Week 5 Personal Learning Networks

I chose to get involved with  ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and become a member of the ISTE Community NING.  This organization has over 18,000 members and lots of ways to connect to other education professions.


Social media presence: Twitter, ISTE Connects Blog, NING communities, YouTube, Wikispaces, Facebook, SecondLife, etc.

I am a member of the Delaware Digital Learning Cadre.  At our meetings  I have heard many of education technology specialists talk about the wonderful resources available to the members of ISTE.  So, I became a member.

I chose 5 profiles to examine. Some of the profiles were vague and some of the individuals didn’t have many posts or real time involved in the community. I didn’t follow these.  The people I did choose to follow had specific profiles listing their expertise and jobs, had useful information in their postings list upcoming seminars, webinars, or recent governmental involvement with educational technology, linked to other social media profiles and were involved in the PLN’s through the site.

I learned the importance of your profile on sites, such as these, and how to improve mine.


4 thoughts on “Week 5 Personal Learning Networks

  1. mggrottiMeg says:

    I really like the way that you highlighted the importance of being invested in the community. Why would we follow people who post infrequently? I guess this is what worries me in my own forays into social media and education. I don’t know where folks find the time / motivation to post every snippet onto the communal bulletin board of Twitter!

  2. Janice Hill says:

    I have been a member of ISTE for the past 10 years and was able to attend the conference which was in Phila. last year. They are great resource and offer a variety of resources to their membership, from research information to technology standards for students, teachers and administrators.

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