Introduction to Personal Learning Communities

Clif Mims

Personal Learning Community (PLC)

  1. Similar/Same as community of practice, professional network, etc.
  2. "It will be what you make it." -- Clif Mims
  3. Apple Learning Interchange
    1. Facebook for educators (Social Networking)
    2. Full of quality educational resources
  4. Twitter
    1. Why Twitter?
    2. Twitter in Education
    3. More on Twitter - A cool story
    4. Student Twitters His Way out of Egyptian Jail - Unbelievable story
  5. Diigo
    1. See Social Bookmarking section of the Web 2.0 Exploration
  6. Firefox Browser
    1. Open source, more secure, more extensible and customizable
    2. TwitBin extension - Puts Twitter in your browser.
    3. Diigolet - A "super bookmarklet" that allows you to highlight and add sticky-notes, in addition to simple bookmarking.
    4. Diigo toolbar - Makes Diigo's many features more readily accessible.
  7. Blog Community
    1. Educational Bloggers (a.k.a. EduBloggers)
    2. Clif's Notes on Education, Technology and More
    3. EduBloggerCon - Convention of educational bloggers

Related Resources

  1. ISTE's NETS for Teachers and NETS for Students
  3. Wading through Web 2.0