Network Building.

Our network is vital to help us learn and grow. Some of the following resources will help you broaden and enrich your current network:

Why build your network?

  • Power up your Professional Learning Network by Jennifer Dorman
  • And lots more by Jennifer Dorman about PLNs here .

What a PLN can do for you by Lucy Gray.


RSS Feeds

A way to keep track of all the news in the world of educational/library technologies is to subscribe to a number of blogs. The news is then sent to you, rather than you having to try to find it.

Blogging alliance

If you blog (or want to), consider starting or joining a blogging alliance. This is where you commit to reading and commenting on a number of relevant blogs. In return, other educators will do the same for you.

Nings and wikis

These can be great ways to communicate and share and learn with other like minded educators.

Diigo or Delicious Bookmarking

Join a Diigo or Delicious group that is relevant to you to share bookmarks and annotations on websites.

Flickr photo sharing

Join a group and share photos.

Online bookclubs

Good Reads

Free online professional learning
Connect and learn with others:
  • The Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's Virtual Conference Centre has a wide variety of free sessions for any teacher from any school.
  • LearnCentral Australia Series has Australia time zone friendly sessions
  • LearnCentral also hosts global sessions; recordings are available if international time zones don't suit.

You may also like to look at the **SLAV PLN program** for help with network building.