Personal Learning Networks Related Tags: School Leadership More Related Discussions Mitchell Jorgensen (mbjorgensen) Posted 10/17/2009 1:00PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM Facilitator 7 1302 Views What tools, websites, and resources are you using to grow your personal learning networks? Which have been the most influential and what influence have they had on the way you teach and work? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 7 Share Comments (7)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 11/2/2009 10:45am Steve J. MooreI'm a writing teacher in Kansas City Blogger Building a personal learning network is one of the most beneficial activities that I do as a new teacher. The resources in my building are very helpful, but being able to connect with a group of people (teachers) in a similar situation with similar goals, has been exponentially more beneficial. I use Twitter to connect with educators around the globe. There are resources being shared about every possible content area and experts, novices, and beginners alike can participate in the conversation. Other important services to my PLN are wikis, blogs, Google Reader, and nings. All allow for multiple voices to contribute to one larger purpose. Sign in to vote! Posted 12/1/2009 4:55pm Erika Saunders6th-8th Special Ed, LS & Mentally Gifted teacher I love all the sources out there that help me be a better, more knowledgeable teacher! Just today, I participated in a webinar on using data, listened to a renowned author discuss helping black males achieve, posted several blogs, checked out Facebook, and joined Twitter! All of this would have cost me thousands of dollars in conference and travel fees, not to mention time away from the classroom. Now, I can just log on in my spare time (ha, ha!) and be connected with thousands of educators and leaders. It's great! Sign in to vote! Posted 12/10/2009 11:44pm Donelle O'Briendobrien917 Great comment, Erika! I agree with you. I found I had to create my own professional development online and the learning opportunities are endless. Which webinars do you usually attend? (Edutopia, Future of Education, ISTE, etc.?) Sign in to vote! Posted 12/12/2009 9:52am Erika Saunders6th-8th Special Ed, LS & Mentally Gifted teacher [quote]Great comment, Erika! I agree with you. I found I had to create my own professional development online and the learning opportunities are endless. Which webinars do you usually attend? (Edutopia, Future of Education, ISTE, etc.?)[/quote] With Webinars, I usually sign up for what ever comes in my email box that looks interesting. I'd love to know a source that shows what Webinars are around. I just found out that Edutopia has Webinars. I signed up for the one last Thursday (was REALLY looking forward to it) but I had a conflict and the conflict won out! Any tips on where I can find Webinar resources? Thanks! Sign in to vote! Posted 2/24/2010 10:31am April ChamberlainDistrict Technology Integration Specialist for Trussville City Schools Classroom 2.0 Ning is one of the places I go to gain knowledge, ask questions, seek collaborators, etc. They also have a Classroom 2.0 Live which has live meetings every Saturday morning on specific topics. The Elluminate sessions are archived so I spend a lot of time watching past shows. http://classroom20.com Sign in to vote! Posted 5/13/2010 4:22am Keith HeggartHigh School Teacher from Sydney, Australia Facilitator An excellent resource with lots of useful tools for getting the most out of PLNS.http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2010/05/09/16-resources-about-person... Sign in to vote! Posted 5/20/2010 11:07am Elana LeoniDirector of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer Staff I've come across this resource many times and always love it - especially the video (it looks like it would really help convince those nay-sayers that don't believe in the power of PLNs). http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/LeaderTalk/2009/01/a_21st_century_profess... Let me know your thoughts...I'd love to hear if anyone showed this video to their colleagues :) Sign in to vote! Discussion Inspiration Does Not Have to Come From Lofty RhetoricLast comment 17 hours 37 min ago in School Leadership blog Celebrating School CounselorsLast comment 3 days 19 hours ago in School Leadership blog Equity in Education: Where to Begin?Last comment 5 days 24 min ago in Education Equity blog It's Time to Start an Online ProgramLast comment 1 week 4 hours ago in Online Learning blog 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning CommonsLast comment 6 hours 11 min ago in Education Trends Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?