A PLN is a Personal Learning Network and it is made up of all of the websites, webtools, blogs, social networking sites, and other online gizmos and gadgets that you use to gather information. My PLN is how I find most of the cool sites and web tools that I list here. I am so thankful that there are other educators out there who love to share what they know. I truly belive that sharing is an important and necessary component of being a successful educator.
A BIG THANK YOU to the creators and contributors of the sites in my PLN. Without them I wouldn't know of half the websites and webtools shared on A Teacher's Bag of Tricks. Please take a moment to visit these sites as you might like to add them to your own PLN.
Teched Out Teacher is a blog about great technology tools to use in your classroom
Technology Rocks. Seriously. is a blog created and mainted by Shannon
Online Learning Sites:
Classroom 2.0 Live So many great webinars, so little time!Edutecher Share and get so many great teaching ideas from this site
Learn Central You can attend or even host/conduct your own webinar on this site
Edmodo A secure social networking site for schools; once you join you can connect with other teachers and classes to share information
We Collaborize is a free online learning platform great for the blended learning approach; Webinars are offered to help you learn to use Collaborize Classroom more effectively
cnet is a helpful site with tech news and reviews of popular products
Common Sense Media Great advice about all sorts of media; this site also offers a free technology safety curriculum for schools