A Wreck With Tech Newsletter

3 PLNs to Support Classroom Instruction

What's a PLN?

PLN stands for Professional Learning Network. PLNs use social media and technology to allow teachers to collect and share educational resources AND connect and collaborate with educational stakeholders worldwide. Teachers can stay up-to-date on the latest teaching techniques and pedagogies AND receive (and offer) advice from teachers with similar interests.

PLNs also allow for personalized learning! You determine your professional learning needs and goals. Then, use the PLNs accordingly!

The 3 PLNs featured in this first newsletter require you to register, but they are FREE!

Check them out!


Edutopia is a website that promotes PLNs. It is organized around six research-based "Core Strategies" for innovation and reform in learning: project-based learning, technology integration, social and emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, and integrated studies.

Here, you will find lots of research and resources that may help your students with critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and information analysis! Join online conversations with other educators as well!

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Teachers.Net is another website that promotes PLNs. Through Teachers.Net, teachers can engage in online chats, find helpful resources, lesson plans, and more!




Edmodo is an engaging PLN with over 48 million members! It has a simple layout and a variety of tools and features that teachers may enjoy! It features 12 subject communities in which members can share resources and receive feedback from other members within the same subject area!