This week, I will be reflecting about my Personal Learning Network (PLN) and how much I have learned so far throughout the process. As a future educator, it is important to start developing my role in the teaching society. Setting up an educational twitter account and following many global educators to look up to is a great way to start.
As a college student, it is significantly important to start the process early, for it can lead to future job hirings, gain access to more information, learn the ropes with other experienced educators, and much more. Throughout my PLN, I have interacted with many educators worldwide, and frequently participated in “Twitter chats.” The twitter chats are important for a multitude of reasons. For one, I am getting to know other educators and their perspectives in their learning environment with their students, families, and communities. It is a great way to share resources while learning the process of developing my PLN.
Sharing resources and collaborating different ideas is what makes a great teacher great. Learning new ideas and providing feedback with others through the Internet is a step-up from the flat-classroom experience. I plan to incorporate educational Social media in my future classroom. This helps to aspire young learners there is more out there than just classroom talk. This will help the students gain more information and collaborate their ideas with other students/educators worldwide.
For those of you that are not as familiar with a PLN, here’s a short YouTube video I found that will help you further your understanding.
Here are three different types of PLN’s that will help engage educators, or even students, collaborate and share their ideas with one another.