Building Your Own PLaN
by Paula White

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What is a PLN?

Professional Learning Network? Personal Leaning Network?

Do You Sprinkle or Mix?

How Can Your Learning Network Help You?
How can your learning network help you?
  • By helping you to sift through all the data to identify the information that will be most useful to you.
  • By helping you to identify learning resources and opportunities.
  • By coaching you and answering your questions as you try to apply your learning to your work.
  • By sharing their wisdom with you through dialogue.
Building a personal learning network is requires that you not only seek to learn from others, but also that you also help others in the network learn. Even when you are a novice in a field of learning, you can still make contributions. Did you read an article that might be of interest to others? Then distribute it to other in your network with a short note that you thought they might find it interesting. Did you hear of a conference on the subject? Let others know about the program and speakers and, if you attend, circulate your notes and papers you collect to other network members.
A personal learning network can be your most powerful learning tool no matter what the subject.

Thoughts about Setting up a Social Network

Stages of PLN Adoption
Jeff Utecht


How can we connect with other educators?
Social Networking Sites
Social Bookmarking
Online conversations
Online conferences and unconferences

Find specific conversations

Wednesday AM



Twittering, NOT Frittering

Bans Stifle Social Media

Getting Things Done With Twitter

Twitter Tools to make it reasonable!
Twitter Tips
Twitter Tools
How to Not Be Consumed by Twitter

How to find other Educators on Twitter:

26 Keys to Twitter Success
Explaining hashtags
What Twitter Means To Me

Plurk- a Threaded Twitter

Social Networking
Second Life
ISTE Island

Social Bookmarking
  • Delicious
  • Diigo
Online conversations
  • Blooms Rubrics (creating rubric) Also check out link to Blooms Visual
  • -Eluminate/webinars/classes
Online conferences and unconferences

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