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Personal Learning Networks (PLN) is the phrase often used to describe connections that educators develop with other educators throughout the world by using online social media.

I’ve previously written more specifically about how ESL/EFL teachers can best create this kind of network, but I thought it would be useful to bring together a broader collection of resources that could be used as guides by any educator.

Please feel free to offer additional suggestions in the comments.

Here are my choices for The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks:

“PLN Yourself” by Sue Waters

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network at the Innovative Educator

Building your own PLN with Twitter at Teach Me Tech

Build A PLN: A Newbie’s Guide at a Teacher’s Thoughts

Building your Personal Learning Network is by Silvia Tolisano.

A Great Opportunity To Develop Your Personal Learning Network

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators is from Edutopia.

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network is from Teach Thought.

Grow Your Network: Become a Detective is by Langwitches.

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