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The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.


Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are the groups of people around us that help us develop skills and knowledge. People who you network with. Many teachers are now learning from each other online. I also follow a number of online blogs. But my favourite way of learning is through Twitter chats.

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4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post. It’s about always being in pursuit of that selfish goal of improving our learning so we can improve learning for kids. Our personal learning networks are all different. But that is where the beauty lies.


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6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

Our children need to have adults in their lives that know and understand the art of developing personal learning networks and connecting with others. In other words, they need adults who are “network literate.” But what does being “network literate” look like as it relates to personal learning networks?

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Why Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

After nearly a year of using Twitter from an educational perspective I had begun to find and read blogs on a daily basis around February 2010. As I became active on Twitter members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) began to suggest that I start a blog. No one person or group has all of the answers.

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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

It helps teachers extend their learning beyond the four walls. Steven Anderson, Lisa Schmucki, and Shaelynn Farnsworth discuss the value of a personal learning network. Steven Anderson published a book with Tom Whitby in 2104, The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning. Teachers need more time.

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Need Help Beginning a Blog?

Catlin Tucker

Blogging has become an important part of my teaching practice. Prior to blogging, I frequently neglected the reflection phase of learning. Now, blogging creates a space for me to reflect on what I am doing, what is working, and how I can continue to improve. I know many teachers are curious about blogging.

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Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use blogs, Twitter, and virtual meetings to collaborate. Learn to use tech collaboratively, purposefully, and as good digital citizens. Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network.