Magazine article Techniques

E-Connect

Magazine article Techniques

E-Connect

Article excerpt

PLNS, OR PERSONALIZED LEARNING NETWORKS, ARE THE LATEST FAD THAT JUST MIGHT STICK. With Web 2.0 tools, it's easy to locate Web sites, blogs, wikis, discussion forums, Twitter users, Facebook friends and others who share your interests to create a customized network to enhance your professional and personal development. Learn more with the following tools, and don't forget to check out ACTE's online resources at www.acteonline.org/e-media.aspx when building your PLN.

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1 PLN Yourself!

Wiki

http://suewaters.wikispaces.com

The 411: This wiki offers advice on creating your own personalized learning network using blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools. It provides a central location of resources and "how-to" guides to start the process. Sue Waters, editor of The Edublogger, created the wiki to help teachers understand emerging technologies and integrate technology into the classroom. Water's passion in life is to enhance student learning through the use of technology.

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2 Tweet Deck

Software

http://tweetdeck.com

The 411 If you find that your Twitter PLN is getting out of control, tame the beast with this application that helps you organize incoming tweets and filter tweets by keyword. …

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