PLN Webinar Series

In this series of FREE webinars, you will learn to set up your own PLN (Personal Learning Network). In the K–12 classroom, it’s all too easy to become isolated and lose touch with your peers and other professionals. We’ll show you how to get (and stay) connected with a very dynamic personal learning network.

Although all of the live webinars have been conducted, the recorded sessions are available for review below (click on the link to the right of the session title).

About your presenter: Peggy Whyte has more than 10 years of classroom experience and 10 years of experience with technology integration training (click on presenter's name for additional resources/links).


Microblogging with Twitter (Recorded Session)

-- April 21, 2009

Twitter is a free social-messaging utility for staying connected in real time. It allows you to build a quick and easy network for staying connected to other teachers and professionals in your field. You can spend as little or as much time on it as you like, and you’ll be amazed at what you will learn from your Twitter community!

Photo Sharing with Flickr (Recorded Session)

-- April 28, 2009

Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. You can organize, share with family and friends, add notes and comments and much more. Flickr is a great way to share classroom activities with parents and community and an invaluable way to connect your visual learners to an authentic audience.

Flickr: The Commons (Recorded Session)

-- May 5, 2009

Even if you don’t have a Flickr account yourself, you will find a wealth of images that you can use in your classroom on The Commons. From the Library of Congress to the Smithsonian, see what’s out there!

Creative Commons Licensing (Recorded Session)

-- May 12, 2009

Find pictures to use in your classroom that are licensed with a Creative Commons license. It’s a fabulous resource (more than 100 million photos) that will take the worry out of copyright issues and will allow you to teach your students about copyright.

RSS: Choose Your News (Recorded Session)

-- May 19, 2009

In this session, we’ll explore using Bloglines to aggregate current web content into one central location so that you can quickly scan headlines from sites and information sources of your own choosing. Stay up to date with a quick glance, with the option to explore the details.

Social Bookmarking with Diigo (Recorded Session)

-- May 26, 2009

This is the one tool that you won’t be able to live without! Now you can have all your bookmarks in one place so that you can access them from home or school. And that’s just the beginning—we’ll look at groups, highlighting, annotation and more.

Podcasts - Learn Anything (Recorded Session)

-- June 2, 2009

You don’t need to have an iPod to benefit from audio and video podcasts. In fact, some podcasts are better viewed on a computer screen or projected on a whiteboard or screen. We’ll show you where to find great content for your own use or for the classroom.

Classroom Blogs (Recorded Session)

-- June 9, 2009

A classroom blog can be a great way to share resources with your students, parents or the community. We’ll look at some excellent examples and help you set up your own—you’ll be blogging in no time.

Wikis for Education (Recorded Session)

-- June 16, 2009

A wiki is an easy-to-use collaborative web site that you can set up in minutes. You can use it to publish supplemental materials and resources, showcase student work, or allow students to create content for class projects. A wiki can be public or private and may have comments from your viewers. We’ll help you set up your own wiki!