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  • 1.Professional (Personal) LearningNetworksSherry Crofut

2. What is a PLN? I asked my PLN and these are some of theirresponses: 3. What is a PLN? 4. What is a PLN? 5. What does MY PLN do for ME? I go to my PLN for many things: Learn new things Ask questions Collaborate Validation Camaraderie Stay in touch with friends 6. Many of you may have heard about this: Screen shot taken at 10:13 AM on 4/19/09 at 7. Twitter is a micro-blogging website that allows you to form your own PLN (Professional/Personal Learning Network) When you become quot;friendsquot; with people with similar interests, you can share ideas and collaborate with other teachers from other cities, states, or even countries! 8. Plurk is another micro-blogging website that allows you to form your own PLN (Professional/Personal Learning Network) like Twitter It is more conversational than Twitter because it allows conversations to stay threaded 9. Reasons to use a social bookmarking network: Saved bookmarks will not be deleted when computers are re-imaged You can access your bookmarks from any computer with the Internet from anywhere You can form a network and share bookmarks with friends and colleagues 10. BlogsBlogs are not about writing. They are about conversation. Because of the power to leave comments about anothers thoughts, real conversation and possible collaboration happens. I have had numerous conversations and even disagreements in blogs! 11. Blogs Finding blogs to read is easyYou can use a site like bloglinesYou can find one to follow and see ifyou can follow who they followCheck out your friends DeliciouslinksAsk! 12. Blogs You can start your own blogBloggerWordpressEdublogsMany, many more 13. RSS Feeders Rich Site Summary or Really SimpleSyndication A way to bring new blog posts to you Many available Google Reader Bloglines Pageflakes Suprglu 14. Google Reader in iGoogle 15. Discovery Educators Network 16. LearnCentral 17. And moreGoogle for Educators DiigoInnovative TeachersPodcastsPBS Teachers YouTubeLinked InTeacherTubeNing UstreamJaikuWikisKwippy Google DocsPing SlideshareSecond LifeSkype