pLNS, OR pERSONALIzED LEARNING NETWORkS, ARE THE LATEST FAD
THAT JUST MIGHT STICk. With Web 2.0 tools, it’s easy to locate Web sites, blogs,
wikis, discussion forums, Twitter users, Facebook friends and others who share your
interests to create a customized network to enhance your professional and personal
development. Learn more with the following tools, and don’t forget to check out ACTE’s
online resources at www.acteonline.org/e-media.aspx when building your PLN.
1 PLN Yourself!
http://suewaters.wikispaces.com aware that downloading Tweet Deck will
The 411: This wiki offers advice on creat- install Adobe AIR, software that enables
ing your own personalized learning net- Web-connected desktop applications.
work using blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook
and other social networking tools. It pro- Socialthing for Web sites
vides a central location of resources and Web site add-on
“how-to” guides to start the process. Sue http://socialthing.com/
Waters, editor of The Edublogger, cre- forwebsites
ated the wiki to help teachers understand The 411: Share what you’re doing, and
emerging technologies and integrate help others build their PLNs, with