Quick Start Guide to Create a PLN from Eric Sheninger’s blog gives several links and ideas to help a “newbie” set up their own personal learning network with other educational professionals.
Discovery Education Web 2010 is chock full of resources for presentations, videos, mobile devices, connecting with other educators, and teaching resources — all FREE. Just click the orange links to give it a spin.
11 Techy Things for Teachers to Try this Year from Richard Byrne’s Free Technology for Teachers blog is a great list of free tech tools to help you be more productive in your job and help your students have authentic ways to learn and publish.
Building Your Personal Learning Network (PLN) ISTE 10 Presentation Many tools such as Twitter, Blogger, and nings can be used for contributing to one’s network, Diigo is a tool that can automate some of the distribution to enhance one’s level of productive participation in your network. Therefore, Diigo will be explored to reveal its capabilities and begin discussion about how this can improve one’s personal learning network.
Good Advice for New Teachers is a great article posted on the Poughkeepsie Day School web site. Read and see if you agree.
44 Benefits of Collaborative Learning is a list from the Global Development Research Center. Supports the concept of PLNs and cooperative learning in classrooms.
How to Get Started with a PLN (Personal Learning Network) is on Steven Anderson’s “Blogging About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom” blog. The educators featured on the video are some of the big names on Twitter, so check it out.
10 Tips for Teachers for Staying Smart on Social Networking Sites is a very thorough article on the ins and outs of social networking for educators.
Sitting Next to the Smart Kids – Benefits of PLN from Upside Down Blog – Reflections on ISTE 10.
Wiki Walk Through from Teachers First Tells you what it is, how to use them, and the difference between a wiki and a blog.
Nine Reasons Schools Should Use Twitter is an excellent “quick read” article from Tech & Learning Magazine.
Web 2.0 Resources for Teachers is a great collection of free online resources for teachers. Click on the colored tabs on the top of the web page to explore.
Building a Twitter PLN is a great web site on everything Twitter. May be blocked at school because it is hosted on Glogster.
Twitter: Frequently Asked Questions is a forum that should give you a good grasp of how to use this social networking site.
Personal Learning Network Made Easy is a great place to start for those wanting to grow in this area and establish a learning network. (Thanks to Once a Teacher blog).
Grow Your Personal Learning Network is an excellent article by David Warlick in the March/April Learning and Leading with Technology ISTE publication.
50 Collaboration Tools for Educators Whether you are looking for tools that can bring a distance education class together or tools to help students and teachers in traditional classrooms working on group projects, the following collaboration tools will help with any need. From group papers to file sharing to group communication, the following tools will help bring any educational group together seamlessly to produce awesome results.
Skype Explained Visually from Get Organized Blog – For those wanting to use Skype for education or personal reasons, check out this video posted on Dr. Frank Buck’s Get Organized Blog.
Blueprint for Setting Up a Personal Learning Network (posted on Royal Treatment blog)
This is a great 5-Part article by Tom Whitby on establishing a Personal Learning Network (PLN).
iTeach Mobile.Ning.Com allows you to connect with other educators using mobile technologies in the classroom.
Learn It – Teach It web site has several resources for teachers including searchable lesson plans by grade and subject area, technology video tutorials, a professional networking component, and a best practices link.
Have Fun Teaching web site has links to reproducables, educational videos. songs, flash cards, teacher productivity tools, and even social networks especially for teachers.
Elementary Teachers Network
This is an online community for elementary teachers to exchange ideas, activities and resources.