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IDEAS Room RH 412 Issue #6, Oct.-Nov. 2012 IDEAS  Innovation  Design  Experiences  activities  Synergy  Mark your calendars Gaga for Twitter Enjoy the fall view! We can see the trees turning beautiful fall colors from the IDEAS Room-come see for yourself! October 9th – 12th Tuesday: 10am Wednesday: 2pm Thursday: 4pm Friday: 11am Sign Up Here! Gaga for…VOTE NOW! November we will be highlighting a presentation tool of your choice! Follow this link to vote: -VOTE HERE"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” -Proverbs 31:8 In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month (October) Read this article for suggestions on how to create your online PLN. 35 Ways to Build Your Personal Learning Network Online Editor: Madeleine Moody A Note from Wendy Grojean, IDEAS Room Coordinator Taking Ownership of Professional Development Through Professional Learning Networks Oftentimes I am asked, “How do you keep up with the technology that is out there?” My response is always, “I am on Twitter.” Twitter is my professional learning network (PLN). I follow educational technology experts such as Adam Bellow (@adambellow) and Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne). Through the use of Twitter, I find articles on technology, learn what educators are using in the classroom, and then join conversations on educational technology. My PLN on Twitter provides me with professional development on the topic of my choice, educational technology, because I follow people with similar interests. You can learn about a variety of topics based on whom you choose to follow on Twitter. If you are not a fan of Twitter, there are other sites for you to consider, i.e.,,, even Google+. Regardless of which site you use, I challenge you to create a PLN of your own. Keep in mind, we are not just teachers in the 21st Century; we are 21st Century learners, as well. 1

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