Social Media for
Below are the PLNs that I practiced using:
Access to up-to-date educational news and ideas
Purposeful search using hashtags
Who to follow suggestions for expanding PLN
Personal Twitter page and Favorites allows for
One-stop for access to useful links
Links are organized by tags for easy retrieval
Ability to “follow” others who share the same
Subscription capability to specific tags to find
most applicable sites
Ability to join others into your “circles” – “circles” can
be categorized into groups
Ability to join “communities” centered around a
Excellent hub for communication through “hangouts”,
“collections”, and “pages”
Because it’s by Google, everything is streamlined into
the rest of your computer (calendar, email, etc.)
Google + page
Ideal for saving ideas, tips, websites, etc.
“Pins” are categorized by “boards” to sponsor easy
“Boards” can be shared amongst others for easily
Others’ “boards” can be followed to keep up to date
with shared interests
“Boards” can be made private for others to not view if
Excellent presentation tool with room for
Comments can be written, oral, or through video
Slides within the presentation can be pictures,
video, website, etc.
Presentations can be saved for use from year ot
Comments are seen and shared to all for ideal
• It’s not a matter of which type of PLN is the best.
Each has a purpose. It’s not which to use but
when to use it.
• Networking with others is a part time job. It
requires energy and time. It doesn’t just happen.
• Invite others along for the ride. It’s great to
connect with people across the globe, but why
not invite your colleague who teaches across the