Monday, April 23, 2012

Tool #2: Blogs & PLNs

Blogs and PLNs
Building a Professional Learning Community is critical for staying connected to the outside world of education. It is an exciting, new way of learning for teachers seeking to find out how others are doing things. I have learned that it is important to be professional and use scholarly language when posting. Your comments can and will be read by many, and you need to censor the comments that you make. For many reasons, commenting on blogs is very different from talking to a teammate about your successes and challenges. Your comments are in writing, your comments are public for all to view, and the register for how you "speak" in a posting should be different than when you are speaking with a teammate.

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