A Professional Learning Network (PLN) can help educators stay connected to others with similar passions and interests. The new digital landscape has opened up new avenues for these connections so that educators can connect not only to real-word colleagues, but also to colleagues in the digital world. PLNs can occur in real-time, either face-to-face or through mediums such as text messaging or Skype. Of course the digital world has opened up a world of ways to connect with others: Facebook or Twitter postings, or through collaboration with wikis or Google docs. We can use all of this to develop a network of people and information for our own professional growth. A good start to a PLN is to check out the resources available on Twitter you might be surprised what you find there.
Some of our own Crowley ISD students, teachers, and librarians are finalists in the Edublogs Awards #eddies14. Go online right now and vote for our hometown team before voting closes Monday, December 15th.
How to Vote:
1. Go to the Awards Category you want to vote on using the links below.
2. Search for the blog, website or person you want to vote for and click on the Thumbs Up icon next to it.
That’s it! If you aren't already logged in to list.ly, you can do so using a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+ account.
Crowley ISD Finalists:
Best Student Blog: Steven’s Blog – from Mrs. Morgan’s Class – 2nd Grade @Sycamore Elementary
Best Teacher Blog: The Frugal Teacher – Louise Morgan - 2nd Grade Teacher @Sycamore Elementary
Best New Blog: 2TechSavvyLibrarians – Jan Hodge & Carol Hafer - District Library Media Specialists
Best Twitter Chat Hashtags - #txlchat and #2ndChat Jan Hodge & Louise Morgan
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