PLN’s! I love my Personal Learning Network. I am often isolated by subject, schedule, and space here at school and I feel connected through my PLN. I use several things to stay connected.
First, Twitter! I have found more interesting tools, tips, articles, and resources from my PLN on twitter than any other of my PLN sources. Likewise, I am a NING-nut. Despite the fact that NING has changed its tune and become a pay for service organization, I’m pleased to be a member of several alive and kicking groups.
- The Global Education Collaborative is a fabulous group of international educators using technology to save the world.
- Technology Integration in Education is also a great source of professional development.
- I get my dose of music teacher nerdiness in the group Music Techie Teachers.
I also read a random sampling of blogs by music teachers, technology teachers, and other amazing teacher-types that provide sources of inspiration, commiseration, and guidance. There are people who I admire tremendously who have no idea who I am and have no idea their positive impact on my professional development. I met them through PLN connections and I’m grateful!
Wanna be PLN mates?