For the past two semesters, I have required the pre-service teachers in my Technology in the Classroom course to develop a Personal Learning Network (PLN), using Twitter as the primary tool to do so. At the end of the fall semester, some students suggested providing more freedom in the tools used to build and sustain a PLN throughout the semester. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I take feedback from my students seriously, so I decided to tweak the PLN assignment for the upcoming semester. Below is the newly revised assignment description. I found that I needed to be much clearer in my expectations, since students will have more freedom and flexibility than before in designing a PLN that fits their learning needs. I am looking forward to seeing how the PLN assignment plays out over the course of the semester. If you have suggestions or ideas of your own, please leave a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts.
- following people on Twitter, tweeting your own thoughts and resources, replying to and retweeting others, and participating in Twitter chats
- subscribing to, reading, and commenting on blog posts
- writing your own blog posts and sharing them with others
- following others on Pinterest and creating your own Pinterest boards for others to follow