Personal Learning Networks:
Personal learning networks at exactly as their name states. They are a network of websites and resources that you turn to first when you are in need of information or resources for you class. Maybe you can find someone to follow on Twitter that sends out great Math websites that you can use with your students in class... As you find blogs, wikis, and other websites that contain good information or resources use your RSS agregator to "feed" that content to you.

Twitter...What Are You Doing?

Twitter Go here to sign up for your own Twitter account.
Twitter4Teachers Wiki use this site to build your PLN by finding other educators on Twitter with the same interests as you.
9 Great Reasons Teachers Should Twitter

Other Twitter Applications

Find People and Topics

Mr.TweetAnalyzes your Twitter Network
WeFollowFind Tweets with similar interests
WhoShouldiFollow- Twitter Friend recommendations
- Twitter Friend recommendations
Just Tweet It- A Tweeter Directory
Twellow- A twitter Directory
Twiterator- A friends list generator
Nearby Tweets- Finds your location and the last 50 tweets near you
Flaptor- Twitter search

TwitterlessGraphs your followers over time
TwitPoll- survey tool
FriendorFollowIdentifies those that follow you and those that don't

Quitter- Stalk those who quit you
My Cleener- Cleans your contact list

Follow Cost-Decide who you want to follow
Twitter Karma- Twitter Network analysis

Twitpic - Share images within the Twittersphere
TwitEarth- Who's tweeting where?
Tweetburner- TinyURL with stats!
Twittonary - What do those Twitter terms mean?
TwitterSheep - What are your followers talking about?
Twitter Snooze - Shush your chatty friends

Plurk4TeachersWiki use this site to build your PLN by finding other educators on Plurk with the same interests as you.


Ning competes with **social sites** like **MySpace**, **Facebook** and **BigTent** by appealing to people who want to create their own social networks around specific interests with their own visual design, choice of features and member data.[11] The central feature of Ning is that anyone can create their own **social network** for a particular topic or need, catering to specific membership bases.


Facebook is also a great place to build a personal learning network by becoming fans of different educational organizations so that you can see the information they post in their status updates. If you are interested in using Facebook for personal or professional purposes please see the file below:

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