Survival Tips for Building a Personal/Passionate/Learning Network (PLN)
The first slide presentation below shares the what, who, how, and why of Personal/Professional/ Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we choose to derive knowledge from help us self-reflect on our methodologies and beliefs. They support us, celebrate our accomplishments, and stir within us a passion to enhance our instructional practice. My PLN helps me be a better educator and prepare my students and trainees. They feed me experience, knowledge, and support 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. So where do you begin? Start by finding your hashtags and hashtag chats. Find a complete list of clickable education hashtags to explore here! Scroll to find more ideas and resources, such as how to manage your time and organize resources as a connected educator. Click here to see the links for the presentation, Amazing Organizational and Timesaving Tips and Tools for the Connected Teacher.
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Below are several resources I have collected about the history of PLNs, how to build a PLN, and the tools needed to build a PLN. Click on the boxes to blow the resource up.