Personal Learning Networks Are Virtual Lockers for Schoolkids

Jess Peterson

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Davis, V. (n.d.). Personal Learning Networks Are Virtual Lockers for Schoolkids. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/pln-web-pages

While I was working on my Personal Learning Environment Assignment, I got a little curious about how I might use this in the classroom. I found this article on Edutopia from a teacher who uses them not only in her classroom, but at the start of every unit she runs with her students. She takes it a step further by making it be a Personal Learning Network, not just environment, where other students are collaborating, and they are subscribing to feeds that will notify them when new information is available.

The article describes her process, including what a PLN is, why she likes them, and how she has her students set them up. She also addresses a few downsides, but ultimately the pros outweigh the cons.

Here’s a link to the article.

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