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Step 3: Participate in Twitter Chats

Welcome to the third step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. The aim of this step is to: Explain what is Twitter chat. Explain the benefits of participating in Twitter Chats as part of your PLN. Provide tips for getting the most out of Twitter Chats What are Twitter Chats? Twitter chats are one of the…

Step 10: Making Connections

This guest post is written by 6th grade teacher Shawn Avery. This is post #10 in the “30 Days to a Whole New PLN” challenge! So now that you’ve started building your PLN, we’re going to look at how to connect with more educators and build relationships. Objective In this activity, you will explore: What you can gain from connecting…

Step 9: Back to Classroom 2.0

Welcome to the nineth step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. In this activity you will explore: How Classroom 2.0 can be used as part of your PLN. Benefits of actively participating in Classroom 2.0. This post was co-written by Anne Mirtschin a teacher who is  passionate about immersing technology in the classroom, eLearning, global and rural education. Anne…

Step 8: Using Webinars to build your PLN

Welcome to the eighth step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. In this activity you will explore: How webinars can be used as part of your PLN. Benefits of actively participating in and/or presenting/facilitating webinars. This post was co-written by Jo Hart who is passionate about helping others to use technology with students. Jo Hart is a lecturer in…

Step 7: Using Diigo as part of your PLN

Welcome to the seventh step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. In this activity you will explore: What is Diigo? How to get started Joining and creating a Diigo group Ideas for using Diigo This guest post was co-written by Keith Ozsvath self-professed techie who is passionate about helping others. He has conducted numerous professional development classes for fellow…

Step 5: Using Blogs as Part of Your PLN

Welcome to the fifth step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. The aim of this step is to: Explain what is a blog Explain the benefits of using blogs as part of your PLN. Show you how to use blogs as part of your PLN. Blogs play an important role in most educator’s PLNs and making…

Step 4: Making Time To Build Your PLN

Welcome to the fourth step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. Now you know what a PLN is, and how people use Twitter to build one, we’re going to discuss ways of making time to build your PLN. In this step you will explore: How PLN development can be overwhelming Get some tips for building your…

Step 2: Using Twitter to Build Your PLN

Welcome to the second step in our free professional learning series on building your PLN. The aim of this step is to: Explain what is Twitter. Explain the benefits of using Twitter as part of your PLN. Helps you set up your Twitter account. This following information on Twitter was co-written by Kathleen Morris, a grade two teacher and blogger…

PLN Challenge #2: What is it that YOU want to know?

A few days ago, we launched the latest challenge in our free professional development series here on the Teacher Challenge blog. If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out, What the heck is a PLN? We have many great posts and activities lined up to share over the coming month or so, but wanted to first take the opportunity…