Last week I had the opportunity to present at the Regional 1:1 Conference in Cedar Falls. For one of my sessions I co-presented with a colleague, and we shared how teachers can connect their classrooms and expand their PLN. The big ideas we wanted teachers to take away from our session were:
As we walked around, I was struck by the number of teachers who were unable to access Google+ and stated that this and other social media sites were blocked by their district. Because I am able to access these resources and grow as a connected educator while learning from my diverse PLN, it's easy to forget that not everyone has easy access. I honestly can't imagine what I would do if I could no longer have 24/7 access to my PLN! The ideas and perspectives my PLN brings has helped me grow as a learner and an educator. Because of my PLN and the connections I have made, I learn new things daily and am a more reflective and passionate educator.
The above photo was shared on Twitter and created by Sean Junkins.