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Yes, Another PLN Post...

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Yeah, there are a hundred or so PLN posts out there. Here's another one. Why? I'm presenting this stuff at an in-service, and I couldn't find all of this stuff in one place. I decided to compile it all on our district web page. Here are the fruits of my labor.


My slide deck for the presentation...


What is a PLN?

Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, are the collegial relationships you have with peers. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe other educators you worked with, but thanks to the internet and web 2.0 tools have become much much larger. PLNs can now include myriad communities, including but not limited to social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, wikis, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, Goodreads, and Ning.
n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. (http://bit.ly/Klingensmith

How to build it


Twitter (not just for breakfast anymore) Okay, so maybe a few years ago you saw this vide…