Professional Learning Networks (PLNs)

We all have Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) to keep up with changes in education, stay connected to our colleagues, and even learn some new tips and tricks of the trade. Digitally, the opportunities are growing every year. Below, I show you what my PLN looks like today, January 2015. Maybe next year, I’ll have discovered new ways of learning and connecting with other educators! (Click here if you’re interested in the original popplet with access to the video on MOOCs)

my PLN

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  1. Alison
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 03:46:57

    I love that you added pictures to bring your PLN to life, and also that you added the link so people can view the popplet “live.”

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  2. David Davenport
    Feb 05, 2015 @ 17:49:27

    Your Poplet was much cooler than mine. I should have experimented with adding images like that. It was really interesting to me that you included MOOCs as well.It’s a relatively new term for me, and I hadn’t thought of including that one.

    I haven’t really tried a webinar yet. Do you find those really helpful. Well, I guess I’ve done with with a textbook I have, but I don’t know if that counts so much.

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  3. nicolefahey
    Feb 06, 2015 @ 09:24:22

    Hey, David! Oh my gosh, you are going to LOVE MOOCs and they get better every year! edx.org is my favorite platform for finding free courses to take (from well-renowned universities), but there are others too. I just finished a great one through Stanford on Math, but I suppose that won’t be helpful to you since you teach languages…

    Webinars can be terrible or great. I’ve got some tips to avoid wasting time. Sign up for the webinar, then wait until they send you the recording. Change the speed to 1.5x or 2x so they talk faster, skip the first 7-10 minutes (since it is just boring introductions anyways) and then decide if it’ll be worth your time. You can usually tell during the first 10 minutes after the intros how relevant and useful it will be.

    I can’t wait to hear about how that paella is coming along 😀

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