The following steps will assist you in creating your Personal Learning Network (PLN). For more information on PLNs, click here.

TUTORIALS
Go to 21st Century Technology Tools Revised by Liz Davis and download the book for free. Liz provides tutorials on the following digital tools:

  • Gmail Account
  • Google Docs Account
  • Google Documents
  • Google Presentations
  • Google Spreadsheets
  • Google Forms
  • Google Reader
  • Twitter
  • Wikispaces
  • Delicious
  • Diigo
  • Ning
  • Flickr
  • VoiceThread

GMAIL ACCOUNT

Create a Google account if you do not already have one. Liz's tutorials can assist you.

GOOGLE READER ACCOUNT

Create a reader using Google. Liz's tutorials can assist you. For recommendations on who/what to subscribe to in your reader, click here.

This video by Common Craft explains RSS and readers.



DELICIOUS ACCOUNT OR DIIGO

Create a Delicious account for social bookmarking if you do not already have one. Liz's tutorials can assist you. Read this excellent post 5 Things You Need to Know Before Using Delicious. From PBS Teacher, this blog post - Tag - You're Delicious! - describes the use of tags.

Once you have created your Delicious account, add your name to this list so that you can create a network with your classmates.

This Common Craft video explains what social bookmarking is.


TWITTER ACCOUNT

Create a Twitter account if you do not already have one. Liz's tutorials can assist you. Also, an excellent source for setting up and understanding how to use Twitter is Twitter for Beginners - a must to read!

For recommendations on who/what to subscribe to in Twitter, click here.

Once you have created your Twitter account, add your name to this list so that you can create a network with your classmates.

This Common Craft video provides an overview of Twitter.



COURSE BLOG

The address for the class blog is ????. You are responsible for posting a weekly comment reflecting on your learning.