Breakout Session

Monday Evaluation

Introduction to Personal Learning Networks for Students

Dhaivyd Hilgendorf

12/12/11, 2:25 PM-3:15 PM
Greenway J

Personal Learning Networks connect students with the specialists in their areas of interest and study. Workshop participants are introduced to the structures and philosophies of connectivist pedagogy, followed by a discussion of how PLN development for students differs from that of professionals and special considerations for educational environments. While tools will be offered for initiating a PLN, time will not be allotted during the session for that purpose. See how students find and subscribe to blogs; create their own blogs and wikis and comment on those of others; communicate with experts and enthusiasts; and create projects based on their findings. BYOL or BYOD.

Links and/or Materials:

Use Wallwisher to post:

  • Good uses for Student PLNs
  • Stumbling blocks to successful Student PLNs
  • Solutions to stumbling blocks.

Twitter hash tags


How to start a PLN

Link to the Prezi


Use Today’s Meet:

To post comments about the workshop or inspirations.
To begin building a PLN:

Presenter contact information:
Dhaivyd Hilgendorf, Media Specialist, Park Center Senior High school, Brooklyn Park, MN; @dhaivyd; 763-569-7629
Dhaivyd is President-Elect of the Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO)