A personal learning network, although often emergent and continually developing, does not just happen. It requires cultivation. To begin your thinking on how to cultivate your PLN, read Howard Rheingold’s Advice on Building a PLN. Find a professional group or individuals who align with your professional interests. Start by reviewing the Twitter EdChat calendar and more… »
Building personal learning networks to collaborate and share knowledge with colleagues within, across, and between disciplines.
Think about the past year of your professional life… List the projects or ideas that you have collaborated on with others. Now, on a piece of paper, or using one of the Image tools in the Extend Toolkit, draw a dining table or modify an open licensed image of one. Choose one of the projects more… »
As you explore Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) in greater depth, you will want to think about how you can use digital technologies to breathe new life into your professional growth and better support your teaching. A helpful approach is to map your own PLN. This activity asks you to consider and then represent who belongs more… »