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

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




Top Content 

1 5 Top Digital Teaching Tools for Educators

5 Top Digital Teaching Tools for Educators

Added by Gemma Gaten on May 21, 2015

2 Is Professional Development Still a Joke?

Is Professional Development Still a Joke?

Posted by Andrea Ray on February 14, 2015

3 Evolution Study Tips

Evolution Study Tips

Added by Julius Saunders on September 28, 2015

4 Metacognitive Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Metacognitive Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Added by Diane Dahl on January 10, 2011


Is Professional Development Still a Joke?

Started by Andrea Ray. Last reply by Zeinab El Hussein 17 hours ago. 8 Replies

Technology in PE

Started by Colleen Sullivan. Last reply by Dan Kirsch Aug 19. 1 Reply


Started by Lenni D. Nedley. Last reply by Stormy Hunter Aug 1. 2 Replies



Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

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Profile IconJerri-Ann Archer and Zeinab El Hussein joined Bonnie Frampton Faust's group

Pre-Service Teachers

For those educators who are student teaching, preparing to student teach, or recent graduates still looking for placement
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Profile IconMunchausen Schreiben, Jerri-Ann Archer, Rose jonson and 5 more joined The Educator's PLN
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Zeinab El Hussein replied to Andrea Ray's discussion Is Professional Development Still a Joke?
"I think professional development is important if the participant chooses to take the most out of the program. I happen to love gaining ideas and having more experienced teachers help me in my role as a teacher. I feel that online professional…"
17 hours ago
Zeinab El Hussein commented on Bonnie Frampton Faust's group Pre-Service Teachers
"Hi! I am currently going to begin my final placement at a high school for History and after that is completed I'll be finished my course and will be out looking for jobs, and it seems like it is getting harder and harder to find jobs in a…"
17 hours ago
Zeinab El Hussein posted a status
"About to start my final practicum. Feeling nervous about being a pre-service teacher but excited to work with other experienced teachers!!"
17 hours ago
Zeinab El Hussein joined Ben Wyatt's group

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
18 hours ago
Zeinab El Hussein joined Ray Dorso's group


A group to review best practices in autism education in public/private school settings. An open exchange of ideas intended to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Exploring how to infuse technolgy with this diverse group of learners.
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Zeinab El Hussein joined Jill Galloway's group

Project-Based Learning (PBL)

This group is for those who implement the project-based learning model or want to learn more about it.
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