Social Media as a PLN

I have been a part of Facebook since it was required to have a college ID and had to be a part of a college network.  Granted, I was taking continuing education courses to get my Michigan teaching certificate (after recently moving to Michigan from Arizona), but I had a college ID, nonetheless.  So, for me, I’ve been a part of this social media frenzy for a while.

Twitter was introduced to me a few years ago and I was really into that for a while and I let that die down, as life took over.  I got married, and all of a sudden had a built in audience.  My husband!  Only recently, have I rejoined the old “Twitterverse” and made a name for myself amongst many edtech chats.  I have some favorite chats and hashtags.  Try ’em!  I bet you’ll like ’em!

CHATS: #sunchat (Sunday chats – one of my favorites), #TMchat (Thinking Map chats), #edslowchat (a slow chat that allows all week to respond), #tlap (Teach Like a Pirate) and #learnLAP (Learn Like a Pirate)

HASHTAGS: #tlap, #learnLAP, #geniushour, #makingthinkingvisible

Each chat offers something new.  What do they all have in common?  Educators around the world who support teaching, learning, best practices, and a love of the student.  If you get a chance, find me and follow me (@zonie71).  You’ll find me around the Twitterverse working on my PLN!


Tech-Know Learning is on Facebook, too! I’m just getting the page up and running, but join me as Technology, Knowledge, and Learning collide!


Trying Something New

Hey all!  So, this blogging thing is kind of new to me, at least being on this side of the laptop… of a blog… is new.  I’ve read blogs.  I commented on blogs.  I’ve even helped others write blog posts.  But, this is new for me.  So, I figured with all of the learning I’m doing this summer in regards to technology and literacy, why not start a blog!  (Oh, yeah, and it was a requirement for one of my courses. 😉)

Some of you might wonder why the name Tech-Know Learning… it is a play on words.  Tech (for technology), Know (for knowledge – but combined sounds like “techno”), and Learning, well that one is obvious.

I am participating in book studies this summer, taking a gazillion courses, and trying to keep up with my PLNs that I discovered about 5-6 weeks ago on Twitter.  And, summer JUST started for me, this week.  With all of that happening, I also plan on spending quality time with my ever SO busy 2 year-old daughter who is always busy with something.

So, here’s to a great start of something wonderful and TRYING SOMETHING NEW!!