Learning Networks

Professional Digital Communities

I joined two new online communities for an assignment and discussion on professional learning communities in the Concepts of Educational Technology course at Lamar University. The Prezi below elaborates on those, as well as one I already belonged to. I reflect on my experience as a member of PLNs, what I am consuming and contributing, and why this type of networking tool is critical to my advancement of knowledge in my field.



Becker, W. (2015, February 13). How to Use Reddit to Pump Up Your STEM Classroom and PLN. It’s About Time. Retrieved from http://blog.iat.com/2015/02/13/how-to-use-reddit-to-pump-up-your-stem-classroom-and-pln/

Common Sense Education. (2017, July 21). What's a PLN? And 3 Ways Teachers Can Get Connected. YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju54C5A3RCw&t

Crowley, B. (2014, December 31). 3 Steps for Building a Professional Learning Network. Education Week Teacher. Retrieved from https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/12/31/3-steps-for-building-a-professional-learning.html

Hawksey, M. (2017, October 24). Embedding almost anything like a Twitter Search widget in new Google Sites with Google Apps Script. MASHe. Retrieved rom https://mashe.hawksey.info/2017/10/embedding-almost-anything-like-a-twitter-search-widget-in-new-google-sites-with-google-apps-script/