Personal Learning Networks for Educators by Skipvia

Social Media in Plain Language

Will Richardson on Personal Learning Networks

Many PLN Paths Image by David Warlick

Build a Social Networking Environment (comparison by Jane Hart)
Online Communities for Learning Professionals
Complete Facebook for Educators
Personal Learning Networks and Why You Should Have One
Stages of PLN Adoption(Jeff Utecht)
Skype (voice over Internet protocol) for long distance, conferencing, chatting, author events, etc.)
FriendFeed (aggregates your networks)
20 Social Networking Sites for Teachers
Your PLN Made Easy
Community Tools: Video from Discovery Education
Five Reasons Why Educators Should Network
How 11 Intrepid Users Get the Most out of Social Media

Tools for network building

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What is social bookmarking? Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.

In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.
Most social bookmark services encourage users to organize their bookmarks with informal tags instead of the traditional browser-based system of folders, although some services feature categories/folders or a combination of folders and tags. They also enable viewing bookmarks associated with a chosen tag, and include information about the number of users who have bookmarked them. Some social bookmarking services also draw inferences from the relationship of tags to create clusters of tags or bookmarks. Many social bookmarking services provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags. This allows subscribers to become aware of new bookmarks as they are saved, shared, and tagged by other users.

As these services have matured and grown more popular, they have added extra features such as ratings and comments on bookmarks, the ability to import and export bookmarks from browsers, emailing of bookmarks, web annotation, and groups or other social network features . (Wikipedia)

Book-related social networking**

Using Flickr for sharing

Social Bookmarking in Plain English
Social Networking for Teachers Wiki
Social Networking4Teachers