Monday, February 6, 2017

PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network)

Have you ever wanted to learn more from other educators but don't know where to start?  Where are others finding new tools or new ways of teaching?  Do you want to be on the cutting edge with your students? Where do you begin?? 

The analogy of "How to Grow a PLN" by Sylivia Duckworth and Jacques Cool is a great way to begin this journey. I absolutely love the work of Sylvia Duckworth!  

Sidenote** She is also a great follow on Twitter @sylviaduckworth and Google + +Sylvia Duckworth.  See below for her Sketchnote of 'How to grow a PLN'!


Why do you need a PLN?  Again, let's look at Sylvia Duckworth's Sketchnote below for some reasons why you need a PLN.

I encourage you to pick somewhere to begin.  Maybe you will open a Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook account or start a blog. Maybe you will follow a ton of educators on TweetDeck, which is a great tool to efficiently use Twitter..  Maybe you will start a YouTube channel.  Maybe you will invite an international connection into your classroom via Skype. If you are interested in following several blogs here are some tools for that as well such as:

I promise you will be amazed at the learning that will take place once you begin your own PLN.  Take your first step today!!