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Article on 21st Century PLNs from eduTopia

Why Do We Connect? from Shelly Terrell on Vimeo.

Jog http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/8E7wcuvzj9wK/PLNs-for-Educators---an-Introduction#1Tiny URL for the above Jog http://tinyurl.com/44rbb5r

Our own Jamie Forshey's http://edutech4teachers.edublogs.org/
*Will Richardson – often called affectionately the “Grandfather” of educational blogging http://willrichardson.com/
*Cool Cat Teacher – Vicki Davis http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/
*iLearnTechnology – Kelly Tenkely http://ilearntechnology.com/
*The Innovative Educator - Lisa Nielsen http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/
*Free Technology for Teachers – Richard Byrne http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ currently a classroom teacher
*John Spencer: http://www.educationrethink.com/ - currently a classroom teacher
*TED http://blog.ted.com/ TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Also TED Talks videos http://www.ted.com/talks
*Scott McCloud’s http://movingforward.wikispaces.com/Education+Blogs+by+Discipline a college professor

RSS feeds
*RSS feeds in Plain English by Common Craft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
*Google Reader www.google.com/reader
*Bloglines Reader http://www.bloglines.com/
*Tabbloid http://www.tabbloid.com/ Turn your favorite feeds into a personal magazine

Take a look at these from our very own Techapaloozers!!!

Jamie Forshey’s http://jf20.wikispaces.com/More+Cool+Tools
Nancy Williamson’s http://iwillreadwell.wikispaces.com/

Others you may find useful
*Rich Avril’s (retired PA teacher) http://integratedacademics.wikispaces.com/Home+-+Integrated+Academics+Wiki
*Andrew Churches’ http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/home
*Dianne Krause’s http://etoolbox.wikispaces.com/

Collaboration tools
*Skype http://education.skype.com/ and http://www.skypeforeducators.com/
*Wallwisher http://www.wallwisher.com/ (Can be set so you must OK notes before they are posted)
*Stixy http://www.stixy.com/
*SAS http://www.pdesas.org/
*Keystone Commons http://keystonecommons.paiunet.org/ (Must register from a PAIUNet connected school)
*Facebook www.facebook.com/ (Use with extreme caution - if you choose to be on this site and check with your school’s AUP and be sure to read Vicki Davis’ post) - the site is listed here to foster a discussion http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2011/05/problem-with-facebook-is-your-friends.html
*Twitter www.twitter.com/
*Twitter in Plain English by Common Craft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o

Other resources
*7 Things You Should Know About - provides concise information on emerging learning technologies and related practices. Each brief focuses on a single technology or practice
*What are PLNs and Why Should You Care? http://weconnect.pbworks.com/w/page/24566813/PLN and http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2010/05/09/16-resources-about-personal-learning-networks-plns/ from Shelly Terrell

My Techapalooza PLN activity
(Thanks to Joyce Mason for helping design this activity.)