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Tools for Setting Up Your Own PLN’s

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http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/20-tips-for-creating-a-professional-learning-network/

Summary:  This article explains why networking is a helpful tool in the world of technology.  This source includes ten tips for using PLN’s and ten tools and strategies for establishing a PLN.

Criteria:  Does this source help explain how to set up a PLN?  Does it suggest tools for making that easier?

This source gives tips for how to set up a PLN as well as suggesting tools to make this whole process easier.  There are specific websites and tools mentioned as well as tips for managing digital information.

Recommendation:  I think this source offers great suggestions for setting up and using PLN’s to make interactions more useful and meaningful.  This source offers practical advice about networking as well as suggestions for making PLN’s easier to manage and engage in.

http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/pln-your-personal-learning-network-made-easy/

Summary:  This article defines what a PLN is, explains why they are important, and lists the best web tools for creating your own PLN.

Criteria:  Does this source help explain how to set up a PLN?  Does it suggest tools for making that easier?

This source gives a very good basic definition of what a PLN is as well as explaining the value of tapping into collective knowledge.  The table in the article gives a list of tools to use in establishing your own PLN as well as a brief explanation of the value of each tool.

Recommendation:  I think this article does a great job of explaining what a PLN is and why it is important.  The best part of the article is the table that lists the most valuable web tools for setting up a PLN.  The author categorizes these tools and gives a short explanation of what each category does.  I think these tools will prove very important for setting up our own PLN’s.

Post By:  Bridget Baumgarte

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One thought on “Tools for Setting Up Your Own PLN’s

  1. Pingback: How to Create your very own PLN | To Curate and Associate

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