Final Report on My PLN....For this Class
Like we have said throughout this semester, our PLN is on-going and ever-changing. It's not something that can ever be complete or "Final". In saying that, this is not "My" final PLN. I will continue to add to my PLN.
I am still using Symbaloo to bookmark all of the people, places, and websites that are critical to my PLN. It's great and very easy to use. You can even find suggestions for pages that might interest you. I have maintained a professional PLN thus far; however, I plan to add some of my favorite personal sites soon. Since my mid-term report on my PLN, I have begun to use Twitter more, and I have become a lot more comfortable with it. In fact, I would almost say that I am fond of it. I think I am going to take Ms. Cassidy's advice to her students and create a Facebook account just for teaching.
I would like to share a few new components to my PLN:
Daniel Edward's Blog
Education Rethink - I think a great assignment for next semester would be a blog post found on this site called New Teacher Toolkit. I also plan on using some of the tips I found in Social Studies Project Ideas, if I go back into the classroom.
Living Facebook: Forty Days of Doing Facebook in Person - I love this experiment of Mr. Spencer's. I would love to do something like this in a classroom. I almost wrote a voluntary blog about it. It speaks to me.
As you can see, I am a big fan of John Spencer.