An offline PLN might involve friends and colleagues, but an online PLN has the potential to connect you with other educators all over the world to learn, share, give and receive support. One of the easiest ways to put your toe in the water, and start developing an online PLN, is to join a ning or two.
What is a ning? It’s an online social network, where you can interact with like-minded people. Some of my favourites:
Classroom 2.0, a social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and technology in education.
PYP Threads, a network for PYP teachers, described as’ a place to weave, unravel, and re-weave PYP threads into fabrics of communication’.
Educators PLN, a ning ‘dedicated to the support of a Personal Learning Network for Educators’.
Are you a member of any other nings you can recommend? Please share them in the comments section!