Archive for May 2013

Packing Up the PLN

What's in your move-out box?

Moving from one job always invokes the image of walking out at the end of day with a cardboard box filled with the last contents of your desk: your lamp, a favorite plant, the bobblehead gift from your students. For an international teacher, it’s usually even more drastic– you’re not only packing up your desk, but your suitcases as well! Digital-age teachers want to be able to carry out all of the materials they’ve created in their old position, too: lesson plans, rubrics and student work all exist virtually, usually across many websites and accounts, which might be linked to a school e-mail account which is about to become invalid. With digital artifacts spread out around the Internet, how does a digital teacher “pack the box?” Read more