Having inadvertently completed the first educ blog challenge, What the heck is a PLN? with my Twitter will change you life post, I thought I would take part in the second PLN Challenge, what is is it I want to learn from my PLN?
1. What do you hope to learn more about with respect to your PLN in the coming weeks?
Being a student teacher with 6 months more in my course I am in a state of constant learning.
Watching the construction of Hingaia Peninsular school on the blog has me thinking a lot about the importance of learning spaces.
Interacting with student blogs has me ‘visiting’ schools in different cities and different countries. It was wonderful to pop into @Cait_Hedge’s classroom to see the work that the children are doing on learning about new cultures. But if I want a new search, I do a twitter search #comments4kids and I have a new class to visit.
I think any future teacher should be reading the parenting blog of Autism and Oughtisms for an insight into the world of the autistic child and his family.
Over the coming weeks I’ll be looking for advice from my PLN about making effective use of my time on Teaching Experience and tips about getting my first teaching job.
2. What have you learned with creating your PLN that you wish that someone had told you before and what tips do you have to share?
I wish someone had told me about twitter! I started blogging initially as a personal reflection and a way to keep my friends up to date with my course progress. However with twitter, a whole new level of support and guidance has opened up to me. It took a while to find the education community, but now that I have I really couldn’t be without it.