The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

This is a ning site dedicated to the support of a Personal Learning Network for Educators

New To The EDU PLN?

A Screencast and tutorial on Navigating this site is available here and on the Video Page
http://edupln.ning.com/video/a-screencast-on-how-to-1

Please feel free to make suggestions for improvement of this site.

Profile Picture
To add a picture to your profile simply use any picture you have filed. If you need one, take a cellphone shot of yourself and email it to your own email account. Download the Pic file and then upload it to your ning profile picture.

Page Navigation

Main Page - A capsule view of all of the recent actions on the entire site. Members can view what has recently been added to the site by this quick reference area. A click to the hot button in the description will take you directly to that activity.

Invite Page - Use this page to invite other Educators to this site.

My Page- This is a capsule view of all of the recent activities that involved you in any way.

Videos Page - This page contains many Educational videos. You may add videos to the list or you may download them for personal use.
Members may add videos following the simple directions. Limit your selection of videos to those that pertain to building or developing a Personal Learning Network. Videos of a commercial nature may be deleted.


Podcast Page - This is a pull down under the Videos Tab. Archived Podcasts.

Groups Page - Pull down location under the Forum Tab:This page contains groups of members with common interests in specific areas. Members may join any group or start one that meets his or her needs.


Members Page - A complete listing of all of the members of The Edcucator's PLN. There is a pulldown menu Tab for Leaderboards located here.

Leaderboards Page - The top 5 leading content contributions by popularity at this moment. This is on a pull down menu under Members.



Forum Page - This is a page containing Discussions. Members may add to any discussion or begin one. Groups & Events tabs are pull down tabs.

Tutorials Page - This page offers links to tutorials for Twitter, PLN's and WEB 2.0 tools for learning. Pull down menu under Tutorials Tab

WEB 2.0 Apps - This is a Tab under Tutorials. It is a list of Web 2.0 tools as well as iPad Apps that would be of interest to educators & learners.

Twitter Edchat Page - This page contains a feed from #Edchat on Twitter. Members may view only from this page. Interaction requires a twitter account.

Events Page - Pull down location under the Forum Tab: Members may add any event that would be of interest to Educators. The instructions to add an event are simple with easy to follow prompts


Site Search Page - This page enables you to do a search on the site for whatever you are seeking. It only searches content of the site.


Other Education Sites Page - This page provides links to other education sites.

Please start a GROUP that supports your Networking Interests.

You may add a group to the EDU PLN through the Group Page. Name your group and define its purpose. You may want to start off the group with an Introduction or a discussion question.We will try to feature your group to get it started. You may also invite members to your group. The invite tool is available on your group's Page.

Featured Blogs: These are Educators' Blogs that we will rotate and highlight each week. A simple click in the picture will take you to the site. Consider adding these to your RSS feed.

  • The Principal of Change by George Couros
  • My Island View by Tom Whitby
  • Teacher Reboot Camp by Shelly Terrell
  • Edutopia Guest Blogs
  • The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom by Steven W. Anderson
  • Teaching With Clickers by Derek Bruff
  • The Cooperative Catalyst Blog

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Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Teresa Conley commented on Thomas Whitby's blog post Eliminate Tech from the Education Discussion
"Interesting Tom. I agree. Computers, smart phones, tablets, notebooks, and the like should be used the same way that we used pens, paper, rulers, protractors,  encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Kids are growing up knowing technology so we should…"
2 hours ago
Teresa Conley added a discussion to the group Special Education
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Getting the same technology for students in specialized classrooms as the gen. ed. classrooms

Hello everyone! I have been in Special Education for more than 34 years.I am currently a retiree who has returned to the classroom and am teaching a high school Autism class. In all my time I have seen many things change, both as a teacher and as an administrator. But the one thing that hasn't changed is equal access to technology and other materials that are given to the general education classrooms. When it comes to deciding what to spend the budget on, we may start out with a "wishlist" but…See More
3 hours ago
Teresa Conley joined Child's Work's group
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Special Education

A group based on Special Education needs. Where teachers, parents, and caregivers can share and distribute information for the classroom and beyond. See More
3 hours ago
Teresa Conley posted a discussion

Equity between schools in the same district

An interesting theme came up while I was interviewing a principal friend of mine. She was discussing how she has begun to feel defeated because  of the new requirement our state has that all students will take the state assessments on line. She was saying that this will simply murder their school performance. Her student population is close to being 100% poverty, there is no parental support at all at home, and they only get computer time in school  a couple times a week due to too few…See More
3 hours ago
Narelle Nadia Kliendanze shared Ben Wyatt's group on Facebook
19 hours ago
Narelle Nadia Kliendanze posted a group
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Visual Arts Teachers

This is a group for Visual Arts educators everywhere to get together and share resources.See More
19 hours ago
Narelle Nadia Kliendanze joined Ben Wyatt's group
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Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.See More
19 hours ago
Narelle Nadia Kliendanze commented on Jenny Gilbert's group Australian Educators
"Hi everyone, my name is Narelle Kliendanze.  I come from the North Coast of New South Wales and have been teaching in Inverell, north-west NSW for the past 13 years. My position is that of Visual Arts/Photography teacher at a Secondary…"
19 hours ago

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