The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators



A group where educators can learn and identify which Educational Technology tools are appropriate for them. I'm hoping to simplify this process for educators and am open to any feedback (organization, specific sites, beta vs ready, etc etc.)

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Just wanted to give a special thank you to Shelly Terrell for her thoughtful suggestions/influence regarding this group.

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How to reach young people (13-25 years) with important Health and Safety messages.

Started by Richard Wood Aug 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Part of the British Safety Council's Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign to buildawareness and understanding of work-related risks with young people (13-25years), the multi-platform app is a cutting edge…Continue


Started by Richard Wood Mar 14, 2012. 0 Replies

 The global Spellathon championship is taking place 21 - 27 May 2012. Giving children of all ages time to register, practice and fundraise for their school. Details & registration here:…Continue

K-12 Tech Tools

Started by Torrey Trust. Last reply by Richard Wood Dec 21, 2011. 2 Replies

Hey Amazing Educators!I put together a free database of over 2,000 kid-friendly, safe online resources categorized by grade level, subject, and standard: …Continue

NEW and Free online resource for English spelling practice...

Started by Richard Wood Dec 14, 2011. 0 Replies

Spellathon is a  free online teaching resource for English spelling practice in the classroom and at home. Its  fun, competitive and engaging.Spellathon is also the biggest sponsored global spelling…Continue


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Comment by andrew aker on April 22, 2014 at 10:18pm

Does anyone here know much about teaching with Minecraft? :D

Comment by andrew aker on April 22, 2014 at 10:18pm

Hi David, thanks for creating this group!

Comment by Casey Gav Capece on July 13, 2013 at 1:25pm
Hi fellow edtech users! I am new to this group - is there anyone that can suggest a PLN for physical education teachers?
Comment by Steven Isaacs on January 15, 2013 at 2:11pm

Please join us Thursday January 17 at 9 PM ET for the sixth installment of the G.A.M.E. "It Takes A Guild - A Guild of Educators" webinar series. We will be interviewing Steve Isaacs, Lisa Castaneda and Cameron Pittman about their use of Portal 2 in the classroom. You can access the webinar at the G.A.M.E. and Games Based Learning MOOC YouTube Channel

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Comment by Dan Gillmor on April 18, 2012 at 9:35pm

I recently posted this article on my blog regarding the creation of a personal learning network. Would be interested in hearing others experiences in this regard.

Comment by Willard M. Sistare on December 21, 2011 at 9:54am

A former student has collaborated with a Harvard physics professor to create a well designed formative assessment tool for use in the classroom.  There is a fee (per student), but this is a highly versatile tool that is well worth the expense.

Comment by Torrey Trust on November 26, 2011 at 1:15pm

Hey Dan,

If you create a google docs survey (i.e., or something that I can embed into a wiki, I can host your survey on my tech tools website ( I'm a Ph.D. Student in Education interested in technology use in the classroom so I'd love to learn more about what you find and let me know if I can help in any way.

Comment by Dan Gillmor on November 26, 2011 at 3:03am

Looking to create a survey on the use of technology in my classroom. I am looking for a good free site to host the survey and looking for potential questions that I can ask my students on said survey. I realize that there is a lot of statistical analysis of the use of technology in classrooms and while I find it relevant and interesting to read about I am really interested in getting a handle specifically on where my students are at. Any links to any resources, as I am starting from scratch would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to message or inbox me on this site.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Comment by Elisa Waingort on October 24, 2011 at 8:11am


These are great.  I hope your staff appreciates them!

Comment by Jamie House on October 24, 2011 at 8:02am
I make weekly-ish newsletterpublications to send to the faculty.  They contatin information about technology, best practices, and differentiated instruction.  You might find some of the information useful.

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