=player_embedded Google Reader in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSPZ2Uu_X3Y Google Reader Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1d-b8wzzMY&feature=player_embedded#at=37 Getting Started with Google Reader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvKFP67GwSY&feature=relmfu Reading your feeds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mY6O-_DNsk&feature=relmfu Sharing with Google Reader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CcOust-I14&feature=relmfu
Delicious http://www.delicious.com Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking. It also means that we can show you the most popular bookmarks being saved right now across many areas of interest. In addition, our search and tagging tools help you keep track of your entire bookmark collection and find tasty new bookmarks from people like you.
Live Binders http://livebinders.com/ What is Live Binders? http://livebinders.com/welcome/video_window?video=%2Fswf%2Fwhat.swf Bookmarklet Tool http://livebinders.com/create/bookmark?type=bookmark
Twitter http://twitter.com/ Twitter for teachers http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com 100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter http://www.onlinecollegedegrees.org/2009/03/19/100-tips-apps-and-resources-for-teachers-on-twitter/ Twitter Help for Educators http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/curriculum/tech/socialnetwork/twitter/twitter.htm