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Tips to Developing a Personal or Professional Learning Network

What is a PLN?






Social Networking and Media Sites:


Bookmarking

  • external image diigo.pngDiigo (www.diigo.com)
    • Online bookmarking site to store favorite sites, search friends' sites, or sites of diigo users.
    • Install a diigo toolbar on your site
    • Create lists within your account of sites that are on the same or similar topics
    • Automatically send diigo bookmarks to other bookmarking sites - del.icio.us or stumbleupon
    • Add tags to each site to easily find that site and similar sites later
    • Add notes or highlighted sections to articles or websites to help find important components later
    • Notes or highlighted sections are visible to all diigo users who happen to come across this site or if you send it to them
    • Access your favorite sites from any computer, any location

  • external image del.gifDel.icio.us (delicious.com)
    • Online bookmarking site to store favorite sites and create groups of similar topics.
    • Add friends or colleagues to your account to share sites
    • Add tags to each site to easily find that site and similar sites later
    • Access your favorite sites from any computer, any location



Photo Storage


Video




Uploaded Information

  • Slideshare (www.slideshare.com)
    • Presentations (power points) on a given topic that are shared with you to view or download; many with audio and video that goes along with the presentation
  • Scribd (www.scribd.com)
    • Storage location for documents so that you can view the entire document online rather than simply having a link to an attachment.
    • You can mark specific documents as favorites, embed them into a blog or wikispace, or download them for your use.


Networking

  • Twitter
    • Online site where you follow other people and people follow you; easily find new resources or articles to support your research
    • Create an account
    • Find people to follow
      • twitter4teachers.pbwiki.com
      • wefollow.com
      • search.twitter.com
    • Download and install a client of choice to use to read your "tweets" http://twitter.com/downloads
    • Site Address - www.twitter.com
  • Facebook (www.facebook.com)
    • Online site to connect with friends and colleagues from current professional or persona life situations
    • Join groups of interests
    • Share latest finds or points of interest
  • Ning (www.ning.com)



PLN Online Resources


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