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Because A PLN Is a Gift…

Because A PLN Is a Gift… | Cuppa |


Yes, I talk about Twitter all the time.  I rave about the people I’ve met. I am addicted to edcamps.  I stalk the blogs of people who inspire me.  I read, save, download, bookmark, and retweet what makes me a better educator.  What is it all about? The people who are a part of my PLN, or personal learning network.  I often say the “P” in PLN stands for “Positive.”  One tweet can change your entire perspective, push your thinking, solidify your thoughts, or make you question something you didn’t even realize you needed to question.  For that? I am incredibly grateful.  The PLN is a gift that keeps on giving. It encourages you to give back just as much. It inspires you to do more, be more, and to never stop learning. So, to every person in the world who has become part of mine, I just wish to say “Thank you!”

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 30, 2012 4:58 PM

A #PLN #2gether with #curation + #SocialMedia #Twitter is unbeatable TRIO 4 BETTER #Learning + #Teaching! #education#teachers #students

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:27 PM

Love this description of why a PLN and Twitter are essential to an educator.

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5 Tips To Building A Healthy PLN With Twitter

5 Tips To Building A Healthy PLN With Twitter | Cuppa |

The more I use Twitter, the more I understand the power that comes from connecting. Connecting with friends, connecting with colleagues, connecting with leaders and connecting with valuable sources. It all builds into what has become my most trusted source for professional development and generating ideas.


With a real opportunity to impact personal, professional and intellectual growth, here are five tips to help you build, nurture and grow your PLN with Twitter.


Read more, very interesting:


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Rebecca Haas's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:35 PM

This article makes a lot of valid points that can be used in every day on twitter, and in life in general! First impressions are as important on Twitter, and I think that is something many young professionals may overlook in interview and online. Also, I think many people follow their friends on Twitter, even if they are unrelated to their professional career, which can crowd their feed with social related things, rather than tweets related to education. This article also shows that it is possible to use your tweets outside of the Twitter realm, just by presenting your tweets on other social media sites! This seems to be a great checklist for the young professional, helping us utilize a site we most likely already frequent, but enabling us to turn it into a career-helping venue.

Jennie Finafrock's curator insight, July 6, 2014 1:10 PM

This article gives 5 tips for building and maintaining a Twitter PLN.