This article is reblogged from my post on Edudemic.
It’s summertime! This is when educators, free from the daily schedule of a classroom, can focus on professional development. More specifically, summer is a great time to network and to build your personal learning network (PLN). If you’re unfamiliar with a PLN, it’s a network of individuals you foster specifically to learn from and cultivate your professional skills. They are especially important in the world of education where classrooms can easily isolate you from your colleagues and peers. Starting a PLN and cultivating it is surprisingly easy and doesn’t take a lot of time.
Free from internet filters on many campuses, take some time this summer to fire up your social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Ning, Pinterest, LinkedIn). Many people are intimidated with engaging others online. However, the internet and social media allow you to…
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