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Friday, December 5, 2008

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Mapping a Global Ed Tech PLN

Today I was watching Ken Shelton present about the Power of Professional Learning Networks at the CLMS Conference via UStream. Ken did a great job of sharing how effective and broad reaching your network can become in just a short amount of time. Those of us who use Twitter and Plurk are very familiar with giving shout outs during presentations so that people can see the far reach of these types of learning networks. As Ken was sharing, he mentioned that he thought that he had people in his network from almost every state. That got me thinking. Wouldn't it be cool to build a visual using Google Maps to show the far reach of the Ed Tech PLN? I have set up an editable Google Map where you can add your name, location and links to your website, wiki or blog and also your Twitter/Plurk name. The goal will be to see how many places we can represent in this way. Can we get all of the states? All of the Provinces? How many countries? Please share this link to our PLN map with as many of your connections as you can. Please also feel free to share this map, when sharing with others the power of our PLN.

Share this link with others.

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Click on View Larger Map and click edit to add your place mark.

If you are having trouble adding to the map, take a look at a tutorial I made for adding to my Bucket List Map.
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Liz B Davis said...

Is it only for Google Certified Teachers? Great idea, but I'm not one of those yet.

Martha said...

Liz, this is for our Ed Tech PLN. I definitely consider you a part of my PLN. No need to be a Google Certified Teacher. (yet)

mhall said...

What????? Liz B Davis is not a GCT? Thats just not right, something needs to change! MARK!!!!!

Kim Cofino said...

I love this idea! I think I just might have to make one of my own - since all of our networks will look a little bit different. Thank you for inspiring me - it will be amazing to see such a clear overview of all the connections we make on a daily basis!

Martha said...


Hope that you will add to this map. Will be interesting to see yours as well. Starting from the other side of the world. We have such a powerful PLN.