PersonalLearningNetworksChanging the waywe collaborate
What is a PLN? It is an entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchangeinformation. It is usually done online.
Why use a PLN? Because two heads are better than one!
Where can I get information?From any social networking sites or blogs such as… Facebook Twitter RSS Tumblr Flickr WordpressJust follow or‘like’ educationalpeople so youcan share yourideas with them.
Who will provide me with information? Other educators whether they are first year teachers or more experienced.The more people you share your information and ideas with the moreresources you will have.
When do I start my PLN? Now! As soon as you start your own Personal Learning Network the better. You can never have too many resources, ideas and information.
How do I start my PLN? Begin by either creating a social networking site or a blog. Start following educational people, other teachers or anybody who youthink has great ideas that you could use in your classroom. Now start sharing your ideas with everybody else and you can take otherpeople’s ideas to create your own resource file or your PLN.
Example: What my PLN would look like.thesesocialnetworkingsites,blogsandsharing sitesIwouldfolloweducators orcompa
A few more tips... Don’t forget it’s your PLN which means you can do whatever works for you togather and collect resources. Electronic copies of various resources such as lesson plans are best because theycannot be lost. The sky is the limit!!
So start your PLN now and become the 21st Century Networked Teacher!